Mermaid Tail, Original Felted Illustration


This 10″ x 10″ felted illustration features Viève’s mermaid tail popping out of the magical shell portal to Lichendia. The wool used in this piece was responsibly sourced from happy sheep living on Maine farms.


This 10″ x 10″ felted illustration features Viève’s mermaid tail swishing the ocean behind her as she passes through the magical shell into Lichendia. The illustration is painted with wool, using nothing more than a rainbow of wool, felting needles, and a whole lot of creativity.

A photographed reproduction of this illustration is part of the inaugural story in the Lichendia series, Fairy Spells and Strawberry Elves, published in spring 2021. The limited first edition hardcover is a high-quality children’s book, printed and bound here in Maine and signed by the author and illustrator, Hillary Dow. You have the chance to capture a piece of Lichendian history by purchasing an original illustration of the inaugural story. The sale of each illustration helps support the self-publishing process.

Take a front-row seat along the journey of bringing a magical fairyland to life! Watch and learn as we create and publish children’s books, with the support of many amazing people and businesses in Maine’s arts, farming, and publishing community! Like our Facebook PageFollow on Instagram

The first fully illustrated children’s book of Lichendia brings the magic of a fairy wonderland into your home – through felted illustrations and words woven into a story that fosters imagination and learning. An original masterpiece of Lichendia magic could be yours! (Did we mention Hillary has a goal to earn a Caldecott Medal in her lifetime…)

What our readers are saying:

“We just read it for the first time and it’s just incredible.  They loved it.

The artwork is magnificent. If she makes another book, please buy us the first one!”

Shannon, mom and Morgan & Madelyn, age 6

If you enjoy felting and you would like to learn how to create illustrated wool paintings such as this one, check out Hillary’s virtual felting classes.


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