I haven't reread through the Harry Potter series in years, which is surprising because I practically lived in the wizarding world through middle school and high school. The characters taught me about bravery and friendship and finding magic, and in a significant way became a part of my soul.
I've noticed a lot of people are reading the books again and I'm boarding the Hogwarts Express with them as your friendly neighborhood Slytherin. I promise I'm nice! Just determined! Anyways, I'm reading them again because I think I could use a little extra magic in my heart, especially as an adult. I'm eager to see what I"ll take away from them as a 23-year-old. I'm sure there will be mischief managed.
I also maaaaaay be planning on doing a Potter related work soon (because I'm so inspired) so keep an eye out for that! I think it'll be pretty rad. In the meantime, here's some work by two delightful artist ladies I've connected with in the last few months via Instagram — I also get to work with both of them in different, super neat ways, so read on!
Rhea Amyett (@hatchingartist on Instagram) does just as her Instagram handle suggests — she cross-hatches for shading and ends up with the most beautiful small drawings. I actually won this Sorting Hat piece in a giveaway she did a few weeks ago (so. thrilled.)! Check out her Instagram by clicking the photo, or click here to head over to her Etsy shop. I'm also participating in the Art Stew Fifty-Two Instagram project that she's heading up. Basically a prompt is presented each week to a group of artists and we all use our different mediums to make a piece of work, which we'll post with the same hashtag to make a big ol' art stew! Go here to see the Art Stew Fifty-Two work that's been done so far in 2017.
Teagan Olivia (@mutedrosemercantile on Instagram) is the other lady whose work I'm recently obsessed with. She makes the most beautiful embroideries and is currently working on a top-secret Harry Potter project. I'm lucky enough to be in on it because she asked for representatives of each Hogwarts House to be her brand ambassadors — so (as the friendly neighborhood Slytherin) I'll get to show off one of her new HP embroideries in a few days! Here's the link to her Etsy shop and her Instagram.