Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Been Busy

Wow, what day of the week is it and what month is this?

Thats how I feel right now....

A lot has happened so far, lets see....

I got an email from the Childrens Museum and we are currently hashing out the details on a performance in April of 2013 for me to guest star in (its a "go green" campaign they are doing to teach kids about pollution and recycling)

Our new puppy is giving me a lot of trouble lately, and the boyfriend wants ANOTHER puppy...(ain't happening until this one now gets older I am telling you)

And also,

My brother asked his girl friend to marry him last Saturday :D And not only that she asked me if I would be one of her bridesmaids. She also asked if I would help her plan it (I have planned so many weddings that its like a second nature to me) And me opening my mouth I offered to make her a Wedding Planner Binder. What a project that is ! And here is a little secret....my boyfriend is going to be a groomsman and he and I are walking down the aisle together. :) My brother planned it that was because "it will give him a little practice " LMAO I love my brother.

And on top of all this, I have to choreograph a belly dance to Voodoo by Godsmack for my mom and I to do at the winterfest this year and the Spring Fling next year *head smack*

I appologize in advance if my blog is not updated as much as usual. I hope that you all will leave comments and leave me helpful suggestions or thoughts through this stressful and time filled days

Smiles and fins, smiles and fins

Mermaid Adella

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kickstarter update

Okay so as of an hour ago I am 17% funded on my kickstarter project.
I have $115 pledged out of $640. Unfortunately, I only have 15 days to go until this project is funded fully or I get nothing and I have to wait longer.

Please if you know of someone that would be willing to help out for a great cause please send them to my kickstarter page

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/839915843/mermaid-against-pollution

Kickstarter is a "all-or-nothing" funding platform. Either a project is fully funded or no money is exchanged. I am working towards a goal of getting professional pictures taken of me trapt in pollution. These are pictures for activists, to show to kids what pollution can and will do, and also to build my portfolio.

I beg of you to take a look at my project and even if you are not interested, please share the link with your family, friends, or others on FB to get the word out.

There are rewards as well that will only be recieved if the project is funded. For $30+ pledge you will recieve a T-shirt that says "I helped give a mermaid her tail" They will look something like this, but not exactly:
Thank you everyone
Mermaid Adella

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Swimming Photos! And Video!

Well here they are, pictures of me swimming in my tail, along with some videos (i hope that they show up ) and these pictures and video will also be uploaded to my google+ as well so anyone can go there and view them :) happy viewing! Let me know what you think :)


Mermaid Adella





video

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Coming Soon.....

This past friday I went to my friend's apartment complex and swam in the pool with my tail ....FOR THE FIRST TIME.!!!!!! I will say it was a wonderful experience. Although, I forgot my goggles and this is what ticked me off. Normally I would just open my eyes underwater and watch where I am going. But as soon as I walked into the pool area the chlorine just hit me square in the face like a brick. I knew that I could open my eyes but I would suffer the consequences. I then decided that while swimming I would keep my eyes closed and when doing "bubble kisses" I would have them open just so I could see where the camera was pointed....


I found out something about myself that kind of makes me a little upset and I am not sure how to over come it. When I swim in a pool, I am always leery about if I am going to hit a wall, scrape along on the bottom, or what not. Therefore when I swam with my eyes closed I freaked myself out by thinking that I would run into something so I didn't stay down as long as I could. I dont know if it was just because I was scared of running into a wall or whatever, but when I am in a lake swimming around, I can swim really far and not come up until I know that I need a breath of air....

Anyways, coming soon will be the video of me swimming in the tail. And video of me attempting to blow kisses underwater. (I say attempt because my friend basically just stuck the camera underwater and it was a guessing game on how close she was to me and if I was in the shot or not).

But I will say this.....the video she took of me swimming was amazing !!!!!!!!! I never thought my tail would look that good underwater and in motion :)

Mermaid Adella

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Okay, so I got a break this week. My full time job (apart from being a mermaid) is cut short. So I actually get a 4 day weekend. YAY FOR ME. Less money tho...hmm oh well I will take a vacation :)

And now you can find me on Gigsalad as well.
This is a great website if you need to find entertainers, band, actors, costumed characters etc. You can even book your event right through the website.

