It's a Happy St. Patrick's Day
green theme this week!
This is a Merrow...an Irish mermaid-like sea nymph.
Merrows have been around for millenia ~
they are quite beautiful with lovely long hair,
white webs between their fingers,
and the lower body of a fish. They have a
gentle disposition, and are known to lure young men
beneath the waves, where they live
in an enchanted state.
A merrow wears a red cap which allows her to swim beneath
the waves. If she loses her cap, she cannot return to the water.
Merrows have been known to inter-marry with handsome
Irish fisherman...since male merrows are said to be
extremely ugly, who can blame them?
If their husbands hide their red caps,
they will live happily with their human family.
But if a merrow should recover her cap, she will
be compelled to return to the sea, leaving
husband and children behind, and never be seen again.
I've been wanting to paint a mermaid,
since I never completed one while I was
taking Suzi Blu's Mermaids class.
I was hoping to have it completed by
St. Paddy's Day, but 'twas not to be.
The Irish theme this week was brought to us by Pat
Check out her awesome photography!
Also visit Inspiration Avenue on Sunday
to see all of the green entries.