Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Frisky Mermaid!

My Latest Florida Panhandle Mermaid!
Introducing the Frisky Mermaid!
I meet so many nice people through my mermaids, that I feel compelled to share the love so to speak. Also, people always enjoy reading about themselves or at least I think so. I know I like to read nice things about myself and especially my family.
A lovely school teacher called me right before Christmas, just as I had closed The Mermaid Shed for the holidays. Well, as you all know, I was a school teacher sooo I could not refuse this last commision. Alicia from the Panhandle wanted a gift for her mother-in-law for Christmas. She described her Mother-in-law in such glowing terms and with such genuine affection that I felt priviledged to paint her. Fun-loving, beautiful, full of life, energetic, delightful, happy, and sporty are the words she used to describe her. I think everyone would like to have or be thought of as that kind of matriarch !
She mentioned that her in-law's beach house was named The Frisky Mermaid. I thought this was rather apt based on the apparent good nature of all involved. It is always so funny how my paintings evolve...thus The Frisky Mermaid was born!
Here we have the original Frisky.... opening her painting.

Alicia was so kind to send me pictures because I love to see people's reactions. The internet is great, but it does have some limitations soooo Thanks Alicia!!

Alicia wrote a lovely ode to her Mother-in -law that I cannot find for the life of me. Sorry! Anyway, I did a little cutting and pasting and we were able to add a little gift with purchase. Haha, don't we all love Buy One Get One? I'm just like the grocery store.

And last but not least...The Frisky Mermaid herself. I hope she will always be a sweet reminder of the love, admiration, and devotion of a sweet daughter-in-law. Thanks again Alicia, the pleasure was truly all mine!

I hope I am so blessed and I really want to be FRISKY!!!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hello, Frisky Ms. Mermaid! Loved this post.

That is a stylin' mermaid you did there, and I know she is going to love it. The poem was cute, too! Great job as always!

And I hope you are so blessed as well, Kim, because you deserve to have the best DILs on earth!


Sheila :-)

The Bliss Journey said...

Love her friskyness, she just makes me smile.

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Thanks ya'll! I love that name Frisky

Ma'dame French said...

Thanks for finding me!! So glad you did;) I get a little quirky, and sometimes a little offbeat but for the most part I am pretty normal(lol) Thanks for dropping in and your welcome anytime! Oh how I love these mermaids they are truly precious! French;)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I just love all of your mermaids! I was on a Christmas house tour this year, and took a picture of a folk arty mermaid on someone's wall...I never posted it on my blog. I'll have to dig it up and send it to you...I loved it! I would like to say she resembled me, but I'd be flattering myself...however I was drawn to her long brown hair (like mine) and the summery cocktail in her hand (ditto). :-)

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh she's adorable! Love her Kim!

prof en retraite said...

Oh I love your Frisky mermaid! Can't wait to see the frenchy mermaid!! lol...Debbie

tardevil said...

Love the name! I'm sure you're frisky...even if you don't know it! LOL! Like the B1G1F concept too! How funny.

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Kim..
I have tried emailing you but it keeps getting kicked back?? Anywho, wanted to let you know that I am part of a little blog seminar this Saturday at the Lakeland Center for the Lakeland Women's Show and I included your blog link in my handout - hope that is okay! :-)

Carolyn said...

Kim, I LOVE your mermaid paintings...and they look like they were fun to paint.