This is my gigsalad.

http://www.gigsalad.com/mermaid_adella_newaygo

More later, but here's now

Mermaid Adella

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's that time again.

First of all, let me thank the 3 wonderful people that have donated money to my kickstarter. You generous people are the ones that make the world go 'round. And I hope that most of you will take a look at my kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/839915843/mermaid-against-pollution It is a great cause going to do some good. I want to show people that pollution can harm realistic and mystical things (such as mermaids). And if you don't want to, or can't, contribute a few dollars...that is ok! The most I ask of anyone is to forward my kickstarter link to friends, family, or anyone else to let the word get out that someone is trying to do good and get the word out about pollution. There are rewards too :) I will lay them out here so you can see for yourself.

$1+  hand written letter from me, Mermaid Adella, thanking you for your donation
$10+ autographed picture of me, Mermaid Adella
$20+ autographed picture from the Mermaid Against Pollution photoshoot
$30+ a custom t-shirt that says "I helped give a Mermaid her Tail" on the front and "Mermaid Adella  2012" on the back, with my photographer's website as well. Its an amazing shirt.


Now, its that time of year again....where I live at least. The weather is turning colder, which means that I have an unbearable time coming up....no swimming out doors :o!!!!!

I mean I can swim in a pool, but hey, that chlorine hurts after a while I am telling you. But honestly I wouldn't move out of state for anything. Maybe I will have to get pictures this year of me outside in a snow bank or something (wouldn't that be a sight?? An Artic Mermaid?? HA)

Anyways more later,

Mermaid Adella

Thursday, October 4, 2012

MERMAIDS AGAINST POLLUTION

Mermaids Against Pollution

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/839915843/mermaid-against-pollution?ref=email

I have started my own Kickstarter in an effort to get the awareness up about pollution in our Great Lakes and Oceans. This is the URL where you can go and read my reasons why I am doing this, what the money will go towards, and to learn all about Kickstarter as well.

Remember Pollution will eventually harm each and everyone of us. It may kill the fish, and then what will we have on our plates when we go to a sushi resturant??? Pollution will create all the lakes to be deemed "unswimmable". And much much more.


You dont have to pledge anything if you can't or don't want to. All I ask is that you get the link out into the world that way you can help me start my photo portfolio so I can get awareness up about Pollution in Lakes, Rivers and Oceans.

Thanks,

Mermaid Adella


P.s. A BIG THANK YOU TO MERMAID LEI LONI FOR BEING THE FIRST BACKER :)

P.s.s A BIG THANK YOU TO MY FRIEND MERMAID LEXIA FOR DONATING AS WELL :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Got my Pictures from Treasured Images

Hello everyone and every mer,

yesterday I got a message from Treasured Images saying that my photos from the shoot were done and ready to be picked up. I called Lisa and she said that they were beautiful and I couldn't wait to rush right over there and get them.

They are beautiful, they did an excellent job. For once in my life, I am very VERY happy that I look so photogenic and beautiful (also been a little self concious). Here's a sneek peek of some of the photos, otherwise you can go to my profile and view the pictures in the photo album.
Aren't they great??

Anyways, just thought I would share it will all of you, my friends, collegues, family, and fans.

Fin on,

Mermaid Adella

Monday, October 1, 2012

Still waiting.....

Okay,

so after this weekend I am happy to report that not only does my family like the mermaid thing, but my boyfriend does as well. My brother gave me the biggest compliment stating that any aquarium, zoo, or big event that would hire me to be a mermaid for them would have the best looking mermaid with the best skills. (okay, so I know my brother was being polite and blowing smoke out his ....well ya, but still it made me feel good). And my boyfriend believes that I have a nitche here in Michigan that no one else has filled yet that gives me a notch up on the competition. He asked a very good question too...

"Who ever said that mermaid HAD to live in the ocean and salt water? NO ONE THATS WHO".

I love that man :)

I am still waiting to hear back from the local zoo, I hope that means that they are really considering having me next summer for a learning experience. But then again, my mother told me that the county is no longer funding the zoo and they are looking for backers. That would possibly make it harder for me to get in there and be a mermiad if there is no one funding the zoo. But I mean, come on, people love zoos, whose going to let it go to the bank?

Swim with fins,

Mermaid Adella