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Monday, January 10, 2011

Elephants Galore

I made this little Elephant for my Granddaughter. He turned out kind of cute with his big ears and long trunk. I wanted to do a little something different with the ears and thought some cane work, (which I am not very good at, but I'm working on it) would be fun to do. I used copper Pearl-X over the purple cane and that really made them stand out, as though they weren't standing out enough in the first place! (LOL)

Well, she loved the little fellow and set him on her mantle. There he stands very majestically (although he is only two and a half inches tall) guarding over her living room.

My husband and I were always big fans of elephants and there are quite a few in our family room. As you can see, even the lamps have elephants.

The house has an atrium and the windows of this wonderful space look out onto the kitchen, living room, dining room and family room. When we first bought this house, we wanted to have something big in there as the atrium itself is 8 feet by 12 feet. Well, one day when I was shopping with my granddaughter and grandson we spotted this fantastic elephant fountain. It was meant for the outside, because it is made of concrete, but as soon as my Granddaughter (who was nine at the time) saw it, she loved it and promptly named him Squirty. He sits proudly in the center of the atrium squirting water and keeping the plants in there extremely happy.

Sweetpea, (our cat who has since gone on to mouse heaven) would stare into the Atrium for hours on end. She must have thought that she was actually looking outside and would wait patiently for a bird or squirrel to suddenly appear.
This picture of the atrium was taken from the kitchen.

I created this little bird using the same colored clay and pearl-X that I used on the elephants ears. I decided it would make a cute little plant stake for one of the plants in the atrium.
In closing, I must tell you I adore this space, it becomes quite magical in the evening when the only light in the house is coming from there.


Melobeau said...

Sandy, Love your elephant, and the caned ears make him extra special. It really makes me smile. Lucky granddaughter! Your elephant decor is lovely and the atrium with "Squirty" is priceless. That sweet little bird plant stake fits right in.

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Mom, Love your post today! Adorable little elephant that you made for Lissy, and your house is so cozy and beautiful! :)


Laura Tiffany said...

That is such a cute elephant. I love love love your atrium. So peaceful.

Bonnie said...

Oh your Atrium looks beautiful, I would luv to have a space like that in my home..

Knightwork Studio said...

What a sweet elephant, I love his ears.

I think we are all envious of your Atrium, what a wonderful space and I love the elephant lamps, where did you find such beauties?