Lake Champlain/Lake Rickabear

In 2001 we were invited up to a fellow singer in a group I was in (The Humdingers. We sang in nursing homes in Essex County, NJ). In a showoffy way I jumped off a dock into the water. I have never felt colder water and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Recently found a photo someone took of me in the water. I painted and repainted the face four times but couldn’t get the agonized look. Finally decided to cut out my face and paste it on. Ignore the double chin. I was a bit fatter then but the fat did nothing as far as providing insulation.

Strangely my friend texted me a painting I did a lot of years ago. I don’t even remember doing it. It was a lake in Kinnelon where we used to go and take the kids. I guess I like painting lakes!

To all beautiful WordPress friends, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving day.

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11 responses to “Lake Champlain/Lake Rickabear”

  1. Jodi says :

    oh how fun are these! I can feel the chill of the water!!

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  2. rivrvlogr says :

    Brrracing!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Sharon Mann says :

    Wonderful memories portrayed here. Genius…putting your picture on the face of the drawing. Happy Thanksgiving Nina.

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  4. memadtwo says :

    Oh I love the pasted photo! You do like those swimming pictures (almost as much as bridges) (K)

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  5. Evelyn Flint says :

    I love the painting of you in the water – it’s wonderful…. !

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  6. Claudia McGill says :

    Happy Thanksgiving! LOVE these. I have so many memories of lake swimming and water skiing. Even my swim team occasionally practiced in a lake. Love hearing the cold water story, I can just imagine. Brrrrr.

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  7. Carol says :

    Oh my goodness, how I love this story – and your painting/photographed face 😍. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 1 person

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