This is my piece for the "Soft Served "art show at OhNo! Doom in Chicago. The show opens Friday December 10th, and runs until January 11th, 2011. Wish I could be there for the opening!
Let me introduce you to the very rare and seldom seen Arctic Mermaid:
The Arctic Mermaid was recently discovered by Plushologists, who were stunned to find a mermaid sunning herself on an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean. This breed of Mermaid prefers the beauty of the Northern Lights and the refreshing cool waters of the North over the sun and sand of her tropical cousins.
I have been wanting to do a mermaid plush for some time, but until now I couldn't think of a way to make it my own. I starting doodling mermaids, and somehow my mind wandered to winter and snow, and then voila! The idea for the Arctic Mermaid was born. She has a nice and soft faux fur sweater to keep her warm, and I hand-embroidered her smile, the highlights in her hair, as well as adding a few hand embroidered scales in her tail.
If you are interested in seeing more of the great art made for this show, head on over to the OhNo! Doom website this weekend, and if you live in the Chicago area, why not check out the show- you won't be disappointed, and maybe you'll find that cool and unique Christmas present for that special someone. ;)