Norfolk’s official city mascot is the mermaid. Nick and I are so into Norfolk that we (I) decided to make us an appointment at The Mermaid Factory in Ghent. To paint a clay mermaid. For our house. It’s cool I swear.
I decided to take Nick along and not a girlfriend because Nick is a perfectionist. I am…not. I have unsteady arthritic hands and I didn’t want this mermaid to seem like it had been Owen’s preschool project.
I’m almost 30 I swear. #foreveryoung. While Nick painted the mermaid I painted the stand. I agonized over putting glitter glaze on it. My inner muses of class and sass are constantly at war.
Finally it was time to add the accessories!
This is me wielding glue like a movie villain? I was legitimately geeking out over the sparkly sea glass because sparkly sea glass. I don’t have to explain myself to you okay?
So I gave my merlady some ombre tail highlights. And then because I brought my perfectionist with me he went through and meticulously filled the spots that my personality went “meh, looks fine” to.
You know what they say- Teamwork makes the dream work!! And can we all just treasure how excited that lady is behind him about the chevron tote? She’s all sorts of fired up. I bet it had a mermaid on it too.
And this is our mermaid. I’m not dead inside, I’m just really tired.
No! It’s mer-MAN!