Sunday, June 12, 2011

Marie Antoinelephant

I'd like to introduce you to... Marie Antoinelephant! A very elegant regal Pachyderm who lived in the 1700's. She coined the term "Let them eat Peanuts!" Below, you can see she is ready for the grand Masquerade ball. 
She enjoys a bit of tea and crumpets in the afternoons with her lady friends. 
Although quite a beauty, she still has her insecurities and will be frequently overheard asking her ladies in waiting "Does this dress make my butt look big?"
Of course her Ladies-in-waiting assure her, no matter which direction she faces, she is beautiful!
I'm sorry that I can't take credit for this beautiful piece of artwork. It was made by my mini-me, Celia. My very special 10 year old partner-in-art. She got a paper mache elephant from the craft store and dug into my bin of Marie Antoinette "stuff" and created this piece of art. It's going to be represented by a New York Gallery and priced at $13,000. Haha. Not.

Celia says: 


  1. oh god, i love this. no one would have known your offspring did it if you hadn't spilled the beans :)

    i really like it. i like working with papier mache forms too - i've never done an elephant (hehe), but i do alter the dress forms.

    i like the elephant better :)


  2. I adore Marie!! And I love her story!!! Too funny!! Tell Celia--bravo!!

  3. Please tell Celia I think she is very talented and creative. I love this!

  4. LOL. Oh my - that is so adorable! How talented your Celia is, and what a fine art partner she must be! You must be so proud of her! Love your commentary and description about her highness, the royal pachyderm, too. Very amusing. Thanks for sharing this!!

  5. She is brilliant - just like her mama! xoxo

  6. She's going to be the star of the ball! Celia is quite the creative artist. You two make a great team - enjoyed the storytelling.

  7. Go Celia - humor and art will take you far. Lori W at Art Camp for Women

  8. Excellent elephant, and wonderful words to match. That's my kind of artwork :)


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