I am not partularly adept at facesm so I solved that by just using lots of yarn and avoiding a face at all. I think it was effective. I am particularly fond of the tail. I used a lime green floral print, covered with a lime green sheer fabric that contained spots of crystals. I stitched the piece ti Peltex stabilizer and the cut out the shape. I took various shades of sheers and layered them to make the fin. I used some of my hand dyed cheesecloth in the background. Here is a closeup shot.
The bottlecap says "Las Sirenas del Mar" which means "Mermaids of the Sea" in Spanish. The irony of the fact that the owner's first language is Dutch did not escape me. I tried to translate the phrase into Dutch but it was too long to fit in the cap.
Here are a few more vacation pics. We spent a few hours at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The kids thought it would be funny to cover up the "G" so that it would reads "Garden of the ods".
We hiked to the "siamese twins" rock formation, which framed a beautiful view of Pike's Peak. The woman who wrote the song "America the Beautiful" wrote it while sitting at the sumit of Pike's Peak. It really was beautiful.
Yesterday brought an interesting experience. We have a bay window in the front of our house, and there is a small couch there. There is a huge old oak tree about 20 feet in front of the window. I was lying on the couch reading, during a thunderstorm. Suddenly there was a huge crack and I saw a fire ball out of the corner of my eye. Lightening had struck the oak tree. It was pretty amazing and I am so glad it did not strike - or jump to - the house. The sap was boiling at the base of the tree for about an hour afterwards, and it stripped the bark off in the path that the lightening travelled. That was a bit too close for my comfort!!!