Anyway, let's get back on track shall we? One of the mums that I've met on our campsite took up a Groupon offer to have her teeth whitened for a bargain basement price. After the procedure, which no doubt involves the application of Dulux Brilliant White Gloss, an 'aesthetic consultant' barged into the room and offered an assessment that she didn't really have time to refuse. The plastic surgeon, for that is what he really was, whipped out a camera, took shots of her face and then proceeded to tell her what he thought was wrong - eyes too small, lips too thin, chin too pointy! What would he make of me? Bags under the eyes, big nose, slightly slack chin, no doubt. He'd tell me nothing that I'm not already aware of and I'd reply in true Miranda style that he was being rude!
No doubt this lovely mermaid's physique would not be curvaceous enough, her boobies would be too small and she'd be offered a trout pout to 'enhance' her face that's as blank as a canvas. To me she's glorious. Normally I'd extol the virtues, creative not physical, of the artist concerned but I didn't take a picture of the name tag when I spotted her at the Contemporary Craft Festival back in June. All I know was that she was made by a student at South Devon College. May her creator go far in their career! This lithe mer-creature is now the inspiration for my latest linocut. As I thought the motorhome is providing a perfectly tranquil base to pursue my own diverse crafts.