Monday, 10 December 2012


Elephanty was drawn by James and this is what I learnt about the drawing from his mum's letter:

'The drawing was inspired by a story of several blind mice who examine different parts of an elephant and each one comes to a very different conclusion about what kind of an animal an elephant is, based on its examination of only one small part of the animal.  Here is what James himself told me about the drawing:

I drew an elephant. The snake's its trunk because is kind of glossy. The big fat thing is his body. The two pipe cleaners twisted together is the tail. My favorite part is how long I made the trunk, because the trunk goes out of the picture and it's supposed to. My least favorite part is how I scribble-scrabbled on my legs. I wish I had done more solid coloring on the fan and the legs. But the fan still looks really pretty. There were five blind mice. The first one thought the legs were pillars. The second one thought the tail was rope. The third one thought the trunk was a big snake. The fourth one thought the ear was a big fan. The fifth one ran and ran and ran and ran across its back and he thought it was an elephant. I wouldn't change anything.'

James lerajzolta a mesebeli elefántot, ahogyan a vak kisegerek elképzelték őt. A mamájának pedig annyira tetszett a rajz, hogy firkababát kért belőle a karácsonyfa alá. Külön kérte, hogy a fül mindenképpen legyezőszerű legyen, az ormányt pedig hagyjam hosszúra. Az a kis kékség a rajzon a lábak között az ég!

Friday, 7 December 2012


Some softies for Xmas. First a brown doggie for Ella in Ireland:

A butterfly and rainbow for two nieces in Hong Kong:

Bat Boy for Luke in America:

A special drawing - the head was made by the mother, the body was drawn by the father, and the whole softie is for their baby:

Michela's favourite cat to Rome:

And another Italian softie, a smiling baby girl for the artist:

I was asked to add the artist's name on the back of the softie. I couldn't resist adding it in a funny way...

Karácsonyi előzetes.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

'My laughing brother'

Long, long time ago there was a little boy, who drew this fantastic picture of his laughing brother. This boy is now a man and becoming a father - this will be a gift from his brother for this special occasion.

Egyszer egy kisfiú lerajzolta a nevető bátyját. Ez a fiú ma már felnőtt, és pont Mikulásra várja az első babája megszületését. Ebből az alkalomból kapja a tesójától ezt a firkababát.