Sunday, December 18, 2011


"Baby cried the day the circus came to town

Silk Clown Dress by Dawn Sharp
'cause she didn't want parades
Polka Dot Ruffle Blouse

 just passin' by her
Moonlight Orange Tank Top
So she painted on a smile

Circus Girl Colored Pencil
and took up with some clown
Clown Bearing Gifts
While she danced without a net
 upon the wire

from book Mirette on the High Wire

know a lot about 'er 'cause, you see
Baby is an awful lot like me

Me at my birthday party at McDonalds.
I think I was 6 yrs. old, maybe?

Don't cry out loud

Just keep it inside, 

Pierrot Art Print
 learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud
And if you should fall,

remember you almost had it all


Baby saw that when
they pulled that big top down

They left behind her dreams among the litter

Acrobat by Ice Kubi

The different kind of love
she thought she'd found

There was nothin' left
but sawdust and some glitter

Ribbon Cuff Bracelet by Poison Garden

But baby can't be broken
'cause you see
She had the finest teacher-
that was me-I told 'er

Harley Quin Print

Don't cry out loud
Just keep it inside
and learn how to hide your feelings

Fly high and proud
And if you should fall, 
remember you almost had it all
- words by Melissa Manchester

Back in the olden days, when I was little,
McDonald's actually furnished the cake for you.
Ronald McDonald also made an appearance.
Yes, he was all dressed up. He probably shook my hand.
He may have even hugged me, but he didn't speak.

Now that I showed you in the above photos, I once had a birthday party at McDonalds. You can see I wasn't always a vegetarian. I didn't choose to do that until 9th grade.

I do love clowns! For me they are the joy of the circus. I like that they can be silly, & make people laugh. I know some people are afraid of them. I hope I didn't scare anybody. 

On a happy note, the sun has been shining the past 2 days!  Right now I'm in a hotel room.
I'll see my nieces tomorrow.  :)


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  2. Lovely post my friend! love the drawings and your photos as a kid! so cute! wonderful memories I bet. x

  3. Great post! You have a really nice blog!

  4. Perfect post as usual. And what an adorable child you were.

  5. I think clowns are slightly scary, but the circus images you chose are all adorable. I love how you include images of cute little child-you on your blog, Your blog is so thought provoking sometimes!

  6. Lovely baby photos! I love looking at old images :)

  7. I´m afraid of clowns since i was a kid. It´s embarassing but i do. I guess "It" did not help either. But i loved the pictures and the words on this post. peace

  8. I'm a vegetarian too (well, actually a vegan, but still)! Yay!

  9. There's a circus 30 meters from my house and I hate it! Too noisy.

  10. i like the silk clown dress

  11. Nice post. Cute childhood pictures and I love the first dress.

    Heel in Mint

  12. I'm a bit afraid of clowns but this is a lovely post nonetheless. :)

  13. I love this song! I chose to be a vegetarian in high school and was really passionate about it, but have gone back to eating meat since. I think about it all the time, though. I didn't understand (back then) how to get the right amount of protein and what not, but have done a lot of research since and may try again. :)

  14. Thank you so very much for your visit, and wonderful words.
    Great and inspiring post.

  15. hahaha i used to be scared of Ronald, that's why my mom organized one of my birthdays at Burger King instead of McDonalds! hahahaha

    can't wait to see the pictures from your trip.. sunny pictures :)


  16. yes, i love the beach! haha.

    that baby picture of you is adorable :-)


  17. aww.. how adorable you were at 6yo! :)

    I always wanted to have a bday at McDonalds! Altho I didn't want McDonalds to have an appearance tho. Clowns creep me out a little bit ;p


  18. Teddi Hello dear, I love the pictures, was looking at his photograph of a child, and it's amazing how your smile is the same! I love!

  19. lovely post and the pics are so pretty!

  20. I think clowns are creepy, but in a good way. Well, I mean, I wouldn't want to meet one in a dark alley or anything. But I adore that silk clown dress. And the photos of you as a little kid, I always enjoy seeing those! By the way, I did watch that Project Accessory episode. It was saved on my DVR and as soon as I read your comment I watched it. It was INSANE! I wanted that spider cuff. Badly.


  21. wooow nice post and i was really shock about de phtos of the view from that city..great =)

  22. thanks for liking my drawing! :)
    and loved this post.. great choice of images.. I'm not that much into clowns but I'm not scared either.. my aunt had this huuuge obsession with clowns, I swear there is a room in her house with more than 500 clowns: figurines, paintings, clothing, pillows, dolls, masks, plastic art representations, paper machee, etc.. that is a scary room to be honest.


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