Goodbye Turtles, Hello Mermaid

goodbye turtle feature

Every few months I get a box of stuff returned to me of things  that had a chance to sell, but for whatever reason didn’t fly out the gallery.

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The right turtle lover didn’t see my interpretation of the “porthole” view of some cute clip art turtles that they just couldn’t live without!  LOL

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The “porthole” was one of the round wood frames that I got at a rummage sale last year and added “rivets”  ( brass brads) to simulate a porthole.

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It was fun to come up with a different finish for each of the four portholes!

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I have a coffee table book of vintage faces and thought this image would make a perfect shy mermaid afraid to peer into the porthole.

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Of course she needed a crown! It was easy to cut up some window screen and decorate with shells, moss, lichen (that I found on my walk the other day) plus the last of a pearl necklace from a garage sale.

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This sweet “porthole” makeover has returned to Seaside Sunrose Gallery for another chance to sell.  Cross my fingers!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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