Friday, May 13, 2011

The Sisters

Off the Isle of Southern Breeze, there is a tiny lagoon that in itself is simply breathtaking. Waters so crystal clear that you can see all the way to the bottom. Large seaweed gardens that reach for the heavens and burst into blooms as it rises about the waves. Cliffs that rise in stair steps so that you can spend an afternoon just laying about. Underneath the crystal clear waters lie shells of all sizes....anchored to the colorful coral beds that have completely taken over an ancient shipwreck.

If you quietly lay upon the rocks in the late of the afternoon...when the tide pushes itself back into the lagoon you will see a sight that will make realize that mermaids are indeed true. As the tide pushes and pulls it calls to the youngest of the merfolk that have come to play. A pair of sisters, one a bit older (Navaeh) than the other so she has to keep a close watch on her younger sibling (Gracie). The reason being that Gracie loves to "ride the currents". It's a game that every young one loves to play but one that is full of danger if the right precautions are not taken. Navaeh sits tightly inside one of the big shells anchored to the coral....then she grabs the forearm of Gracie and let's her "ride". It's a marvelous feeling being able to feel all the power of the sea fly past you yet not move from the spot you started in. Navaeh keeping her eyes wide open to make sure her sister doesn't slip from her grip and get slammed into the coral. She can't help but laugh as Gracie squeals and closes her eyes as tightly as she can.

Navaeh and Gracie are the newest Southern ooaks in my mermaid series. They both have a strong wire armature underneath their fully sculpted clay bodies. The have been painted with acrylic paints and fine MICA powders were used on their tails to give them an amazing glimmer/wet effect. Their hair is dyed wool yarn and the pearl headpieces were made from a vintage wedding headdress. (I just love bringing old treasures back to life) The base of this piece is glass which has been adorned with natural shells and coral. This piece sits right at 6 inches.
Gracie squealing and closing her eyes tight.
Navaeh holding on to little sister tightly.

This piece is listed in my Etsy shoppe. I do hope that you will stop by and have a seat under the old oak tree and take a peak around. Until next time.............Hugs, Regi


  1. OMG Regina...that is an amazing piece of art! Well done!

  2. Great stuff Regi! They are so adorable. You really have talent Girl.

  3. They are adorable, they look like they are having so much fun!

  4. Just darling!! What a wonderful piece!!! I have one of your mermaids and I ADORE HER!!!!