Pink Elephants and Lemonade by Sarah  Mac

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Title taken from one of my favourite Madonna songs, ‘Dear Jessie’.

This is a coloured pencil drawing of my niece Ruby. I took a picture of her sleeping and she looked so timeless, it could have been taken today or 100 years ago.

Coloured pencil on paper with a digital vignette texture. 25 × 30cm. Dec 2010

Featured in:
A Class of its Own – December 2010
Vintage Art Storybook – December 2010
Oz Talent – December 2010
Coloured Pencil Art – Feb 2010
Creative Portraits of Children – Aug 2011

Top Ten in Pencil Drawing – Portrait Challenge Jan 2011
Yop Ten in Pencil Drawing – Avatar Challenge Jan 2011

Drawing without vignette:


  • Ann Nightingale
    Ann Nightingaleabout 4 years ago

    Ahh!! That’s so cute!

  • Thankyou Ann!

    – Sarah Mac

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    this very lovely work of art does look timeless sarah… wonderful drawing skills, and the texture is just perfect

  • Thanks for your kind words Carol :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaabout 4 years ago

    Awesome !! It looks sooo lovely. You did a wonderful job !!

  • Thankyou very much :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wondeful work and it really is timeless!Liz

  • Thanks Liz! I’m glad you think so :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...about 4 years ago

    Children are so contented when they sleep. You captured this so beautifully. Wonderful drawing!

  • This one didn’t stir. She was definitely content!
    Thanks Kristy!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonabout 4 years ago

    This is so endearing! Thank you for sharing.

  • Thankyou for your comment Jacqueline!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonabout 4 years ago


  • Thankyou! Very much appreciated!

    – Sarah Mac

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 4 years ago

    This really is beautiful…and indeed, it is absolutely timeless. GREAT work. Congratulations!

  • Thanks so much Karen :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Amir Saeed
    Amir Saeedabout 4 years ago

    This is very beautiful work…

  • Thanks Amir :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your outstanding work has been featured in
    “Vintage Art Storybook”
    Permanent feature page

  • Thanks so much! :)

    – Sarah Mac

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