This post is long overdue but to be completely honest, I was kind of waiting for the whole project to be completed before sharing it. I don't yet know what happened with it all but here's my part!
Way way back sometime in 2014 or earlier, a Scadian named CellanchDonn MhicanMhadaigh hailing from the Crown Principality of Tir Mara decided to start a group endeavor which she entitled "Land of the Sea Embroidery Project". Embroidery motifs of different medieval creatures of the sea were to adorn a set of royal encampment linens and decorations. Each person participating in the project was given a copy of an image from medieval art, some fabric, and instructions on the colours of embroidery thread to use.
So, of course, since mermaids are my "thing", I simply had to do it!
Here is a photo of the mermaid image I was tasked with:
You can imagine my dismay upon receiving this. This mermaid is wearing a jacket. A JACKET ladies and lords! Mermaids have breasts that should be proudly displayed for all to see. They do NOT wear jackets! Considering the miserable look on this mermaid's face I think she agrees.
So I redrew this pathetic creature and gave her a makeover...
She looks MUCH happier and PROUDER now doesn't she?
And here is the final product...happy, loud and proud. Yes, those are bead nipples on this glorious specimen! I think her hand gesture is her saying, "How YOU doin'?"
I completed this embroidering project last summer, in 2015 and I haven't seen her since. I'm hoping she'll turn up somewhere in the future and surprise me with her perky attitude.