It is a quarter to four on Sunday afternoon and I was meeting up with Tim in the Ideaology booth, before he needs to be at Ranger for a demonstration, to take our picture. “You know where to look for a selfie right?”, Tim asks. A brief awkward silence precedes my response, “I have never taken one.” (attempting selfies is just way – way, away - at the bottom of my to-do list). He hoists my phone (in its ridiculously heavy wood and metal case) up; and starts taking pictures. After 8 shots he hands my phone over to one of the ever-so lovely ladies working in the Ideology booth and asks them to take a couple pictures too. Once I have my phone back he very casually adds, “One of these should be good…”.
Of the ten pictures: 5 of them have me with my eyes closed (three of these with very lovely smiles and would otherwise have been fabulous), 3 are of us pulling funny faces (these are my favourites – I love some silliness), one was blurry, and the one you see here. As forecast, “One of these [is] good…”.
I have a collection of vintage circus and carnival things and is one of my best loved “for-my-own-enjoyment themes” to make. I can’t wait for this project to make it home to join my collection.
Carnival (M. Tibbitts*)
Yield: Mini Clip Board
- Ink – Alcohol Mushroom; Distress Old Paper, Walnut Stain
- Other – Distress Crayon Picket Fence, Walnut Stain
- Other – Distress Collage (Crazing), Mixative (Silver & Snow Cap)
- Markers – Distress Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Peeled Paint
- Paint – Distress Candied Apple, Picket Fence
- Cardstock – Etcetera Paper Stash
- Hardware – Adornment (Stars), Fluted Fastener, Game Spinner, Long Fastener, Mini Clip Board, Typography
- Other – Eclectic Elements Craft Thread
- Paperie – Base Board, Design Tape (Butterfly), Ephemera (Snippets), Layers (Collection), Paper Dolls, Pocket Card Pieces, Stickers (Clippings), Typography
- Stencils – Mini Star
*M. Tibbitts is on one of the new clippings stickers, it never made it on to this project (though i tried very hard to work it in), but I cannot think of this man, in his very dashing striped pants, with any other name.