Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Journal 52 week 42: Magic

Making the 20 minute drive home, from Bakersfield, this morning I was thinking about the Journal 52 prompt for this week:

"Week 42: Magic

For this week’s prompt, think of something magical. Maybe it’s a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, a magical place, mythical creatures, fairies, or even some magic potions for those of you ready for Halloween!"

Well, I'm about finished with Halloween, maybe one more card to go with the book of spells. (see my last post)  So, my mind was wondering about what I wanted to do that would incorporate "Magic".  I kept going back to the Harry Potter movies (I'm a super fan of Harry Potter ya know) I loved the Sorting Hat in the very first movie and decided to go with that.  I had to look up some pictures on the internet to remember just what it looked like........I have slept since the last time it was on TV, even though I do own all of the Harry Potter movies, the internet was faster......grin!

I started by sketching it out then out lining it with a bold sharpie and laying in some of the darkest shadows, then a thin tip Sharpie for a little more detail.  I added the words in a scratchy style font and some color with a water brush and marker ink.  It is a little rustic looking but I'm amazed that it looks like the Sorting Hat.....kind of......LOL  and of course the Sorting Hat put Harry Potter in the Griffindor group!

Thanks for stopping by, please let me know you came by and if YOU think it looks like the Sorting Hat.

Inky Hugs


  1. Love your sorting hat Krisha! I'm a big fan of the books and movies too. The first two movies are my favorite and i will watch them over and over. They seem far more magical than all the rest. Hugs! deb

  2. I think it is a great hat. Don't faint but I've never read a HP book or seen a HP movie. Some day.


  3. I hate to say the same as Darla, but it's true. I have NO idea who Harry Potter is, so don't know about his hat, either. However, it looks very magical and far more like a magic hat that I created. Great entry!

  4. I can't say that I've ever seen a sorting hat...but I do believe it has some almost seems to be frowning as if scolding and finger pointing tip...I LIKE it. I've been thinking of you...ya know why??? cause I'm using the lovely little die cut [thank yous and Merry Christmas] want to see them? Come see me. Hugs C