2/40: Buy something just because I liked it

I was gone all weekend and am catching up, on life and on reporting in on my Fun Things.

2617901_11168924-plwfr2_b I bought this Double Mermaid throw pillow. The drawing is by writer-director and illustrator Carolyn Raship, a real-life friend who writes Caviglia's Cabinet of Curiosities and draws. She draws all the time, at home and on the subway, and she draws phantasmagorical things, like mermaids, and monsters, and mermaids with monsters, and robots.

I love the image on this pillow because I feel a lot like this these days, free and flowy, kicking my flipper around as my hair streams behind me as I swim through life.

I love the image so much that when I saw it not only did I make the impulse purchase of the pillow, I decided that the next place I live needs to have an office, and I'm decorating the office around this pillow.