It's been nearly a year since I made the last elephant in this first yearlong 366-day blog. I thought it would be a few days before I started blogging again, but it took me a lot longer to get over making something every day than I thought it would.
For those of you who followed me throughout the original year, and those of you who have joined more recently, you can see the first entry in the new blog here.
In the rebooted blog, I'm also inviting people to contribute their own elephants. If you've created an elephant—in any medium or art practice at all—or want to tell the world about a handcrafted elephant you've acquired along the way, I'd love to hear about it. And if you don't have any elephants to share, but have a story about an encounter with elephants, or an elephant anecdote, or even news from the world of elephant conservation, that's great too. To share your stories and creations, send me a message via Facebook here.
I'll be featuring as many submissions as possible on the blog—with proper credit, of course—so don't be shy. I may edit written material slightly for length or content before posting it on this blog, but the idea is to open up the blog to the wider world. Almost everyone I meet loves elephants, or knows of someone who does, so I'm sure there's lots of great content out there.
And if you still feel you don't have a "worthy" elephant to share, have a wander through the posts on this original blog. There are some crazy experiments, as well as some true duds—upholstery foam, anyone?—so pretty much anything goes.
And if you're really keen, feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Pinterest and look for a short version of the blog on Tumblr.
Thanks for your support over the past year—I look forward to meeting you online soon!
To Support Elephant WelfareBoon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (Thailand)
Wildlife SOS (India)
The Elephant Sanctuary (Tennessee)