September 20, 2012

Into the woods

Two more weeks before the carnival!
Just a quick reminder to ask all of you to check the side bar and make sure your name is on the participants list. Also check that the link to your blog is correct.
We are hearing about some really creative and fabulous carnivals out there. Some of you are already done! I hope the coming first day of Fall this Saturday inspires you.
If you haven't checked out any of the links on the sidebar under Curiosities you might want to take a look. There are 2 amazing carnival weddings and a couple of very cool artists that might give you a few ideas.
Here are two to inspire you.
HBO ran a dark supernatural drama called Carnivale from 2003 to 2005. I never saw it or knew about it until now so I watched some of the episodes online. If you like your carnival creepy this is a great show to find inspiration. I love the gritty, artsy look of this carnival and definitely got a few ideas after watching it.
If your carnival is more whimsical there is this classic piece by French Post-Impressionist Henri Rosseau. 'Carnival Evening' (1885-1886) is the quintessential carnival in the woods. It just needs a few pumpkins!
Back to rounding up more attractions for my booth.
Happy Fall.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Im so excited, My Carnival is coming together nicely, Cant wait to see everyone elses!! Hxx

cmoh said...

I am hard at work on my booth and very excited to see everyone else's. Looking forward to this. Thanks for hosting.


Lynn Stevens said...

Getting excited Anna, I have my post all ready to go. a few Blog candy giveaways too.
hugs Lynn

Lynda said...

I just signed up in what I think is the correct place but I thought I better comment here too, just in case. :) I look forward to participating.

Mina said...

I love both of these images. I have been working on my pieces so I'll be sure to be ready for opening day. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I ran across that HBO Carnivale image while browsing through images for the party. I had never heard of the show but it did look perfect for the party. Good idea to watch online. LOVE that second pic too.
Can't wait to visit with all the carnival goers.

Magaly Guerrero said...

This was a royal blast. I've never spent so much time around a party post. You are addictive!

Dust and Ashes said...

What wondrous things to be seen at the carnival. I love it.