Art For Landlocked Mermaids

I stumbled on this site courtesy of a link from the Hee Haint. The art of Chris Howard…the Saltwater Witch stuff is amazing but…

I think I shall have to get a copy of this. I cannot see how I can live without it, really, since it has both of my favorite things. He has an amazing style and I spent a rather long while looking at everything.

It made me think, Joan, of you and the water…how goes it? Inspired?

5 responses to “Art For Landlocked Mermaids

  1. Ah. A haunting image. And yet one I love!

    I dated a woman long ago that was a practicing Wicca. She chose her symbol or totem or whatever as a crow/raven. It was pretty hard to dismiss her faith as youthful exuberance. She had one tattooed on her back. She also had the pentagram there so I was freaked out.

    To this day anytime I see a crow in the air I look up and say “Karyn, is that you”.

    She created a watercolor painting for me and it hangs in the kitchen. If you look very closely and know the history it is somewhat pornographic. To most it is a quaint painting. The quote from Khalil Gibran on it is still to this day true and unfulfilled:

    “Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.”

    I need that image.

  2. For a very long time the raven, from the stories of Morrigan and Odin, has been a favorite icon. Add in the autumnal chill, my favorite time of year, and it becomes perfection.

    You ought to post a picture of that painting. I'd like to see it!

  3. Ah, yes, Autumn used to be my Mistress Muse. The water has called me back, however.

    Visual art is such a private thing, needing copious amounts of private time and space. I hope to find it on the boat (no so much space as time) if it will ever quit raining and freezing.

    That's a lovely thing, there, however. Why shouldn't you make it your own?

  4. I am waiting, Joan, on those glorious spring days to come so that you can get to your avocation.

    But when the chilly autumn night tosses the waves a bit I hope you'll think of me and sketch out a little something suitable…

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