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


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