I would like to introduce Dianne and her California Mermaids and they are definitely of the Ticklish Variety!
My new friend, Dianne , on the right found me on the internet in her search for a gift to honor and delight her friends ...the Mermaids! Here she is with her handsome instructor wearing a Ticklish Mermaid t-shirt she commisioned for Christmas. These beautiful women and handsome instructor below are a part of a swimming group who meet to swim, have fun and support each other. They are an excellent example of what I mean when I talk about being a "ticklish mermaid"! These women are smart, loving, strong, stylish, and clearly have a strong sense of fun! They are truly the embodiment of what my art expresses. I think the t-shirts were a hit and I love the caption that Dianne decided on..."Sea Stumpets...Mermaids Gone Wild!" I painted this after talking with Dianne about her swimming group. She described them as beautiful, fun, culturally diverse, strong and devoted. I was trying to pick a favorite out of these three girls and I really can't. I do think today that I am feeling like the girl in the middle.
Try to figure out which ladies in the two pictures above that I chose to be my models and you might when a prize. (Please excuse this shameless enticement to get you to write me back. )
This is Dianne and her bestfriend, Sandee. They are so blessed to have each other and I am reminded by looking at them what a true and valuable gift a good friend is !!!
Dianne is so sweet that she commissioned "Best Friend" paintings for both of them. I love them both! Below is one of them...the other is floating around in my computer somewhere hiding from me!!! I will be posting more this month on some of the terrific people that I have met through Ticklish Mermaids: and I pay tribute today to Dianne and all of her California Mermaids! Well done ladies for lives being well spent! Thanks Dianne for finding me!