An Elephant of an Imagination


"Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling, in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to 'evoke worlds.'" - Wikipedia

This is a little painting of someone's story telling. It's a personal story, almost an inside joke, and this is my visual interpretation of their imaginings. I like to think that you can create your own story from my visualization, and together we make the imaginings so much larger than they were before.

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In the beginning there were 3 paper cut outs and a painted background.

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Then there was an elephant.

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Slowly, a hedgehog emerged.

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And the green blob started to look more like a turtle.

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The turtle was given an eye, and he liked the way things were looking.

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A little cadmium red was just enough to add a little "pop!"

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And the critters were almost ready to begin their adventure.

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And when they were complete, they headed down the dusty path, breathing the warm air and swaying in the breeze.

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