I would be happy to stop painting mermaids, except they keep showing up in my life.
This one came to me in the comics one Sunday last month. It's one of Chad Carpenter's Tundra Comics.
The caption reads: "If you ask me, that mermaid was a waste of money! I haven't seen her clean the tank yet!"
Too funny! For all the mermaids I've painted, I had never once thought of a real maid! DAH!
No, I haven't turned this idea into a painting, but she brought a smile to my face.
There are more reasons to paint than I can count. Certainly the joy of painting is big a enough reason for me!
PS My favorite comic of late, "Cul de Sac" by Richard Thomas recently ended. I've been saddened to be sure, but just recently learned that the comic was ended because of Richard Thomas' Parkinson's Disease has made it difficult to render his strip on a regular basis.
No matter who we are, no matter what we do, let us all do our very best to create our dreams for as long as possible, and to support those who can no longer do so. I believe you can still purchase Cul de Sac products on Richard's site; I encourage you to do so.