“There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns…and clowns.” from The Pendragon Adventure
How many of you think that clowns are creepy? Most people I know think that, however, I never thought about it very much. I remember the days when my grandmother would take us grandkids to the Shriners’ circus and the clowns would be busy passing out gifts and popcorn balls to all the children. I suppose I was too busy looking at the goodies being passed out as I never really noticed their faces being creepy. I do recall the wonderful goodness of those HUGE popcorn balls though!
A few weeks ago I took my camera and went to the circus. There were many clowns there but they didn’t seem so loveable and approachable as they were when I was an eight or ten year old. None of them were passing out goodies either. My favorite clown that day was wearing a large colorful sombrero and had bandoliers cross crossed over his chest. Where there were supposed to be bullets were colorful crayons. He was definitely my kind of clown; artistic and not too creepy.
So, here is the first painting from one of my circus photos. I’m thinking of naming this one “Ruffles” but I would welcome any other name suggestions. And…do you think this clown is creepy?