I love mermaids. If they were real, I’d want to be one. The other day I stopped to think about where that came from. Maybe because I was born in March, yes? No? I LOVE water whether it’s raining or swimming or drinking it. When I was pregnant, I wanted the experience of feeling the silky touch of water supporting me and my beach ball belly, but that wasn’t as nice as I thought it would have been. Heck, I even wanted to do a waterbirth, unfortunately, it didn’t work out, but laboring in the water–amazing! Maybe that’s too much information…
Well, to make a long story short, I was on Pinterest and looking up mermaid pictures that might match the sirens I have in my new project and I found a poster of The Little Mermaid. As a youngster, that was my favorite movie. My sister and I had memorized it and we would recite it all the time while we were washing dishes or playing outside in our plastic pool. At one time we actually had two plastic pools and we would recite the movie, complete with songs laying in one pool with the other one upside down on top of us. The acoustics were awesome.
Anyways, I repinned the image to my Childhood Revisited Board and it clicked. You know how some things are connected and you don’t see it until bang, there it is? Well, I traveled that road of mermaid past and I remembered my aunt had given me a coloring book of The Little Mermaid. I would take paper and outline Ariel over and over, and that is how I learned how to draw people. See the connection? No? That’s okay, it’s all in my crazy head. Either way, I love mermaids. Perhaps it has something to do with a coloring book and a movie or maybe its something a little deeper.
Do you have any unexplained loves? Does love/likes/etc need to be explained?