A Pleasant Break – Still Lives with Dog and Elephant


Sometimes, when tired or stressed, it’s nice to do something, make something, simple–say, a drawing of an elephant and dog, without even an attempt at particular meaning–hidden or obvious. Just elephant, dog, bowl of fruit, flowers. (I do worry a bit about the dog on that high stool, but am going to dispel those concerns for now.)

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6 Comments on “A Pleasant Break – Still Lives with Dog and Elephant”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    I’m sure the dog has circus blood, hobnobbing with elephants so familiarly and all, and the stool is nothing at all to him/her–well, maybe an opportunity to pose and be adorable–dogs like that.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks – you know I have this little book that I may work on at some point to finish about elephant and dog running away from the circus (rather than two), so my mind must think in those terms. k.

  2. ds Says:

    Too cute! (Is it from the book?) You might be interested in a book I just read. It’s a middle reader, The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant, about a boy who is adopted by an ex-circus elephant named Birch, their relationship & adventures, and art. Sweet in the manner of Stuart Little, profound in the way of The Little Prince. Author is a woman named Cuevas (Melanie?), line drawings by Ed Young (!), who is a favorite of mine. A little over 100 pages, doesn’t take long to read…

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      I will look for it. Unfortunately, my circus elephant book not published- and I haven’t even done all the pictures for that one. I do have one elephant book out, called 1 Mississippi by Karin Gustafson, on Amazon. It is a very simple book – a counting book–really, with gouache paintings. k.

  3. David King Says:

    No, the dog’s fine, don’t worry about him. A wise post. May we all take heed.

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