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April 8, 2011

Animals are a passion and, though they all tug my heart, elephants, with  their enormous size, soulful eyes, and ethereal spirit make me weep. I love supporting organizations that protect and care for these big lugs so we always give to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The folks at this organization have dedicated their lives to caring for the orphans with food (bottled milk), shelter, and most importantly love.

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  1. April 8, 2011 10:40 pm


  2. April 8, 2011 10:43 pm

    Bless you Penelope. For your compassion and for sharing your wonderful work with us. This is heartwarming ;o)

  3. April 9, 2011 1:16 am

    That’s a wonderful post! Have you read “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen? It’s a fabulous book, and Sara Gruen supports that same elephant group, among others. They’re detailed under “Critters in Need” on her website,

    I was lucky enough to speak with her on the phone when my book club won an “author phone conversation” with her. Fascinating…I’ll bet she would love your work!

  4. April 9, 2011 1:28 am

    Yes, this is so heartwarming! The warm colors … and content makes it such an inviting image. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. April 9, 2011 3:47 am

    Sweet man:) Godbless you xxx

  6. April 9, 2011 6:18 am

    Wonderful piece of work this is and wonderful cause you are supporting for.

  7. April 9, 2011 7:19 am

    Another wonderful illustration! Elephants are near and dear to my heart as well.

  8. April 9, 2011 6:51 pm

    Fantastic piece, Penelope! I love the concept and adore your illustrations.

  9. April 10, 2011 10:28 am

    I love your soft touch. Also really like smiling with the elephants. Nice job!

  10. April 10, 2011 10:46 am

    As you know, Penny, I adore your elephants (giraffes are a close second!!). The way you are able to convey expression is just astounding to me.

    That momma elephant’s face is just so wonderful! Never stop illustrating!!

  11. April 10, 2011 12:49 pm

    This is really sweet and nicely done.

  12. April 10, 2011 12:57 pm

    A delightful response to the topic!!

  13. April 10, 2011 3:07 pm

    So sweet.

  14. April 10, 2011 10:29 pm

    What a lovely post. Your work is unbelievably beautiful Penelope.

  15. April 11, 2011 11:42 am

    I am with my friend Jack on this one, bless you! You bring the soul of the animal alive in each and every piece you do and what a testament to who you are as a person, an artist that you give back so generously. I am a believer that they too are God’s messengers and there is much I’ve learned about soulful living through the mighty beasts.
    In this not only have you captured their ethereal spirit but also that phenomenal family bond/structure. That with their memories just amaze me. I loved your comments on my blog – I am so thrilled that we can touch one another so fondly with our work…I could sooooooooooo relate to everything you said. My mom would re-do the entire house and NEVER let you flop your head on the sofa pillow because they were ‘sooooo frightfully expensive.’ She never fully appreciated the ‘so why’dya buy them?’ comments.

  16. April 11, 2011 7:39 pm

    Awww. That a cute little (big) trio.

    My kids are nuts about elephants. And motorcycles. And everything else they saw at the circus. 🙂

    I love their smiles. Solid composition, great humanity, as always.

    Glad you’re back in the saddle!

    Someday when I get my Cintiq we can compare notes!

  17. April 12, 2011 4:15 pm

    Nice work! I love your style.

  18. April 13, 2011 9:06 am

    Hi Penny,

    Thanx for your post earlier. LOL. 🙂

    This is just one of the cutest things ever! Those gentle giants!
    Yes, it is wonderful so many organizations out there protect successfully all wildlife.
    You should try to submit your drawings to wild life and animal protection oriented magazines and sites!

    Love love love your work!
    Looking forward to do an Art Exchange!

  19. April 13, 2011 8:48 pm

    What a beautiful drawing.

  20. Jules Means permalink
    April 14, 2011 8:37 am

    I love elephants, too, and this picture is lovely. I support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee when I can.

  21. April 14, 2011 1:20 pm

    I just love your style. Beautiful line work.

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