I was sitting at Jack in the Box a month or two ago when this great idea for a elephant came to me. I was asked earlier this week how my ideas come to me; do they come as a feeling or do I picture them in my head and just draw what I see ~ both are good examples of how they come . With this piece I have to add a third ~ they come FAST! I had a pen and a paper sack and just a few minutes. Turns out I was drawing the Joker card for this latest project. Cool huh?! Above is the progression from bag to card. The Harlequin~ish checker board back is another thing that came out of thin air. all hand done.