I can't tell you how excited I am about the upcoming year because of the upcoming releases of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find it. It's a good time to be a Harry Potter fan. Beyond just really enjoying reading these books, Harry Potter has a really special meaning because of when they came into my life. My family immigrated to Canada from Taiwan when I was seven years old, it was a serious shock. Nothing I had known was the same. I had to make new friends, go to a new school, learn a new language in a new country. A huge part of my learning English is because of reading Harry Potter. Not only that, it was like a source of comfort in a very lonely period of my life. I've reread these books a lot over the last few years and these recall so many happy memories.
With all of that preamble, this post is to introduce the challenge I'm issuing this July. I've made a list of spells from the Harry Potter books.
This will be starting on July 7, the most magically powerful number, and ending the day before the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I'm will eagerly be waiting in line at midnight for my copy. It's been years since I've been to a midnight release!
Here the challenge:
1. take inspiration from these prompts to do some calligraphy, handlettering, doodle, creative writing - whatever your favourite medium is!
2. Post a photo on social media with the tag #spellitjuly.
I always love these challenges because it's amazing to see all the different things people come up with given the same prompt.