THE SUPPLIES: PAPER, MARKERS, GLUE, GLOVE, SCISSORS AND TINY PAPER UMBRELLA
A few evenings ago, I noticed my number of Twitter Followers was approaching 500. I wondered, should I acknowledge the milestone? But what to do?
Should I give away a book? Nah. I haven't had great luck with that sort of thing on Twitter, and it's not terribly creative. When I hit 400 Followers I posted a pic of our cat, Papillon. It was a nice pic of her enjoying a sunny snooze on the picnic table, and luckily posting a pet pic didn't cost me any Followers.
There's something about the whole Sell-Books-thru-Social-Media rah-rah that makes me react in strange ways. So what did I come up with? A spur of the moment inspiration to make a Toe-Clown Parade. Really.
It was only when my Followers hit 499 that I realized I'd actually need to follow through on my promise. Toe Clowns? Oh Jane, what did you go and do?
But once I got going, I had a good deal of fun.
WHEN PAINT IS DRY, DRAW CLOWN FACES WITH FINE-TIP MARKERS. FOR BEST EFFECT, USE A VARIETY OF EXPRESSIONS. I THEN ATTACHED SOME HAIR ACCESORIES TO MY FOOT TO GIVE THE LOOK OF CLOWN FINERY. NEXT, RUB GLUE STICK ON THE TOPS OF YOUR TOES. YES, IT FEELS FUNNY. THEN STICK THE HATS ON THE TOES AND POSITION AS BEST YOU CAN.