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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Clown Star

Here's my latest circus tin, this one on two stripey feet and sporting big shiny stars that I found under my daughter's bed while cleaning out her room. Of course I took them. They're mine now.
I used little wooden candle cups for the legs on this one. After I painted the stripes, I aged them both with a little ink for that beautiful grungy carnival feel.

The clowns are stacked for a bit of dimension:
And, the back is decorated with a couple of circus posters. Funny story: it wasn't until I was getting ready to post this picture that I noticed I had made a mistake and the posters were upside down. Doh! Luckily, I was able to peel off the top layers of them and replace them with two new posters, right side up this time. That will teach me to leave a project partially done overnight and not check for orientation when I start it back up!
Happy holiday weekend, USA! I hope everyone has a great Fourth.


  1. I just learned how to fix my problem with being unable to leave comments. Now I can tell you that your art makes me smile. This circus has it goin' on!


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