Friday, August 29, 2008

lucky elephants

lucky elephants
i was wondering why i was so drawn to painting elephants, especially with their trunks up and did some reading about how they are a strong symbol for luck! You probably knew that, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they are also symbols for:
Strength
Wisdom
Solitude
Strong sense of loyalty to the family
Intelligence

so of course i want to paint & surround myself with happy elephants bursting with colorful bits of luck!

these lucky elephants entitled "little" & "best" are available as originals at the enormous tiny show at nahcotta opening next friday, september 5th. i plan on being there! and as prints in my shop!

xo
mati

10 comments:

kelly rae said...

mati, i KNEW these elephants would be adorable. i just knew it. lovely, lovely.
xo

the mad hatter said...

these are wonderful. I'm planning to get a print for a friend's birthday. She's obsessed with elephants too. I'm sure she'll also love the symbolism.

p.s. I've been a fan of your blog and art for the longest, and am only now just posting a comment!

sMacThoughts said...

Look at all the fantabulous things they have to say. Love these!

binal said...

Oh these are way cool, mati!
Awesome!
You rule.

Bin.

dandelion said...

i always love your elephants and these are just fab!...x

Kristina said...

I love your new elephants and the great collage of colorful things they have to say ;o)

carolineinckle said...

These are just so lovely, they really are bursting with colour and joy!
Hope they bring you good luck in the show.
Cx

mccabe said...

gasp!!

i love elephants
and i love your art!!!

the two go hand in hand.

magic!!!!!!

mccabe x

Jules Knoblock said...

Your art is awesome. Makes me happy. Joy :)

Alicia said...

Hi! I just clicked onto your blog from a design*sponge comment. I love these elephants! Bookmarked your blog.