Swim Crowns!Saturday, November 7, 2015
Our first aquatic call to action–Swim Inspired CROWNS!
It began when my “birthday” swim was foiled by a very spotty case of Roseola applied on one very fiery toddler. So no lunchtime swim for this lady, instead I stayed home from work to take care of my rash and fever ridden kid, while watching Annie, and eating Mac N’Cheese on the couch. Rash and fever aside, that’s a pretty fun day in my opinion! Ha! But I was a little bummed about missing that swim window… so I thought maybe to cheer myself up, I could make myself a birthday crown, all about swimming!
So out came the craft paper, scissors and tape! And from the flurry of snips, clips and aqua colored paper fluttering about the living room… emerged my pièce de résistance! An ode to swimming laps in my favorite red bathing suit!
I sent the image to my fellow swimmers and challenged them to each make their own. And the results were OUTSTANDING!
Laura and Lindsay of course, both knocked it out of the pool with their crowns.
Lindsay made a fabulous and nostalgia inducing swim badge inspired crown!
And Laura’s created an outstanding work of swim art, with layers of waves and swimmers towering above her head!
So I’m going to call our first Swim Crafting Challenge (which I hope will be one of many more to come,) a resounding success!
Now it’s your turn! I’ve sketched up some quick and simple instructions on how you can make your own swim crown! Really the whole idea is to have fun and meditate a little on why you love to swim yourself… and then create a crown to celebrate those buoyant thoughts! Last request… share them with us! We would love to see what you make!
*Main rule... have fun and make some waves!