Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
And so, animation has begun! The Strongman lives...with a few creaky bolts, but he lives!
To bring our characters' personalities to life, we've also started producing a theme song for each one. You have not been truly moved until you have seen Emile the juggler weep to his own personal accordion music.
When not animating, the circus picked out colors to paint the outside of the circus house!
...and then we went to work! the painting looks terrific!
A hello from the Tiny Circus, especially to the Circusers who have left recently!
Monday, June 20, 2011
After making miniature ice creams for a project:
Some circus members went out for the real thing:
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The past several days have been stuffed full of all sorts of creative collaborations including developing a captivating overall story for the TINY Tiny Circus project as well as fabricating an assortment of brand spankin' new props and characters.
And a few days ago at the Circus: Omelettes! It was a veritable carnival of kale (from our garden), mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, and cheese.
We also continued the tradion of Tiny Circus community movie night by showing the Wes Anderson film RUSHMORE on the lawn. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Movie nights will keep happening on Wednesdays this summer and all are welcome to come.
And of course a Tiny Circus blog post would not be complete without a little duck love!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
A long morning meeting to discuss our daily schedule and progress resulted in a new chalkboard (scavenged from a previous Tiny Circus summer session). Our new process: categories and tasks are discussed briefly at a morning meeting, overall progress is charted at the beginning of our afternoon work-session.
Taking the ducks out for a walk.
Bread school apprentices.
Circonians are learning to make the circus bread (which is about 60% of a typical circus diet). 6-12 loaves a day!