Recycling is so important to me and one of my evening rituals is to clip interesting collage fodder from old magazines while watching TV. It is my down time...a time to start unwinding from the days activities and to start preparing my body for bed and a restorative sleep. At least that is what I am supposed to do according to a Holistic Nutritionist that I have been seeing but even clipping magazines gets me excited...especially as I start imagining how I can use them in my collages. Eeeeek! A creative mind never rests!!!
Anyway, this is a story about a gymnast turned Circus performer:
Why did she agree to do it she asked herself? Why did she agree to stand on top of a drum, balanced on the finger of a thirty foot high statue and dressed in a lion suit? She was a gymnast for gosh sake...not a circus performer! If only she had said "no" when the Ringmaster asked her to fill in for one of his performers who had taken ill. But she tried to say "no" and couldn't. All that he had to do was flash that crooked grin of his which revealed two hidden dimples on each side of his ruggedly handsome face and she was powerless...powerless to refuse him.
|COLLAGE FROM MAGAZINES|
|FINISHED COLLAGE WITH SHADING AND LETTERING ADDED|
Until next time!