Monday, July 9, 2012

In Search of Mermaids

Good morning my artsy friends!  I was inspired to take a trip to the ocean this last week to go in search of mermaids.  I know there are mermaids by the Oregon coast and I just needed a little sign to spur on my creativity for this week's SOC journal page.



As I began my journey in Bandon, I was lucky enough to meet a talking Raven.  She pointed me in the direction of a mermaid beach after sharing her enchanted adventures with me.

So off I went...

Right away I spotted the place where a mermaid would come ashore to visit her lover that waited in the moonlight...

    
Enchanted, I walked on...


As I searched along the tide line for mermaid baubles I heard a musical tinkling laugh coming from behind.  As I whirled around I heard a splash and there amongst the pebbles and shell bits was a giant heart inscribed in the sand.  Oh, Raven was so right about a mermaid being here!  I think that she must have flown down  and whispered in her ear that I was coming!


One last gaze out to sea as the pelicans flew by and it was time to go.

I can't wait to return again for more clues and inspiration for my mermaid paintings and journal spreads!

So keep those eyes wide open while you pick the paint off your nail polish, you just might see evidence of an enchanted creature too!

Forever in art,

Jessi  

19 comments:

WrightStuff said...

What? You mean you can't see her... there she goes... splash... darn, she's gone again!

NatashaMay said...

She is gorgeous! :) Great photos, too. I would love to get your vegetarian gluten free chili recipe. :))

Kristin said...

xo!

Janelle said...

Your mermaid is beautiful. Thanks for sharing her.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful mermaid and the story that goes with her. Annette x

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oh my gosh! I love everything about this! I love your background, the seahorse and colors, but then there is her flowing hair! {sigh} In love.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Your mermaid is so marvelous. What a creativity and phantasy. Beautiful story.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

AnnieC said...

Beautiful mermaid, stunning photographs, fabulous story!

Jenny said...

Oh she is beautiful Jessi... as is your enchanting tale... her little face is so serene... and she does look like she is calling your name... love all the photos too...

Hugs
Jenny x

Diana Taylor said...

What a beautiful mermaid - and I love your story - it makes her even more special. I've really enjoyed your post - great stuff!

joanna said...

She's gorgeous, Jessie and so the pictures! I wish I could be at the beach right now, it's blazing hot here!
Also love, love your entry for last week!
xoxo

Joanna said...

Well isn't she beautiful!

missy k said...

She is gorgeous :)

Karenx

Mandy said...

Deer story and your.metmaid is wonderful with her hair whispy all over the place and that appearance of being suspended in yhete water...well done...xxx

Shahrul Niza said...

She is gorgeous!!!. I would love to meet mermaids someday, but I live too far from the ocean. One time on vacation in the tropical islands of Langkawi, Malaysia I saw a couple of dolphins jumping so close to me in shallow waters (I was walking near the shore looking for sea shells). Felt so magical.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That is a great post and your mermaid is just lovely... have I told you how much I have enjoyed finding your blog through Summer of Colour... it is such a delight...xx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love your mermaid, pictures, and your story. So cleverly creative you are! Looking to next week! :)

Cameron said...

Wondrous art...and tale to go with it! Never been to the beaches in Bandon....methinks next Summer we must :)

Sharon-SkiesArt said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! love the colors..the sparkle and seahorse.
Course the magical story is amazing and makes me feel like I was right there...looking for the siren.