Saturday, November 28, 2009

Too many commissioned pieces leave me no time for Disney art...

While I love to work on my Disney art... all you Disney fans know the feeling of immersing yourself in your favorite Disney passion... right now I am in the midst of sixteen commissioned pieces to complete before Christmas. This leaves no time for Disney art. One day I will get back to drawing the most magical place on earth. Until then I will be working busily at my drawing board. Here are some recent non-Disney pieces:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

...And The Winner Is

The Hat

The Pen and Paper

The Names

The Names In the Hat

The Hand


Congratulations to Ryan Wilson of the Main Street Gazette! Ryan, if you will e-mail me HERE and let me know which print you'd like, I will put it in the mail to you.

Thanks to everyone for playing along! For those of you who left a comment and have a blog attached to your username, I have added your link to my blog list.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An upcoming trip, creative countdown, and giveaway...

I just had to share some of my son's creativity. We are just days away from our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. We are all very excited and my son is one of the chief 'spreaders of the pixie dust' in our home. He loves WDW... and he loves to use the Paint application on the computer. Almost every morning lately he has left a "surprise" on my computer to help me get ready for our trip. I just had to share a few of these!

And now for the giveaway...

You'll have to work for your prize. Everyone who leaves a comment on this post and can tell me one of the places on which either the 16-day and 11-day countdown pictures by my son are based on within WDW, I will put your names into a hat and allow my son (with the pixie dust) to draw the winner. What is the prize, you ask? You will receive your choice of one of my EPCOT collage series prints. Here are the choices:

You can click any of the images above to view a larger version of the drawing. The print, of course, will not have the "watermark" on it. It will be a 9" x 12" print of the original drawing on acid-free Bristol paper. Once the winner has been drawn, they will be notified and can e-mail me with their mailing address and to let me know which print they would like. I want to give those who would like to enter some time to do that, so I will be picking a winner on Wednesday, September 22nd.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Where Dreams Live" - Cinderella's Castle

It just dawned on me that I never posted a straight-on shot of Cinderella's Castle after I had my final drawing scanned... so here it is (to view larger size click on the image):

"Where Dreams Live" - graphite on paper

And one of these days when I get to Anaheim... just to take a photo, of course ;) ...I hope to do Sleeping Beauty's as well.

"Never let go of your dreams..."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quick Sketch of Walt Under Castle

This is a very quick pen and ink sketch I did last year of the famous picture of Walt walking under the castle gate. There are many reasons that I love this picture. I love thinking about what Walt could have been thinking... I am sure his wheels were turning about something new at the park. Also, the fact that he is actually dwarfed by the size of the castle gate really is symbolic of how big his vision truly was. It was so much bigger and much more far-reaching than he could possibly ever know. And we are so fortunate that he wouldn't let his dream die!

I am looking forward to getting back to more of my Disney sketches now that my spring art show season in over.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

One of these days I will get back to sketching Disney...

but for now I must concentrate on commissioned artwork and getting ready for an upcoming art show. More info here: Mountain Brook Art Association Spring Show 2009. This being a Disney-related blog, however, I am obliged to post something related to the main mouse. So here you are...

(These pictures were actually taken by my oldest son, who is developing quite a way with a camera.)

As for this last picture... it reminds me how saddened I was in January to find that the Norway Viking ship has been dismantled and now lies in pieces strewn here and there opposite the restrooms and Kringla outdoor eating area. The beautifully carved masthead seemed to be just another addition to the shrubbery. I wonder what was behind this decision?

Monday, February 9, 2009

EPCOT in January

Week before last, hubby and I spent the week in Orlando at a conference. So, of course we had to give a little time to the main mouse! The crowds were so low that we wished we had two weeks and the whole family with us. The fantastic temperatures didn't hurt either. Once again, I roamed World Showcase with my camera collecting images to draw. Now, I just have to get busy doing the drawing!