This week over at Inspiration Avenue Stephanie challenged us to create something along the theme of Harlequins, a great love of hers. She has created the most beautiful and poignant harlequin paintings, have a look at Dragonfly Design Studios.
And so I thought that this whimsical and glittery affair of mine will qualify!! A Victorian burlesque circus with a carnivalesque flair!!
A Victorian circus in a shadow box with my own take on the Ringmistress! She is a vintage doll from my vast collection of miniature dolls! She can climb out of the box and bat her eyelids at those who applaud her performance!
A wooden shadow box filled with 3D images edged and decorated with glitter, sequins, glass beads, bows and crowns! A ballet-shoe clad acrobat swings from a pair of gold spectacles suspended on a chain of hearts;
A vintage cake-topper ballerina surrounded by vintage circus tags, posters and tickets.
a sultry Burlesque dancer in the background;
'believe' with a tiny gem dangling down, in the background; and do you see the clown/harlequin's image behind microscope glass slides in the background:
And to complete the harlequin theme, the checkered circus floor
Victorian Burlesque Circus
Dimensions : 25 x 25 x 5.5 cm