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I’ve always had a deep fascination for elephants.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been in awe of these mighty beasts. Not just for their size and abilities but for their grace as well. Such an enormous animal moving slowly, plodding along. My father, when he was alive dabbled in oil paintings. As an early adult he painted a black and white oil painting of an elephant and gave it to me. The image was looking from the back side with those massive ears exposed just a bit on either side. How I wish I still had that painting.

Over the years I have collected a few elephants made of different materials. This one was gifted to me. It’s carved from a piece of driftwood. I think it is a fabulous piece.

Driftwood Elephant.

I’ve just added a small magnesite elephant to my Etsy shop which is accessible here. I had to keep one of these for myself.

Turquoise Magnesite Elephant Bead.