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Mermaid Barbara - Sea Maiden 28

Mermaid art and story by Robert Kline

This is a retired mermaid print that is very limited in supply and therefore is currently available in the following matted size: OUT OF STOCK. This item will be shipped via United States 1st Class or Priority Mail.

This wonderful Mermaid art and story comes from a collection of Sea Maidens (mermaids), Sea Babies (mermaid babies), Sea Masters (merman), pirateslighthouses and fairies created by renowned artist and novelist Robert Kline of St. Augustine, Florida. The print is a lithograph reproduction of Robert’s original watercolor and pencil painting. Hand labeled and signed by Robert in pencil, all the prints come with a 1/4″ foam backing and the 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″ are matted so all you need is a frame and they are ready to hang on your wall! Each print also comes with an excerpt from Robert’s novel The Forgotten Voyage of H.M.S. Baci. A fantastic saga in which multiple generations of the Roberts’ family explore the seven seas in search of the world’s mermaid and merman population. Thus, you receive the passage from Robert’s novel describing the particular event in which the character(s) in the print were sighted. The following is the excerpt written for the mermaid Barbara print:

Sailing blithely over the bounding main, Sir Edmund Roberts, Sea Maiden quester and adventurer, at last reached the Islands of the Galapagos without further incident. Weeks of exploring ashore befuddled the naturist completely, he at a loss to explain the profound diversity of the fauna inhabiting or merely using as a breeding grounds each distant island. “Most unusual!” he exclaimed again and again. “A conundrum, to be sure,” he chided both the old salt, Gnarly Dan, and their beautiful captain, Constance Daphne Fitzwillie until they were ready to throttle him for his nonstop babbling. At last, Gnarly Dan took the naturalist aside and confided, “Yer a smart enough gent, yer honor, we all knows that, but yer divin’ our cap’n a bit daft with yer moanin’ about the different bugs an’ such we been seein’. My advice is, clamp aholt a’ yer yammering’ fer a bit an’ then just stew fer a while becalmed. Some sorta theory’ll grab you soon enough; all quite-like it’s sure ta worm into yer headan’ just evolve.”

Sir Edmund stared at the old sailor for a moment wondering at his erratic vocabulary. “Evolve’, indeed,” he thought, pleased with the word but unsettled by something he couldn’t put his finger on. That afternoon the three came upon their twenty-eighth Sea Maiden, she perched on a ledge near the sea, morose and apparently bemused. Gnarly Dan, of course, had an explanation:

“Look in ‘er hand, yer honor; it’s as plain as….” His eyes were drawn to Constance Daphne’s open naval tunic and her uplifted and magnificent chest. “It’s as plain as melons in a bag a grape shot.” He smiled too himself and continued, “Why she’s gotta make a decision what will chart the course fer the rest of ‘er voyage: That there necklace she’s got aholt of was made by a Sea Master. He fashioned it outa bits an’ pieces he found on the beach an’ in the sea, an’ even aboard some wrecked ship, most likely (God save ‘er crew, may they rest in peace). An’ he’s give that necklace ta missey there. Now, it’d be more’n just a trinket ta her. Why, if she accepts it—-an’ the decision’s all hers—under-sea folks bein’ ruled by the women an’ all—if she puts it on, then she’s given him the chanst ta please her the rest a’ her life. That ain;t somethin’ she takes lightly.

“We jumps into marriage easy enough,” Gnarly Dan lamented, think of his three current entanglements; separated geographically but hopelessly entwined in his crusty heart, but yer Sea Maiden don’t jump on the first handsome gob what pays attention to ‘er. He’s gotta be perfect: strong body, sharp mind, sensitive-like, good fer a laugh an’ helpful inna storm, an’ a course he’s gotta please her again and again. An’ she won’t tolerate no pirate tricks a’ ram an’ board. No, she’s lookin’ fer him ta bring gentle breezes an’ poundin’ waves onst she’s in the mood, if ya catches me drift. So she’s ponder’ a bit. Don’t look too pleased if ya asks me. Prob’ly finds ‘im a little weak in the ‘gentle breeze department.”

Sir Edmund’s notebook reads:

Sighted 28th Sea Maiden, she, according to Gnarly Dan, in the throes of a matrimonial dilemma. Braided hair. Full chest. Average height.

Galapags Islands

Maidenus dilemma matrimonus

November 24, 1833

There are many more sea maidens (mermaids), sea baby, pirates and sea masters prints available. Different characters and print sizes. Collect the series! This item will be sent flat via USPS 1st class mail or priority mail.

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