I rather hated to see the end of July arrive,
as I've enjoyed drawing Harry Potter characters
and creatures so much! Top left, the Hippogriff:
a magical creature with the head and wings
of an eagle, and the body of a horse.
Top right, Hermione's familiar: this cat could recognize
untrustworthy people and creatures. (the model
was a Persian cat image online)
Hubby is doing much better after his fall off of
the ladder last week. He still has some sore spots,
but at least the muscle spasms have mostly
subsided. He even went to the State Fair with my
daughter and I. He is a good sport, and puts
up with my sketching adventures...
and, our son drove all the way from Tennessee
to Ohio to help finish the dreaded "Gutter Project."
It was good to see him, and we are very
grateful for his help!
To fill in some information for those who haven't
read the Harry Potter books, the owls carried
wizard's messages, just like our mail, only way
more entertaining! The Niffler is a magical
creature that is very fast and cunning,
but so cute. A Niffler will steal any shiny object,
especially jewelry, and is very difficult to
apprehend if allowed to escape.
The Pygmy Puff was a magical creature that was
sold in the Weasley twins' joke shop. (It looks
suspiciously like the Tribble from Star Trek) I
don't remember if it had a function other than
being cute. The baby dragon, which the Wizarding
School's gamekeeper hatched from an egg, was
pretty fierce even as a baby. It kept setting
things on fire...
The popularity of Harry Potter's wizarding world
seems unabated, and you can even take a quiz
online to see which 'House' that you would be
in at Hogwarts School of Wizardry. According
to the Pottermore site (which has the approval
of the author, J.K. Rowling) it turns out
I would be in Hufflepuff. Probably because I
value Trust and Loyalty very highly. (Plus I don't
see myself as highly brave, for Gryffindor!)
It's all in good fun, and hypothetical, of course.
The Patronus is an ethereal being conjured with
a very difficult, but powerful spell. The Patronus
cast by each witch or wizard reflected the strengths
and personality of that wizard. I think the description
compares with the Spirit Animals with
which each Native American identified.
I was surprised to be a black bear!
And on the last day of the month, the prompt
was to explain what wizarding career you would
have. No fighting monsters or Dark Magic for me...
just let me make cool stuff!
I am a bit sad to see the end of July,
as it means...
I didn't find any drawing challenges that struck
my fancy, so I guess I will just make collages.
It will bulk up my journal and make it
chunky for sure! Joining
Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Tuesday,
for which I've drawn many coffee cups!
What are you drinking today?