Day 10 – Painting for Parkinson’s – The Octopus’s Garden

Octopus'sGarden-webThe Octopus’s Garden
12″x12″ unframed oil on extra-deep canvas – SOLD
by Cheryl Peddie

I am donating 50% of this painting’s sale price to the Parkinson Alberta Society!
From Sun Feb 24 through Sat Mar 23, I will be creating one painting per day
and donating 50% of my sales to Parkinson Alberta Society.

Oh I’d like to be… under the sea…! Remembering the rhythmic swoosh of snorkeling in the ocean today, enjoying the serenity. This was such a delightful little painting to create. I felt contentment and whimsy, so thought the very best posting today was to share the lyrics to The Beatles’ ‘Octopus’s Garden’…Given that we’re knee-deep in snow today (still!), and I know our friends in Saskatchewan have been so for months… thought we’d all enjoy a little vacation ‘under the sea’.

“Octopus’s Garden”

I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade
He’d let us in, knows where we’ve been
In his octopus’s garden in the shade

I’d ask my friends to come and see
An octopus’s garden with me
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus’s garden near a cave

We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can’t be found
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they’re happy and they’re safe
(Happy and they’re safe)

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden with you
In an octopus’s garden with you
In an octopus’s garden with you

Thanks for reading everyone. You all are yet another reason why I love to paint. Best, Cheryl

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