Met with Zachary Jensen today to go over final edits for Elephants. It is beautiful. I'm so grateful for Cheryl and Zachary. They care deeply and generously about art and life. This chapbook will be available at The Poetry Circus. It is a limited run and some of my most vulnerable work...if vulnerability can be measured. #poetry#elephants#nicelledavis#cherylgross#buisnessbear
Well it's day seven! Final post re-living my #safari and definitely saved the best for last with the #africanelephant. Watching this herd was truly the most memorable and humbling experience I've ever had. Fun Facts: •The matriarch is in the first three photos and was very protective of her little baby - it was hard to get a clear shot! • Shots 4-6 are of teenager elephants that were playing with each other and in the sixth photo actually pretended to charge us throwing dirt with her trunk on the open jeep! • Shots 7 and 8 are the older sibling scolding her behavior and her disagreeing (she was showing off for us). •elephants experience many of the same emotions as people do - sadness, joy, love, jealousy, grief, compassion, fury and distress - they have even been known to cry! •They can communicate with each other and hear storms/danger through vibrations in the ground hundreds of miles away •they are hands down my favorite African animal ❤️ #adoptanelephant#elephants#elephant
It's weird to look back and think of how my life used to be even just a couple years ago. The thoughts I used to have about myself were things you would never wish someone saying to your enemy. I know it looks like I physically changed a lot, but the only real change I made between these two pictures was mentally. . In the first picture I was going through a lot mentally. I had an eating disorder (which actually made me gain a lot of weight), I was heavily drinking at least 3 or 4 nights a week (I could out drink almost anyone), and I really hated who I was. I hated looking in mirrors. I dreaded wearing shorts or a tight shirt, and I was always worried about what other people thought of me. . Fast forward to now: I would rather stay in than go to a party(3 drinks and now I'm cut off), I cannot eat enough, I don't cringe every time I look in a mirror, I can't get enough personal development, and I genuinely like who I have become as a person. And I still have all of the amazing friends and family in my life who have stuck by me through thick and thin. You all know who you are and I am so blessed and thankful to have you in my life 💙💙💙 . Once you change your mental state, everything else just falls into place.
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As a follow up to my previous post which gained a lot of attention, I would like to direct people to the place I spent a week training an elephant, Sing Korn (pictured here and prior photo) "The Thai Elephant Conservation Center has many projects designed to help improve the care and wellbeing of Thailand's elephants, especially the country's 2,700 elephants kept in captivity." Link in bio