The Elephant Forest

Pachyderm Forest. Archival pen and ink on 9"x12" Bristol Board.

On the left, is the Pachyderm Parade drawing I did for Bella more than two years ago. My dearest friend loves elephants. I have come to regard it as her symbol. When I draw elephants, I associate it with tenderness, loyalty, strength and wisdom. I am grateful that she sent them my way so they can play in my forests. Thank you for sharing your elephants, Bella. Tsup!

Do you know who else loves elephants and elephant trees?

said... If there is on thing in this life that I love, it is your elephant trees. How can I possibly have previously existed when I knew them not? It is a puzzlement.

My dearest Arija... Here is an entire forest of elephants for you! Sorry, it took so long. I wanted to surprise you when you woke up this morning but when I press the "publish" button, I believe it will be past 3:57 PM your time. Your today, is my tomorrow, but for now, this is my present for you.



Arija said...

Oh Ces . . .I am overwhelmed by the depth of your soul, your artistry, your love and generosity and over and above all, your ELEPHANTS, so many elephants, so joyful and so sad at the same time, such beautiful and REMEMBERING creatures who play and love and protect each other and mourn just as we do.

I was so depressed today and now have tears of joy running down my cheeks and splishing on my lap as I write.

You are a friend in a million. How can I ever repay you for such wonders?

Bella has talent and draws beautiful things for you while my soul seems to lie dormant and unproductive.

Thank you so much my dearest dear, I love each and every one of them!

. . . Arija

Ces said...

Aaaaawwwwww! What do you mean, you don't do anything? Are you kidding? You do a lot. You share with us the beauty of the world as you see it. Your photographs are a joy to behold. I swear the sky in Australia show off only for you! I am glad to hear this simple drawing cheered you up. I am so sorry about your earlier state today. Tsup!

Heather said...

Your friend is very lucky to have you! Your drawings are amazing! I love them all!

J Bar said...

How fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bella Sinclair said...

Let me interlace my trunk with yours. How I wish your drawings could spring to life so that I could run among your pachyderms. Perhaps when I close my eyes to sleep tonight.

Tsups to you and my fellow ele-file Arija.

rachel awes said...

i love an elephant forest!
brilliant! you are AMAZING!
i dance through YOUR trees, ces!

Bella Sinclair said...

Doughnuts and brownies and cornbread and Girl Scout Cookies and spam? Girl, what are you doing to me?!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, and your autocorrect is amusing. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Thanks to you, I was forced to go downstairs and grab a handful of M&Ms.

Sympathy for The Devil said...

the infinite curve.
how beautiful.

Sympathy for The Devil said...

elephant stones...
elephant clouds????
so, you were right.
they dont cut.
i breeze through them.

rossichka said...

What a magical elephant world you've created, Ces... The elephant trees (or elephants hidden in them?) are so whimsical! I like the deep high starry sky which frames the first drawing... I find amazing the elephant motifs in the second drawing - like carvings in the stone, a nice stilization!
Such a fairy and loving atmosphere... Lucky Bella and Arija to have your love and friendship!

Bella Sinclair said...

Daaaaaaaaaang, woman. I'm a-comin' over to your house for some eats!

Ces said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. When you have the chance please visit Arija and you will see for yourself why I love her.

Steve E said...

What sweet happenings--among Ces and her friends. I am smiling as I drop off to sleZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Caroline said...

Just beautiful! Your elephants are stunning!