Bring on the Carnies

Carny is thought to have become popularized around 1931 in North America, when it was first colloquially used to describe one who works at a carnival. The word carnival, originally meaning a “time of merrymaking before Lent”, came into use circa 1549. A sure sign of spring and summer is when the mobile carnivals seem to pop-up out of the ground for various festivals. I came across this one in Central Falls, Rhode Island this morning. Faber-Castell Pit pens with Daniel Smith Watercolors in a S & B Sketchbook.

2015-04-06 Central Falls Carnival


4 thoughts on “Bring on the Carnies

  1. melisnorth April 7, 2015 / 2:26 am

    Lovely sketch! Makes me pine for carnival food.


  2. Lisa Jacques April 7, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Love this, so fun!!!


  3. Sharon Field April 7, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Love the colors in this one. Sharon Field Office Manager

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