March 8, 2011
This week, we really have a special treat. A beautiful piece by our friend Sue Tobey White, a fabulous artist from Belfast, Maine, is our featured mermaid sighting!
A few years ago, Belfast had fiberglass bears, much like other cities…Chicago had cows, Tybee has turtles and so on. Well, Sue was one of the artists participating! Sue was kind enough to email a little information to us.
“We could choose between a standing-on-all-fours or a standing bear, on two legs, and create what we wanted. I chose the one on two legs. We cut off the legs, made a tail, and created Bearielle, the mer-bear.She is now on Nantucket Island at the home of someone who collects mermaids!”
Isn’t Bearielle fabulous? Of course, I adore this quirky, unique mermaid! Thank you so much for sharing her with us Sue. You can read more about Bearielle and the other Belfast Bears at the Belfast Bearfest website; they are all so much fun!
Have you seen a mermaid? Feel like sharing? We’d love to see your sighting! Please send your sighting and story to firstname.lastname@example.org and allow us to share it with our readers. And, make sure to catch our up-coming Mermaids in Our Midst post this week to learn more about Sue Tobey White and her fabulous art!