My mother told me a few weeks ago about this woman who has a super fun sounding job. She is a PROFESSIONAL MERMAID!
I asked myself how with all the imagination I have been blessed with… why did I never try to grow up to be a mermaid? And really… instead I chose architecture! I really, really blew it.
I’m putting in a formal request to my history. Small child Lauren, take all your doodles and dreams and craft a mermaid tail. It will change your life for the better. If you are a mermaid, no one will be awaiting your email during a regular 9-5. No one will stick you in a cubicle, no one will make you feel like you don’t belong. Instead you will get to be sparkly and entertain people, and you will get to see outside.
And I think you get to automatically meet Daryl Hannah… or at least get to eat dinner with Tom Hanks, and that would be like a 10,000% improvement in my quality of life.
And if you are a professional mermaid I think you get a briefcase made out of shells…
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From one sometime mermaid to another, I just have to say I adore this. Both the writing and the drawing are outstanding.
Happy swimming. :)
Thanks a bunch! I’m so glad there are other mermaids out there who totally get it! Swim on, girl!
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Having discovered recently that I am a mermaid and never knew it, you have to know I love this. And pretty much all of the things this lovely lady writes and draws about!
Me too! Ever since I saw this film when I was 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvSlxWQD0O8
(she reminds me of you!)
Oh my goodness. She’s such a glamorous mermaid! That is exactly what I want to be like, you know me so well!
The whole film is on youtube, so you can watch it! The man is Mr. Mid-life Crisis tho… how typical!
Oh no… more men with problems! Even the guys I know who are 30 and under have been acting like they are in a midlife crisis lately!
Love this! You really do look fabulous as a mermaid!!
If I were a mermaid, I would so travel down your direction. I feel like a mermaid would be very popular in Australia. Then you could abandon your cubicle and come and join me in my mermaidy kingdom! Winning in every direction… Right?
A professional mermaid.. what they do? They just BE a mermaid? Because that’s awesome! To just be!
All you have to do is swim, smile, and wave… And just be! Well until you have to go to the bathroom… then it will get awkward ;)
You need a time machine, girl! Or a very talented mad scientist…
Or both! Anything to make my dreams come true. The only thing I know is to never trust a Sea Witch named Ursula with these fishy matters.
the art is too cute
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed my mermaid dreams!