"I Will Carry You" Canvas Hand Embellished Matted Painting-Print by Dr Franky Dolan

A night when I was so ill, I could not see the stars from my bed, I felt a large presence come into my room. He spoke, though he looked almost animal. He was in fact an elephant, in abstract form. I was weary and could not sit up. With his big trunk, he hugged my torso and swooped me up onto his back. I melted into his beautiful skin. He said to me, "I will carry you."

"But Elephant, I am too heavy, and I am too sick," I spoke quietly. "I will carry you," he kept saying so proudly. I rode on his back, and he brought me into my dreams. All the nightmares I had been having were too frightened now to come upon me, for they were no match for this beautifully bright elephant.

He carried me to my past. The terrible memories of loss and being bullied were all too afraid to come near us, for the elephant was mighty and bold against the pain of my past.

Then we went toward the future. "But Elephant!" I protested through my weakness. "I may not make it to my future, I am afraid to see what will become of me." For the first time, since hoisting me onto his back, he stopped.

I felt alone and afraid of my fate, for I was too sick to think that I would be well enough to walk into my future. What will I do, though? What will I do if I see what I do not want to see? What will happen to me if I fall and I die? What will happen to me then? Once more, the wise elephant said to me, "I will carry you."

As we bravely stepped into my future, I felt my strength coming back to me. There I saw the battles of life, I saw the triumphs and the tumbles. I saw age upon my hands and on my face. I began to look like the elephant, with long deep wrinkles and colors so bright. Looking down at my hands and feet, I felt mighty once more.

I see myself, I know myself, I feel myself. Now, I can carry myself.

Sending Love,

Dr Franky Dolan


MATTED 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24: Sizes indicate the outer measurements of the mat board. The images fit at a proportionate ratio, slightly smaller than the mat board. This allows for keeping the full painting image, as opposed to cropping out part of the image to fit into standard frames.

*STAGE 1: An authentic cloth canvas print is created from an original Dr Franky Dolan painting.

*STAGE 2: The canvas print is lightly painted over, and hand embellished with extra focus in random spots, by Dr Dolan himself. The same paints as the first original painting, are used to embellish the canvas print.

*STAGE 3: We then make it much easier for you, and much more beautiful, by custom-fitting an extra-heavy bright white mat board, measuring 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24, depending on the size that you order. We fit the image between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board.

TIME: The overall process takes approximately 1-2 weeks to complete. If you are needing a fast turn-around, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.

SHIPPING: We then skillfully wrap and professionally pack each painting, adding bonus cards with the story of your image, and information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery! -Free shipping on additional items placed in the same order!

INCLUDES: A real canvas print, hand embellished and signed by the artist, along with highest quality custom-fit front and back matting, is normally incredibly expensive. We do it all in-house ourselves. The end result creates a whole new uniquely original art piece, ever so slightly different than the first original. You will receive the only one of its kind in the world! The final masterpiece painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original signature painted on by Dr Franky Dolan himself!