Friday, October 21, 2011
Today is Mary Blair day on Google (I'm sure a lot of you have noticed since google is kind of ya know... well known) to celebrate her birthday and artistic talent. You might not know her name but you know her art in such films as 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Cinderella', and 'Peter Pan'.





I really love her use of color, it has a very dreamy like quality to it. Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella were all some of my favorites as a kid. That reminds me, I need to buy Peter Pan on dvd. I'm no expert on art but I figured I had to share this. Happy Birthday to a wonderful lady with such a talent to make children daydream everywhere. I think Disney movies have shaped so many of our childhoods and continue to make us feel like the wide-eyed children we once were no matter what age we are now.

I love this description "It’s as delicious as feasting on rainbows" of her art.


I just had to share.

R.I.P Mary Blair.

11 comments :

Courtney Erin said...

That's really cool - I'd never heard of her before but, of course, her art is so recognizable.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Arielle said...

Her art is so dreamy, and such a big part of Disney. I love how her art is full of fantasy but isn't too bright and overdone. It still has a dark edge to it. Idk, hard to explain. But she gets the job done. :)

-Arielle
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Honeysuckelle said...

@Courtney, I had never heard of her before either but the minute I saw her art I was like "oooh" because so much of it has been floating in my mind like a cloud since I was a kid. I always thought it would be so fabulous to be an artist and have that talent to draw but it isn't something I've really tried to do.

@Arielle, I love your name by the way, so pretty. I totally agree with you that her art had a slight dark edge to it, I really like that about her art. I love how she did the sky and the way she drew the clouds in particular.

Thanks for the comments ladies :)

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous artworks, I had no idea they were done my her. How talented.

x Michelle | thefeatherden.nete

Thick Threads said...

yeah she was an amazing artist. I love her art style and all the color. she was very talented. really cool of you to share this :)

xo
a_Riot

Honeysuckelle said...

@Michelle, I didn't know who she was before looking into her after the google post but the minute I saw the art she did I was like "Oooh, I've seen this before." I couldn't agree more, very talented lady.

@TT, Thank you. I had to share, such gorgeous art. Wish I could draw/paint like this fabulous little lady.

Ms. Dee said...

She was such an amazing talent! I love all of the pieces you picked to share in this post. I'm really glad that Google had that front page because now more people will get to know about her and her wonderful art!

BunBun said...

Gosh I had no idea that was Mary Blair work in Alice in Wonderland! Then again I was about 8 and not quite as cultured back then so I can't blame myself haha :) I love her work, it's like seeing everything with dreamworld fantasy glasses on. I'm glad google featured her. She deserves to be more of a household name!

(and just because it's making me laugh the word verification is burperela :P haha)xxx

Honeysuckelle said...

@Mrs. Dee, Thank you. I agree, I was really pleased that Google took the time to honor such a creative woman. So many artists go unknown but I'm glad they made a point to celebrate her birthday and her art. Her art will live on for many generations to come. Lovely lady Mrs. Blair was. Thank you very much for your comment <3

@BunBun, I know me neither and I love 'Alice in Wonderland'. Hehe yeah as a kid you just see pretty images, as a kid I just figured Walt Disney did it all. Silly. I couldn't agree more with your description, "dreamworld fantasy glasses"! Haha I've gotten a lot of interesting word verifications lately. Thank you so much for your comment.

<3Honeysuckelle

eversojuliet said...

I love her art so much! So beautiful.

Honeysuckelle said...

@Eversojuilet, thanks for the comment and I couldn't agree more. Such beautiful art :)

<3Honeysuckelle

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