Wannabe Art

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Miss Nixie, are you really NAUGHTY?

My next piece came to me late last night when I couldn't fall asleep. I have found that I usually follow through with a piece if I put it down in writing on my blog because there it is...it has been announced and now I need to complete it.

I still have lots of rusted fabric...was going to do a piece of my hubby naked taking a dip to hang beside my Old Rusty Woman piece.... was going to call it The Rusty Old Man...but he made his wishes very clear...NO WAY ANN! So I decided that I would do a mermaid. I have always been fascinated with the story of the mermaid logo on Starbuck Coffee. I love her split tail. I did a little research and found the original block print image.

Background History

Melusine (or Melusina) is a figure of European legends and folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers.
She is usually depicted as a woman who is a
serpent or fish (much like a mermaid) from the waist down. She is also sometimes illustrated with wings, two tails or both, and sometimes referred to as a nixie.

Over the years Starbuck has altered their logo so that you see a slender Nixie and her breasts aren't exposed, they are covered by long wavy hair and you only see a small portion of her split tail. Seems the split tail causes some naughty thoughts. I like naughty, I can do naughty...I am almost 65...I can do anything I want! So Miss Nixie here I come....stay tune for progress.

You can read about the Starbuck Logo Here:


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