Normally this time of year we would be gathering our tribe together at either DisneyLand or Disney World for Art Journaling the Magic. But this spring and fall of last year we gathered as best we could....virtually! And it was AMAZING! The themed of the retreat was Hopes and Dreams from Small World. My Mary Blair heart was over.the.moon! I was giddy and could barely sleep. It really felt as close to an in-person as you can get! The lessons from April, James, Tangie and Brittney was so inspiring and I learned a TON of new things! Like for one, I can do buildings now. My buildings are just seen through the eyes of how Mary would paint them. A million thanks to Tangie for the "Blairdings" lesson. Urban sketching has always been a struggle because I don't really do the drawing of things as they are supposed to look with perspective and such. But this was the perfect balance. Use the buildings as a loose reference and create magical shapes like Mary would do! Just Brilliant!
James' lesson has me all giddy! His magical Peter and Wendy flying under the moon is inspired by a Tokyo DisneyLand float. His inspired line-work from Mary is so so magical and I had an absolute BLAST creating this page. ps. I have never painted Crocodile before...and he made it super easy. I could just live here!
This is an up close of my Blair-dings Haunted Mansion. See the cute gargoyle...?!