Saturday, August 25, 2012

Drawing Challenge - Circus

Miss Gloria and her wonder horse, Trixie, appeared in my sketchbook this week in response to thoughts about the Big Top.  At one time in my life, owning a horse trumped all other desires.  And of course, I would love to join the circus. 

Inktense watercolor pencils and Pigma pen in 8"x6" gamma

Thank you to the amazing Helen at Objects of Whimsey for this star-studded challenge.  Much more circus action over there - go have a look!


  1. it is rather a childhood want for most, isn't it, horses and trapeze bat women... well, you've captured it well, your lovely childhood image.
    i wonder if circuses are still as popular as before, i really do wonder now.

  2. i love her green legs
    reminds me of a leprechaun

  3. your happy smiling horse made me smile too Sus, childhood dreams transformed into a circus poster, xx

  4. Nice to meet Miss Gloria and her wonder horse Trixie...hope to see a photo with your "wonder horse"

  5. Ha, you and your hidden talents ....
    (on horse back I mean !)

  6. I am loving Miss Gloria's green tights, and Trixie's smile. What a lovely smile has Trixie. Love the name and love how well she performs to hold up Miss Gloria. Clearly these two are a loving team and enjoy giving us thrills and chills with their daring feats. Love the child like quality of this drawing. Gorgeous as always, *smiles* Norma, xo

  7. Sus, watching Miss Gloria and Trixie's tricks would be the highlight of many a girl's circus dreams! Circus life never appealed to me due to the many scary clowns hanging about! xo Carole

  8. I see you live in Alaska.. we just returned from a cruise to Alaska.. stopping in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchekan.. we found a lot of rain and fog.. but beautiful too.

  9. miss gloria is a wonderful artist, trixie too!
    :-) mano

  10. Sus how did I miss this? so sorry she is very lovely I do like her funnily enough Irma Dora's cousin is a horseback acrobat too.....maybe they know each other?.
    Gorgeous artwork Sus I love her and Trixie...

    Helen x

  11. I love this! I am only just seeing this now! I am behind.
    A ballerina standing on a horse is always impressive!
    Beautiful bright colors.



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