Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wild Ride on the 1911 Looff Carousel

I live a 15 minute walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. I love it. I go down to the wharf and beach near there several times a week. My favorite ride is the old 1911 Looff Carousel. It's a great one with handcarved wooden horses. You can still reach out and grab a brass ring and if you manage to throw the ring into the mouth of a giant clown as you go by, his eyes light up and bells ring. One day I brought my camera and just started snapping as the horses went round and round. I got a number of priceless but very blurry random shots of people laughing and having the time of their lives. I turned this one into a digital painting. I think it's a hoot.

It's available as a poster, greeting cards and on a wide variety of products through my website on Cafepress.