I fully intended to do flowers - I started a background. Then I thought, maybe I have a watercolor background already to play with so I can start doing my textural marks right away. It was looking kind of watery but I went with it. The next day, I looked at it and saw the mermaid. So I did my top layer with ultramarine instead of white guoache. Maybe because my friends were talking about #MerMay. I'll get to the flowers another time!