The Old Swimming Hole

“The Old Swimming Hole” is an original, handcut paper/mixed media collage on 6×6 heavy watercolor paper.

This instructional image from a vintage Boy Scout Handbook tells you to “grasp your ankles and you’ll float like a jellyfish.” THEN they tell you to learn the proper way to breathe… The background for this little piece includes an authentic, handwritten receipt from the early 1900s and some hand-painted papers evocative of water. I’m ready to join these boys in their swimming hole, how about you?