Srila Prabhupada received a letter from Jadurani dasi, his artist disciple inAmerica, along with an enclosed sketch for the proposed cover of the upcomingunpublished volume of the Fourth Canto, Volume One of theSrimad-Bhagavatam. The sketch showed Lord Vishnu sitting on the back of hiseagle carrier, Garuda. In his eight arms he held, in a clockwise direction, aconch, an arrow, a bow, a disc, a lotus, sword, shield and club. Jaduranienquired whether the items were placed correctly. Srila Prabhupada replied toher letter, confirming that they were. Jadurani also wondered how she shouldpaint Lord Brahma.In Prabhupada?s room in Auckland, devotees had mounted a framed poster ofLord Brahma flying in the sky seated on his carrier, as Krishna and his cowherdboyfriends enjoyed their lunch below. Prabhupada referred to this picture in hisreply.So far Lord Brahma, paint him just like you have painted already in the posterwhere he is flying on the swan for stealing Krishna?s cowherd friends and cows.
Reference:The Great Transcendental Adventure by Kurma Dasa