I have long admired Mary Blair. She is best known for the art and animation work she produced for the Walt Disney company. Her vision for Alice and Wonderland has always been my favorite but every piece is beautiful.
Fun fact: Mary Blair was born the same day as Emma Clover, just 100 years earlier. We will visit Disneyland at the end of the month to celebrate Emma turning ten years old. We are so excited but disappointed that It’s A Small World will be closed again. At least Emma can see Mary Blair’s fantastic clock.
Painting egg carton cups again! Remember when we made mermaids? Emma is a little older now and was very interested in recreating this project. I got the idea initially from Pinterest. The mermaid idea looked fun and accessible for Emma.
Painting has been quite therapeutic lately so we will probably dive into all sorts of creative projects in the coming weeks.
making, creating, sticking, stamping, writing!
I came across another artist awhile back that really took my breath away—Michelle Armas. I really want one of her paintings on my wall some day. They are stunning! Her work is so special to me that an art print would not quite cut it.
In only a few cases have I felt that investing in the original piece of art is worth it. Mark Rothko is another example of an artist that I would prefer an original. Don’t get me wrong I love art prints. In the past I have happily purchased them from Studio Violet, the Black Apple, Sandra Juto, Three Fish Studios and Ashley G. I was gifted two amazing pieces from my friend Jason and unfortunately don’t really have any more wall space in the cottage (because there are so many windows!) but I wish that I did. I am a very visual person and am always inspired by the art in my home.