FireBonnet Friday 5 – Sacred Clown

This week on FireBonnet Friday I take you on a photo shoot! The photo is for my 29th self-portrait for Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd’s #52portraitsclass through Get Messy Art Journal.

“My Imagined Life” (prompt) is that of a shaman. So I put together a costume (not hard!), and transformed my walking stick into a ceremonial staff.


Almost all types of sacred clowns combine trickster spirit with shamanic wisdom to create a kind of sacred tomfoolery that keeps the zeitgeist in check. Their methods are unconventional and typically antithetical to the status quo, but extremely effective. They indirectly re-enforce societal customs by directly enforcing their own powerful sense of humor into the social dynamic.

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I love the idea of being the Sacred Clown. The one to raise the vibration of the whole tribe with humor, silliness, wit and gentle, yet piercing, truth. I am the jester, the minstrel, the fool (funny that… The Fool is my birth card in the Tarot).


What would your imagined life be? A writer? A queen? An engineer? A hermit? Tell me!

Thank you so much for visiting and watching, I love connecting to your creative soul! I’ll be taking a break next week from FireBonnet Friday. My family is coming to town and I’ll be having a grand time vacationing. I’ll see you in two weeks,


Meghan aka

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The complete set of self-portraits are here. I’m busy populating the text as we speak.

2 thoughts on “FireBonnet Friday 5 – Sacred Clown

  1. Meghan Post author

    I do have some great magic going on there! The staff has served me well this fall, helping me walk the ranch and calling the little wild critters to be seen. Thank you N for commenting and I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond! I’m about to get busy with the blog again soon…

  2. nharvey

    I’m fascinated by those burls. As much time as I’ve spent wandering through woods, I’ve never noticed any. I’m especially enthralled by the shot in the video at 2:42. They look alive! The one on the left looks like it has a very long neck, 2 horns and is looking away, while the one on the right has a strange curved horn (or antler?) coming out of the back of his head, and I definitely see a nose and depression of an eye. You have some serious magic going there.

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