Tuesday, July 19, 2016

creative tuesdays :: pond

Pond is the theme this week at Creative Tuesdays. Thanks to Michael for hosting!

I can’t say that I’m a big fan of ponds. Or lakes for that matter. They do look calm and refreshing but I don’t like being in water where I can’t see my feet. If I can’t tell what is lurking beneath the surface, it bothers me.

My last experience…and by last, I mean final experience…was about 25 years ago. I was standing in shallow water waiting to climb into a boat when I felt something brush against by leg. I thought it was a fish but turned to discover a snake had just slithered past me in the water.

I never ran so fast in my life! And that’s why you won’t catch me near a pond or lake!!

However, oceans and sandy beaches are a very different experience ☺


  1. thanks for sharing your experience! I do like ponds and lakes, they appear calm for the most part! Nice work!

  2. cute drawing, I like his backward hat and his smile.

    have a lovely day.

  3. That is too funny, Sue!! I am exactly the same as you actually, when it comes to Lakes and ponds and even oceans for that matter so maybe even worse. LOL.

    Anyway, great write up -- I can only imagine you running so fast like that -- for a fantastic illustration. I love it. It is so serene. No snakes here! Well done. And thank you for doing that!!

  4. I hear ya! I'm apparently a large piece of bait for every living creature in water....only chlorinated water for me!!! Love your Creative Tuesday illo!

  5. Reading about your snake experience explains why I do NOT like to get into our creek. I do not like them. I will put a chair in them for me and one for my feel when I am REALLY HOT, and pray I do not have a slithering visitor. Your painting is precious. Maybe one day I will get to the point where I can paint like you do. I just adore your style. Hope all is well with you this week. genie


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