Something new taking shape on the old drawing board today. I've had a most welcome invitation to send several new works over to Britain this fall for a special drawing show that will take place in November, more on that later. So, what better way to begin these new works for that special show than with some of my favorite subjects . . . elephants. This will be the first of five or six new works earmarked for Britain. Why am I doing them now, five months before they need to be sent? Never too early to get things started and I will have lots of other commitments to work toward as the summer progresses so better they should be completed and set aside before my studio time becomes chaotic over the next three months.