Of course the obvious choice for this topic would have been something to do with a broom. Or some association to wind. A dancer sweeping the floor with her dress also came to my mind. But nothing really appealed to me.
What I really wanted to show was the dynamic movement of sweeping. In the end I thought of this little paper ship that's swept into the drain of a bath tub.
By the way, I just saw 'Billy Elliot' and I was clearly swept by the colour scheme of set and costumes: such vibrant shades of blue, green and red, contrasting the drab environment the film is taking place in.