Thursday, May 3, 2012

Illustration Friday - Jump

This illustration portrays what I consider to be one of my most embarrassing memories. I was five and at my first official swimming lesson. The teacher asked if I knew how to dive. "Yes" I said, thinking back to when my cousins taught me in my Auntie's pool. I bent my arms and put my hands above my head like in the illustration, ready to jump and that's when it happened. Everybody laughed. All the parents on the side were giggling, AT me. I'm sure they were only laughing because I was cute but I felt humiliated and I have never forgotten it. 

These days, I'm sure I could dive if I wanted to and I am mindful not to laugh at my own daughter when she is trying to be serious. It's difficult to keep a straight face when she is being so incredibly adorable though.


  1. This is so incredibly CUTE. You have so adeptly captured that moment. No laughing---just a lot of AWWWWWs and smiles for this!! :) :)

  2. Really lovely illustration, love the delicacy.

  3. Great picture, Hannah. The body language is really adorable. Sometimes as adults we forget how complex the emotions of children can be.

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  4. Adorable! Love the little suit with the frilly edges and those slightly turned-in feet.

  5. what a story with your lovely illustration....

  6. Thanks for your kind comments everyone :)

  7. lovely.... it is so cold in Nederland.. 10 degrees C.

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