In about another month or so this guy is gonna be an Uncle! Obviously I'm super excited and I knew that I would have to do something special for my little niece or nephew. Luckily, my sister asked for some help with a project of her own that she was working on and it gave me the inspiration for this mandala. Katie asked if I could do an elephant outline for the pattern of a cute little wall hanging. I finished the initial elephant outline pretty quickly, but didn't get started on the rest of the mandala for a week or two (I was still finishing up my last one at the time). Once I got started though it went really smoothly. I really wanted to keep the feeling of this one nice and calm so I really didn't go too overboard with any of the design and I'm really pleased with the results. And, now that the original has made it safely to Katie and Sam's, I thought it would be safe to share.