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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 01:54 AM

Find something to be happy about today (Sunday Dec 1, 2013)

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Today feast on these beautiful paintings





Now meet the artists:

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/18/books/review/18grandin.html?_r=0

This is a wonderful book for parents to read to young children. It tells the true story of elephants trained to make paintings. "I teach in two schools," Katya Arnold writes. "One is in the city. The other is in the jungle. Some of my students have hands. Others have trunks."

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Many of the elephants make aimless drawings, but it seemed to me that a few are creating real patterns. Not only that - an elephant named Gongkam had painted highly realistic pictures of various flowers; one bunch with long stems looked like irises. Another elephant, Larnkam, had made both flowers and swirling abstract designs; several looked a bit like intertwined double helixes. These were in contrast to the art I saw on a couple of other Web sites, done by elephants in zoos, where almost all the work looked like scribbling. It is interesting that the best elephant artists seem to be young, only 4 or 5 years old; it's likely that many zoo animals are much older and it may be more difficult for them to learn.



Still skeptical? Watch this video:



http://www.elephantart.com/catalog/

Have a great day, let your inner elephant out and do something no one expects you will be able to do!!






“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”



Søren Kierkegaard

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:11 PM

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hugs to you grantcart

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