Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Both my little daughters just LOVE the books of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee and want to have the colorful creature on their bedroom wall. It’s a very funny elephant indeed, so I painted him for them. It took some time, but I finished the two paintings yesterday! 


My oldest daughter is fascinated by the illustration where Elmer is looking down in the ravine, so although it isn't the most beautiful illustration in the book, I had to paint this one for her. 


My youngest loves colors, so I chose an illustration with lots of colors for her. 


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Two of my projects were featured this week, YAY! Misty of The Creative Itch featured my Snowflakes.


And Stephanie of Toastie Studio featured my Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet!


Thanks, Misty and Stephanie!!

Photobucket     toastie studio

Comments

  1. I love your folk art painting of the elephant...you are a talented lady. I also do painting...self taught....would love for you to stop by and visit and follow my blog.
    Deborah
    www.threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! My painting is also self taught! Elmer the Elephant is such a nice creature to paint!

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  2. How nice that you have the talent to make the girls happy.

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    1. I hope I make my girls happy! My main goal in life :-)!

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  3. Your paintings are so darling! What treasures for your girls for years to come.

    & Congratulations on your crafts being featured, they look so cute.

    Happy Rednesday!

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  4. Hi Liz, what an adorable painting! I think you may like some of the things I have at Maddalee, I would love to see you there! I am a new follower, visiting from Lil Luna, thank you for sharing.

    Nancy

    maddalee.blogspot.ocm

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I just visited your blog and saw you make some pretty things yourself! Very beautiful!

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  5. Those paintings are just precious! Even better that they were made for your girls. I love the snowflakes, too! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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    1. Thanks again for a nice comment, Sara!

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  6. De Sinterklaas en Zwarte Piet zijn zo leuk, en Elmer ook!

    Veel liefs,
    Crystelle

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    1. Dank je wel, Crystelle! Ik hoop dat je een leuk Sinterklaasfeest hebt gehad!
      Liefs, Liz

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  7. I love that book. What a cute painting! Great job!

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome elephant craft in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  9. Elmer is a sweetie!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  10. I love the elephant! So precious =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Spotlight! Just wanted you to know I’m pinning this to my party favorites board. http://pinterest.com/bekapoe/inspiration-spotlight-favorites/

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    2. Thank you so much for inviting and pinning me! Great honor! Liz

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  11. Beautiful paintings!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. Such fun & artsy crafts y projects! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  13. Your paintings are just precious and will mean so much to your daughters. Congrats on being featured twice this week. I'm visiting from Primp and hope you will stop by for a visit.

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  14. Beautiful paintings! My kids and I also love Elmer and especially the illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. You are very talented, Liz. I love anything that encourages kids to read and these paintings are a brilliant way to do this, not to mention that the paintings themselves are fabulous!!!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Knowing how to read is the best thing you can learn your children. I think by reading you can learn everything you ever wanted.

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