giraffe of the day

January 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm 8 comments

I received an email yesterday that made me smile from ear to ear.  ‘I loved your giraffe so much I blogged about it’ wrote Ola of One Million Giraffes, having named my sunflower giraffe as her 234th Giraffe of the Day.  Back in September when I uploaded my photo it joined 267,350 other giraffes and today the figure stands at 547,792.  If you’d like to help Ola reach 1,000,000 there’s just one simple rule:  you have to create your giraffe with your own hands (without using a computer).  If your creation features more than one giraffe it counts for as many giraffes as featured.  Like the addition of a baby giraffe making two.

I love the way this project has sparked people’s imaginations all across the world.  Will you be creating a giraffe that’s one in a million? 

Lili Tupili’s knitted giraffesFernanda’s cork giraffe faceGrobuonis’s toothpaste giraffe, Funky Lunch Man’s giraffe sandwich, , Sunni’s champagne top giraffe, Gunnar’s 13 foot snow giraffe, Ingvill’s honey giraffe, Bjorn’s matchstick giraffe

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jaime  |  February 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Oh, wow! They’re all so awesome and creative! I love it.

  • 2. Mr. P  |  February 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

    What a brilliant idea!

    I’m going to get me thinking…

  • 3. Anita  |  February 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    LOVE this, thanks for sharing it x

  • 4. mangocheeks  |  February 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Splendid and inspiring.

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  February 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Jaime – it’s a very cheering sight, especially when you’re already a giraffe fan like me

    Mr P – glad it’s tickled your creative fancy. I’m sure you could cook up some giraffe-y delight

    Anita – and I just know K has a giraffe or ten up her sleeve

    MC – ain’t it just

  • 6. miss m  |  February 3, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Alas, I could never come up with something that original. I remember your fabulous sunflower giraffe and sure love the other ones too. They are all so imaginative ! (Although the snow sculpture reminds me of Nessie :P).

  • 7. Johanna GGG  |  February 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I love your sunflower giraffe and pleased to see it is getting some kudos – I would love to make a sandwich giraffe like that one in your pics – it is so cute – thanks for putting me onto this site

  • 8. Sunni  |  March 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Hi! Cool that you posted my champaraff on your blog!
    I just wanted to say that Ola is a boy and Giraffes rule!!!


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