Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Oh to be above the waves....

Broken shells are something that the ocean pushes up on shore...as a gift to us humans. Most of us just walk pass them, thinking since they are broken that we don't really have a use for them. We like the complete, whole shells and all their beauty. Notice I said "most" of us because "some" of us do love the broken shells and all the beauty they offer. Each one does truly have it's own story to tell....if you just look closely and listen.

The ocean floor is filled with shells of all types. The broken ones before they are tossed onto the shore serve a purpose for those creatures that live beneath the waves. They are used as homes, hiding places, game pieces and anchors. Yes...I said anchors. Anchors for perhaps the most beautiful creature that dwells beneath the waves....the mermaid. One such mermaid has her very own broken shell and one she plans on keeping for a very long time. Her name is Mariroe and she longs to know what's above those waves she sees wisping underneath into her world. Her shell fits her perfectly...she slides into it and it becomes her way of sitting in one place...looking up at the waves and dreaming of what lays above.

Mariroe sits just at 5 inches (that's with her beautiful platinum blonde hair). She has a strong wire armature underneath a fully hand sculpted clay body. Her tail was detailed using fine MICA powders as well as golden glitter in spots. Her face was detailed using acrylic paints and MICA powders. Her eyes are bone beads that were hand painted using brown and gold acrylic paints. Her hair is pulled wool yarn. She has a vintage pearl necklace as well as having a vintage pearl in her hair. She is attached to her base by her broken shell that has a wire running inside and that is curled and attached to the clay base. Surrounding the base are natural shells, coral and a sand dollar.

Mariroe will be available in my Etsy shop. I hope that you will take the time and stop in to visit it sometimes when you need that special, unique, one of a kind gift. (or just want something special for yourself)

Until next time.............Hugs,

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