The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge is Time, so of course instead of using a clock or even a reference to the time-related moments in life like memories or the future I chose the word.
Time. Yup. I simply included the word time. The mind boggles at my amazing poetic ability.
Wouldn't you think I'd have referred to the revered memories of elephants since today's project features our dear friend Ivory from Octopode's Whimsical Circus set?
Too obvious for me, I guess. Or maybe it's only because I happened upon this quote while working on the project.
"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."
How could I pass it up considering Ivory's wide, terrified eyes? You might be interested to discover that before today I'd never thought of Ivory, one of my very favorite Octopodes, as terrified. Before today she was ... she just had big eyes.
Also until today I didn't realize how polka dotted circuses are. At least how spotted and dotted they are in my mind: Hop over here for a second and see my first ever Whimsical Circus creation.
Freakin' polka dots.
Maybe it's because most circus memories are derived from childhood during which most of us were infused with enough sugar and preservatives to bring on spotty vision. Or hallucinations.
What do you think? Were you a sugar-enriched hallucinating child or a more reserved, healthy living kind of kid?
You don't need to answer. I've seen your art my friends. You were definitely in the teacup ride alongside me wired on enough cotton candy to fill a king-sized mattress.