A box filled with paint-by-numbers.
All initialed on the back and dated 1953.
Those of you who know me well are asking themselves why a clownophobic would buy a stack of clown paintings.
I don't have a clue.
I thought they would be great for a Halloween display at the booth.
They were rather appealing in a gruesome way.
NOTE: "Coulrophobic" is the correct term for someone with a fear of clowns.
Who can resist a face like this?
Very close to Emmett Kelly, the fearful clown of my 1950's youth.
I brought home both the small and large ones.
A few in-betweeners too.
A clown dancing with a baby elephant.
A juggling clown with a bear playing an accordion.
Folks this is the stuff of horror movies.
There is some D movie about clowns from outer space - the name escapes me.
Scared me into nightmares for weeks.
Now for the tame stuff.
Purchased solely for the frames.
I have to do a frame project or thirty to use the frames lying around.
Yes, I have said that several times.
Yes, I continue to buy deep frames.
A floral print from the forties.
My favorite Madonna and Child print.
Two small nature prints.
A grab bag of stuff revealed -
A BABY JESUS!!!
I always save Baby Jesus if he is thrown in some box.
They all come out at Christmas.
I never pass up bronze baby shoes.
The others will be put in display boxes.
A wire basket with a metal twig handle.
And just for Cheryl in Wisconsin -
A cheese box.
Look what is stamped on the bottom, Cheryl!
I am hoping you are getting your projects ready for next week's opening of Make It Monday.
On Monday, September 8, I will be co-hosting the new Make It Monday link party with Tamara and Mitzi.
Tamara had this link party for quite awhile and then took a break. Read the Party Announcement at Etcetorize!
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