Stories

August 17, 2020 - Boots The Clown – World’s Greatest Act Part I

Boots the Clown, World’s Greatest Act is a story of comfort and hope during COVID times and beyond.  Boots arrived during lock down early 2020.  Please know you can freely share and pass on this link to others and print out the poster or story panel.

 

 

Free to print A4 posters/concertina book, with instructions (below and above).  Print, frame or stick up story panels.  Make a concertina book for window sills, desks, mantle pieces – do something of your own.  Free to print A3 poster.

 

 

The World’s Greatest Act Part I…

 

‘Boots’ the Clown was a worrier (underneath).  Boots worried about all the troubles right around the world.  Boots worried it was getting harder and harder for those struggling to be heard and seen amidst the din of selling, frenzy of buying and the glare of celebrity.

 

 

Endlessly, Boots worried about the children.  The fires.  Trees.  Animals.  The ocean.  The air.  And that one day, everything would be lost.  All of these worries felt impossible to do anything about.  Until, one strange day, the curtain went up.

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August 14, 2020 - Boots The Clown – World’s Greatest Act Part II

 

 

 

 

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August 9, 2020 - Posters From Boots

 

 

Making homemade Boots Posters as a gift for posting up in hospital wards and community groups during Covid times.  Email to arrange, with hospital/community group name and postal address.   Boots The Clown arrived early 2020 during lock down/isolation.

June 16, 2020 - Clown Girl – Roll Up, Roll Up

 

 

Footnote:  Boots arrived (during the pandemic isolation in March, 2020).  In the early stage of the drawing, Boots was leaning against the globe, ground to a halt.  But as the drawing progressed, the continents became stars.  The biggest, falling right on top of Boot’s head.  Stuck, she became in the –  ‘in-between’.

But this was not to be the end – of the drawing.  Of the world.  Boots raised a hand, cautiously turning back a corner of the fallen star.   And there, right alongside her, a faintly glowing object of mystery, rolled up, rolled up.

Was it a ball for juggling?  Mirroring a juggled conscience?  Dropped or forgotten?  Left behind or gone astray?  Or maybe it was that small thing that so easily gets lost or overlooked?  Still there.  Still waiting.  Perhaps something new?  A gift.  Small and precious.  A reminder that there are things that need much greater care that we ever imagine — and quite often forget.  Until something rolls up, rolls up…

(‘Boots – The Clown, The World’s Greatest Act, Part I’, out of isolation March 2020)

 

June 11, 2020 - Street Stories

 

Boots on the street.  Boots story (Part I)  here.

April 10, 2020 - Thanks To Healthcare Workers

 

Are You Ready Boots .

“You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing,

these boots are gonna walk all over you.”

Nancy Sinatra.

(‘Boots’ The Clown, The World’s Greatest Act Series, March 2020.) 

Boots arrived to the music…