A Mermaid's Tale...


Mermaid Phantom swimming in her MerNation Silicone Mermaid Tail. Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan. 

Hi there! You probably already know this by now, but my name is "Phantom," and I am a Professional Mermaid, YouTube Content Creator, Artist, and Outdoor Explorer. When I'm not swimming around as a mermaid, or "mermaiding," I am usually off creating some sort of crafty thing, working on a DIY project, or am lost in the woods somewhere (I am skilled in the art of sprouting legs ;D). When I'm not doing one of those above mentioned things, I'm usually editing a video for my YouTube Channel or enjoying the company of my family and friends. You can find out more about me, my life as a mermaid, and the story of "The Magic Crafter" below.

I really enjoy making people smile, and hope that when you go to "x" out of my website today, that you'll do so feeling cheerier than before having found it. 

Phantom - XOXO


Allow me to Explain...


Chasing Dreams

GROWING UP, I READ A LOT OF BOOKS, PLAYED A LOT OF VIDEO GAMES, DREW A LOT OF PICTURES, AND WAS ALWAYS OUTDOORS IN BETWEEN (USUALLY PLAYING WITH BUGS!). I WOULD TEND TO GET A BIT UPSET WHEN MY MOM WOULD TELL ME TO "GET OFF THE GAMES," SO I WOULD OFTENTIMES CARRY ON THEIR STORIES OUTSIDE WITH ME IN THE FORM OF MAKE-BELIEVE. AND SO, I WOULD ROAM THE GARDENS AS A FAIRY WITH ALL OF MY BUTTERFLY BUDDIES, WHIP UP "MAGIC POTIONS" OF CRAB APPLE BERRIES AND BIRCH SEEDS, AND WITH THE SWINGS OF THE SWING-SET AS MY AIDE, I WOULD SOAR WITH MY DRAGON FRIENDS HIGH UP IN THE SKY. OH... AND GRANDMA'S POND HAD A WAY OF TURNING MY SIBLINGS AND ME INTO MAGICAL BEASTS... MOST COMMONLY: MERMAIDS! IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT IT IS THANKS TO MY MANY FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THAT SUCH AN ACTIVE IMAGINATION STILL THRIVES WITHIN ME, AND THAT THESE MEMORIES MAKE ME SO HAPPY AND ARE SO DEAR TO ME IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO... THROUGH MERMAIDING, VIDEO CREATION, AND CRAFTS, I AM ON A MISSION TO HELP OTHERS "LIVE LIFE MAGICALLY" BY NOURISHING THE IMAGINATION AND BY REVEALING THE MAGIC THAT EXISTS IN THE WONDERFUL WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.  

GROWING UP, I READ A LOT OF BOOKS, PLAYED A LOT OF VIDEO GAMES, DREW A LOT OF PICTURES, AND WAS ALWAYS OUTDOORS IN BETWEEN (USUALLY PLAYING WITH BUGS!). I WOULD TEND TO GET A BIT UPSET WHEN MY MOM WOULD TELL ME TO "GET OFF THE GAMES," SO I WOULD OFTENTIMES CARRY ON THEIR STORIES OUTSIDE WITH ME IN THE FORM OF MAKE-BELIEVE. AND SO, I WOULD ROAM THE GARDENS AS A FAIRY WITH ALL OF MY BUTTERFLY BUDDIES, WHIP UP "MAGIC POTIONS" OF CRAB APPLE BERRIES AND BIRCH SEEDS, AND WITH THE SWINGS OF THE SWING-SET AS MY AIDE, I WOULD SOAR WITH MY DRAGON FRIENDS HIGH UP IN THE SKY. OH... AND GRANDMA'S POND HAD A WAY OF TURNING MY SIBLINGS AND ME INTO MAGICAL BEASTS... MOST COMMONLY: MERMAIDS!

IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT IT IS THANKS TO MY MANY FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THAT SUCH AN ACTIVE IMAGINATION STILL THRIVES WITHIN ME, AND THAT THESE MEMORIES MAKE ME SO HAPPY AND ARE SO DEAR TO ME IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO... THROUGH MERMAIDING, VIDEO CREATION, AND CRAFTS, I AM ON A MISSION TO HELP OTHERS "LIVE LIFE MAGICALLY" BY NOURISHING THE IMAGINATION AND BY REVEALING THE MAGIC THAT EXISTS IN THE WONDERFUL WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.  


Something to Smile About

THIS TAIL ISN'T JUST FOR MY OWN ENJOYMENT! I'VE BEEN A COSPLAYER (COSTUMER) AND WEARER OF ALTERNATIVE FASHION FOR YEARS, AND FEEL SO HAPPY WHEN I'M ALL DRESSED UP IN SOMETHING ECCENTRIC. BUT, MOST OF MY CLOTHING AND COSTUMES CAN TEND TO BE A BIT DARK AND SCARY LOOKING AT TIMES, SO THEY DON'T REALLY BRING HAPPY FEELINGS TO OTHERS UNLESS THEY RECOGNIZE THE CHARACTER OR FASHION STYLE I'M DRESSED AS.  BECOMING A MERMAID HAS ALLOWED ME TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT I LOVE AND TO BETTER SHARE THAT JOY WITH OTHERS. I ACTUALLY BECAME A MERMAID WITH THE HOPES OF BRIGHTENING UP THE DAYS OF THOSE I MEET! (YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIRING THIS MERMAID BY CLICKING HERE.)

