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Weekly Painting Promo #3

I was gone on Monday, so I decided to use one of my already-available paintings for my Thing-A-Week promo and discount it and hopefully bring it a little love. It’s already been on sale on etsy for a couple days and if you’re a fan of Kiery’s Whimsy on Facebook you’ve already seen it, but if not, here it is:

My third painting my Harry Potter tribute, The Golden Snitch. It’s gotten less love than the others, but I love it – I worked really hard getting the snitch to look like a snitch flying over a distant field. I thought it turned out well, however, I’m going to need to take new pictures of it because I’m not really happy with how the pictures look – it’s way cooler in real life. But, what’s not to love about the snitch?!

So, until Monday, it’s $10 off of the normal price *and* discounted shipping,¬†check it out!

ETA: Fixed the pictures!

So Worth It

I had every intention of having a productive day of studying and writing and getting stuff done today – but instead I watched the rebroadcast of the Harry Potter premier.
After struggling with myself for a while – knowing I only have a few more days to finish the books and that I really need to get started since I missed the last few days due to wordpress breaking, me not feeling well, and holidays – I stopped. I decided to just enjoy the moment and take it all in. For a few hours this afternoon I was part of something big – something that’s been going on for a decade, and even though I watched it hours after it happened on the other side of the pond, it was epic, and I’m so glad that I did. It was so worth it.
There’s something to be said about taking time away from the things that you “need” to do and stopping to just soak in the things that are going on around you. It’s vital in a way – if you just go through life routinely and never really stop and just enjoy something, I’m not sure that’s really living. Pausing inspires creativity, it reinvigorates, it encourages, it makes you feel wonder.
So no, I didn’t read my books, I didn’t clean, I didn’t do anything that I initially wanted to get to today, but I had a better day than I would have if I did. I was exploring, I was filled with awe and wonder, I was experiencing, and today, doing that, everything I read in The Everyday Work of Art just clicked.
It’s about experiencing.

My Friend Felix

For some reason it just seemed fitting to make a 5×7 acrylic painting of Felix Felicis while listening to the last half of the Half Blood Prince. I thought it would be fun to include a short essay on the potion too…or at least some of an essay.

I also managed to correct and redesign the wand on my previous Harry Potter inspired painting of the Lumos spell. It looks way better now.

I picked up the Deathly Hallows from the library today, so I’ll get to start that later this week and I’ll finally be done with tapes! So happy the last book is on CD, I’m tired of the tapes garbling and the stuff coming out. CD’s are far superior.
In non-harry potter news, I have my cord back, so I can play WoW again! yay!

Fangirl

So, I recently brainstormed and thought: how cool would it be to make small acrylic paintings based on Harry Potter spells? Might have something to do with listening to the audio books everyday, but I thought it would be fun, so I started with Lumos (as that’s the one I’ve spent the most time working on in my head).

Note to self: add the wand first. I initially was going for something that looked slightly more like Hermione’s wand – with some curls and stuff, but that didn’t work out, and then I spent the rest of the time lightening it and adding swirls of ¬†light over it.
I also tried out my new watercolor paper – I have some things I need to paint to send to friends this month (and this is one of them), so the picture I’m posting is just a portion of the actual thing, but OMG I *love* the cold press paper that I got. Soooooo much smoother. I’m never going back!
I decided to recreate a design I’d already tried, but a little differently. Mostly because I used watercolor as opposed to acrylics and didn’t glue paper on top…of my paper. Can’t wait to play with it more /all I have to say.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one came out last week, and I, like a good Harry Potter fan dressed up and went to see it opening night (not midnight, because sadly, the tickets were sold out weeks before when we tried to get them). Because it was freezing, I decided to make a Ravenclaw scarf (since I was dressing as a Ravenclaw). It’s actually the best/most complicated scarf I’ve done so far and I’m quite proud. I was using left over yarn and ended up with a matching hat from my hat project with the same colors a few months ago.
Although I ended up layering too much to wear them that night, I thought I’d share.