June 19, 2013

Styling and Profiling

 Every night, we watch Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler advertising goofy Royals promotions like Royals scarves, Sluggerrr Piggybanks, and of course, a set of Bobble Penises with red, yellow, and green hats.

But few fans are aware of a promotion the Royals only extend to a select group of their fans. That's right, I'm talking about the exclusive entry into the Royals Museum of Art. The museum was added last summer as a hidden, underground addition to the Royals Hall of Fame. It can only be accessed, however, if you tell the Hall of Fame tour guide the secret password.

Now, we don't know the password, or we would share it with you. But we have seen most of the art, and we CAN share that with you, one exhibit piece at a time. 

How did we gain such privileged access to the art? Three words: Breaking and entering.

The exhibit we're sharing with you this time is a collection of pieces created by Ida Claxton, owner-operator of the Mercer House Bed and Breakfast in Princeton, MO. In her art, Ida attempts to capture the essence of her subject's personality and preserve the Victorian tradition of psaligraphy, or as you may know it, cutting black paper silhouettes.

Those who stay at Claxton's B & B will be treated to a thick book containing the profiles of nearly every citizen of Princeton from the last two decades. Having run out of people to render, she recently turned her attention to politicians, actors, and yes, professional athletes. Fourteen of her 3" by 5" silhouettes are now featured in the Royals Museum of Art. They evoke an elegant nostalgia while presenting clean, delicate profiles. Despite the limited nature of this work, viewers will find the images to be immediately recognizable, and ironically, even gain some insight into the character of the men.

Royales with Cheese is honored to present to you Finely Cut Men:

Oh, Ida Claxton, you have stolen my heart. Someday, it will be our two silhouettes on the shade.

Go Royals! You're the Best!


  1. These need to be on t-shirts. And also part of the souvenir elongated penny machine at Worlds Of Fun.

  2. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Is it me, or does Gordon look like Abe Lincoln?

    1. Anonymous11:04 AM

      Yeah, Gordon as Lincoln struck me immediately.

    2. Anonymous12:16 PM

      And Butler looks like Jabba the Hutt!


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