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Now Available: Onward! An image for an Elephant Icon

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Jacquie presenting print 1/25 to Dr. Douglas-Hamilton An original painting by Two Girls and an Elephant created for Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton who has committed a lifetime  to saving elephants. For over 50 years, Iain Douglas Hamilton has dedicated his life to saving the African Elephant. His research and his voice alerted the world to the...
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The Hunter Awakens~Life, Love and Africa

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  Our garden, which is normally teeming with flittering and chattering little birds, went deathly quiet yesterday. That could only mean one thing- the presence of a bird of prey. These rare visits are a mixed blessing. I love seeing these striking birds, but I feel for our resident tiny bronze mannequins, who’s only defence is to live...
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Water and Grace~ Life, Love and Africa

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This is our third day without running water.  TIA (this is Africa) as we say. When you live here, you pretty much take these things in stride. Let’s just say service delivery is not the forte of many municipalities, so every now and again you turn on the tap and nothing comes out.  Usually it’s resolved within a few hours, or a day....
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Life, Love and Africa: With Age Comes….

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I was thinking about that as I celebrated a birthday last week, and these are the words I came up with to fill in that blank.  With age comes: Wisdom.  There is no substitute for experience. While I didn’t enjoy every experience that came my way, I can now appreciate each and every one of them.  The hardest knocks were the ones that...
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Life, Love and Africa

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MONKEY BUSINESS For years we've coexisted pretty much peacefully with our furry neighbours, the vervet monkeys.  Sure, if you aren't careful and leave a door or window open they will sneak in and eat anything in sight.  I've lost countless bananas, mangoes and avocados, a carton of eggs and even a highly coveted piece of carrot cake to...
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BIG Beautiful Elephants

Stuart and Katrin wanted a special piece to make a BIG statement in the bedroom of their beautiful home in the bush. They chose to have an oil on canvas painting based on a photograph of a herd of elephants crossing a dry riverbed. To accent the orange feature wall in their room, the Two Girls created an image in black and white. The couple...
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Adventures in Canada

http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipld=882926 While Alicia was busy painting and producing new Two Girls and an Elephant greeting cards(more on that soon) Jacquie was in Canada promoting her book The Gift of an Elephant.  She was thrilled to be interviewed live onstage by host Fred Hacker for "A Day In The Life"at the Midland Cultural Centre....
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Music, Art and Joy in South Sudan

The team from Canadian Aid for South Sudan has just returned from their annual trip to the village of Gordhim.  For the children in the area, the arrival of the Canadians means playtime! Over 350 children turn up every day, some walking many kilometers each morning to take part in the annual art and music camp. Two Girls and an Elephant...
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Beautiful Birds

Those of us who are blessed to live in the South African bush are surrounded by beauty literally  from the moment we awaken each morning.  When Tracy and Martin den Dunnen open their eyes often the first thing they see are colourful kingfishers. The beautiful birds dart in and out of the tree outside their bedroom window.  Tracy wanted...
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Wine, Women and Art

It was a winning combination at Witschi Weine in St. Gallen Switzerland. The opening of our exhibition of canvas pieces hosted by Sandro and Nathalie Haser at their wonderful wine boutique also allowed us Two Girls to share some of our favourite South African wines with our new friends in Switzerland.  Thanks to all those who came out to...
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