Clowning Around

My brain is the creative equivalent of a car full of clowns.  It’s so crammed full of ideas that they sometimes struggle to find their way out unscathed……..Livonne


I realised today that I’ve been badly neglecting this site.  I’ve been putting stuff onto instagram and to facebook but haven’t been putting anything on here.  It’s been a busy few months with the birth of my first grandchild (a gorgeous little girl to make my heart sing) and a trip overseas but I’m now back to earth again and ready to throw myself into being the best creative I can be.  I’m busy   working on a movie poster for an upcoming film at the moment, so over the next few weeks, I’ll start to add some of the images I have created over the last few months.

2018 is going to be even busier than 2017 turned out to be and I can’t believe we’re only 4 months away from it.  I have an exhibition planned for the end of this year and 2 for next year so it’s a very exciting time of my life.  It’s amazing what can happen in your life when you start to believe in yourself.

In my life, I’ve had a bit of a love hate relationship with clowns.  As a child and teenager I loved them.  I even had a clown persona for fetes etc.  Her name was Marshmallow.  I loved clowning and to see excitement on children’s faces and smiles from adults.  I adored the wistful nature of Pierrot clowns and was drawn to the eyes of sad clowns.  Over the years I built up quite a collection of them.  Then I saw Steven King’s IT and the love affair ended.  I wish I’d never seen it.  I hate horror movies.  But I did and it affected my    relationship with clowns.

Recently, I decided to finally put Pennywise the evil clown behind me and get back to the joy that clowns can bring.  So, what better way than to create my own circus of them.  I asked the gorgeous Josie and Kirsty to be my models and the rest, as they say, is history.  I love the whimsy these beautiful girls brought to the photoshoot.  I hope you do too.  So, I’m sending in the clowns..


2 thoughts on “Clowning Around

  1. Nope, I can’t say like clowns. I remember seeing a clown for the first time. It was at a circus. I would have been about 5 or 6. I was not scared of them (there were two) but I didn’t find them funny at all. I thought they were too loud and frenetic and they did silly things like hitting each other or falling down. I just couldn’t understand why the crowd was laughing. It’s a pity your enjoyment of clowns was spoilt. Yes, you can’t just un-see or un-hear a horror story. I lived in an isolated area at one time and I steered clear of any horror films because they played with my head. I quite like the bottom right photograph.

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    1. I wasn’t into the red nosed Bozo kind of clown.. but Pierrot and Columbine always held a fascination for me. I don’t see clowns as funny but more tragic. When I watched IT, I don’t think I was aware that it was a horror story (my bad) but boy, I’ve never made that mistake again lol.

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