Monday, 10 September 2012

Circus

Of course, the first thing I thought of was the big top. I tried a new technique, painting with alcohol ink on Yupo paper (a synthethic watercolor paper). The there is " Be the ringmaster of your own circus" and if you look carefully, I am the ringmaster, having transposed my face on the drawing of the ringmaster. Wand what is the circus without an elephant, a clown, an acrobat and a tiger? I can't say that I am crazy about the piece.
The second thing that  think of is the carousel with its magnificent horses. I was fortunate enough to see a carousel horse being made once and recreated it for you. The tag is three tiered. The first picture is simply the raw, sanded wooden blocks of the upper part of the horse. The second tag is of the horse as its carvings are rough cut into it and the third is a completed horse. The rough cut and the completed horse are on vellum so that when overlaid, you can get the full effect.


Sorry I was so late, my ISP was having glitches all week long!

9 comments:

  1. Pretty tags, love how you have done the carousel horse! Valerie

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  2. I love the technique of layering on the carousel horse, very effective, the big top is lovely, bright and colourful! x

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  3. Very clever! I love that you made yourself the ringmaster. Blessings!

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  4. Both are wonderful! Great ideas!

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  5. That carousel horse is gorgeous Martha.
    Lynn and the Doodly birds

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  6. I love the idea of layering of the stages of the making of your beautiful carousel horse. How lucky you were to have seen this with your own eyes.

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  7. You make a wonderful ringmaster Martham!! ...just love your carousel horse!

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  8. This is a lot of fun with yourself a the ringmaster. Great idea. Gorgeous horse! :0)

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  9. Great work - I love the ringmaster ... and the layers on the carousel horse are really clever.

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