JAL No~Tricks Magic Wand... Just Patterns
It's one of the longest wands we've done and it does look extra wonky when just propped up for a photo but when it's in the hand it's straight to the point - give or take. Contorted hazel wouldn't be contorted hazel if it were straight!
For JAL, we just wanted to make his wand decorative, add initials and dates and not get into symbols and annotations. Why afterall define a person by some parts of their life and not others. Sometimes we feel this is good and others not...
And in this case it just didn't seem right to try to add things for the sake of it. The key is that it's for his 50th, so we have the dates ~ from 1961 to 2011.
JAL has his own towels when visiting WHW land, so when we pictured his wand it had to be on the towels, rather than our standard purple backdrop. It adds the effect of white on purple to pick up the white on wood in the wand. More magic.
One of the favourite parts on this wand is the stripe which crosses the air to be picked up on the next curl of the wand. I'm afraid it's a poor effort on my part to capture this weel in the pictures here.
The wand is a thing of beauty and the images just don't capture it's shape, pattern or "magic". The other small extra feature that this wand has is the little mini~points along the shaft. Each small branch has been made into a mini~tip in white. It's perhaps one of the symbols secretly included to capture JAL's many directions and side~journeys!
Nothing like a magic wand in real life.