Scribbles From the Bath Carny

15 Jul

Bath Carny 1

Husb and I went to Bath this weekend to visit friends and go to the Carnival. I like a good carnival. When I was a nipper, there used to be loads of carnivals in working class areas, with floats and what we called “Jazz Bands” who didn’t really do jazz but tunes on jingly things and kazoos. There would be baton twirlers too. I think that Elfin Safety might have done for them.

I did some contour drawings with a pencil into my A6 sketchbook – it was pretty fast moving at times and good practice. Originally, carnivals happened just before the Christian period of Lent and the word means “to remove meat”, which refers to the 40 days of abstinence that followed.

 

 

2 Responses to “Scribbles From the Bath Carny”

  1. Alli Farkas July 17, 2019 at 03:03 #

    Never knew (or even curioius about) the origin of “carnival”. Who would have ever suspected that the modern version came from that ancient meaning?

    • Rosie Scribblah July 17, 2019 at 10:18 #

      Yes, fascinating, I wondered about the Carne/carne bit for a while.

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