Drawing on an Elephant

Once, when my daughter was very young, we were in Trinity College, Dublin to view the Book of Kells. There was a display explaining how the monks used vellum made from hides. I asked my daughter how they got the cows to stand still while the monks wrote. She said they must have had to tie them in place (she’s always been sensible and creative). Well, I’ve had the chance to draw on an elephant. The part I used was definitely still and I didn’t have to tie it down. My sister, who often finds strange and wonderful gifts, sent me a sketch book made from recycled paper and elephant poo! It’s very nice to draw on and has a warm (that brings unpleasant thoughts to mind) tone rather than stark white paper. You can get Ellie Poo paper here.

TinTin never got this close to an elephant.

TinTin never got this close to an elephant.

You can get Rhino and Reindeer, too.

You can get Rhino and Reindeer, too.

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