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Little Blue Clown

9.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.2"D

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Arlene Crafton

MONROVIA, MD

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: costume, blue, little boy, clown

Media: pastel on ampersand artists panel

Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.2"D

Year Created: 2012

This is so different from what I usually do. I was a little "blue" myself when I did this. I had just sent one son off to his first year of college and another off to South Korea with the US Army. I had a serious case of the "mama blues". Art always makes me happy so I gave it a try. I started with a vintage sepia picture of a very solemn dark-haired little boy in a clown costume. Before I knew it, my clown was dressed in blue to match my mood and the solemn little boy. I asked myself, "why is he so blue"? Because his balloon popped of course!

My love of art dates back to childhood. As a child and teen, I never went anywhere without my bag of "drawing stuff" -- pencils, pens, paper and drawing books. I took all the art classes I could in school. However, as often happens, the demands of family and life took over and, unfortunately, many years went by with very little time to devote to my art.. Ultimately, I reached the point several years ago where I could not exist another day without art in my life. With great joy and much encouragement from my family, art again began to play a significant role in my life. At this time, I also chose to work in color, taking the leap from strictly working in black and white. At this time, I am thrilled to be a full-time artist, working mainly in pastel, colored pencil or ink and sometimes combining these for mixed media. My subject matter varies widely -- whatever catches my eye and imagination. As long as I'm creating, I'm happy! I belong to several area art groups and have participated and sold works in various shows. I look forward to reaching another audience through Vango. I thank you for visiting my portfolio and I hope that as you view my work, the joy I feel in creating it is apparent!

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