As we have learned from a number of mermaid themed movies, novels, and legends, mermaids are supposed to keep their identity secret. Many fear that if the humans found out about them, they would be the subject of lab experiments.
Most modern merfolk are more open about showing their scales. The humans love us, and love to splash and play with us. They wave at us from their sailboats, and know that we're a lot more fun to have at birthday parties than a bounce house.
Still, the newer merfolk among us may still be a little hesitent to tell their family, friends, and co-workers, "By the way, I am a mermaid." The secret is to drop little hints. Today's blog post is all about little things you can do to slowly reveal your inner mermaid.
At the end of H2O: Just Add Water season two, Rikki remarks, "This is getting close to the worst kept secret of all time." Emma responds by bringing boyfriend Ash down to the water and showing him her mermaid persona for the first time.
The following is a collection of inexpensive items you can buy from various sources. You may also want to visit or revisit my earlier blog post entitled Artists and Shops for more ideas.
Having failed at creating my own, I did a search on eBay and found these great mermaid decals. The prices are low enough that you can buy more than one. Several colors are available, but I chose gold of course. I placed one on the back window of my car as you can see in the photo. The rain on the window adds a nice touch.
Mermaid Crossing Sign
It appears that the Mermaid Crossing sign that I bought a few years ago is no longer available from Otter Bay Gifts. I found this one by doing a web search, and there are a few other styles out there as well. These are great for pool areas, beach homes, or any home by the ocean.
Mermaid Tee Shirts
CafePress sells a wide variety of tee shirts, canvas bags, coffee mugs, sweat shirts... you name it! Here is a mermaid and dolphin themed tee shirt that I wear quite often. Be sure to also check out the wide variety of designs from Jennifer OBremski, some of which are recent additions.
The turquoise mermaid tee from Wyland is another favorite of mine.
Mermaid Cookie Cutter
To make your cookies stand out at your next bake sale or office party, try making them with this Mermaid Cookie Cutter. If you have kids, they will love decorating each mermaid cookie differently. At under $3 each, you can afford to buy a second one for a gift. Send me your mermaid cookie photos!
Recently, Mermaid Shelly posted a photo on Facebook that I just had to share with you all. Here is Mermaid Shelly, Mermaid Marla, and myself at one of the MerCon 2011 pool parties. Thank you, Shelly and Chris, for sharing this photo with us!
|Shelly - Marla - Cynthia|
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com