Harry Potter

I went to my friend’s cottage a few weekends ago and decided that the most appropriate reading material for me to take along with me were the first four books of the Harry Potter series.

I’m currently making my way through the series (it’s only the second time I’m reading it) and I’m falling in love with it all over again.

I was looking up something about the series and I somehow stumbled upon this fantastic piece of fan art. I absolutely love it and I just had to share:

Artwork by HitoFanart

P.S. Yes, I know that I am quite the nerd and that I have such a weird variety of interests and tastes.

Elephant parade

I’ve always loved elephants. Ever since I completed a project on them in elementary school, I’ve been really keen about finding ways to support and protect them.

So I was excited to find out about Elephant Family this month – a small but ambitious charity that’s working to save the Asian elephant from extinction and abuse.  While it’s based in London and I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to reach out to them to give my support, I immediately fell in love with their Elephant Parade and wish I could have been there to witness it.

The Elephant Parade, which took place in May, had Britain’s leading artists and designers create brightly coloured elephant statues and strategically place them across London. The goal was to raise awareness and funds, and have people sign their petition to save the Asian elephant. Millions of people would have the seen the elephants, and they ended up raising over £4 million – which is fantastic!

They promoted it using this video as a call to action:

Aren’t these elephants lovely? I would have spent a few hours roaming around trying to find all of them. Here are some photos I found on Flickr (click each to go to the photographer’s page):

Learn more about the cause and see more photos of the parade on the Elephant Family website.