Wednesday, March 21, 2012

lucky elephant

After a long hiatus, I finally broke open my paints and art supplies last week to start creating some art for baby girl's room. So far, I've been making reproductions of work I adore. I fell in love with Mati Rose's artwork last year after taking a painting class with her, so naturally I thought of her when it came time to decorate the nursery, but that was when I (sadly) discovered her Etsy shop was temporarily closed. I decided I'd try to recreate some of her pieces instead and I'm glad I did because it was a lot of fun and I enjoy putting my own spin on things. The "Lucky Elephant" is the first piece I created and I'm now working on another elephant and an owl. 

I love that the elephant is a symbol of luck, strength, wisdom, solitude, strong sense of loyalty to the family, and intelligence.

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