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I Wish I Were An Elephant

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This I Wish I Were An Elephant Canvas Print draws on a long tradition of elephants wandering around in watery wastelands, being petted by elegant maidens while carrying a piece of cheese on their head. 

Oh ok...maybe not.

But I liked the idea nevertheless.

In the background you can see a mouse holding his hand (paw?) over his face and thinking to himself:

"I Wish I Were an Elephant"

Because, let's face it, our large friend does look like he is getting the better part of life's deal (in this moment at least).

Of course it may well be that things will turn around...

So, perhaps as with so many envious moments in life our mouse friend is seeing things in the wrong way?

Just because the elephant has love and cheese doesn't mean that he cannot have any.

The fact that what appears to be a desolate wasteland can in fact be plentiful and replete with abundance is surely a good thing?

If you look closely you can see flowering thoughts in the harshest of circumstances.

Where there is one enormous block of cheese there are most likely more.

After all, what was the cheese cut from?

What is on show is a mere portion of the abundance that is really on offer.

Somewhere else is the other 7/8ths of this block of cheese.

Somewhere else the girls friends are probably petting other creatures.

(Perhaps one of them loves mice?)

Sure, a moment of envy may serve him, if it motivates him to uncover those eyes and get busy creating abundance in his own life. If it lights a fire under him to take action (though that admittedly may be practically difficult among a load of water!)

But more then a moment won't serve him.

Just like it doesn't serve any of us.

'Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'' - So goes the phrase from the Shawshank Redemption. And it's very true.

There is nothing permanent under the sky.

Only our attitude makes it so.

So, I'm rooting for the elephant.

I'm rooting for the girl.

And I'm also rooting for the mouse.

If there is a mouse in you that wishes it were an elephant, then perhaps this might be a good daily reminder to uncover your eyes and seek out your own brand of truth.

The cheese (and the love) is out there!



Great Build Quality and Materials
  • High Quality - Printed on high quality, artist grade stock
  • Ready to Hang - Folded around a lightweight frame to give them a gorgeous, gallery ready appearance and ready to hang immediately. No need to spend a fortune having them framed! All our canvases come ready to hang as soon as they arrive at your door.
  • Built to Last - Printed with acid free ink that will last without fading or chipping,
  • UV Technology - Features a scratch-resistant UV coating.
  • Easy to Clean - Wipes clean easily with a damp cloth or to remove dust, vacuum gently using a soft brush attachment.
  • Stays Firm - Fabricated to stay taut and flat.

Easy to Hang
  • Canvas Prints shipped from the US come with a hard sealed backing and hanging hardware for an effortless install.
  • Canvas Prints shipped outside the US come with an open back and are ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger for an effortless install.
  • So, you will have NO EXTRA CHARGES TO HAVE YOUR ART FRAMED! It comes ready to hang.

(See the pictures for examples of both)

Made with LOVE!
  • Thickness - The thickness of the canvas wrap frame on your print is 1.25 inches (so your art really stands out from whatever angle you look at it on your walls!)
  • Canvas Love - We only use the finest artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas to ensure lasting quality for your art.
  • Ink and Printing Love - We use superior eight-pass pigment-based inkjet printing, which uses archival inks designed to hold up over time without fading. We care as much as you do about the quality of our prints.
  • Frame Love - The wood in the frame and stretcher is constructed of 100% renewable wood.
  • Packaging Love - We lovingly package our canvas prints to ensure that they arrive just the way we packed them.
  • Local Production - We have local handcrafted production for the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Mexico, so that your order will ship from within the same country as you order (ensuring both that we support local producers and that shipping times are reduced).
  • Worldwide shipping - Orders to countries outside those five will ship from the USA.
  • Made-to-Order Just for You! - All of our artwork is made-to-order. This means that we can offer works of art that you won't find anywhere else!