My Little Mermaid

When I was younger, I wanted to become a mermaid.  I guess it was the Mpumalanga heat that caused this desperate disillusion.  Still I’ve always liked the idea of mermaids.  I have since childhood also liked to go through all the boxes in our house – in one such a box I found old photographs of relatives and other random people.  I really liked the one pictured below, of my grandmother and her sister on the beach.  The pose struck me as that of a one a mermaid might be seen in, so I sketched and traced my grandmother into a mermaid.  Just for fun before dinner.

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