I have been busy making the most fanciful necklaces to go with my newest paintings. They are constructed of giant keys, snippets of my theater paintings in cameo form and lush velvet ribbons and bows. Different from my vintage locket necklaces, and I’m so excited about them. I still need to take photos…and tomorrow one will go up in my shop.
Louise from Art and Ghosts has a newish blog called Milk Tooth which is so nice to visit. Yesterday I was visiting there and she had a post about the Humpty Dumpty Circus, a toy that I had seen at the museum in Vermont. I managed to take a little snapshot of it, it really is quite the toy!
I do appreciate this old imagery in the museum setting. Folk art or toy, there is such painstaking craftsmanship in these pieces. I still had one more set of photos to share from the museum, which has such a crazy huge collection of circus items- folk art, toys, posters. Even a 1920’s carousel.
These carved elephants were in a circus procession which included over 4,000 pieces.
There were themed carts, this on one of 100’s in the procession.
A few other things, some curtained theater imagery which has been inspiring me as of late:
This model took 40 years to complete and has over 3,500 little pieces!
And speaking of theater imagery, the other evening was spent at the breathtaking Radio City Music Hall, which is the most magical place to see Tori.
She looked mad leaning over her piano. Such a passionate artist, an amazing show that had me swooning for days.