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The Elephant in the Room


Lately I've been hearing this phrase a lot—the elephant in the room. For example, a character says, "We can't ignore the elephant in the room anymore."

That said, I shall address the elephant that has been showing itself the past few days on my blog. The drawings. Rather, the doodles.Those are mine, you betcha! Very rough and kid-like. You'd think I'd be embarrassed to show them. Nope.

This elephant -- my doodles -- is just another something new for me to attempt. Ever since my first grade teacher told me that my cows needed to stand on terra firma, I have been insecure about drawing, painting, sketching, and anything to do with art. Not anymore. The elephant in the room is now s-i-x-t-y and can do whatever she darn well pleases.

So, I may be posting a doodle every day of this A to Z challenge. Or not. Because I'm talking about the elephant, I may not be inclined to do any more. But, then, as I'm composing this post, I can't think of what to do with the other letters. Perhaps, I'll just post a doodle a day. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe you'll see a doodle of a fish, a foot, or a fan on Monday. Stay tuned.

I'm participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this month. To check out other participants, click here. See you tomorrow. 

Comments

  1. I've taken note of your doodles and I think they really speak.

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  2. Obviously your teacher never heard of Picasso! I LOVE the little hat on the elephant:) It put a big smile on my face today and with the cold and snow(again) it is nice to see the flowers with the elephant

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    1. Or, Marc Chagall. I never thought of it before but maybe that's why I took to his work the first time I saw them. I'm glad you like the hat. :-)

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  3. It is good to do little drawing for your blog, I too have done a drawing for every letter of the alphabet.

    Good luck on your journey to Z.

    Rob Z Tobor

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    1. It was a spur of the moment decision. I like to take a photo for each post, but I didn't have anything that fit these first posts. Appreciate the visit. I'll go by your way shortly.

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    2. Thank you for calling by the blog. . . .

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  4. I used the phrase myself today. Sweet sketch!

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  5. Keep the doodles coming. What that teacher didn't know is that cow can too fly!

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  6. I LOVE this elephant! Your inner artist is expressing - and it's All Good!

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    1. I appreciate your enthused encouragement, Maggid. The Husband, who is an artist, is teaching me how to doodle a few of my next letters.

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  7. I don't mind the elephant in the room as long as it doesn't break the floor.
    I like the sketch.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew. This elephant is very light-footed. Most of the time. It does get a little iffy when she tap dances. She loves to bounce off the wall ala Donald O'Conner in "Singing in the Rain."

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  8. You've given a whole new meaning to "the elephant in the room," and I like yours a whole lot better.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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    1. I have?....Back again. Had to go look up the meaning of the phrase. I guess I did add another meaning to it. LOL

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  9. Why didn't I think of a sketch! Probably because it would've taken as long as my 'E' post did in text. I struggled. The elephant in the room was most definitely leaving it until I'd had a few glasses of wine.

    donnaalam.com

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  10. What a totally charming elephant! You should write a children's story to go with this wonderful art!

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    1. Thanks, Noelle. Maybe I will. A few comments up, the elephant started coming to life. She tap dances, you know. And, I believe she's a jazz dancer, too. She loves doing the jazz hands, because it makes her giggle which causes the others in her troupe to sigh and wait 5 minutes for her to get over the giggles. But, I dunno if I can consistently draw this elephant, but it would be worth seeing if I could.

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  11. LOVE this elephant in the room. And other doodles. Good you don't care about the ground-defying cow anymore.

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    1. I'm going to find that picture and post it one of these days. :-)

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  12. You go girl! Love the doodles. Teachers and other adults so often can squash that creative side in us. Maui Jungalow

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    1. It's only taken me several decades to say, "Oh yeah, well I don't think so." :-)

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