Sunday, 22 September 2013

Bird is the Word Challenge - Dance

I guess this is a slightly different take on the word 'dance'; having a family of boys and one little granddaughter not yet old enough for dance lessons I needed to think outside the square for this challenge page.
This photo is of our second son snorkelling at a large aquarium in our city; the swim was a gift from his wife and I had jokingly asked if she had another motive for giving him this gift for his birthday! I was only slightly less concerned when the guide explained that the this type of shark would not normally attack humans and is kept really well fed. The large turtle is more of a concern as his beak is very sharp and our son was advised to keep his hands close to his body and not to wriggle his fingers. Apparently our son would have loved to have donned a scuba tank for this and actually been able to dive but he has had breathing issues in the past and this made snorkelling his only option.  
We were able to walk around the tank and watch our son from all angles as he made his way through the seascape in his dance with the shark and other creatures in the tank but also interact with his children and us through the water.
Thank you for looking and any comment you may leave, best wishes


  1. I love the masking that makes it look like water on the page
    The stitching is so effective and a great personal touch
    What a great present and opportunity for him to have experienced!
    Love your interpretation if the word dance!!

  2. That is a fabulous back ground masking, looks like water, and a great interpretation on the word dance too.. and thanks for joining in at BITW too!!

  3. I love the background. This is so different from your other layouts. It is impressive.

  4. Love the story!!...fabulous layout!!
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Bird Is The Word

  5. Wow I love your take on the word Dance! What a beautiful thing it must be to dance in the water with the wildlife! Great idea for this challenge! Great page! come by and visit if you can I have a giveaway going on! All the best!

  6. It really seems to dance in the water!!
    Your layout is amazing with that masking job, thanks a lot for playing along with us at BITW!

  7. Love it,thanks for joining in at BITW

  8. Beautiful work
    love the colors ans pic
    tks for playing with us at BITW

  9. What a fun layout and story. What an awesome experience. so glad you joined us at Bird is the Word!