Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #21


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To Enter: Giveaway is over! Thank you to everyone that entered. Winner announced in the Giveaway 22 post on 6/26/19

Answer the question below, at the Life Imitates Doodles blog Giveaway post (answers on Facebook & Instagram don’t count as an entry.

Leave a comment on this post telling me – If someone gave you a White Elephant, would you keep it?

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle Black Book – approx 6 x 8 inch size
  • one 7-pack of Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens
  • one 6-pack of Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended Super Fine
  • one box of 30 pig-shaped Midori D-Clips Paper Clips

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Black Book and to ZebraPenUS for the packs of Metallic and Color Brush pens.

This Giveaway Ends Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner will be announced in next week’s giveaway post.

Last week’s winner was …

Jessica hudson says: June 13, 2019 at 07:51

Most definitely a unicorn…. just to always be able to stare at its beauty

beauty and my girls would be pretty happy too

The winner has until Friday , June 28, 11:59 PM PDT to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

There is a giveaway here each Wednesday. You don’t have to follow my blog to enter, but it will help you to remember to do it!

Want to buy some of this stuff RIGHT now?

The awesome Hahnemühle Black book – Rochester Art Supply FineArtStore 

The wonderful Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens & Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended

Those cute l’il Midori D-Clips Paper Clips – Original Series – Pig – Box of 30

77 comments

  1. I would have to keep a white elephant! He would need someone to protect him, to feed him, and I KNOW our other animals would LOVE to have an elephant here! And THEN there is the surprise it would be for our little granddaughter and grandson! I am pretty sure we would be doing “show & tell” at the schools! 🙂

  2. Here in Australia a white elephant is an unwanted inanimate oddity, but a real live breathing white elephant would be a joy and would be loved so much 🙂

  3. I would keep it for a time especially if it was from someone I loved as it would remind me of them.

    1. If it were a living elephant, I’d try to find it a good sanctuary, as living with us wouldn’t be a good location for it. A toy or an odd gift, quite possibly — would depend on what and how big.

  4. Well of course, they are cute an bring good luck especially with their trunk up. Besides I couldn’t give mine away, its sitting on my shelf, an definitely white an my cats haven’t tried knocking him off in over 4 years. Now that’s what I call luck, from two cat climbers.

  5. If it was miniature, I certainly would. I would dress her in pink and get its ears pierced. She, because of course it would be a girl, would get her toenails painted rainbow colors. Her name would be Loulou!

  6. It would depend on what it is. If I don’t want it, I would wait until the next white elephant sale for someone else to pick it. (To me a white elephant is a sale where you wrap up a gag gift or something you no longer want.)

  7. Haha – we always used to do white elephant gifts at a Christmas party! There were some I kept and some I did not!

  8. Yes, I would keep a white elephant and take special care of it and feed it and Love it and try to paint it.

  9. Yes!! Either way … an unwanted, strange gift or a real, live elephant … Yes!!
    Gifts make me happy. Elephants make me REALLY HAPPY!!! 😊😊

  10. Yes, I would keep it. Especially since that is what they call a gift to someone that has come from your house. usually these exchanges are done at parties. They will have a “White Elephant Gift Exchange”.

    As for a real one, no, leave it in the wild where it can be free!

  11. I would not keep a white elephant…They are expensive to maintain. But if u meant a white elephant sale, then yes Id keep it bcuz itd b a gift from sum1.

  12. If it were a REAL white elephant I would love to see it but I’m thinking it is probably rare so I would find an elephant sanctuary where it would be safe and free to roam…so, it would have to be a very large sanctuary and one where they take VERY good care of the elephants.

  13. If it was not real and a gift from someone I knew yes. If it was real it would have to go back into the wild. Also if your not meaning a real elephant and it was something someone was trying to get rid off and I had no yes for it I’d say pass it to someone else!!

  14. I keep mine until the next white elephant gift exchange, and then I rewrap it and regift it! Great giveaway, thank you!

  15. A real white elephant? No I would not keep it… but I would find a home where it would be protected and treasured and free, because I personally have no business with having an elephant!!

  16. Elephants are my favorite animal!!! I want them to roam where they are the happiest!!!
    I would love to keep her but I want her to be happy!!!

