In case you haven't heard, a new children's book store has just opened in Lexington, MA. It's called The Elephant's Trunk Bookshop! My friend's daughter is the owner, and as a good luck present her artist pals are all sending elephant art to decorate an empty section of wall. Here's what I did with acrylics and caran d'ache crayons:
There will be a Grand Opening celebration on February 19th, and they are also on Facebook!
If you happen to be an artist, and would like to participate (there is also a prize involved if you win!), here is the information on submitting (and you can email me if you have questions):
Please submit your 12 inch by 12 inch artwork of an elephant, in any medium, to The Elephant's Trunk Bookshop 1764 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420. You can send it by mail or (better yet) stop by the bookshop and say hello! Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2011.
We will display your elephant art and ask our customers to vote for their favorite. The artist whose elephant gest the most "favorite" votes will win a $50.00 gift certificate to the store.
Make sure to sign your piece and put your name, address, phone, on the back so we can contact you with the results. Of course you'll be donating your artwork, but just think, so many parents and children will see your work, you will help make a great children's bookshop more magical and colorful, and we hope that someday you will return for an author/illustrator visit when your book is published!!