THIS TAIL ISN'T JUST FOR MY OWN ENJOYMENT! I'VE BEEN A COSPLAYER (COSTUMER) AND WEARER OF ALTERNATIVE FASHION FOR YEARS, AND FEEL SO HAPPY WHEN I'M ALL DRESSED UP IN SOMETHING ECCENTRIC. BUT, MOST OF MY CLOTHING AND COSTUMES CAN TEND TO BE A BIT DARK AND SCARY LOOKING AT TIMES, SO THEY DON'T REALLY BRING HAPPY FEELINGS TO OTHERS UNLESS THEY RECOGNIZE THE CHARACTER OR FASHION STYLE I'M DRESSED AS.  BECOMING A MERMAID HAS ALLOWED ME TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT I LOVE AND TO BETTER SHARE THAT JOY WITH OTHERS. I ACTUALLY BECAME A MERMAID WITH THE HOPES OF BRIGHTENING UP THE DAYS OF THOSE I MEET! (YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIRING THIS MERMAID BY CLICKING HERE.)


"What a Catch!"

THE TITLE HERE REFERS TO MORE THAN JUST THE MERMAID TAIL! HAVING TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT YOU'RE A MERMAID ISN'T THE TYPICAL AWKWARD MOMENT THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO CONFRONT IN THEIR LIFE... I AM SO THANKFUL THAT THOSE MOST IMPORTANT TO ME HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF MY DECISION TO EMBRACE MY FINS. THE AWESOME GUY IN THIS VIDEO EVEN HELPED ME DESIGN MY TAIL! "WHAT A CATCH" INDEED!


Rediscovering Creativity

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ARTISTIC SINCE AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. HOWEVER, IT WASN'T JUST UNTIL RECENTLY THAT I DISCOVERED MY LOVE FOR SMALL CRAFTS. PENCILS AND PAPER USED TO BE MY WEAPONS OF CHOICE, BUT NOW I'VE OPENED UP TO A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION! NEEDLESS TO SAY, CRAFTING STORES ARE A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE FOR MY WALLET.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ARTISTIC SINCE AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. HOWEVER, IT WASN'T JUST UNTIL RECENTLY THAT I DISCOVERED MY LOVE FOR SMALL CRAFTS. PENCILS AND PAPER USED TO BE MY WEAPONS OF CHOICE, BUT NOW I'VE OPENED UP TO A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION! NEEDLESS TO SAY, CRAFTING STORES ARE A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE FOR MY WALLET.


Lost in the Woods...

I love going on hikes through nature with my family and friends, and spend as much of my free-time as possible exploring the great outdoors. I find that being in nature is both  relaxing and inspiring. Sitting out by the water is actually where I come up with most of the ideas for my videos and creations! 

I love going on hikes through nature with my family and friends, and spend as much of my free-time as possible exploring the great outdoors. I find that being in nature is both  relaxing and inspiring. Sitting out by the water is actually where I come up with most of the ideas for my videos and creations! 


Beyond the Horizon

Living in Northern Michigan has really helped me to develop an appreciation of the natural world and all of the beauty that it has to offer. As a mermaid, the many beaches are a wonderful luxury that I feel blessed to have the pleasure of taking full advantage of. Our world really is a magical place with Each day presenting new and exciting opportunities to delve deeper into the magic. I can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead!

Living in Northern Michigan has really helped me to develop an appreciation of the natural world and all of the beauty that it has to offer. As a mermaid, the many beaches are a wonderful luxury that I feel blessed to have the pleasure of taking full advantage of. Our world really is a magical place with Each day presenting new and exciting opportunities to delve deeper into the magic. I can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead!


Nice Meeting You!

THANKS FOR TAKING A SEC TO GET TO KNOW ME!

I KNOW I'M A BIT OF A STRANGE ONE, BUT THAT ONLY MAKES LIFE MORE INTERESTING, RIGHT??? ANYWAY, IF YOU WOULD LIKE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH MY BLOG HERE FOR A BETTER GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF THE MAGIC CRAFTER. I ALSO POST REGULARLY TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL, AND YOU CAN CATCH A NEW VIDEO THERE EVERY WEDNESDAY. THANKS AGAIN FOR STOPPING BY, AND PLEASE DO EXPLORE AROUND! 

Thanks for taking a sec to get to know me! I know I'm a bit of a strange one, but that only makes life more interesting, right??? Anyway, if you would like, please feel free to follow along with my blog HERE for a better glimpse into the life of The MAgic Crafter. I also post regularly to my YouTube Channel, and you can catch a new video there every wednesday. Thanks again for stopping by, and please do explore around! 

With Love,

-Mermaid Phantom XOXO