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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

So, The Elephant And The Rhino


It was a cold day.
A very cold day.
I put on a black turtleneck,
black corduroy pants,
white socks,
slipped in a pair of burgundy mules.
and went to work.
My feet were cold
so I put on a pair of black riding boots.
I was still cold
so I put on a merino wool sweater over my turtleneck.
During the day, it got colder,
so I put on an orange hoodie over my merino wool sweater
and put on sweatpants over my corduroy pants.
I put on a pair of thick red socks
but my feet won't fit in my mules or riding boots
so I wore a pair of black and red Nike slippers.
I continued working.
The air was cold and my ankles were cold
so I put on a pair of Harley Davidson motorcycle boots.
Later The Viking saw me and asked if I was cold.
I said "yes"
so he raised the thermostat temperature.
I was hot
so I peeled off the layers of clothes I had on.
I drank coffee.
I finished work and logged off.
I was cold
so I decided to go to bed
and covered myself with a soft furry blanket.
It was sooooooo soft and warm.
I stared at the ceiling. It was only seven PM
so I drew...
I fell asleep while drawing 
and I made errant scratch marks.
so I covered the entire foreground with grass.
So boring.












The Elephant And The Rhino. Pen and Ink on 14"x17" Paris Paper.

6 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

It's really cold here too. We're having the worst ice storm we've had in 10 years. Cold, cold, cold ;) By the way, I love the elephant and the Rhino header makes me stop and stare at it every time I see it.

Rick Forrestal said...

Beautiful work.
I love these magnificent beasts.
(I'm tired of all this cold, too.)

Shirley said...

OH but the grass is so, so, so, so beautiful! Delicate and light..just beautiful. I can feel the cold through your words. Happy that your sweet viking raised the temp a bit..but there's nothing like drifting off in bed. Gosh, your rhinos and elephants are majestic. I wish ALL people could revere them as much as you (and I) do. Sending warm warm thoughts to you!

Bella Sinclair said...

So. An elephant and a rhino walk onto a bristol board....stop me if you've heard this one before.

I love the rhino's hairy ear tips. And I super duper love the way the elephant's trunk dips into the tall grass. Sublime!

Aww, Ces. I pictured you as the Michelin Man under all those layers. :)

Katherine Thomas said...

No, not boring! The grassy foreground creates a mystical, dreamy quality to the piece. I love this drawing! Your work is really unique and creative!

Steve E said...

...and a trunk is sucking up grass seeds--grin!!! LOVE this picture of Elephant and Rhino, like two FB "Friends"...who finally meet!

--an "old" Robot, who accidentally got the numbers right--after 2 tries! (sigh)
:-)

Bella's comment--FUNNY!

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