Sunday, January 28, 2018

Winter love

Call me crazy but Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. Cute decor, crafting Valentines, Candy Hearts. These are definitely a few of my favorite things. 


The CandyHearts really need to work on the candy stamping, wouldn't you agree? 

With each holiday comes crafting. Never got the chance to send out my Christmas cards. I'm already on my game with the valentines. 
Here's some rough drafts


If you'd like a hand crafted Valentine by yours truly, shoot me an email with your address. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Greatest Showman fact and fiction

      About a year ago I had spent an unnecessary amount of time doing indepth research focused on the origin of the Circus. I tend to occasionally get hung up on a subject of nonsense from time to time... 

When I heard about a movie coming out focused on the creation of the Circus era,(The Greatest Showman) I was puuumped!

      There's not much need for a 
"Spoiler Alert"

      Hugh Jackman took on the part of P.T. Barnum. Opening Barnum's American museum in 1841. Located on the corner of Boradway in New York. 


The museum included wax figures replicating the famous, taxidermy animals, bullshit artifacts  (Such as the skeleton of a mermaid), and the well known freak show gang.


Many characters from the film portrayed real people involved with the original freak show.

Why was the museum really burnt down?


The movie shows a random mob of drunks protesting the freak show. Starting the arsen to rid the "monsters".

In reality...it was caused for political reasons. 

A group of eight southerners known as The Confederate Army of Manhattan created multiple arsens in New York. The plan was to overwhelm firefighting resources within the city.



Was Zac Efron supposed to be Bailey?

No. Zac Efron was just thrown into yet another musical because he's Zac Efron. Bailey had a circus of his own (Cooper and Bailey Circus). It wasnt until the 1880's that the two decided to team up.

Creating The Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Also known as...
 The Greatest Show on Earth





Wait...What about the Ringling Bros?



- Ringling Bros circus didn't opened until the 1870's. The show consisted of tje seven brothers each performed various circus acts.

- Within the next decade, the brothers caught the eye of Barnum & Bailey. Merging with eachother as one circus in the 1880's. 


Current day Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus
Shut down in 2017 by the Animal Rights Movement. You can thank PETA for the 36-years of protests. Thank you PETA, for making my dreams of performing that much harder.