Tealmermaid Designs

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My projects

mer-made web sites
I write a lot. It's kinda fun and interesting, and it keeps me busy between appointments. I am deeply tired of content farming, so all my content including my shop is being moved from around the internet onto my server. All my sites are gradually being cleaned up and restructured to fairly current web standards since content is being reshuffled anyway.

I am also in the process of cleaning my pile of notes off my computer to use for new projects.

These are some of my current projects.


spellbound (adjective):

  1. to be fascinated by something.
  2. to be enchanted as if by a spell.
  3. acting as befits a fan toward the focus of one's obsession or adoration.

Spellbound is a collective of magick and folklore sites of all types. In short, the metaphysical side of things, including divination. These fields of research has been a particular interest of mine since I was a kid (longer ago than I really care to remember or even think about).

The Spellbound collective presently includes the following sites:

the book of tides
Over twenty-five years ago, I embarked on a path of devotion to our Mother Ocean when I first felt the call of the Sea and Her tides pulsing in time with the saltwater in my veins. The Book of Tides is the result of my practice of sea magick while following the path of the Sea Witch.

If the Sea is calling to you as well, come join us in our worship.

lunarshadows network
I am a big believer in the supernatural, and I am what is termed "a sensitive" to boot. I am very much aware of strange energies moving around me, including ghosts and spirits.

The spirits of our ancestors are always watching over us if we choose to listen when they speak, and I am always ready to listen to those who want to help.

starry-eyed (adjective):

  1. holding an object, target, or prospect in a naïve, overly-favourable light.
  2. possessing dreamy, utopian, and/or optimistic thinking to the exclusion of all negative qualities.
  3. acting as befits a fan toward the focus of one's obsession or adoration.

Starry-Eyed is a collective of sites and articles pertaining to collectibles of all types. These are things I personally collect, and the sites primarily exist so I can post pictures of my collections.

The Starry-Eyed collective presently includes the following sites:

Save the mermaids -- collect the whole set
My motto has always involved "save the mermaids -- collect the whole set", even buying things simply because there is a mermaid on the label. My brand is what is because I am mermaid obsessed.

There are actually people more obsessed with mermaids than I am, though. Shocking, I'm sure. Those who dream of having a tail can and do make their dreams come true by buying or making their own mermaid tails, and even swimming "in tail". You too can tap your inner mermaid with the hobby of mermaiding, or even go pro as a mermaid performer.

the mermaid's tale
Until a few years ago I had a book shop on Amazon called The Mermaid's Tale.

The shop is now closed what with all the changes in Amazon's policies, but I reprised the name for a site about collecting books. This site fuels the reviews on all my other sites. Sometimes I feel like I'm collecting book reviews though, especially for children's books.

Come visit to get hooked on reading!

Sand Collecting
I am a second-generation rockhound who got into the hobby of sand collecting some years back. Then I inherited my father's collection of rocks, minerals, and of course sand which I am still sorting through years later. One of these days it will get cleaned up completely.

I am always happy to chat with others who are similarly fascinated by sand collecting.

sea magick network
What with my fascination for the sea and its inhabitants, it is perhaps only natural that I am an active advocate of sea conservation. Everything and anything that we can do to prevent the destruction of the waters of our home planet helps.

If we ever fail to hold the sea in our highest regard, we may wake up one day to discover that we no longer have a home.

Forgotten Dolls
A reference site focused on collectible dolls.

While I am not necessarily interested in modern dolls, I do collect several types of antique style dolls. I used to have quite a few actual antiques, but once my older daughter got big enough to be grabby with the pretty dollies, I decided that I would not forgive myself if any of the antiques got damaged after surviving for so long. The antiques got re-homed, and now what I have in my collection is much less breakable.

Better gnomes & gardens
I hear that the local kids call this house "the flamingo house" due to the number of lawn flamingos outside. We have an antique metal "flamingo crossing" sign to go with the flamingos, hence the name of the house and garden.

I don't have normal plants like the typical big-box six packs of annuals. My primary interest is weird plants. If it doesn't poke at you, hang off a tree or rock, or otherwise 'do something', I am probably not interested in it.

Save the flamingos
We are "those neighbours" -- we really do have an entire flock of Featherstone Flamingos in the front yard including the extremely rare Goldmingos which took me over five years to locate.

There is also a bunch of off-brand flamingos, but they are mostly for specific holidays.

Lawn flamingos are trying to repopulate lawns across America one lawn at a time. Your lawn may be their next target!

Have a merry little kitchmas
I have issues with flashing LED lights, so most of my holiday decor is vintage (i.e. does not blink, flash, jiggle, or change colours at top speed). From wreaths to food to a shiny green aluminum Christmas tree with a colour wheel, I am here for the kitsch.

If you like vintage decor, come on by to have yourself a merry little Kitschmas this year.

In process

Tealmermaid's Treasure Grotto