The KinderDisco was a big success!  I was REALLY busy face painting all the interesting and creative requests from the kids.  I really had some requests I never had before and I had to scratch my noggin a few times before painting.  

I also made a “journey into the imagination” with my little friends… and helped them to find their “inner-animals”.  After we found our animals we brought them back to the party with us and danced like animals. This was fantastic!  

I’m looking forward to the next party…hopefully in the summer time.  :)

In other news….  I signed up for a verrrry interesting clowning workshop. Clown and Meditation.  This workshop is run by a clown, Moshe Cohen and a Monk, Heinz-Jürgen Metzger.  I’m so looking forward to this!

 Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk & Namaste

Kara Kuckoo

Seeing Stars

Clown training continued today with a failed attempt at making balloon animals….something which I have no idea how to do but am eager to learn!  

I happened upon a fancy clown fellow at a Children’s flea market the other day and he was making some spiffy balloon animals.  He had a small  hand air pump and used this to blow up his balloons and I thought… hmm, maybe a person would get light headed by blowing up so many balloons… perhaps this would be needed in my Willy Wonky future but I surely don’t need this for practice…..surely NOT!

Surely I was wrong!  Yuppers!  Those colorful noodle balloons are impossible to blow up…..  I’m feeling mighty dizzy, seeing stars…. Sandra Bullock & Hugh Grant…. sweet romantic dreams, friends…

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk and Namaste 

Why So Serious???

After months of internal debate I finally put aside all the questions of doubt that plagued my desires and decided to follow my dreams…. of becoming a clown.  

Now, I have never worked as a clown professionally but I am a face painter, have worked with children, know a thing or two about making music and most of my every day clothes resemble something you would find in Bozo’s wardrobe.  I’ve also been told that I am funny but…. this is still up for debate.  

The first step to making my dreams come true was to find my clown persona.  It didn’t take much time at all… a little paint here and there, my patchwork pants, suspenders and a top hat and I was already laughing at myself.  As I stood in front of the mirror making silly faces I started to feel more free than I ever have in my life.  I pushed out my pot belly and tried to see how many chins I could make!  I kept this costume on the entire day and it was the first day of the rest of my clowny life.  

Since then I bought myself a pair of super funny clown pants on ebay and wear them in public.  I cannot describe the absolute feeling of freedom when I stopped taking myself seriously.  Who says what is acceptable to wear in public?  Who made all these rules about what ‘normal’ is?  I’m exhausted trying to fight what the media has put in my head…….. I just decided to stop!  

Why so serious, my friends?  Smile, laugh, share and make memories that will last you a lifetime… you won’t regret that you did.  

Nyuk nyuk nyuk and Namaste,

*Kara Kuckuck*