Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sideshow Banner Madness... Feeling Crabby!

I'd like you to meet Crustacea... part woman, part crab. You see... she was born this way. And she realized that the Traveling Carnival Sideshow was really the best place for her to go. There she could fit in with all the other outcasts, and she'd be taken care of like royalty. The best of both worlds!

As you can see, I'm really loving this whole sideshow theme. Most likely because I felt like an outcast for most of my lifetime. Add to that, being born in July under the arthropodic sign of Cancer, and you have... Crustacea!

I'm having so much fun trying to make these strange visions of mine come to fruition, and enjoying every second of the process. After finding the perfect natural color canvas-like material as the basis of my banner... I tested out acrylic paints and was surprised at how vibrant they looked. Today, I'll be using one of those old High School projector things and a transparency of my sketch to trace the image onto a 3 foot by 4 foot section of fabric. I just can't wait to get started!

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