Friday, August 27, 2010

Tightrope Walker 4: On Her Toes


On Her Toes, acrylic/collage, 6 x 6, Elizabeth W. Seaver
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Darla wanted to be on the stage; she wanted to be a ballerina.  Unfortunately, her family followed the circus and needed her to perform there. 

"Oh, how I wish I could leave behind the smells of popcorn and cotton candy and elephant poop,"  she sighed.

Despite the fact that her mother wanted her to put on see-through tights and to hide her fluffy tail under a high cut spandex costume, Darla donned her floatiest shirt and swirliest skirt when she walked on the tight rope.

She blocked out the cheers, gasps, and echoing sounds of popping balloons under the big top.  She even ignored the silly carnival music.  In her head, she imagined the strains of the Nutcracker Suite.


And she dreamed of being a ballerina.


27 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

This is for all of us who wanted to be ballerinas but became tightrope walkers instead!! LOVE IT! And am really enjoying your tightrope series.

Kim said...

Really nice ; ) I feel you've got a children's picture book in your future...!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Rhonda:

Aren't we all tight rope walkers of one kind or another?

Thanks so much!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Kim: You may be right. Thanks for commenting!

Anna said...

Im still here! I love your stories (elephant poop! Ha!)almost as much as I love your paintings. :)

Anna said...

...and I love the new look of your blog too!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Anna! Thanks, girl. Who knows, I may change the look of my blog every week.

I'm glad you like my stories.

Nancie Johnson said...

Love this series. It's fun & delightful!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Absolutely charming! The background is intriguing and adds to the circus theme beautifully!

lilasvb said...

love it!

Michelle Smith said...

Your paintings always make me smile. So cute.

Pam Holnback said...

This is for everyone who achieves their dreams! Love these!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Another whimsical beauty. I'm with Kim - these belong in a kid's book.

Linda G said...

Darla keep on dreaming. You can be whatever you want. And you're soooo cute doing it! Whimsical as always, Elizabeth, and I love your stories!

-Don said...

We gotta' dream it before we can be it... I'm glad you dreamed this up. It's another winner!

-Don

Cathyann said...

I agree with Kim..I thought that immediately.
I love it.

Kerri Settle said...

Go Darla! I love the stories that go along with your paintings.

Liza Hirst said...

I agree with Kim, this series lends itself to a children's book!
It is very charming and full of humour - lovely!

bricarwaller said...

Terrific as always! Love the story and the art is so great!

Celeste Bergin said...

brilliant and charming.....as always!

Art with Liz said...

This is a wonderful painting Elizabeth! And I love the story you've put to the painting.

Virginia Floyd said...

I love the colors and the intricate background in this painting! Very nice.

Dorothy said...

I love it! Daddy would have loved it; although he might have cleared his throat with talk of excrement!!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Yes, your art work makes me smile, another great piece and interesting story...!

Artist said...

love your background! beautiful idea!

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

All surreal, all beautiful. Cannot wait for more!
X David, NYC