Monday, January 27, 2014

Mako Mermaids Season Two

I am happy to share with you the news that the Mako Mermaids production team is hard at work on season two of the sequel to H2O: Just Add Water. In their first video log (vlog), Sirena (played by Amy Ruffle) introduces us to Mimmi (Allie Bertram), a new mermaid appearing in the second season.

The video is from Jonathan M. Shiff Productions, and you can subscribe to hear about future offerings.

If Mako Mermaids isn't shown on television in your area, you can find the entire first season on Netflix.

And, here is a cool behind the scenes video featuring the season one cast. The video contains some great shots of how the tails for the show are created, and how the cast is trained to swim with them.

Deep Blue

Disney is set to launch a multi-platform mermaid saga by Jennifer Donnelly, the Waterfire Saga. The saga opens with Deep Blue, where we are introduced to Serafina, a Mediterranean mermaid. A strange dream provides her with clues to the return of an ancient evil.

In addition to printed copies, the book will also be available in audio form. Deep Blue is set to be released in early May of this year, and the second book in the series should be available in January of 2015.

Learn more about Deep Blue and the Waterfire Saga in these articles at and Publisher's Weekly.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beliefs and Sightings

Everyone is interested in mermaid sightings. A world without mermaids is hard for most people to fathom.

The folks at Phantoms and Monsters have collected a number of articles related to mermaid abductions, beliefs and sightings. These articles make for interesting reading. It is up to you to determine the believeability of each one.

"There have been mermaid/merman reports from various locations off the entire coast of Florida, including historical accounts by the Spanish explorers and native American inhabitants."

Gills for Humans

While still in the concept stage, this is an invention that looks promising. Triton is a product that South Korean developer Jeabyun Yeon says will allow the wearer to breathe like a fish.

Triton works like gills, extracting oxygen from the water. In the future, the device could replace bulky scuba equipment.

There is a lot of interest in this product. The article in The Daily Mail was published on January 16th, and it has already been shared over 34,600 times. May not be many folks left on land pretty soon.

Want to know more? Learn how fish gills work at Education Portal.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Drowning Mermaids Review

Since I first talked about the novel Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva, I have been able to finish the book. I must say that the book is a great read, and brings up a few mermaid concepts that I have not seen used in the past. The principle characters in the story come to life, and you begin to feel like a part of their family.

The following may be considered spoilers. If you are planning to read the novel in the near future, feel free to skip to the next topic.

First, the story's use of sign language is the perfect solution to the problem of communicating under water.

Secondly, the merfolk in the novel do not have fish tails, they look perfectly human, too perfect perhaps. They are able to breathe under water, and they do live much longer lives. Mermaids morphing from legs to tail and back again has always sounded awkward to me.

Drowning Mermaids is the first title in the Sacred Breath series. The Kindle version of the novel also includes the first four chapters of the second title, Fathoms of Forgiveness. This looks to be another great read.

Disney Mermaids Tee

In my previous blog post, artist FERNL posed the question, "What if all the Disney princesses were mermaids?" If you liked that idea, then you will love these sweatshirts with the same theme.

Take a look at the article by Ashley Noelle Lesiak at Trend Hunter for the full story.

Labyrinth Aquarium

Are your fish bored? Are they tired of that old rectangular aquarium? Time for a change!

The Tech Blog would like to introduce you to The Labyrinth Aquarium. The article includes a number of great photos showing the aquarium from every angle.

"The piece has six globes interconnected by tubes, which allow the fish to swim peacefully and freely throughout the entire aquarium."

My only concern is how easy would it be to clean?

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Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Secret Life

One of the best looking mermaid tails that I have seen in a long time can be found in the first photo of the Milk & Sea collection by artist photographer, Hana Vojackova.

Milk & Sea – The Secret Life of Mermaids is presented by ufunk, and contains six captivating examples of Hana's work. Be sure to follow the link to the artist's web site where you can read more about the collection.

"I traveled to different countries looking for inspiration and stories, and looking for local girls who felt a bit different or special."

Snow Shark
Squirrely and I still remember the deep freeze of 2010

While most of the United States has been in a deep freeze recently, not everyone is staying indoors. Up in the state of Minnesota, three brothers spent 95 hours building a 16-foot high (approx 4.88 meters) Snow Shark.

For the full story and photos, visit this article by Samir Mezahi at Buzzfeed. The article also features two videos. The first is a more detailed look at the creation, and the second shows how the Snow Shark was created.

Did anyone create a Snow Mermaid this year? Send me a photo!

Mermaid Doll

Over at the Gingerbread Snowflakes blog, Pam is sharing the sweet little mermaid doll that she created with the help of friends.

"Just look at that sweet sweet face! You can well imagine it was almost impossible to give her away!"

If you love craft projects, take some time and wander through Pam's site. You are sure to be inspired.

What If

It is good to ask What If kinds of questions. They make you think and help you to innovate.

Recently, the artist known as FERNL at Deviant Art thought, "What if all of the Disney princesses were mermaids?" The result was a collection of beautiful artworks shown in a recent blog post at B for Bel.

Can you name all of the princesses?

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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