Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow I’ll take these paintings to the store and I’ll find out if any of the other ones have sold. I’m honestly a bit nervous about that. I know I’ll be disappointed if nothing sold, but also glad to keep them. No, I want them to sell. These paintings come with stories.

Elephant Love

Luna and Sebastian 8.5″ x 11″ Watercolour
Once upon a time there was an elephant named Luna, who lived at a zoo in South Africa. One day a boy, Daniel, started volunteering at the zoo. He loved the elephant and brought her mangoes every day. Daniel noticed that even though the elephant was happy with the mangoes, she was lonely, so he convinced the zookeeper to find a friend for Luna. At the San Diego zoo, the zookeeper found another lonely elephant named Sebastian and brought him in. This is a painting of the two happy, no longer lonely, elephants: Luna and Sebastian.

Lion in Love

Lion in Love 8.5″ x 11″ Watercolour
Here is Mchumba, the African lion. He worked as an extra on Disney’s Lion King for a while, but he never got any screen time, though he had a lot of fun on set. This lion is hopelessly romantic and always in love with everyone he meets. I bet he’s going to fall in love with you too.

Zuri and Zola

Zuri and Zola 8.5″ x 11″ Watercolour
One day Zuri, the giraffe, heard a cry for help. He looked down to where the sound was coming from. That was something he didn’t do very often since he mostly looked up for leaves in trees all day long. Close by he saw a pit. He went to the edge of it and inside he noticed a rabbit scrambling to get out. Zuri lowered his head into the pit and allowed the rabbit to climb out onto his long neck. The rabbit was so grateful, he gave Zuri a carrot, which was indeed a rare treat. As Zuri was about to bite into the carrot, Zola, the beautiful giraffe, stole it and ran away. Zuri, more intrigued and amused than upset, followed Zola around for days, but she always managed to evade him. In the end, Zuri asked the rabbit for another carrot and the rabbit was more than happy to oblige. Zola came right over and this time, they shared the carrot. Zuri and Zola have been together since.