Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inspiration from Mary Blair

On a recent trip to Disneyland I made sure to stop off and check out the Mary Blair exhibit at the Disney Gallery on Main Street.  For those of you who have not heard of her, she was one of Walt Disney's favorite artist. She developed concept art for such films as "Peter Pan," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Cinderella." Walt loved her sense of color so much that he also asked her to help with the design of the "I'ts a Small World" attraction for the  1964 New York World's Fair. She also created 2 murals for the Tomorrowland promenade. This just names a few of her accomplishments. To this day she remains an inspiration to many artists, including myself!

 She had such a beautiful way with color and simple but beautiful shapes. No wonder Walt liked her work so much! Here is a concept piece she created for "It's a Small World."

After seeing some of her originals in the Disney Gallery I was totally inspired. So, when a friend of mine called me and asked if I would design a birthday card for her daughters first birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My girlfriend is a big Disney fan herself so I thought a Mary Blair inspired portrait on the front of the card would be perfect! I really love the way it came out, and decided to add it to our line on Zazzle. I created a line of birthday onesies for all types of little birthday girls!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Halloween shirts available!

Well, one of my favorite times of the year is here-Halloween! We really get into the holiday here at our house. When all of my friends are complaining that they hardly even get more than a few trick-or-treaters, we get a few hundred of them! Luckily for a die hard Halloween fan like myself, all of my neighbors really get into it too. There are several houses on our block that put on a "haunted house" on the front lawn. Each year we have friends and family come over to help out with the entertainment for all the kids. I stand on the porch with a big cauldron full of candy as trick-or-treaters line up on the walkway.  Throughout the night we take turns haunting in the yard, taking the kids trick-or-treating and going inside for a hot bowl of home made tortilla soup. It's a tradition that I'm sure our kids will remember always.

This year I designed this black cat for some of our products on Zazzle. It was just a doodle that I ended up really liking. I have made it into trick-or-treat bags for our kids. Be sure to check out our Zazzle page to see some of the cute products we have put this new design on!