one million giraffes and one sunflower
It’s no secret that I adore all things giraffe. Stuffed, sculpted, painted or drawn I love them all and I’d be hard pushed to say which is my favourite (ok, you twisted my arm, it probably is these gorgeous fellas but can you blame me?). The giraffes that mean the most to me though, that’s easy: those lovingly hand crafted by friends who know I’ll be tickled pink to receive them. Jasmin‘s silk painted giraffe and Rosy‘s stencilled giraffe hold pride of place on my notice board and can now be found on a wonderful website I stumbled across last week called onemilliongiraffes.com.
I was pondering which of my giraffe-y treasures to use as inspiration for a doodled, stitched or baked creation. (well probably not baked but Johanna’s green gourmet giraffe cake sowed the seed of suggestion for something a bit out of the ordinary). My muse appeared in the shape of a sunflower at the allotment and it reminded me of what Michaelangelo said about his artistry. ”I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free”. I saw my giraffe, set it free and now it’s one in a million (well 2 in a million actually and took Ole’s total to 267,350 giraffes). Do you have a giraffe inside you waiting to be set free?
Update: yay, Ola liked my sunflower so much he made it his 234th Giraffe of the Day