“Encourage” – Dumbo Original painting

“Encourage” – Encourage is a wonderful action. When we encourage others, we are giving of ourselves with their best interests in mind. We are demonstrating the courage to inspire them to do something with courage. We are stimulating development and helping to strengthen through enrichment. To encourage someone often comes from an ‘inspired’ place, and … [Read more…]

“Super…” – Disney’s England Pavilion

The England Pavilion holds such majestic history. My own appreciation of its rich continuity through the generations has been recently broadened by watching “The Crown” series on Netflix, but began over 50 years ago at the opening of “Mary Poppins” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City when I was 9 years old. … [Read more…]

“Hopeful” – Disney’s Tomorrowland

My collection of Disney pins may be small, but owning a Tomorrowland pin with the big “T” is my coolest. I’ve always loved science fiction and feel an instant connection to the 2015 movie “Tomorrowland” with the characters portrayed by George Clooney, Britt Robertson and other wonderful actors when I touch my “T” pin. The … [Read more…]

“Essence”

“Essence” – a glimpse conveys a feeling, a meaning, a significance Many of my seagull studies came not just from East Coast visits, but also from vacations to Walt Disney World and staying at the resorts. The Yacht and Beach Club Resort some years ago was the inspiration for this scene. What is a glimpse, … [Read more…]

Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2018

Being an artist participant at the Festival of the Arts was an honor, a delight, and of course, magical !!!  I shared the Disney Artist Tent near the Canada Pavilion with such talented artists who all paint the Disney characters in beautiful color and story! Don “Ducky” Williams was one I was so happy to … [Read more…]

“Love is Transformative”

One of the most poignant Disney songs, entitled “If I Can’t Love Her”, is a melody that many may have not yet heard because it was written by Alan Menken* and Tim Rice just for the Broadway stage production of “Beauty and the Beast”, and is not in the movie we have all seen. We … [Read more…]

Consider the “Colors of the Wind”!

“The Sands of Amelia Island” The glow of sunset on the sands, the gentle movement of tall grass and long shadows on the dunes, and colors of a setting sun warm our soul. They speak comfort to our spirit, bringing life with every breath we take and every color we experience. We feel and breathe … [Read more…]