Did you know a group of mermaids is called a shimmer? Well this shimmer of mermaids-in-spirit had such a great day customizing our own mermaid statues at Mermaid Factory in Norfolk.
Part of the reason people love these social crafting venues is that, for many, we rarely experience the peace and fulfillment that comes from engaging in "flow" — the state of focused creativity that eradicates time and eliminates consciousness of simple needs, like going to the bathroom or drinking water. When you're in the zone, you're in it, and we spent a solid two hours in the zone.
It's also fun to consult with your friends, and see how everyone's creativity manifests. For $25 and two hours, it was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
Mermaids come standard with access to paint and glitter, and for an additional cost, you can add all sorts of embellishments, from tulle tutus to shell bras.
Our final products! Amy created a musical mermaid, I made a classic scaled version, Ashleigh made a mermaid version of herself, Lauren created a chic gold statuette and Kristen's mermaid wore an embellished rope skirt covered in shells.
A close-up of my finished product!
Mermaids are the symbol of Norfolk, so it's really fun and special to do something different than your average wine and paint or painted pottery activity.