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Beach Theme Gift Ideas! Mermaid Wall Art.

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Cheeky mermaid has a fun lil smirk.
Recently I had the awesome opportunity to create a polymer clay mermaid sculpture. This commision was to be a gift for a lover of all things beach related — especially flip-flops! So how do you make that work?

Mermaids Don’t have Feet…
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Mermaid Sculpture holding the half shell presenting the flip-flops!

I incorporated flip-flops with a mermaid by illustrating the idea that the mermaid, who has no feet, might have found those flip-flops in the sand and seaweed, washed up on some rocks perhaps, and is returning them to their owner. A fanciful thing to imagine.

The way this was done was by utilizing both clay and natural items in combination. Her little teeny tiny clay fingers are covered in sand, as are the shoes. She carries the shoes and presents them to her owner on a half shell, surrounded by sand and “seaweed.”

Her seashell is removeable and she can hold other items in her hands, if desired. This opens up the opportunity to change things up once in a while!

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Sandy hands!

So, How’d Ya Make It?

Below are a few photos of the process. The entire sculpture was only eleven inches high. This was definitely time consuming, and tricky at times, but super fun to make.
My video tutorial (which isn’t really a how-to, rather, a basic rundown of the process) shows a lot of the early parts of the creation, from creating the wire armature, to making those tiny little ‘flops! Enjoy!

One of the things mentioned in the video is that, yes, I do have MS (Multiple Sclerosis.) I don’t mention it often, but here I think it may be inspiring for others with illness.

 

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From Art Nouveau to Gonzo – A Cannabis Inspired Piece

rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan artThis may be one of my favorite pieces I’ve painted yet. Not because it’s stellar art, I never think my work is particularly great, but because of its power.

The energy in it trumps all.

This is a commissioned piece for a lovely woman with Fibromyalgia painted by a woman with Multiple Sclerosis (that’s me!)
There’s some awesome magic that happens when that kind of synergistic energy comes together. Two strong, fighting, bitches! (I take no offense to that word, bitches get shit done.)

rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan art rockabilly, cannabis, burly life, kustom kulture,  vintage life, retro chic, modern pinup, pinup, vintage, ink, artnouveau, mucha, gonzo, greaseandgrace, mother nature, ms, fibro, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, healing , magick, natural medicine, wicca, wiccan, pagan, mysticism, wiccan art, pagan artThis isn’t her first box commission, and this time she wanted something different. “Something creepy,” she said. “I’m not picky.”
That’s the easiest way to work. Free reign.

I set out to figure out what “something creepy” would mean in this instance, and the box pretty much took its own personality. So, it went Gonzo. It still wound up with that edge of mysticism that some may call creepy. I call it just right.


The owner is a wonderful advocate for medicinal cannabis and is an active member of NORMAL.

Whatever she keeps in this box, may it be blessed.


Actual painting size is 2.5×5″. Vintage cedar box with carved detailing.

Art Nouveau meets Gonzo style.
Hand Painted, vintage cedar boxes.

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Or see the shop for ready made boxes and more. 

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