Sirens of the sea

Last night, I had an unintentionally mermaid-themed evening.

I found myself at a little party on a boat. 'Mermaids' by Nick Cave was on the stereo.

I met a man with amazing mermaid tattoos on both of his arms.

I also met a dancer who takes her inspiration from mermaids. I introduced myself, and she remembered the Mermaid Mural I painted on the side of a building in Brighton, Southern England.

Clearly, there is something very alluring and mysterious about mermaids!

The mural, which was sponsored by Southern Water, was there for four years before it got painted over.

But while she was up, she seemed well-received by the people of Brighton.

Here I am with the then-bosses of Southern Water, but you can see in-progress pics at this link:

http://www.pearlbates.com/mermaid-mural

Pearl