There has been so many wonderful things going on here this semester! Keep up the great crafty magic! I love seeing it all!
I have a few classes to post...
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
Project Name: Rainbow Cuties
Project Description: While exploring the woodlands beyond the daffodil fields with Teddy Cuddlestuff (my universe that all my art seems to be springing from right now) I noticed some strange fairy-like creatures hovering around the myriad flowers and colorful brush. I was going to dismiss them as a weird bug or small bird until one landed on a branch near my shoulder. I was shocked to find that it was actually something much more interesting and unusual! I spent the rest of the day quietly watching several of them come and go through the dappled afternoon light.
The creatures were tiny, the size of a hummingbird, and came in a variety of colors. Iridescent and glittery. Their delicate wings caught the light and refracted dancing spots of light over the leaves and flowers that they hovered around. With two thin arms that ended in little mitts with no fingers, they plucked flower petals and berries to eat and play. When they would rest on branches they would tuck their tails under them and sit like mermaids sit on rocks to sunbathe. The tiny creatures would sing songs to each other that sounded like how water babbles over rocks in a shallow creek.
I didn't think they were magical until one of them flew up and promptly popped out of sight with the distinctive noise that comes from disapparating. That made me pay more attention to what they were doing. Instead of merely playing with the petals, like I first thought, they were transfiguring them into other objects. I pink rose petal became a hair comb, a blue forget-me-not was morphed into a blue gemstone. The colors that the creatures gravitated toward were and magic-ed seemed to be connected to the colored hue of the creature itself. A little green one sat and plucked leaves from a bed of clover and left behind a trail of jade and peridot wherever it had been. Their distinctive little chest marks would glow brightly as they worked their magic.
I covertly gathered up their discarded trinkets and some dropped tail feathers and am keeping them for further study. I highly suspect that the stones could be used in alchemy and potions, while the feathers may make for useful wand cores (making good charming wands). The creatures were so adorable and colorful that I dubbed them Rainbow Cuties.
I sketched one out. They had koala shaped heads with markings on their faces that resembled a raccoon's mask. Their delicate wings looked like those of a dragon fly, and their mermaid like tails were covered in soft downy feathers ending in a cascade of long feathers like those of a peacock! I fell in love!