Lit Meme → [4/10] Books: Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu"I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine."
I just rediscovered some little ACEO cards for acrylics that I never used, and since I have no commissions lined up at the moment, I figured that I’d open up $10 portraits on these 2.5x3.5 cards. These will be finished up and shipped out in time for Christmas - perfect for stocking stuffers or as a treat for yourself.
I only have 5 slots for these acrylic cards, so it is first come first serve. Once these slots fill that’s it for acrylic cards, but I do have some bristol paper cards that can be done in ink only.
If you want to grab a slot, email me at email@example.com with your reference images. I can draw animals, humans, fantrolls, whatever you wish. Portraits only, no fullbody unless the character is very small and simple.
Act fast before they’re all gone!!
Making wishes at Point Zero
♕ R o w e n a R a v e n c l a w
From her statue in Ravenclaw Tower and Xenophilius Lovegood’s bust of her, Rowena Ravenclaw was a beautiful yet austere-looking and slightly intimidating woman. She was tall, had long dark hair and dark eyes, and spoke in a pronounced Scottish accent.
United by the common goal of creating the world’s best magic school, Rowena Ravenclaw and her friends Helga Hufflepuff, Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin built Hogwarts Castle together and established Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry sometime around 993.
It is a popular historical theory that the location and name of Hogwarts were both chosen by Ravenclaw, who dreamt that a warty hog was leading her to a cliff by the lake. She selected her students according to intelligence and wisdom. Ravenclaw House therefore values a sharp mind, wisdom, creativity, and cleverness in its members.
At some point, Ravenclaw bore a daughter, Helena, who was taught by Rowena herself at Hogwarts. But after her graduation from Hogwarts School, Helena stole her mother’s diadem, which was said to enhance the wisdom of the wearer: Helena was jealous of her mother’s famous intellect and took the diadem with her to Albania, far away from Rowena’s reach, in hopes of surpassing her. Ashamed of her daughter’s betrayal, she opted to keep her daughter’s treachery a secret from others, and denied it even from her fellow founders. Soon after, Rowena fell fatally ill. Disregarding her treason, she asked the Baron, who was in love with Helena, to go and find her daughter, merely wishing to see her one last time. The Baron eventually tracked her to a forest in Albania but when she refused to return with him, he flew into a fit of rage, furious at her refusal and envious of her freedom, and stabbed her. Immediately overcome with guilt, he then took his own life (the two would later become, respectively, Ravenclaw and Slytherin house ghosts). Thus, Rowena did not get the chance to reconcile with her daughter before their untimely deaths. Legend had it that a “broken heart” added to her early demise. This story may have had origin in her estrangement with her daughter.
Bookbinding let’s you stitch your stories together. Like papermaking, bookbinding has a long history of being an excellent resource for recording thoughts. To bind a book you simply need to attach pages together. Stitching techniques can be as decorative as you’d like, or as simple as a staple. Binding your own book means you can bind your own sketchbook, and no artist should be without a sketchbook.
Bookbinding gets us thinking about the sequence of things – the cover, the beginning, the middle, and the end of the book. Construct your own narrative of a real (or imagined!) event by writing, illustrating, and binding your story. More curriculum connectors can be found here.