Monday, August 22, 2011


 This is a piece I entered in Art Chix's latest challenge, "a trip to the circus".  The stamped images are from stamps by Stampfrancisco, the clown on the right is an Art Chix image from their "My Halloween Costume" sheet, now discontinued, I believe; the figures in the foreground are from Tiny Things Are Cute.  The background paper I stamped with gold pigment ink and used my sewing machine for some free-form stitches.  I painted the cigar box to coordinate with the orange-y red and used a gold Shiva paint stick to edge the front.

Interestingly, I finished this Monday night and in class on Tuesday night, I found out about Lifesize Mouse Trap at the Carnegie Science Center and the Circus Apocolypse Reunion on Wednesday.