Friday, April 21, 2017

All Too Soon: Summer In The Deep South

Summer Mermaid by Cherie Bender
Here am I in the Deep South, treasuring every day of weather in the 70's because soon it will be in the 80's and then in the 90's and then where shall I be?
I'll be in my favorite bikini of the moment on my favorite beach towel in my favorite chair with my feet in the ocean, scrunching the sand between my toes and feeling oh! so wonderful to be there  at  "La Playa"
I'm considering if I should stay until the sun sets on the horizon turning the turquoise ocean to pink and lavender? Or go to the market in my bikini (dry by now) modestly wrapped with a colorful scarf and looking like a mermaid myself.
I've decided to stay.
I take out my mini sketchpad and start a mermaid drawing, a ritual I like to indulge in quite often when I'm at the beach. I have several mermaids drawings, all different and all no more than 2 1/2 inches tall. They will be featured in my section on how wonderful delicious recipes for fresh seafood are for your hair skin and nails, in my Magical Cookbook: Cherie Bender's Glitter Book Of Magical Cooking that Ive been creating.
I am fascinated with my magical creatures and fairy mermaids are my favorite subjects, along with gnomes and elves, absolutely! How would I get anything done without them?
So here's one of my mermaid sketches done right on the beach. I am looking forward to a Happy Summer!!
Many Blessings