Mermaid Portfolio Workshop next July!

25 Jan

I’ve mentioned a few times how, this past July, I went on a 7-day diving trip in the Bahamas arranged by gorgeous mermaidly dive expert Malena Sharkey of Chesapeake Bay Diving Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and attended by photographers Chris Crumley and Robert Minnick and mermaids Iara Mandyn, Sora Dancing Mermaid, and Kristi Sherk, who posed underwater and in natural grottos and on sandbars and alongside sharks and sea turtles and stingrays… The trip was actually a test run for a full-on Mermaid Portfolio Workshop that this same group (minus Sora and yours truly) will be running from July 6th through 12th this summer, again leaving from Nassau on a live-aboard boat from Blackbeard’s Cruises. Several mermaids are already set to board, including Dive Bar’s head mermaid Rachel Smith. Which means that if you yourself are a mermaid type itching to assemble a spectacular portfolio of your true self out in the oceanic wild, well then here is your chance. You’ll also get to dive with sharks! And you have plenty of time between now and then to get scuba certified, if you would like (certification isn’t required).

I mean, look at some of the images from the trip. There is even one of Kristi reading a most glamorous mermaid novel:






I’ve attached the flyer here, so click on the link if you want more details and/or to sign up!!

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In the mean time, I am sitting here in a cafe in New Orleans, where there’s glittering purple-gold-green Mardis Gras decor all around. Last night I even spied part of a miniature mermaid float for tomorrow’s ‘tit Rex parade:


I know. I also just launched a brand-new website at, where this whole mermaid blog is now housed as well, in a second glamorous spanking-new location.

More to come!!

5 Responses to “Mermaid Portfolio Workshop next July!”

  1. nikongal January 25, 2013 at 2:34 PM #

    I am enjoying your blog and just wanted to mention that I paint mermaids…and you may be interested. My blog is and website is There is a gallery of mermaids under the painting category.

  2. diannamermaid January 26, 2013 at 5:53 PM #

    Oh my god! If I can only have that $1,700 I’d
    sign up in a heartbeat! That is such an awesome mermaid workshop. I really envy those mermaids who’ll come to tour workshop. I’ll eagerly wait for your mermaid photos and wish that someday youll have that workshop here in Asia. 🙂

    Dianna Mermaid from the Philippines

  3. Susan Weaver February 3, 2016 at 11:11 AM #

    I have a granddaughter named Paige who has a gorgeous mermaid outfit I gave her for her birthday. She loves mermaids. Is there an interest on your part about her? She is beautiful with long blonde hair and blue eyes and she is very smart. We live in Halifax. Please if interested contact us at 902-422-5460 or my email is she would be ecstatic if she could be part of your entertainment. She loves little girls and gets along great with everybody. Hope to hear from you . thanks


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