I photographed the selkie's first stage --halfway inside-out -- with all parts finally sewn together and the tattered robe of the "woman half" pinned in place.
A bit of seaweed and faded strands of three-toned hair.
Female selkies are said to make excellent wives, but because their true home is the sea, they will often be seen gazing longingly to the ocean. If her skin is found she will immediately return to her home — sometimes, her selkie husband — in the sea. ("Selkies" Wikipedia.org).