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January 31, 2012
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NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L18
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1/150 second
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F/5.6
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6 mm
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64
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Jan 31, 2012, 3:31:25 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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This is my brand new soon to be finished mermaid tail. It's made for me by :iconmerbellas: who can also be found on FB here: [link]

Most of my watchers know it has been a long journey to get to this tail. It is made of silicone and fully swimmable. If you aren't one of my watchers, I perform, educate, and volunteer as a mermaid.

Being a mermaid has really taken me places it. With my previous tails I created a literacy program where I help promote literacy to kids. I also perform and speak as an environmental educator on key topics in developmentally appropriate ways for kids.

I put in a lot of charity and pro-bono work to support the causes I do, and I am thankful to also do paid events and birthday parties as well. This has almost become my full time job!

Some of my watchers here, helped me reach this goal. They donated HUNDREDS of dollars to help me replace the first tail I bought that had far too many issues.

So, I just wanted to take a moment and really direct this to those special people who donated and say, thank you. I have been able to bring so much joy, learning, and the love of reading to so many kids in this new magical way. I have learned so much about myself, I have challenged my own short comings, and I'll soon be heading around the world with this thing.

I will always try to be the best 'mermaid me' I can be. I will try really hard to stand true to my values of inspiring kids, educating them, and nurturing their imagination.

If you aren't a regular watcher and want to check out the neat stuff I've been able to do as a mermaid, check out this link: [link]

You can also follow me on FB [link]

I am as much a part of the tail as it is if me, but while you're in a :heart: mood, please stop by my amazing tail makers DA :iconmerbellas: or FB [link]

Thank you watchers, for your love, support, sponsorship, and all that you do for me. :heart:
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:iconthunderheart999:
ThunderHeart999 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... my gosh.. I WANT ONE sooo bad
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:iconaskthebubbleprince:
AskTheBubblePrince Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
wow
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:iconjudygt:
judygt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like it was made by the MerTailor! That is how good it is! He makes tails that ae so good that they are $1,000+ but yours looks it could be $10,000! :D
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I owned a tail by him and it fell apart within months sadly. This tail was made for me by :iconmerbellas: and I much prefer it.
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:iconjudygt:
judygt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww thats sad. And anyways the creator of the tail is amazing. I own a tail myself but mine is fabric, not silicone, sadly.
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< is it fun swimming with a tail?? (probably a silly question...) X'D :heart:
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:iconrobyn321:
robyn321 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
how much do they cost in
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:icontreeoflifeanimation:
TreeOfLifeAnimation Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME! i want one! lol nice job!
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:iconprincessshadowramses:
PrincessShadowRamses Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
who made this i want one of my own! XD
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:iconprinzessinheinrike:
PrinzessinHeinrike Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Amazing! I am getting my first tail soon, hope it will be nice. :)
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:iconchatterhead:
chatterHEAD Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
is that the splash mermaid tail?
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
it's modelled after it :) :nod:
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:iconchatterhead:
chatterHEAD Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
that looks AMAZING,i made my own tail.
did you know it took 5 hrs to get into the original tail?
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
yeah she had to be shrink wrapped!
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:iconthedarkfairyprinces1:
TheDarkFairyPrinces1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pwetty!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done on the new tail, does this mean the drama with the bloke who was ripping loads of people off is finally over?
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And I wish I could have made this a reality for you sooner. I'm glad it's finally on its way.
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:icongamekribzombie:
GAMEKRIBzombie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
two tumbs up!
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:iconokapiwonder:
OkapiWonder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want one of these so bad!!!! may I ask how much one of these are?
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
one like this completely custom made can run a person several thousand dollars. the monofin alone is super expensive, and the silicone is the highest grade quality in the spfx world
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:iconokapiwonder:
OkapiWonder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so like if i just wanted like a premade nothing special one? cause i have a person who can do the colors like how much do you think it would be for the base?
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
mermaidtails.net has a list of tail makers. depends on your price range and what you're looking for. :hug: mernetwork.com is also an online forum community for mermaid costuming.
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:iconokapiwonder:
OkapiWonder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks ^^
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:iconazalie-insanity:
Azalie-Insanity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an incredible tail and I'm sure it will suit you perfectly! You're an amazing person and mermaid. :heart:
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thank you, and for all your kindness along the way :hug:
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:iconazalie-insanity:
Azalie-Insanity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a huge fan of your art and all the great work you do. :) I'm so happy to know that someone like you is out there trying to help make the world a better place one small step at a time. :) :hug:
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:iconmeghaltow:
MegHalTow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, she's not canadian. Either way, beautiful! :D
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:iconmeghaltow:
MegHalTow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, Raven did AMAZING!
I'm going to join the annoying chorus and ask "Is she selling others?" :D haha I've been looking for a Canadian maker.
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
she not Canadian but I will be debuting another new tail this month by someone who is and will be making them for a very reasonable price :D
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:iconmeghaltow:
MegHalTow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaay! :D I'd like to join this mermaid community, so buying from a Canadian maker would definitely help. :)
Can't wait to seee!! :D
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
you should join us on the forums mernetwork.com
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:iconmeghaltow:
MegHalTow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That I shall! :D Thank you!
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:iconraraavisindextra:
RaraAvisInDextra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
So this is the paid one i guess ...
Congratulations in any case, it looks very realistic and the paintjob is also very interesting cause of the gradients.
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:iconivoryleopard:
ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She did an awesome job! Is that a Finis competitor for the fluke?
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
yessss
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:iconivoryleopard:
ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lucky girl! :D
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:iconrangerjim:
rangerjim Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am shopping for one, can I ask what it cost?
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:iconkye595:
Kye595 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
That is just... WOW its amazing!
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:iconerosmyth:
ErosMyth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:wow: Very nice !! So far so good.. It look s beautiful. :nod:
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:iconolearysfunphotos:
olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Going to be awesome when it's all done :)
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh! It's beautiful! I was so happy and excited when I saw this in my updates. Very happy to hear a new tail is almost done. I remember hearing all the problems and how much it means to you to have your tail. You do so much good, glad some good fortune is coming your way after so much drama.

I want to thank all the donaters myself, I couldn't help and wasn't around much, but this happy ending is wonderful! Also a stunning piece of art the tail is, I will definitely let Merbellas know!
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:iconjvarriano:
JVarriano Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! It looks like fire! :excited:
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:iconrobroydude:
robroydude Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Looking good. Bet it looks hot! once you put it on ;)
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:iconcleverconveyence:
CleverConveyence Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
h-h-holy hell...
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:iconlate-bloomer27:
Late-Bloomer27 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks for sharing
I hope it swims as great as it looks. :)
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:iconskiesofchaos:
skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Truly a mer blessing my friend.
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:iconglenh865:
glenh865 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
The new tail is very, very cool. And swimmable, sweet!
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoo Hoo!!!! Looks awesome :D
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Ooooh! :squee: Looks very realistic!
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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
waaay better than my current one :) and its going to swim a million times better
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