After completing a recent piece, my sister-in-law Lili suggested I try my hand at a series of authors. I have done quite a few over the years — Poe is my favorite, of course. But when Li suggested the series, my mind went right to JK Rowling.
Some of my fondest memories from my kids’ childhood are based around Harry Potter. I remember taking them to the first movie –we saw it on an outdoor screen– and we were hooked. For the viewing of the 3rd movie I made wizard hats for the kids. Afterwards my middle boy created his own Marauder’s Map — wish I still had that treasure!
When book 7 was released we were on a camping trip in the Allegheny Mountains. I can close my eyes and still see Terry reading the first few chapters while the kids sat around the camp fire.
For this Librarian Challenge, JK would have to be my first piece. I wanted to capture the thoughtfulness with which she wrote her books so I picked this contemplative pose.
I added some details that I thought would help identify the author; the sign of the Deathly Hallows, HP symbol on the mug and, of course, Hogwarts.
I also wanted to highlight the contrasting themes of her stories — good vs evil, darkness and light — so I positioned her image in front of a sky that is both day and night.
I was so happy to find some Harry Potter fabric at my local fabric store. The white border resembles the newspaper, The Daily Prophet. I’m pretty sure its from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This was a lot of fun — Thanks for the inspiration, Li! ❤