There's an Elephant in My Garden by © Karin  Taylor

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There's an Elephant in My Garden by 

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There’s an Elephant in my Garden digitally colour version also available (click here)

A sepia drawing before I colour this work…. “there’s an elephant in my garden”

Inspired by my parents talk of topiary gardens in Tassie and their topiary teapot in the backyard and my little girl with the curl Sarah, who’s all growed up now (but this reminds me of her when she was a littlun)…thanx Nenek and Poppy….luv ya

There’s an Elephant in my Garden
a drawing on catridge from my Art Diary
digitally coloured

I hope that the grownups who look at this painting will remember something special from their childhood, some hopeful feeling, which will help them through today’s difficulties. There are all the colours of the rainbow in this piece, to remind us that there is always hope, no matter how hopeless it seems sometimes. The rainbow is a sign of hope.

Children See/Children Do powerful message for grownups

I hope that all the children who look at this painting will drift off into a faraway place in their imagination and feel wonderful for a while, especially if things are getting them down…and if life is wonderful, may this little picture add to the wonder and spark the imagination.

Big hello to Maya!! :)


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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    a winner cheers

  • thx very much Scott! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Bekyy93
    Bekyy93almost 5 years ago

    nawww thats so cute :D i love this!!
    - bekyyx

  • hehe…thaaaaaaanx Bekyy :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • juha
    juhaalmost 5 years ago

    trop beau ,Karin,j aime te sensibilité

  • thank you so much juha !! :)))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant Work!

  • thx so very much Rajeev, so kind :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love how you interpret your memories Karin!! They are such a joy!!

  • thx so much Sarah, so happy you like it :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ArtSlut
    ArtSlutalmost 5 years ago

    love the smiley button, and all those other special little details that make your work so special :-)

  • thanx so much Flower, i was looking for that smiley button, and then i saw it, i hadn’t realised…! xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ps..i got your card and it looks great…hope to Buyers Booth it sometime in near future… next week hopefully :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 5 years ago

    brilliant Karin! oh it’s better than the ones I used to get in my yard! I kid you not!! I used to have bad dreams for years about one or more escaped from the zoo and no matter how much I tried to ring for help none came example the phone wouldn’t work [in the dream] etc .. I did interpret the dreams finally and don’t get them now ! do you know how HARD it is to get an Elle to go home!!

  • wow, what an interesting yet frustrating recurring dream to have had… glad it’s over now… i used to have a recurring dream of snakes in the house, and it was horrible. The one snake grew and grew til it was so huge that i was completely squashed and no room left in the house. A few years ago, i had yet another dream where i slew the snake with a sword in a fight to the death at the beach down on the sand… I felt I’d really dealt with it…and no more dreams of it either. I love dreams, they tell us so much about ourselves…thanx so much ginny :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 5 years ago

    I see now; nice to know where the Tee design came from :)

  • ….. glad you like it Mui-Ling :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ps…saw some cute dollar note elephants, as origami, i just adored them :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Karin.

  • thx so much Steve!! great to see you… sorry I’ve been a bit slack and not getting around to see your latest..hope to remedy that next week or later in the week at least :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • sunshinesal
    sunshinesalalmost 5 years ago


  • thx so much Nenek…Sarah’s home!! she loved Japan, and would like to go back…she had a lot of fun, and has lots of photos and funny stories to tell… she sends her love as do we all to you and Poppy :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

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