the enchanted owl

Owls and feathers have always been important symbols to me. They represent my love of reading, writing, and learning; and inspire me to do more of all those things. Day 16 of the November challenge by @jou  

 NOTE: This feather illustration is NOT MINE, it was traced from the coloring book Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. 

 Pen: Pilot E95S, Extra Fine (writing) and Eversharp Doric (drawing) Ink: Diamine Oxblood (writing) and Diamine Ancient Copper (drawing) Writing Sounds: text notifications from @chatoyantquill

“Dearest Taylor, i’ll be the first to admit I’m a rather shy boy and since music is the most eloquent form of communication I can muster, I decided to record something for you as sort of a “reply” to the breathtaking song on your current record.  This is what I wanted so badly to tell you but could never put into words:

everything about you is lovely. You’re an immensely charming girl with a beautiful heart and more grace and elegance than I know how to describe. You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale, and above all, I just want you to know…I was enchanted to meet you too.



  • Alec: There I was again tonight forcing laughter, faking smiles
  • Same old tired, lonely place
  • Walls of insincerity
  • Shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face
  • All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you.
  • Isabelle: Brother dear, are you all right?
  • Clary: Shhhhhhhhh..... Let him.
  • Jace: *looks incredulous*
  • Alec: Your eyes whispered "have we met?"
  • Across the room your silhouette starts to make it's way to me
  • The playful conversation starts
  • Counter all your quick remarks like passing notes in secrecy
  • All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you
  • Oh Magnus I was so enchanted to meet you too.
  • Magnus: *blushes* Alec.....
  • Alec: This night is sparkling, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • I was enchanted to meet you too
  • Clary, Isabelle: *wipes tears of joy*
  • Jace: Oh you romantic weasel!
  • Magnus: *grabs him by the collar and drags him closer*
  • Cuz I've seen sparks fly whenever you smile!

Concept Art of Zaz Owl as drawn by Rolly Crump! Zaz the little Owl is a character that can see the future past the stars. When riders see her Gypsy Camp, she is levitating a table complete with levitating music instruments! She is seen again in the Country Fair levitating and then waving goodbye to riders as they leave the ride. Sketch Courtesy Rolly Crump and Source By Knott’s Preserved.

Other magicians: “Inscribe the letters of the Name of God around an hexagram on a Thursday, during the hour(s) of Jupiter. It should be written upon virgin paper or parchment, with the pen of the swallow and the blood of the screech-owl. Enchant a pendant of tin with the first words taken from Psalm cxii while carving a pentagram with a wand of hawthorn while uttering the True Name of the Hidden Lord.”

Me, an intellectual: “I feel the tinglies in my finglies”