Thursday, September 23, 2010

Acrobat

Before we met Simon, he was a star performer for the original cast of Cirque du Soleil. Some days, if you listen closely, you can hear remnants of his French accent. Here, he is doing one of his most popular tricks on the tightrope.


Acrobat (September 17, 2010)
(Illustration Friday: September 17, 2010)


When Simon first came into our lives, he suffered from a slight limp, which has since healed. He claims that the injury is a result of a freak accident during rehearsal in Oslo. Apparently, he saw an old friend in the crowd and just forgot where he was for a second. Don't worry, he landed on his feet.


These days, you can sometimes find him doing his old tricks in the backyard. Remember this? 

3 comments:

Susanna said...

Oh, this is lovely! great acrobat!

AnastasiaC said...

so bright! i love the ribbon detail on the tail - too sweet!!

Melissa Connolly said...

Thanks, Ladies! He's still up there. :-)