Saturday, November 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: Zoo




Back in 2006 I went to New Orleans with a group to help rebuild people's homes that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. I was told by one of the residents that the elephants at the zoo were used to help clear trees that had fallen in the roads. I was touched by this story as it showed how much we as humans need animals in our lives. And they in turn need our respect and care b/c they are really no different than us opposable thumbed primates.

*Above photo was taken at the New Orleans Zoo.

23 comments:

julia said...

I love the illustration and the story. When I was little I had an elephant (a stuffed one) that had exactly the form your blue little elephant has. It was one of the items I considered vital until the age of six. Vital with capital letters.

Lucía Borjas said...

Awww beautiful, the animals are our friends! we need to care them

marcisenders said...

What an adorable illustration...great style!

flora said...

I love the story and I also really love your illustration! It's beautiful!!!

sagworks said...

Love you work. This piece is my fav it is a great piece with a nice story attached. Thanks for your comment - glad to know there is another sloth lover.

Nemo said...

Beautiful story and beautiful work!!
And thanks for tag me for share 5 random things!
I got it!

princesstomato said...

such a beautiful story and lovely illustration! thanks so much for sharing both with us!

teri

P.L. Frederick said...

Touching and thought-provoking. There's a peacefulness to this illustration too.

Thank you for your kind comment about my illustration.

P.L. Frederick
SMALL & big

MiKa Art said...

This is such a touching story- thank you for sharing it. And beautiful work!

tina kugler said...

love it! great log. (i know that sounds very strange, but i mean it. i like the log.)

tusen said...

beautiful illustration

Alicia Padrón said...

Wow this is so beautiful... I love your work! :o)

oamareloeonada said...

hi! lovely things you have around here. so beautiful :]

mrs. b. said...

your illustration is wonderful! thanks for your lovely comment!

ruyman said...

thanks for the kind words...

Your work is AWESOME!

ruyman said...

Thanks for the kind words!
Your work is awesome!!!

nessadee said...

Very cute! I love the style of this piece!

ErinSherman said...

really great style!

erica m. szuplat said...

oh that is so sweet it gave me chills...

Wynne Chen said...

beautiful story and adorable illustration:)

Paula said...

The elephant is so lovely and simple, and I love the story. Great illustration.

Ellis Nadler said...

excellent elephant

Elena Ospina said...

me gusta este elefante, bello