Samstag, 25. August 2012

drawing challenge

mixed media on canvas, 8 x 8 cm, 2011.

mixed media on canvas10 x 10 cm, 2011.

flirting with the moon
sketchbook 2012

sketchbook 2012

 mixed media on canvas, 2005.

"Flirting with the moon" is a new drawing inspired by a clown: Katharina.
And I collected some older paintings and drawings for this challenge.

I am not a fan of the circus. It does not fascinate me to watch animals doing silly things.
I remember when ever I went to a circus I was impressed by the stage building, the stairs and technic and all the people.

Helen is our hostess this week with some great pictures, please have a look for the other participants and
have a nice weekend!


  1. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
    I love the first two works, (elephant and seal)
    I love "flirting with the moon"
    and I love your painting of 2005!
    Excellent x one million times!!!!!
    Circuses, give me grief, sadness...
    once went with my wife and our three children to see a show in which the coaches did skills with several seals...
    and we all left there crying, never went to see this kind of show, also depress me the zoo. not seem as necessary.
    Good weekend, Libra!!!!!! :)))))

  2. Stefanie, I bet you like Cirque du Soleil. The stage sets and scenery and technical stuff is over the moon!! They don't use animals or disfigured persons. Just talented amazing humans who train hard to entertain. It's awesome. I love your 'flirting with the moon' ... that sad little ball nose, and the gentle hug. It is so precious. I completely adore the one where all of the people surround the square. All of those eyes. It's startling and powerful and graphic and moving all at the same time. Love your work as always, art friend!! Norma, xo

  3. Those 2 first artworks are fantastic Stefanie the mixed media and simplicity really impress me.
    Your drawings are wonderful and the composition of the moon hugging clown is divine.

    Thanks for playing along!

    Helen :)

  4. both mixed media on canvases are such a lovely pair, they form a pretty ensemble. yes, their composition is striking, even if these picture animals performing tricks... very wonderful.

  5. Ich bin ganz gerührt...
    1000 Mondsehnsuchtsliebesgrüsse von mir.

  6. beautiful work Stefanie, i share your opinion about animals doing tricks, caged animals always give me a confused and sad feeling.
    i especially love the background of the mixed media contrasting the coloured animals and the circle with the audience is very touching, oh that surprised figure at the bottom,that is lovely, xx

  7. Wunderschön deine Zirkuscollagen, am liebsten mag ich den Zirkuselefant
    Herzliche Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag

  8. ok
    I agree
    like you I do not like
    animals doing stupid tricks
    I love your elephant!

  9. Hi Stefanie, your seal and elephant compositions are splendid. I'm not one for visiting the circus mostly because I do not like clowns! The bottom work fascinates me....what does icke mean?

  10. ich kann mit zirkus gar nichts anfangen - mit deinen bildern schon viel mehr. ich mag bild 1 am allerliebsten! liebe grüße, mano

  11. For me, too - the costumes and stage craft!
    Love your drawings and your blog. -sus


Danke - thank you - merci bien!