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Hello from Coral Cottage South – breezy thoughts from the west coast of Florida.

mermaid lives here

Ocean girl Collection

 I am enchanted by the idea, myth, folklore, fantasy of mermaids.

After I came home from my recent surgery the Animal Planet channel had a two-part special airing about mermaids.  The show supposedly uncovered evidence that there is truth to the existence of some form of mermaids.  I wasn’t feeling well enough to watch the shows, so I recorded them.

painted driftwood by Ocean Girl Collection

painted driftwood by Ocean Girl Collection

 I  admit I was lulled in to thinking there was some real proof and scientific evidence.  I was pretty excited.  Now before you go saying that was the drugs talking – I’m kind of embarrassed about my gullibility, but I have to admit there were no mind altering drugs involved.

 I really fell for it.  Hook, line and sinker – err get it?

 Well, sort of.  Any way the other day  the morning news mentioned these shows and that it was all a hoax.


 I have to just hit the delete button now and not waste my time.

For those of you out there that love the allure of mermaids and like to make purchases that support hand-made, indie artists,  I am sharing these lovely mermaid inspired art pieces from my fellow artists at Boardwalk Artisans.

mermaid platter by Sara Hunter

mermaid platter by Sara Hunter Designs

Sara Hunter Designs

Sara Hunter Designs

Magical, elusive mermaids.

Mermaid Note card by Beach combers cove

Mermaid Note card by Beach Combers Cove


Celest by Beach Combers Cove

Celest by Beach Combers Cove

Dolly a fused glass and metal mermaid by 3 Wishes Studio

Dolly a fused glass and metal mermaid by 3 Wishes Studio

Here is something we can all believe in  – the allure of the fantasy and the way my fellow coastal artists express their interpretation of such fantasy.

Boardwalk Artisans

Boardwalk Artisans – as featured in Coastal Living Magazine

I’m a proud member of The Board Walk Artisans.   My art as well as the work of my fellow artists that are featured in this blog may be purchased here.

Did any of you see the mermaid shows, and did you fall for it?

I’m off to catch a wave.


8 thoughts on “a mermaid tale by Coral Cottage South

  1. Beth says:

    There is something very alluring about the mermaid myth…..I blame Hans Christian Andersen! 🙂 Great feature and beautiful handmade work shared here….


    1. Thanks for popping in Beth. You are so right about HCA – what beautiful inspiration.


  2. Winter Owls says:

    Love your glass mermaid Kim!


    1. Why thank you, Jen! That is a really old piece that I made about 10 years ago. Dolly is buxom and proud of it. 🙂


  3. I still believe in Mermaids- And I saw the show -Call me naive – I don’t mind. Thank you for the lovely feature.


    1. We have to keep those fun fantasies alive! My pleasure on showcasing our lovely group, more to come. 🙂


  4. Missed the mermaid malfeasance, but my daughter and I were once taken in by a show purporting the reality of dragons….. Sigh.


    1. Same people produced that show, and I believe the reporters laughed about us gullible people that fell for both of these hoaxes. Sigh, I think we have to sometimes believe in that which has not been proven, it is the beginning of all things.


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