Saturday, May 15, 2010

Greetings From The Big Top !

song pairing : Roustabout by Beats Antique

Well if my lack of posts was any indication
it's been, I have to say 
looking a little like this 
around here the last week ...

Circus Scene painting by Alexander "Sandy" Calder 
( an anniversary gift to his sister in 1926 )

Isn't this a wonderful painting ?
Ever since I saw it in person in NY
it has remained my all time 
( This picture doesn't do it justice ... it's huge in person ! )

Maybe it reminds me of our life a little
( crazy yes, but there's always music at least one person smiling ! )

Well today and tomorrow...
the clowns are gone & the elephants have cleared  
and I am regrouping the house and returning it to 'normal'

whatever that is !

dadadreams art via popcircus

And since I've been thinking about this painting, 
I'm kind of circus inspired 
I found this site called unearthed
and fell in love with these antique circus items !

What a cool side table this circus stand would make ...

this costume would be so fun hanging somewhere too ...

or how about this carnival wheel ?

these juggling pins ...

or these carnival pins and balls ?

What fun !

Oh dear
I'm getting some ideas .... 
I'd love to redo some things around here
* Whoa Nelly !*
1st things 1st
I have to clear the rings and get ready 
for another week of 'performing' ! 
( am I the only one who feels this way ? )

and  a  5  6  7  8  ...

So what are your plans 

 Are you sitting back and enjoying 
the show 

or performing amazing feats of 
skill and bravery ?

All in All
I hope it is a
most spectacular weekend !!!

See you again this week !


COCAMIA said...

Oh how i love all these antique pieces!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

LOVE!!!! Oh how I love circus items! I am off to visit that site. Was that painting in your house? It's amazing!

lisa golightly said...

Lynn, if I owned this painting, I wouldn't have to work any longer ! I would like to make a reproduction for myself however. The original is 70" x 84" and currently hangs at the Berkeley Art Museum ! It was part of an exhibit at MOMA NY 2 years ago when I saw it. Do a Google image search on Alexander Calder ... when he lived in Paris in the 20's he made all kinds of circus related pieces ... you would LOVE them !

lisa golightly said...

correction ... I meant to say it was at the Whitney Museum of Art.

DolceDreams said...

Very create the best posts! My life has certainly been like a circus, with the end of the school year shenanigans....days and hours until life consists of which bathing suit (agghhhh!!!) to lounge by the pool in!
Have a great week,
hey whatever happened to your mirror art that you were doing? I loved it...

FrenchBlue said...

So fun Lisa! I feel like I was just on a carnival ride!! The circus is the most whimsical place I know~~

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh what a fun post! Those top paintings remind me of Ludwig Bemelmans! XO Lisa!

Haleigh said...

i am sort of into the vintage circus look right now too! I bought a little dress for sale in my etsy that looks like an old striped circus curtain fabric and the cute is very fun so I called it the "trapeze dress" :-D

PS i am having dreams lately of being the proud owner of the chanel marquis wall lighting...*sigh**** **swooonnnn****

The Zhush said...

Crazy...I actually have those carnival pins (no ball). Mine are red white and blue! Same exact...and NEVER knew what they were...just thought they were kinda cool! Thanks.

vicki archer said...

Love your circus! xv

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm in love with all this circus stuff. Wouldn't you have loved to see The Romanos in person?

Karena said...

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Leah said...

Crazy fun! Love your post!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

Lisa -- yes! life is a big friggin' 3-ring circus at times right now. can't wait to turn the corner. love your post ... great week to you! ;)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I love your circus inspired post...pure fun :-)

Happy Monday!

Cheers: Evi

Anthony said...

I'm sure you must've KNOWN that I'd LOVE this post, Lisa! It's awesome!

That first circus painting would be wonderful to see in person, so as to experience the full power of its "actual size". And thank you for the linkback(?) to Pop Circus underneath Dadadreams' The Normals collage! That was very polite. You get a gold star.

I MUST check out the site that sells circus-y things... (I hope it's affordable. Ha, ha!)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Amazing post...I would like to have a circus theme party one day!
Fab week Lisa~

Dustjacket Attic said...

Well it sounds like you are having an interesting time of it. The painting is amazing, so much going on in it.

Hope it calms down a bit for you and you are so welcome at DJA.