Friday, September 6, 2013

Colorful Mermaids

Ah, the mysterious mermaid!

vintage nautical mermaid print

We have been fascinated with her for ages.

John Waterhouse, 1896

"Ariel" from The Little Mermaid, Disney

a 1951 Jantzen advertisement

Let's celebrate the colorful mermaids today!

mermaid from all recycled junk mail by inkspired

aqua mermaid tattoo

mermaid Paper Doll by Kim Sherrod

"Mermaid holding moon"
unknown source...Fotosearch?

unknown artist, possible tattoo artist?

Most mermaids we find are in shades of the sea:
sky blue
bottle green
shell pink

"Blue, Blue, Blue Mermaid"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

The American Weekly, March 26, 1939

"Mermaid Fashionista"
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

Many times a mermaid may be subtle,
but her surroundings are very colorful.

"for love of a mermaid"
by Josephine Wall

mermaid performer

unknown mermaid figurine

I'm not sure why,
but many mermaids are portrayed with red hair.

vintage 1912 illustration for "Bill the Minder"
courtesy Dover Publishing

"Birth of a Mermaid" by sakimichan

vintage illustration

Mermaid advertisement for Martinis

But I think my favorite hair colors
are shades of blue, or green!

"Mermaid Ariel" by Alena Lazareva

Mermaid created from bottlecaps
artist unknown

"Shopping for Lunch" Collage Art Doll by inkspired

Let's end today's colorful mermaids theme
with pretty sirens from the sea
that include all colors of hair
and rainbow waves!

"Mermaid Preening"
original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired

movie poster

Rainbow Mermaid

'til next time - 
and on pinterest:   kkloberdans

"Ocean Frolic"
original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired

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