While working on the Sacred Space spread, I felt an overwhelming need to create a mermaid. The mermaid will be integrated into another of my works in progress, which--and this will probably not amaze you in the least--is a tower shrine.
There exists a lot of folklore about mermaids, some of it positive, some less so. Much of the folklore speaks of mermaids as innocents led by love to a mortal to leave their home and live outside their element. I could tell you a story that spans decades, no, aeons, and involves two people and a long journey and a ruined church tower, but I think you'll get my drift, even without the details.