Always did love mermaids.
Me, too. I drew them a lot, and poorly, as a second and third grader along with whales. That was my "thing" back then, but for some reason, it never truly left me.
I use to decorate mine with lots of pearls and jewels and silks, things that sunk to the bottom with ships. I also use to give them the Ariel type tale until I decided that a normal fin was better.