Monday, August 10, 2009

Chalky Circus!

So, it was time to redraw our dining room chalkboard walls once again....

This time we decided on a new theme, and new collaborators. The Willems clan pulled out our chalk and asked a few neighborhood pals to come over for dinner and draw on our walls with us. They included author Holly Black, her web-king/illustrator hubby Theo, and Rhymes with Orange's Hilary Price. The next week, we had dinner with marquetry genius Silas Kopf and his family, so the walls continued to grow...

The theme: Circus!



The first thing you need to do at a circus is, of course, buy tickets...





Here is the audience waiting for the show...


Lots going on at the 1 ring tent....


Precision shooting....


And what's a circus without The lady and horse on a horse under a flame eater...

a Lion Tamer-tamer....

Or a Seal with a ball on a bear on an elephant with a cat in a cannon and other stuff?



Huzzah!

Why not have some pals over and draw (if not on the walls, then on paper)?