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Sometimes these happy faces are just what they are….Happy! Sometimes they’re just for show to hide the hurts we feel. I’d like to think that most of mine are truly happy but here of late, not so much.
Watercolor on Yupo.
happy, face, make up, smile, laugh, clown, hat, bee, bright, colorful, yupo
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I love this clown painting, marsha!! A wonderful happy work:)
Thank you very much, Pam…..I really appreciate your nice comment.
– Marsha Elliott
Happy…..this scares me to death…I’ll have nightmares about this. It’s well painted though…..LOL
Sorry I frightened you, Jim. This is sort of a self portrait from my clowning days back in the 90’s. My younger son, 2 friends from church & I use to go to hospitals & nursing homes to entertain……we did skits, etc. I got pretty good at tying balloon animals!
We are what we are. Know you are loved. This is fabulous. I wish I had been with you when you did this. My yupo days are long ago and fading………need a refresher painting day with my buddy!
Maybe we can schedule a Yupo day soon.
This puts a smile on my face Marsha, don’t know why Jim’s so scared !!
Jim’s a wimp that’s why!!! LOLOLOL! Thanks, Nora. :)
How wonderfully you’ve captured the happy factor! gorgeous
Thanks so much, Marion!
What wonderful happy face Marsha! Lovely work.
Thanks, Lynda….it was fun to do.
Knowing you made some kids and some old folks laugh for a while, well that not so scary, that’s actually pretty darn cool miss Marsha. I see where Norah took me a bit seriously and where your sensitivity straightened her right out with a proper answer….LOL Again….love the way you painted.
The clown ministry lasted over a year with weekly rehearsals to keep our skits & timing fine tuned like any other performers would have to do. We could no longer fit the meetings in when the head clown, Wally, was moved to second shift work at his job & everyone else’s schedules were whacked out. Anyway, we all sure did miss doing the clowning. We named our troupe “Duolos” which is Greek for “clown” or “lowly servant”. There was never a charge for our visits to the nursing facilities or anywhere else for that matter….the smile & laughs we got from others was payment enough.
It took me a while to comment on this one – I saw the clown and ran under my bed to hide from it…. then I thought this might be a painting of you in a clown costume and that didn’t seem as scary. Besides, it was getting uncomfortable under that bed….
LOLOLOLOL!!!!! For you & Jim’s sake, I think I’m gonna have to either fine tune my clown portraits or go back to painting pigs butts….at least they make people smile! :)
Fab Yupo painting Marsha. I worked in a nursing home and everyone appreciated visits like this more than you can ever know.
Thank you so much, Val…..it was so nice of you to share this tidbit with me regarding nursing home visits. Sure do appreciate that!
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