Fear of Clowns

Did you know that Coulrophobia (FEAR OF CLOWNS)
is one of the most common phobias? I never could
understand how anyone could be afraid of clowns.
As a child, I dreamed of going to the circus to watch
these big top mischief makers perform their magic.
But then I guess it would be hard for some of you to
understand my fear of spiders. I enjoy looking at them
(from a distance), decorating my house with them
at Halloween, and sculpting them out of paper clay
but... I cannot sleep at night after seeing one
on my ceiling, or work in my studio after seeing one
scurrying across the floor. And why is it that they always
appear bigger to me than to anyone else?

So to those of you who suffer from Coulrophobia,
my apologies. But I couldn't resist posting
this photo of another clown that will be
accompanying me to the show.

32 comments:

Carlie said...

I love your clown! I just found your blog and I really like your designs. Halloween is my birthday and my favorite holiday so your designs are right up my alley!! I look forward to following your blog.

EliZooropa said...

Well!! I have Fear for the Clowns ... I don't understand why??

But this miniature is amazing!!

Well Done!!! :)

The Captain said...

He looks like the King of Clowns with that little crown. Nice work

Pattee said...

What show?
I love this clown...
When I was little I loved clowns...then as I grew older and saw movies like "IT" by stephen king that just did it for me...

My fear is moths and heights...
Pattee

Patty said...

Good Lord the clown does me in everytime...It gave me nightmares too !!! The worst was a friend of mine collected clowns big green and orange 70's clowns that hung on every wall and smiled at you.I slept over *once* and stayed up the whole night waiting for them to come to life ! THE HORROR.....I must say your little fellow does not invoke me with any clownadecaphobia......he's just plain cute !

Pretty Things said...

I have a fear of creepy pervy clowns (don't ask, that was a BAD circus) but yours I love!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Tinsel and Treasure bound? Lovely piece Melissa, and I'm shocked to hear you have a slight case of
arachnophobia.
Laurie

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Clowns scare me, but I like this one!

- Teresa

julie campbell said...

Oh I suffer from clown fear, they still terrify the life out of me, think its the thought that behind the painted faces they are really evil LOL
I make them often though, cant explain why but I am strangely drawn to doll versions ! Yours is wonderful
julie xxx

Chrisy said...

Yes...I don't understand the fear myself...It's like art dolls...people always tell me that they're scarey...spooky...is it because they're in human form...I just don't know! Your clown is superb!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

So very very cute! I'm sure he'll go right away at your show, but I may have to have a little clownie of my own!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

My grandma loved clowns. She collected them. It's to bad she has gone on to heaven because she would love yours. This one is just a sweet, happy little guy, simply adorable. God bless, Cathy

Designs By CK said...

Always thought it was strange that some fear clowns. I love clowns as you already know!

Popping in to say hello & wish you a lovely weekend.

Chris :-)

Kristal said...

To me, some clowns can look scary. But not yours, he looks like he's ready for a good time!

SeaRune said...

What an adorable clown. :D But I SOOO understand your fear of spiders. I am like that too. *shudders*

magikalseasons said...

I loved Bozo as a child but I really like your Clown! Super cute! :) Becca

Randi said...

The clown will eat me, the clown will eat me...oh sorry. I got carried away! I have a deep fear of clowns because they wear all that makeup with the smiles painted on and you can't tell what they really look like or what they're really thinking...like when they're thinking about eating you!!! Yikes! Your clown is very nice, though.

Linda said...

hes Charming, love his little balloon. Lindax

Victorian Lady said...

Your clown is super cute! :) Lil was afraid of clowns, until I dressed her up as one...full fledge. Other children were afraid of her and she thought that was so silly of them!

Oh and it was in a circus preschool that I signed her up for...I didn't torture my kid and take her to a store or something! lol :)

So wonderful catching up with yoU!

The Frog Queen said...

He is amazing!....and hear ya on the spider thing.

They can all leave the planet right now. :)

Cheers!

Leah's Art Magic said...

I have a fear of clowns, but my fear is not as bad as it once was. The movie "It" was the cause of IT all!Your clowns are very sweet and they don't scary me.
Spiders can be scary if they are large and they jump! They are probably more afraid of us!

Have a great weekend!

anotherlinda said...

This figure is just divine!!! I love it! Congrats! Linda

Skellyton Art said...

My sister collects clowns and she's pretty scary! LOL!

I think the Movie "It" put the fear in some people. I love anything scary...just no gore please.

I love your little scary clown!
Great job as always!

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

I love clowns! Yours is so cute Melissa! What show are you going to? tell us...tell us...

Vania

Cassie said...

Clowns creep me out a little bit (just real life ones), (or stuffed doll ones), (or well, the ones in movies that turn into bad clowns, that haunt your minds eye until the day you die!), but I love your little clowns!

NeMe said...

I'd like to feature this cutie clown in my Green-Eyed Monday post. Can I use the pic? Thanks in advance!

Greetings from Transylvania,
Anca

Kai said...

I DON'T like people in clown get-ups, but YOUR clowns? Charming, adorable, and I could smile at them all day EVERY day! (I LOVE spiders, by the way. I NEVER kill them, just let them wander past. Well, with the exception of the Brown Recluse which does live here in Texas. THOSE I would kill!)

BunnyKissd said...

If real clowns were as cute as yours, no one could possibly be afraid of them...

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Wonderful art Melissa! I should show this to my daughter. She doesn't like clowns (or monkeys). I think she'd like your clown though ~ who wouldn't?

3rdEyeMuse said...

I am seriously not fond of clowns in general (especially the living/breathing ones), but I have to admit that yours is one I could love! :)

melissa said...

Your clown isn't scary at all! Nothing at all like Stephen King's clown in "IT"! Your site is great. I am psyched about autumn already :)

Kerin said...

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