Today’s Mermaid Sightings comes from our wonderful mer-friend, Ruth M.!
“We finally moved here! “Memories at the Beach” was the house that made me realize what kind of place I wanted here on Tybee. My mermaid is about 30 inches tall and hangs over the tub. Leslie Johnson of Lone Swan Design in Statesboro, GA made my mermaid for me! She’s a wonderful gift from my children!” – Ruth M., Tybee Island GA!… read more
This week’s Mermaid Sightings come from Lori M. and her daughter from Scottsdale, AZ!
“My daughter and I spotted these mermaids last month in Visakhapatnam, India, and immediately thought of you. The mermaids are looking out over the Bay of Bengal from across the street. Just thought you might like the mermaid sighting. Take it easy.”
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Swish! Swish! Poof! Here’s a wonderful chance to make some new mermaid sightings! It’s the Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore Fiber Arts Exhibition to be held September 6-8, 2012 in Charleston SC!
As part of the three day Opening Weekend for Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore: A fiber Arts Exhibiton, you are invited on September 7th at 6:30 p.m. to Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, South Carolina for a very special Celebration. September 7th is the Feast Day to honor Mermaid goddess Yemaya.
According to Yoruba elders, The Black Mermaid is the “unseen mother present at every gathering. “She is omnipresent and omnipotent. Her power is represented in Yoruba teaching reminding us that ‘no one is an enemy to water’.” High Chief and High Priest Nathaniel Styles of the Yoruba Kingdom will introduce and educate us as how to honor and celebrate the Black Mermaid Yemaya…. read more
This week’s Mermaid Sighting is Siren’s Call Wine and it was sent in by Ro from Jackson, SC!
“Follow the call of the siren and you will find us. A wine inspired by the melodies of Greek mythology’s most alluring seductress. A wine cultured from notes of sophistication an unquestionable beauty. A wine that answers a call. This is our wine. This is Siren’s call.”
We love this beautifully branded and illustrated wine bottle design!
“Like the sailor-seducing mermaids of Greek mythology, Siren’s Call draws in wine drinkers with its alluring design and robust flavours. Hand-drawn illustrations and typography highlighted with cream and flecks of gold make for a truly tempting wine no mortal can resist.”
As we like to say, it doesn’t matter to us if the glass is half full or half empty…All that matters is there’s room for more wine! Thank you, Ro! We love your Mermaid Sighting and Siren’s Call. Remember, mermaids (and mermen) are everywhere. If you spot one, send it to us and you could be featured in an upcoming Mermaid Sighting!
SIREN SISTERS by artist Robin Sterns of Ardsley Art Glass
This week’s Mermaid Sightings comes to us from artist Robin Sterns of Ardsley Art Glass:
“Made this and thought of you: “Siren Sisters”: stained glass, glass gems, copper wire, Murano glass starfish, coral beads, Czech fish beads. 10×24″ in an oak frame. Featured at the July Tybee Arts Association show. Looking for a good home! … I love your exterior paint choices and interior decorations!!!”… read more
Sassy Sea Siren Alert! Today’s Mermaid Sighting was sent in by Mermaid-emeritus Melissa S. in Deland, FL! It’s a Sassy Sea Siren Wallet for sale online at Plasticland. Plasticland is a “purveyor of kitsch curiosities & retro clothing” and they been open since 2002.
This large bi-fold wallet is made of turquoise faux-leather (vinyl) and features a large sassy sea siren (mermaid) print on the front, a starfish shaped snap closure, a large interior space with pockets for cash and credit cards, and a zippered change pocket…. read more
Diane Kaufman air the Mermaid Cottages gathering
I recently attended a gathering of the Mermaids at Bohemian Cottage. Here are a few shots I took of the Mermaid Cottages team and Diane.
There was a master class of towel and sheet folding by housekeeping and a dessert contest.
There is one shot of a mermaid that inspired this blog post. I’ve been accused of dressing for my rooms in the past. As an interior designer you get in the groove with color and pattern, it just happens. Notice the zebra stripes.
Towel folding master class
General Judy with Marilou and Melissa
Kathy’s Tutorial / How to make a bed 101
Bobby / Mr. Fix It
Toni, Jill and Theresa
Desserts waiting to be judged.
Team Two For The Road, beauty judges for the Rand McNally and USA Today’s Most Beautiful Small Town/Best of the Road, was welcomed onto Tybee Island last week. Front and center were Mermaid Denise and Mermaid Jan, two of our favorite island girls! In fact, that’s Jan and Denise front and center in this photo and Jan’s photo was featured in the print version of Savannah Morning News!
Dusty and Nikki Green of Two For The Road spent a couple of days enjoying our island life and they’ll present their findings to the judging committee. The winner of the Most Beautiful Small Town will be announced July 15 and will also be featured on The Travel Channel on July 25. Tybee Island is used to being recognized as a great place to visit and this latest nomination has made everyone very proud…. read more
The owners of Tybee Tides and Fish Camp are great friends and travel together alot. They just sent us this great Mermaid Sighting from their recent travels! Enjoy!
Our Michigan Mermaid Sightings!
Black Mermaids, Studio del Vetro, Deb DiMarco-Artist
Studio del Vetro and artist Deb DiMarco was featured in our May Mermaid Sightings. We were just so in love with Deb’s work we had to share it with you. Well, Deb heard about our admiration and wrote us this lovely note.
“I wanted to write to thank you for featuring my mermaids on your website. If it hadn’t been for Cookie Washington, curator of the “Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore” exhibition at City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Historic Charleston, SC on view August 28 through October 28, 2012 I would never have been aware that you had found my work. Cookie tracked me down from your blog posting to … read more