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Topic: Tragedy has been bugging my heart lately . . .  (Read 1308 times)
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« on: February 14, 2017 08:41:44 AM »

Since she received them in the mail yesterday, I can now share scans of a couple of ATCs I made for Pottermouth in a private swap:

The first was for her "insects & bugs" theme.  I leafed through several insect tomes at my local library before deciding on this long-legged fly.  In addition to it just appealing to me, I felt the side view of the bug would fill out an ATC's boundaries pretty well (in my opinion, it can be tricky to fit many insects' anatomies onto a rectangle without also cropping out their legs, antennae, wings, etc.)





For the second card, I combined Pottermouth's "body parts" and "Harry Potter" themes and came up with the nasty thing from J.K. Rowling's The Warlock's Hairy Heart short story found in The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan myself (said volume is the only Rowling book I own and have ever read), but I am partial to internal organs that desperately need a shave.  I considered using my real hair for the heart, but that'd be kind of creepy/gross (plus I recently trimmed my buzzcut, so, hair from my head would have been too short anyway), thus, I went with sewing thread instead.



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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017 01:13:01 PM »

Love them; you never fail to amaze me Patraw!
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017 01:25:33 PM »

Aaaahhhh, they are great, front and back!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017 03:03:17 PM »

LOVE!  Amazing as usual Patraw!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017 08:51:30 PM »

I am pretty sure that that particular fly lives here in the south, as all bugs do, and to have Rainbow Dash eradicate them in an environmentally friendly way would be a plus.

As interesting as hairy organs are, I do appreciate that you substituted the real thing with faux hairs and left yours on the barber's floor. I'm glad that you chose a Tales of Beedle the Bard related card; it is a nice variance from the classic imagery one has of Harry Potter.

Thank you for the swap and the awesome cards, and had I known you'd never read HP I would have stuffed one of my 37 copies in your box!
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017 07:32:11 AM »

Thanks everybody!

@pottermouth: That's a funny coincidence that you actually have those flies where you live . . . I didn't even pay any attention to the bug's habitat in the library book's entry that I used as my reference model when I drew it.

Well . . . I did buy and read Michael Gerber's Harry Potter spoof, Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody, does that count?  Cheesy While I haven't read Rowling's main series of books, I did watch both Deathly Hallows films and saw bits and pieces of the other, earlier ones, so, I do have sort of a working knowledge of the fiction (i.e., I know who most of the characters are).  The local library has all of the Harry Potter books, so, if I ever do get the inclination, I'll have easy access to them.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017 04:37:58 PM »

Fantastic works, and so highly detailed!  The hairy heart is awesome

Kidlet was assigned HP in school and never got into it.  During swim lessons, I picked up her novel and tried reading it.  The unfamiliar vocabulary, etc, made things intimidating.  An instructor (a rabid HP fan) noticed the book, and struck up a conversation.  I had questions; the instructor answered.  If someone hadn't graciously taken the time to explain things to me, I would not have gotten through that first HP novel.  Love the entire series.
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