In an earlier post I described the team of tiny netball players who named themselves “the Wicked Witches”. One of the team members just happens to be the daughter of a preparatory school librarian. Her mother is one of those people whose looks belie their character. She LOOKS like a librarian. She breathes flames and shoots sparks from her eyes like a Library Dragon when proper library behaviour is not observed by grubby, noisy school children. And unlike the Library Dragon in the story, she loves reading, get super excited about new books and is one of the most mischievous people I have ever met. (but that is a story for another time).
I have been engraving key rings and bag tags to raise money for a mission trip to Mozambique that one of my high school children was embarking on and the Library Dragon took on the job of preparatory school agent, enthusiastically taking orders and helping the cause. As a thank you, I created a large key ring for her using the dragon sketch from Halloween cards made years ago. It came out rather well.
Her youngest daughter (yes the wicked witch) has a wildly fertile imagination and is constantly creating personas for herself. So far I have known her to be: “Lady Barbeque” – a dragon; “Squeaky Squirrel” – a, er, squirrel and now, after her witchy netball experience and the tag made for her mother – she is “the Library Witch”.
I have been asked to create an illustrated tag for her – here it is.