I saw Water for Elephants this week and loved it!
It was breathtakingly beautiful and made me grateful for movies that succeed so authentically in transporting us back in time.
(I found this whimsical watercolor at an estate sale)
The circus was quite a sight to behold back then.
I've never been one for clowns except for the ones in Cirque de Soleil.
In fact I've always found them to be rather scary, that is until... I came across this wonderful vintage book from the 1940's.
Ever since I got this book I can't stop staring at this bunch of unique & amazing clowns!
J'adore the ropes under the big top!
BUMPO and his little dog TINY
SPOTTY and his hungry pig SUSIE
GA-GA and his nurse PUSHMIE
and his two gawking goslings,
GEEZIE and LEEZIE
DROOPY and his closest friend OSCAR
HIGHTIE and MIGHTIE
the juggling boys
The Great and Honorable, Plenty-High, Plenipotentiary, King-of-the-Ring,
His Royal Highness:
The Quacking Duchess of Goosedom, Waddling Wizard, and Puller-of His-Royal-Highness
GRANDIOSO'S goose cart.
This tattered little blue book with it's beautifully rendered drawings has captured my heart!
What about you?