Sunday, August 6, 2017

I finally got my letter!!!




So anyone who really knows me knows I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I read the books at a key point in my writing career and they brought me back to what I loved about story telling in the first place. 

So for my birthday, and Amanda and my anniversary, we took a trip to Universal Studious so that I could go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!

It was truly everything I had hoped it would be. 

I got a Wand.



I wore a house robe.



I drank a Butterbeer.


I rode a certain train.


I even saw my favorite castle.





It was amazing, but honestly more than just a bit of fun and some wish fulfillment it really cemented something in me. As artist all we have are ideas. This can create moments of great doubt. I have said before that I agree with some of my favorite authors, ideas are cheap. It is the artist that is important, but the idea is a great thing if we pursue it. 

Being at Universal Studios and at the Disney Springs board walk. I saw the art of these people's ideas. Buildings made from them. People dressed as them. Merchandise by the ton. All of this, every fantastical thing, started with an idea.

So I created a new mantra for myself. Here it is:

An idea, with a bit of luck, executed to perfection, makes dreams come true. 

I will probably post more pics from the trip in the next few blogs. There was just so much to see and do.


I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for listening, see you next time


13 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you!
    For the Harry Potter fan, that is the perfect vacation trip. Did you stay on site? (Even better.) And don't you wish you could bring a barrel full of butter beer home?

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    1. I do, it was really good.

      We stayed at a Disney resort. It was nice, but we did have to drive to Universal, small problems for such an awesome vacation.

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  2. I haven't gotten my letter yet! :( LOL
    Seems like so much fun!!! Glad you had a chance to go and happy anniversary to you guys!
    (And Happy Birthday to you!) :D

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  3. I am so jealous. I almost got my letter last year, but Hurricane Matthew screwed it up. Happy anniversary!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks, yeah it was really cool. I do recommend the express pass for lines, but it will cost ya.

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  4. So here am I puzzling, what letter? I finally remembered the letters Harry got. I am not a devotee but I have enjoyed the movies. Only read one book unfortunately. I would love to go to the Wizarding World. Lots of fun. I would love to see a Qiddich game.

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    1. Yeah one of the rides lets you be part of it for a moment. It was really fun.

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  5. What an incredible trip! I'm a little jealous but super happy for you (and Amanda, too). Glad your anniversary was so special. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    1. Ty! Yeah everyone should go. Just seeing an idea come to life is so amazing.

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  6. For no reason in particular, I'd never read the books nor seen the movies until a few short months ago, when I got to see all of the films in a matter of weeks. Enjoyed them immensely! Although I haven't read the books (yet!), I can safely say that J.K. Rowling is an incredible plotter! It's easy to see why you're such a fan, and it sounds like you had a great visit.

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    1. I am partial to the books. Though I love the movies dearly as well. My favorite book is Half-Blood Prince.

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  7. I've only been to the Potter parks (or rather, park sections) once, but I thought they were really cool. Disney's my mainstay. I'm twenty, and I've been to Walt Disney World right around twenty times.

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