Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thanks Bonzo!

Bonzo Crunch Fool At Large from the weird city of Austin, Texas.

Hi Mr. Crunch. Thanks for the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer history lesson. It's always fun looking up material like that and searching for support material that adds another layer to the overall story.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rod Serling plugs Night Of The Meek

The Twilight Zone:The Night of The Meek Part 3

Sorry but I couldn't find part two.

The Twilight Zone: The Night of The Meek Part 1

Clown College Chronicles Part 9

That's me getting ready to take a walk on the wild side.

I was always impressed with anybody who could walk the pegs. I was not one of those talented individuals. It was painters for me.

Acrobatics was always fun. I think my fellow classmate Chris "Cmack" MacKenzie said it best in the acrobatic section for our Clown College yearbook:

"Every time I bite into a York Peppermint Patty I get the sensation of being launched off of the Russian Swing."

Oh, and click on any of the images to get a magnified view.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas-Frosty the Snowman part 3

Christmas-Frosty The Snowman part 2

Christmas-Frosty the snowman part1

Clown College Chronicles Part 8

T.V. Repairman gag rehearsal with Chad Hagaman. Check out the flat cars in the background with the amazing circus wagons. That was our classroom. Far out, man!

Movement class at the Al Ringling Theater.

In the costume shop getting my first look at my very own, custom- made "agent suit".

I've posted a few pictures of some of the things that we did during the course of a school day at the RBBB Clown College in Baraboo, Wisconsin at the Circus World Museum. I'm sorry to have missed out on Clown College in Florida but having classes at the museum itself was like being in clown heaven. I'll post some more photos tomorrow.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hobbit Art Progress Report

The illustration is coming along nicely. It's been slow going with an assortment of holiday fun stuff to tend to that have kept me away from the drawing board. Nonetheless I've set aside some time today to work on poor Mr. Bilbo Baggins. Gollum is close to being finished but I think I need to see how Bilbo will look in relation to him so I'll be working to get him far along today. But with teatime fast approaching things might come to a halt for a bit...oh then's there dinner and supper to think about too. So much to do...

Prep Landing- Operation Secret Santa

Today is the beginning of my countdown to Christmas. Yes, I'm way too early if one considers the Twelve days of Christmas song but here at Rancho Ramirez we like to do things a little differently. So, on this first of the fourteen days till Christmas Day I'd like to share a great animated holiday special which aired this past week right after "A Charlie Brown Christmas". I love it. My only wish is that it could have been longer. Below is a link to Wikipedia with some info about the song.


Here's a link to an article about the censored mural. Brings to mind the whitewashing of Vincent Valdez's mural here not too long ago.
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