Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Ode to Swimming

I'm sitting here writing this blog posting looking out the window at the swimming pool all sealed up and put away for another year. I know it's inevitable but a part of me mourns its retirement. I decided to pay homage to my love of water and swimming in these journal pages. That's what I love about art can write about whatever takes your fancy. I was running one morning and a childhood ditty was firmly playing in my head, over and over again. I didn't have the coordination to do the accompanying actions, thank goodness! I would have looked ridiculous. Do you remember it?
Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool,
When days are hot, when days are cold, in a swimming pool,
Breast stroke, side stroke, fancy diving too,
Oh don't you wish you never had anything else to do but....


Janny said...

I am not a swimmer, only wen I would have my own pool;o) Beautiful pages Heather!

martha brown said...

I LOVE swimming, Heather! I swim all winter (indoors:) and we have a pool at my school -- so I sing this (or chant it) with the kids all the time. I'll do the actions for you next time I see you! Your spread is great!

Melissa said...

I love to swim too! I grew up with a pool and my cousin and I went swimming everyday. I bet the "girls and the boy" are looking longingly out the window at the pool with you! LOL

anne said...

Love these. the colour is gorgeous