As I mentioned a couple days ago, I am taking an online class called Mermaid Circus. It's taught by Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore. Our first assignment was to make a mermaid using collage art. I had never done anything with collage before. You literally cut all these bits and pieces out of magazines and glue them together to make something. In this case - a mermaid.I finished my first collage mermaid just a little while ago. There are litereally 78 cut pieces of paper in that mermaid you see right there! If you click on the photo - it should enlarge on your screen so you can see more detail. I also used ribbon, stickers, jewels, a photograph, gel pens, microns, a poster paint marker (which I may never use again - like ever), and some pan pastels. I am thrilled with the way it turned out. Pretty scary, but so much fun.
It isn't necessary to work in a certain theme, but I am. The theme idea came to me yesterday and my brain hasn't slowed down yet. I have ideas for about 9 other mermaids at this point. I may forego that whole 'circus' aspect and just concentrate on mermaids and mermans/mer-men?