the too-many-stamps letter

9.04.2011

Since I started re-reading all the Harry Potter books last month I think I've become somewhat obsessed. My boyfriend agrees. I can't help it! Anyway- I recently read about the letter that Mrs. Weasley wrote to the Dursley's asking permission to take Harry to the Quidditch World Cup. Mrs. Weasley- being a witch- had no idea how to use the postal system. She was worried about not using enough stamps, so she covered the entire envelope, just to be safe.

This is my imagination at work- how the envelop might have looked. I incorporated a bunch of magical objects and also some non-magical things and places. (Watercolor and ink.)

I'm going to continue reading.. happy Sunday..




20 comments:

  1. haha oh my goodness! That's adorable! J.K. would be proud. ;)

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  2. That's so cuuute! I love how a seemingly mundane detail of a book can inspire something so cool. Just another fine example of A) how observant and handy you are and B) how J.K. Rowling really tuned every fine detail in the Hp series!

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  3. This is so cool! What an awesome idea, I love the Harry Potter books too and your art is so cute.

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  4. You have a great imagination. :) And wow, the PATIENCE!

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  5. ha, you are so funny girl! i must admit, i actually never read any of the books before. i think i'm the only one.
    Xo

    http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

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  6. this is soooo cool and frame-able... i want it (or something like it... cough christmas/birthday cough)

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  7. This is awesome!!! Love the way your brain works :)

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  8. That totally made my day!! I'm re-reading all the books now too - absolutly obsessed :)
    xx.

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  9. You're making me want to reread, now. Alas, too many other things to get done in the few weeks before school! I like your illustration.

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  10. This is so clever and creative

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  11. AH! Luna's glasses are my fav! :) They're so cute! JK would be proud haha (:

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  12. You know after the reading the HP books- I thought.. whatever happened to imagination? and made me think how I never want to loose it. I think my fav is still the 4th book. :) Happy reading!

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  13. That's why books are so much better than movies! It makes our imagination work..

    Great post; loved the illustration! You have such an amazing blog.. :)


    mustbeliberating.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this! What a great imagination!

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  15. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this! :)

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  16. just stumbled by your blog and i really like it! I seriously love everything about your blog! The drawings, the travel, everything!!! Want to follow each other (only if you like my blog of course ;))

    Bree
    artofbeingcool.blogspot.com

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  17. btw, since you are from NY, my contest might interest you ;)

    http://artofbeingcool.blogspot.com/2011/09/contest-for-my-northern-readers-event.html

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