I just knew they were real.....
Look, I found proof!!!
well...what is left of them!
They've turned into mummies!
I have a friend who is collecting
strange things for her cabinet of curiosities,
so I've send her the left one!
This one I'm keeping myself!
They are almost 6 cm tall.
I've made them myself!
I used the top of a little skeleton
and with the thigh bone
and foot of a big skeleton
I have made the tail.
Then a little gesso and some paint
and voilà...mermaid mummies!
Did you know that in the 19th century people made mermaid mummies too??
They stitched the head and upperbodies of monkeys to the tail of a fish!
This one can be seen in National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden.
And now for something completely different...
I've made some more cages for the tudor market..
And these 2 were a gift from a friend!
The white one needs some work...
it's too white!
And these cute little frogs I bought from the same friend.
I'm sure a few of them will find their way to the market.