I always say that my kids classic quotes are one of the biggest inspirations behind my paintings. This is one of those conversations a few years ago in the car…
Bean: ‘Mama, how do you catch a mermaid?’
Me: ‘I don’t know babe. How do you think you would catch a mermaid.’
Bean: ‘I am not sure… Maybe with something shiny like a ring.’
Me: ‘That sounds like a good way’
Bean: ‘Yeah maybe you would put the ring on a string and go fishing for a mermaid. Can we do that, can we go to the river and get a string and use my special ring?’
(I think the special ring was a cheap 50 cent thing from the junk shop)
Me: pulling car over and frantically searching for a pen and a piece of paper to scribble the whole conversation down on the back of a docket.
Bean: ‘Mama can we buy some strawberries, cause they are my favourite ever!’
Have a great day!