This month marks the year anniversary since I made my first post on Mermaidens! Well actually, I registered the name in 2009 - but unsure of what kind of blog I wanted to have, I made a few throw away posts and promptly forgot about it. In August of last year I was going through a rough patch and needed an outlet for my creative endeavors - and decided to try blogging again! Still unsure of what my blog's concept was and my own voice, the first few months were a mish-mash of my collages and screencaps from movies I love. But as you can see, this blog has evolved into much more than that!
Mermaidens has grown into such a supportive and passionate community, and I feel so so lucky to have formed the relationships I have as a direct result of blogging! I struggle with issues of self-confidence, and I am absolutely blown away by the sheer amount of positive and supportive feedback I have received. Thank you thank you thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of Mermaidens, and here's to another year of creating, (hopefully) inspiring, and be inspired by you!
In honor of our birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share with you my own top 5 favorite posts at Mermaidens!
David Lynch Inspired Nails Wanting to do something special with my nails, I came up with the concept using iconic elements from David Lynch's films! They were posted on Rookie Mag's tumblr and won Modcloth's Marvelous Manicure contest (STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT TBH)!
I was very pleased with how this look came together - with the beautiful full skirt and nipped waist I couldn't help but feel like I was in a technicolor musical ♥
Pistachio began as a simple project that quickly ballooned into one of the most ambitious projects I have ever attempted - and also one that I am the most proud of!
I'm a Mermaid ^_~
Inspired by sewing blogs, I repurposed an old Disney dress into a mermaid shirt and skirt! This is still one of my very favorite things to wear and opened my eyes to all sorts of diy possibilities!
Interview: Marlena from Self-Constructed Freak
I was utterly over the moon when after just a few months of blogging, my favorite blogger (MARLENA ♡♡♡) agreed to be interviewed for Mermaidens! I would also recommend going through my community tag for more interviews and guest posts!
Now, which Mermaidens post do you love the most? And more importantly, which post of your own are you the most proud of? I wanna see! ♥