Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The inspiration for these paper dolls was two of my favorite mermaid stories: "Sukey and the Mermaid" by Robert D. San Souci and
"The Mermaids Twin Sister" by Lynn Joseph.
These stories captured my imagination. I also love the many versions of "The Little Mermaid". I like Disney's version with the steel drum beat songs, and I have also seen and read more sinister versions. Another mermaid favorite of mine is Aquamarine, which is a cute teen movie, but Mermaids all the same.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
These were made from pictures of my original hand drawn paper-dolls,posed with hand made cut-outs then printed out and re-colored. The paper is crumbled, and when you play with them they have a beautiful patina, of being old and very well loved.