Every now and then I stumble across my up-bringing.
Take, for instance, the photo in this post. As I worked it the images that appeared to me became more and more iconic in nature. Finally, it hit me. My sub-conscious was driving toward a prayer card look.
Brilliant! At least I knew where the inspiration was coming from. Then I could, with a little more awareness, create what it was I felt.
How fitting it was to create Saint Mermaid. Classic. Simple. Religious.