I never dreamed. . .

From childhood fairy tales to college philosophy classes, myths have been important to me.  And frankly, if I paid more attention to them, I might avoid some of my troubles.  Myths go beyond our normal boundaries of reality and touch that which is deep within us.  The mermaid represents imagination, and I knew that my first (and more to come) non-family project would involve mermaids.  So, this weekend I created my mermaid. Or, maybe she was already there and I only let her out. When I couldn’t come up with a word or phrase for her, there in the old glued book page were the words, “I never dreamed…”

This has been a big step for me, and I’m now dreaming of even more.  Thank you for letting me share with you, my mermaid.


  1. Oh–I love her! She is wonderful:)

    Great job!!

  2. Oh, this is so wonderful. Great work.

  3. Good job, Connie! I need to follow your lead…how’d you get so brave?

  4. Love the texture! Great job 🙂

  5. She’s gorgeous, a mermaid was one of the first things I painted too.

  6. Very pretty and serene.

  7. Clare Docherty says:

    This is fantastic – well done you! Clare x

  8. So super awesome! I am a lover of mythology and stories. Symbols of the spirit. She is lovely. Can’t wait to see more. Keep up the good works!

  9. Good for you! I’m so happy that you let that girl out to play;D

  10. Wow!!! I LOVE this!! Mom, you did an amazing job on this and I am so proud of you for finding your “inner child” : ) Thank you for inspiring me!
    P.S. Thanks for reading mythology to us as kids!

  11. Thanks for letting your mermaid out. She’s beautiful! Keep up the good work.

  12. I always forget how much I love mermaids and what they represent…Yours has such wonderful texture and an extra fancy tail. Is it layered paper? She is lovely.

  13. Your adventuresome spirit is exhibited by the fact that you created the art! Yes, it’s all Constance. 🙂 Keep it up..

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