Monday, October 12, 2009


I don't remember why I chose to draw a clown.
Probably because I don't know how to draw mouths
and make-up covers up a lot
for clowns and others.
 I have no fear of clowns,
only the fear of being left at home
while everyone else goes to the circus.

pastel by Kathryn Schoenhals (Feigal), 1964,

clown copied from 'Painting Faces' art book

*Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns


  1. The painting and poem go so well together.

  2. Yes, when did clowns suddenly become something to be afraid of? I like your punch line.


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