Tightrope I, WIP, collage/acrylic on wooden board, 8 x 8
by Elizabeth W. Seaver
At LibertyTown we get notes and checks in these cool envelopes recycled from old maps. Sometimes I use it as my money collection envelope for the month; sometimes I turn it back in to the office to be used next month, but THIS time I tore it up for collage.
Someone asked me (as I was painting away at this and talking about my planned series about other birdies on a wire) whether it was cheating to cross a tightrope when you are able to fly. As in, Where's the thrill in that?, I guess. Now, I don't know about you, but crossing a tightrope when one is blessed with a generously round figure on spindly legs which one folds up and puts away when the real mode of transportation is in operation.....well, I just call that courageous! And there is no need for that awkward net drooping below to spoil the view from above. No, I think wings and tightropes are a perfect pairing.
When was the last time you walked a tightrope, with or with out a spiffy umbrella or an outfit that sparkles?