Crowdfunding and #MerMay – 4.5.18

Lately I’ve been considering crowdfunding.

Personally I’m all for people coming together to accomplish a goal and bring something new into the world. It’s exciting and makes me feel like I’m a part of something.

But I think some people aren’t super fond of it and that’s fair enough. We don’t all have to like the same things or whatever.

The reason it’s been on my mind is that I’m thinking about using Kickstarter to raise funds to cover a specific photo shoot I want to do. And if it’s successful then maybe I would continue to use Kickstarter to fund special projects. I’m just concerned people might respond negatively to me using Kickstarter :/

So this is just a little ramble to express my current thoughts and hopefully hear some of yours?


On a more fun note, here’s a little MerMay update!

It’s day 4 which means it’s all about the sparkle – which is perfect when you have a night out on the same day. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait to see what today’s look is. For now you’ll just have to settle for the past 3 days 😀

Day 1: Moon


Day 2: Queen

Day 3: Shells

Having great fun with #MerMay so far. What do you lovelies think?

Make sure to follow me on instagram and Patreon to keep up to date ^_^

Instagram: @bluemerkitten


Lil Blue Attempts #MerMay

So as some of you may be aware certain months/events can be accompanied by specific art challenges. One of these challenges that takes place during the month of May is “#MerMay”. What’s MerMay? Well it’s an entire month dedicated to all things mermaid! Usually this is just an art kind of thing and results in some gorgeous pictures, however I figured I’d have a go at making it a daily photo challenge. So for the month of May I’ll be attempting to post selfies/photos that are prompted by the #MerMay challenge.

I’ve put together my own prompt list, inspired by the ones I found via a quick Google search and now all that’s left is to get started! So wish me luck and follow along. I’ll be posting daily photos on my Patreon, Instagram and Facebook (links at the bottom) and feel free to join in the fun.

mermay2018 week 4


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And keep up with my #MerMay challenge. I will be posting updates on here as often as I can as well ^_^

25.4.18 – “Wet AF” with Lee Jones and Jazzebell

My second shoot with Lee Jones (aka Radiomoths) as photographer and my first time working with the fabulous Jazzebell. Which came about due to the fact that they were both staying with me for a little while and Jazz wanted to get some water themed images. So the only logical thing to do was have a water fight in a small paddling pool between rain showers haha.

We started the day by decorating some water guns. Turning them into the most appropriate weapons for this particular shoot. Extra glitter and stickers obviously.

With our weapons complete next came our outfits. Swimsuits, sunglasses and a t-shirt to try and keep warm – after all it was only 9 degrees outside. Funnily enough I had managed to match my bikini to the hair bow I was wearing as well as my eyeshadow.

We then began moving the props into position, unfortunately I forgot to lift my phone so I don’t have any selfies to share of the actual shoot. But Lee and Jazz got plenty so I’ll be sure to link to their pictures ^_^

Once we were thoroughly soaked through and freezing we ran back inside to have a shower and warm up. Light bulb! Shower shoot! So on top of the water fight Jazz and I got to have even more fun splashing around in the shower. Which was my first fully nude shoot! How exciting is that xD

Finally we settled down and ordered some food, the pictures all look amazing and I can’t wait to share them with you ^_^

Make sure you go and check out Lee:

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Own Website –

As well as Jazz:





18.4.18 – Radiomoths (aka Lee Jones) – “City Mischief”

This was my first time working with Lee but he’s a photographer that I’ve been dying to work with for far too long haha. If you happen to be a Catty regular then there’s a good chance he’s taken your picture at some point.

This shoot was mostly just for fun and didn’t really have a particular theme. It was definitely more of a “getting to know you” kind of day. We wandered around Glasgow Green and down some back streets taking pictures of anything that caught our eye.

Would love to work with Lee again, the pictures we got were fantastic plus he got them back to me in no time at all! Which is amazing. Absolute pleasure to work with.

I now have the pleasure of hosting for both Lee and Jazz as they continue on their tour, which is super cool. They’ve been fantastic and even made an awesome vegan hoisin duck dinner ^_^

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