Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lisa Playing in Sharon's Vintage Circus Journal!

I was very excited to see Sharon's theme of Vintage Circus, because I knew instantly what I would do in it!  As I was fifth in line to work in this journal, I waited with bated breath each month to see what the other ladies would do for their page.  Please please please don't pinch my idea!

Anyhoo, my time came and I was able to do what I had planned - a spread based on the movie The Greatest Showman!  I loved this movie; the costumes, the music, the choreography. 💗  If you haven't seen it I can't recommend it enough!  When I was young, we lived in the USA for a few years with my dad's work, and were lucky enough to see a show of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  An amazing spectacle!

So, back to the page.  Sharon's journal is a ring binder, so you can take individual pages out to work on them.  This means no mess on anyone else's page! It also means that you can work on both the front and back of the page, so two double spreads.

On one side, I wrote down some of the lyrics to the wonderful song from the movie "This is me!"  

Great lyrics, and really powerfully sung by Keala Settle, who played the bearded lady.

It's probably no surprise to anyone that I added the lyrics, as my own journal theme is Music & Lyrics, and I always have a song in my head....! 😊

On the other side of this page I drew Zendaya, who played trapeze artist Anne Wheeler in the movie.  While I don't mind how she turned out, her face colour was all wrong and I just couldn't get it right. Sorry Sharon! 😔

On the other side of the page, I bit off a bit more than I should have, by deciding to do the main scene from the movie, where all of the cast members are posing in the circus ring.  There were just too many peeps to draw and then paint!  I probably only did half of them, but I felt that it was enough in the end!       Here's a taste of it.

And here's the whole spread!

I realised after I took these pics that I have yet to colour in the words on this page.  I'll do that before I send it on to Louise, but didn't want to wait to take pics again as I like to take them outside.  These pages were all done with AP watercolours, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors metallic watercolours, and Perfect Pearls.

Hope you like it Sharon!

Cheers, Lisa xx


  1. What wonderful journaling Lisa. It os awesome.

  2. It finished up wonderfully Lisa. Well done as usual.

  3. Wow! Looks amazing :D People are the hardest thing to draw, yours looks fantastic!

  4. Gosh Lisa, you can draw so well. Well done, 2 great pages.

  5. Love this!!!!!!!! Perfect and love the movie!!


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