... exploring in my creativity further in 2017

11 December 2015

Gerry the Christmas Giraffe....

Hi again! It has been awhile...

I've been silently hovering in the background at PPF though life has been so busy lately I have rarely had time to paint, or post...

During the summer I started a painting for a friend. It was supposed to be the "smear and circle" style I have been playing around with. She likes giraffes so that was the subject. It looked terrible. I hated it (didn't even take photos of it before...) I put it away but kept thinking how could I fix it and make it fun? Then I had the idea that maybe the giraffe could be a Christmas giraffe and I could paint his spots red and green... and it all started to come together.

His expression is kind of funny. One friend thinks he is planning to take over the world. I think he is eyeing the mistletoe and planning to eat it thus stealing all the Christmas kisses. Mischievous giraffe!

Gerry, the Christmas Giraffe 1

Gerry, the Christmas Giraffe 2

Gerry, the mischievous Christmas Giraffe

I am happy to say that my friend liked him, and I greatly appreciated the incentive to get painting again.

If I am not back posting again before Christmas (very likely), I hope all my PPF friends have a fabulous holiday season and all the best for a happy, healthy and creative 2016!



  1. Very creative Christmas Giraffe Eva, great to see you posting. Happy Holidays!

  2. Fun painting. Happy PPF, and thanks for hosting, hugs, Valerie

  3. That is the sweetest giraffe ever. I can see why your friend liked him. Happy holidays to you too, and happy PPF!

  4. How cool. Love your Christmas Giraffe.
    Have wonderful holidays xx

  5. Hello stranger! Good to see you back painting again - your giraffe is really fun with his Christmas coloured spots and I agree he does look like he is plotting something! Merry Christmas!

  6. Great expression on Gerry. Very happy art.

  7. I love art with a sense of humor. He is delightful (and so is his twig).

  8. so glad to see you link up EVA! Your giraffe is simply marvelous-love him! Wishing you a happy PPF and a very Merry Christmas too.

  9. I like what you did with Gerry. He made me smile and that is always a good response! Have a lovely week.

  10. He's very charming and I like both his expression and his back mane! As it matches his festive spots!

  11. I adore your giraffe. My precious Mumsie's name is Eva. She loves giraffes. I asked her once why she loved them so. She grinned and said, "Because I identify with them--tall and gawky." I remember saying, "But Mom, you are so graceful and beautiful..." As are Giraffes. :D

  12. Awwww...your Christmas giraffe is utterly cute! Love him. :)

  13. This truly is fabulous...that expression on his face is amazing... love the whimsy and fun of this giraffe!! Good job. Sometimes we need to leave an idea on the stove until it's ready to cook!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

  14. Cute Christmas idea, Eva. hope you had a jolly one. :)

  15. Such sweet and wonderful ideas!


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