  17. If someone gave me a White Elephant, I’d be very confused. I am in decluttering mode, so I’d take a picture of it and give it to another “lucky” person.

  18. If it was a living white Elephant? Well as much as I would love to have one in my life, I couldn’t keep her. She would find a home at a wonderful elephant sanctuary or with luck we could re-home her back to her native country in a protected park. I think we as humans underestimate the intelligence of elephants, they are much closer to us than we perceive.

  19. I would keep the whit elephant as I tend to keep everything. I could always decorate it for different occasions!

  20. Having been at a few “white elephant” gift exchanges, I would have to say it would depend on the item – I would not, for example, want to keep the old-man-singing-the-hallelujah-chorus-on-the-toilet gag gift. Now, if it were a real white elephant, it would depend on the size (being that our backyard is rather small) and perhaps the disposition (I mean, if it was trumpeting all night it might bother the neighbors …).

  21. I would totally keep it! In the animal sanctuary I would open to keep her in. Hey a girl can dream, right?

  22. A real white elephant or a silly “white elephant” gift? Either way, there is a good chance I’d keep it! If a real elephant, I’d want to find it a good place to live though because I doubt it would enjoy living in my room! I’d keep the gift if it was small but would probably throw out eventually haha.

  23. More canvas to paint, draw, tangle! So yes I’d keep it! If it’s a unwanted object then another to figure out some creative way to use it regardless of what it is.

  24. I would keep a white elephant, but our homeowner’s association may have a different view on that!

  25. A real white elephant? I would love it dearly for an hour, then I would make sure it was returned to its wilderness “home,” or make sure a reputable sanctuary would care for it.

  26. Yes I would keep it…I hope you are referring to a gift that is an oddity..as a real white elephant might pose a problem in my neighborhood:)

  27. I would certainly keep a white elephant and I would try to Zentangle it with the brush pens in the giveaway. I could do great big Zentangles on it and it would be the most stylish elephant ever.

    1. A ‘White Elephant’ has so many meanings. Whether its given as a gag or it’s a live elephant it’s an unique
      object/animal that has been given to me. How could I say anything but yes. It may be a huge animal or an ugly statue it’s the thought that counts though. I love those decorative little white elephant statues that you can buy that have the middle carved out and sometimes they even have a smaller carved elephant inside the big one.
      How do they do that? Oh and sometimes they are carved in Jade too.

  28. I took this as a white elephant gift exchange. I’d probably keep it. You know what they say. . . one man’s trash is another’s treasure! I’m also into repurposing unusual items!

  29. it would be downright silly of me to keep a white elephant in my small back yard. I would call an elephant sanctuary where i know it would be looked after properly. plus there would be other elephants to play with.

  30. I would want a white elephant to be free in conservation area so that it is not endangered by poachers.

  31. In my day a White Elephant was a gently used item that you found at a thrift store. So in that case I would keep it. If it is a real Albino Elephant then it needs to be put in a game reserve so it can have a good life.

  32. I would give it to the Oakland Museum’s White Elephant so it would be with it’s extended family.

  33. Definitely – although it would depend on if it needed feeding or dusting. If feeding, I’m thinking the Oregon Zoo might be the best place for it, as long as my entire family would get lifetime passes to be able to visit it! If it was the kind needing dusting, I would sketch it and dust it with pride!

  34. It would depend on how deep the sentimental attachment to it was. I wish I had some things to remind me of my Grandmother.

  35. I’m not sure to understand what’s a “white elephant” ……….. if it is the animal, of course not !! if it is a statue or a jewel, yes of course, provided it is not made from ivory !!

  36. a white elephant……of course i would keep such a blessing…..it could whisper its creative secrets to me.

  37. If it was a painting/photo/piece of artwork of a white elephant I would keep it. Wild animals should roam free in their natural habitats.

  38. I love elephants! Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to keep it long. So I would have to find a animal sanctuary for him. But I love white elephant gifts

  39. Yes! I would take any kind of white elephant and put it in the middle of the room where it belongs.

  40. I’d keep an actual elephant no matter what the color. If it’s a metaphorical white elephant, meaning a useless item, I might not keep it.

  41. Yes, I would definitely keep a white elephant. I’ve never seen an elephant personally so probably I would be so happy to keep one in our yard. 😻🐘

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