Show Us Your Life- Collections

Friday, February 26, 2010

Over on Kelly's Korner everyone is sharing what they collect. I thought this would be a perfect time to share how the name "Giraffic Arts" came about!

I have collected giraffes since I was a little girl.

(This is a pastel I did a long time ago.)

When I was about 3 or 4, my family went to the LR Zoo & they said all I kept talking about was going to see the giraffes. When we finally got to the giraffe exhibit... there were none there! Mom & Dad said I cried and cried so they took me to the gift shop and bought me a little giraffe. That's where it all began. From then on every birthday and Christmas I always got some type of giraffe. I seriously have hundreds of them. I wish I had a picture of all of them to share. They use to be all decorated in my Mom's den, but they're boxed up for now until I have room for them. I can't wait to have a giraffe room again someday soon :)

My sweet husband actually came up with the name "giraffic arts" when I was thinking of what I could call my little design business... It's definitely me!

Go check out all the other great collections & join in at Kelly's Korner :)

11 comments:

Shoot Son Dang Girl Alissa said...

Oh man, what a cool story about the zoo and then the business name! Giraffes are the best for sure.

Summer said...

How cute....what a story about the zoo! Love it!
My MIL has the cutest pic on her wall of a Mommy Giraffe kissing a baby giraffe my little girl looooves it....

Happy Friday
Summer :0)

Lesli said...

Awe... we love us some Giraffe's at our house too..lol!! Love your blog and your name, would love to come back and read more! Have a great weekend!!

Lesli

Beth Priest said...

I love giraffe's! Super cute blog!!! Super cute name ; )

Susan said...

What a neat story about your collection.

I love your invites and cards. You are so talented. I'll be back...

So nice to meet you♥

Marla Taviano said...

Oh my word, Leslie! I LOVE it! Such a great name!

My family and I just went to 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks, and I'm obsessed with giraffes. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. I only have about 10 giraffe things, but I wouldn't mind collecting a couple hundred more. :)

That pastel is gorgeous. Green and blue are my favorite colors. And of course--giraffes!

I'm going to post pics of my little giraffe collection on my blog tomorrow.

Jennifer said...

How in the world did I not know this about you? Haha! That is too cute!

Claire said...

What a sweet collection! My friend Laura adores giraffes too!

Cxx

Amanda Negley said...

That is so sweet! I forgot that I collect Panda Bear things and Squirrel things too!

Good luck to you and your husband with the adoptio process! And thank you SO much for the kind words, it means to much to me!

Mrs. Bierschenk said...

Just stopping by on Show us Your Life Friday! I really like the giraffe's I've become obsessed with them lately :)!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

That is such a cute story--I am really sad for 3 year old you not getting to see those giraffes. Haha!

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