04 August 2009

a little tripp, a little culture, a little circus

my head still reels thinking about all the beautiful and unique antiques and collectibles i saw on a visit to a wonderful museum with a good friend. the most amazing was this miniature three-ring circus, 35,000 tiny little performers and animals and circus trappings and audience members. it was carved by the artist over a forty year period, using only a penknife and a treadle jigsaw - and he worked on it only during in his spare time. would that i had spare time like that.

3 comments:

gramcracker said...

Wow......the world is so full of so many tiny things to make us happy..........thanks, Chris

Mary said...

How amazing! I keep hearing about wonderful things at that place - I guess I'd better get there someday.

Anonymous said...

Yup, quite the tripp!!
Serendipitous we ran into that woman just as we were about to leave. We would have missed the circus...

Nance