Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Life Is Beautiful with Elephants

I love elephants. Last week my granddaughter Kiesha Baker sent me a beautiful hand colored framed zentangle elephant picture, with the wording "Life Is Beautiful." I couldn't agree more, and I will enjoy seeing her artwork every day. Kiesha is the mother of two precious boys and is a doula with Dallas Birth Doulas, so she helps families welcome their little miracles into this beautiful world. 
Kiesha's Elephant
 Speaking of elephants, I recently purchased a hand-dyed silk stitched elephant by quilt artist Patricia Anderson Turner from Florida. Patricia is an award-winning artist who usually makes quilts which tell a story or offer a social commentary.
"Elephant's Delight" by Patricia Anderson Turner

My Herd, each one special in its own way
Ceramic elephant by Dianne Shepherd,owner of Main Street Books in Hattiesburg



5 comments:

Kiesha Baker said...

I love all of your elephant art. I think my favorite is the ceramic piece. I'm glad you are enjoying the picture.

Tanya Brown said...

I love your granddaughter's work; your elephant collection is endearing. Elephants are generally good people, I think.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Kiesha,
Linda bought me the ceramic elephant at a Southern Pines Animal Shelter Fur Ball fund raiser. Isn't he delightful?! He lives in the kitchen where I see him every day.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Tanya,
Elephants have some of the most lovable characteristics in the animal kingdom, like loyalty and dedication to their family--traits we relate to. I love how they respond to music, too.

LA Paylor said...

I have loved elephants since a nat. geo exhibit on them in DC. Females get a bestie and take care of each other for life. I am looking at my Anthropologie celadon green elephant creamer right now. I have a pattern up on my page of one to make too. LeeAnn