Sunday, 8 June 2008

Gothic Arches Clown Challenge

I decided to have a go at the Gothic Arches challenge site. The theme for this week is clowns. I have never really liked clowns and always found them a bit scary and sad. So many clowns/comedians in reality ie. Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Spike Milligan have had quite sad lifes. So the question is are clowns Happy or Sad?? For this arch I used various torn painted backgrounds, a picture from an old encyclopedia that was about to be thrown out, an arrow with eyelets and everything overstamped with numbers and coloured with crayons, pens etc.

12 comments:

Rosie said...

Stempelchaotin is the equivalent of a manic stamper!! But that's just by the by... I laughed my socks off at what you'd written on my blog - re: cutting his balls out... I was giggling as I typed that, trying not to be too smutty!!
I love all the textures in your arch - it's great! My Dh said the best thing about wearing a clown's face, is that you can paint your mood on... needless to say, his was usually a happy face!

kreativgeschwafel said...

your arch really looks wonderful! so many details to discover - great!

Ginger said...

So very pretty loved it! Go back to check out more of your blog:o)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a brilliant arch.
Gorgeous design. Love it.

herminesplace said...

Fabulous, great shape and colours.

friedaquilter said...

Stunning, beautiful textural background and you've portrayed the sad face of the clown so well!

Sija said...

Fabulous arch! Love it

Sarah aka Flo said...

This is quite the work of art.

I love that arrow with eyelets set into it.

I don't like clowns much either....scary

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is a fabulous arch! lovely work!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE your collaged arch! Especialy that wonderful arrow!

~*~Patty said...

I agree with your take on clowns, that said, I feel your arch is so wonderful, it really captures the clown spirit! The shape of it is so special too.

Kriss said...

Great arch ... it's beautiful. Lots of great details.