Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pie throwing/My silly friends/Lots of pics

Did you know that real pie throwing is almost a lost art.  Yes, really.  That's why activities like these are important for the future of clowning.  Take your mind off of scary movies and think about real clowns.  These are professional clowns, some are master clowns.  There is more to a pretty outfit and a red nose.  So much more.
Back to the pies........they aren't whipped cream.  They are whipped slices of soap.  Whipped cream causes a slippery mess and ruins clothes and makeup.
Lots of whipping.  I am sure it took over an hour til the whipped soap was perfect.
Then the pie shells were filled.  These are specially made foam pies.
Here is Bubba giving instructions.  How to throw and aim.  How to wipe from eyes as it can sting like crazy.
The clown throwing this pie was once Boss Clown for Ringling Brothers and still works with them.
They all lined up and the pies were thrown one at a time down the line.  Then the opposite side got their turn.
The clowns were told to weat their academy shirts and a red nose since this was covered by the newspaper and the TV station.
Scraps is always so sad.
This guy has to be 90.  He is a retired school teacher that travels to camp from Colorado each year. (Our camp is in Ohio).
This is Woody and his mom.  He is 14 and this was his second year.  His mom gives up her A/C and comfy home so that he can come to camp.  Let me tell you, he is an awesome kid.  You would think he was an adult.
This one is goofy.  She's rather chubby and did a skit about exercising.  She came out with a walker  She sat back on while exercising and then couldn't find her walker It was stuck to her behind when she walked off.  It was so funny.  You gotta use the gifts that you have.
Quanny.  He's a young man of 19.  Very nice helpful guy.  Seriously brown faces look great in clown makeup.  This of course, isn't his clown face.  He was posted before in makeup.
This guy is a paramedic and such a nice guy.  My Mabel fell for him as a person before makeup.
Here is Lewie, my favorite.  I'll show pictures of his show that he used my grandkids in.  They were the only littles at the show.  He has his own circus as Joey, the next guy.
A better picture of Happynow.  She has MS and sprained her ankle.  She didn't give up though. 
What a terrible picture.  Here is LuLu and Moi.  It was so hot that my glasses were sliding off my face.  But you can see I was having fun.  No pies in the face for me.
And to prove that the TV station was there.
There are many other areas of clowning covered at this camp.  You won't find courses on balloon twisting and face painting here.  It's all about character this camp. Movement, music, acting, skits, etc  It was a fun, hot, humid week.
My Kindle is back to working so I was able to post.  I got out yesterday but I am still dragging.  Doing nothing today.  I really really need to be careful what I eat.  Serious business.  This was a reoccurrence of what I have had lately.  Add a little pink eye and a drug reaction and it'll knock you out.  So glad that I have a patient hubby that is such a good caregiver and provider.  I'm very thankful for him.
So here's to moving forward slowly. 


Debby@Just Breathe said...

That has got to be so much fun and I loved all the clowns!!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Debby, I just came over from Susan and Bentley's; you mentioned a store like the one she visited, in Colorado. Since I live in northern Colorado, I wanted to find out what the name/area that the store is in. What a fun blog. I read your profile and think we share many of the same loves. I wanted to see if you had a photo of your dog, but didn't see any. I'll be back to visit.

Julia said...

You must all be good sports to partake in the whipped soap pie in the face. Ouch....I don't think it would be my thing but you all seem to have lots of fun.

Sorry you're having some reaction to medicines. Take care, I hope you feel better soon.

Susie said...

Debby, Sure looks like everyone there was having fun and enjoying themselves. That's what it's all about , right? Hope you are doing well. I have missed blogging...xoxo,Susie

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

How fun. Glad you are feeling a bit better. xo Laura

Edna B said...

What absolutely fun photos! Debby I'm so glad you are starting to feel better. Take your time and rest a lot. You are so lucky to have hubby there to help you. God bless, and you have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my goodness, what silly fun! I always thought they were enjoying whipped cream and envied them...not so much anymore, lol.

Sending "feel better" karma.

Marissa said...

That my friend looks like so much FUN!
I loved all the clowns, and what good sports!!
Wish we had something like that here.

Carla from The River said...

This looks like so much fun. You know, my boys have not really met any clowns. You are right, it is a lost art.

Wishing you well.

koralee said...

What fun!!! I love all those red noses!
Thank you for visiting me and leaving me such a sweet comment. I do love your blog. Happy weekend to you .

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks like you had so much fun. I hope you are feeling better this week! Sweet hugs, Diane

Russ Sharek said...

Any tips on making the pie shells?