Sunday, February 28, 2010
Clowns for a Day
Kelsey (on the left) and myself (on the right) transformed into clowns last night at the 45th annual Jamestown Art Center gala. The event raises money for the local art center by auctioning off donated items and selling tickets to the event which includes a meal, live music and other activities. This years' theme was Cirque De Soliel. Kelsey and myself were part of the 'other' activities as cirque de soliel themed clowns. The great costumes were made specifically for us.
Kelsey thinks my overzealous clowning made more enemies than friends, and I admit I saw more nervous displeased looks than happy ones. I think I had more fun as a clown than anyone attending the event. My antics included; climbing one of the free standing walls and pretending to nap and pretending to nearly fall of the edge as I dreamed, pretending to get drunk and fall around wasted, and trying to swat an imaginary fly. Kelsey's more laid back strategy seemed to be more crowd pleasing.
I did donate a miniature clown painting to the silent auction. You can see it below. The first photo should give you a sense of scale and the second should give you a close up of the details. The painting is 3 and a half inches square and mounted inside the gold frame.