Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mermaids in the Mist

I have quite a few projects to get done again! These mermaid cards were created with the inspiration of having a dose of The Fishnet House while visiting my mom and sister on vacation about a week ago. I am especially fond of the ocean, sea breezes, and creatures along the shore. These cards came easy for me and were just plain fun to make!

The Fishnet House is located in a small weather-beaten home off McMillan Street in downtown Grand Marais, Michigan. As soon as I walked in, it called to me. I didn't know where to start, because everywhere I turned one more fabulous thing was beckoning me to look closer and touch.

The store is best known for Kim's (the owner) mermaid paintings, furniture, and signs all with somewhat of a vintage beach style. Even though I mostly observed, I became somewhat "mermaid frenzied." The shop is an eclectic mix of art, jewelry, paintings, and locally made items with a mermaid theme. Unfortunately, she does not host a blog or web-site.

I wish I could have seen how she creates her art and how she painted some of her furniture. She sure inspired my ocean sense!
CREDITS: Seashore Elements Collage Sheet from Moonlight Journey, PHOTOS: Taken August, 2010 in Grand Marais, MI "The Fishnet House"


Home and Heart said...

Love them!! I love ocean themes, and these are wonderful!

Terri said...

Nice post Nance, The cards turned out so nice. Great photos! I'd love to make a trip the the fishnet house someday.

Wendy S said...

After visiting your gallery this summer I knew I needed to get into a project.....I ended up sanding down my 'Ethan Allen' dining room set, then priming, painting...more painting and giving it an antique look with a Mermaid twist...I absolutely love it! A "friend" said I was crazy because as he says, "you'll never be able to sell that furniture once you paint it", I don't want to sell it! It's not for sale! It makes me so happy and your art gallery gave me my inspiration! THANK YOU!!