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Monday, October 15, 2007

Makin' Art - Not War !

While waiting to take off to Disneyland yesterday I created the above page in my journal. Again, using acrylic paints and Caran d'Ache water-soluble wax pastels.

And then...a day at Disneyland... I took over 100 photographs...but out of kindness to my readers I will only post four ;-)

Above..I LOVE this striking image, part of a mural in Disney's California Adventure.

Above: The park is decorated for Halloween...a giant Mickey pumpkin on Main Street, ....SCARY!! LOL!!

Above: Ariel, The Little Mermaid against the night sky in the Parade of Dreams.

Above: Detail of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar from Alice In Wonderland in the Parade Of Dreams.

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  • At 6:04 PM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Love the photo of the mural. I've never been to California Adventure. Actually I haven't been to Disneyland since I was 16.

  • At 6:16 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Dagny- I should have taken more photos of the details of the mural...I will do that when we go again. It is really cool.

    Wow, you will see a LOT of changes when you do go back to Disneyland!

  • At 1:31 PM , Anonymous marita said...

    ooh wow!! happy you've enjoyed a beautiful dreaming day in dreamland with your girls. just would have loved to see some pictures of you girls!! where or where are they???!!!
    love you pastel art creation!!

  • At 7:54 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    :) Marita...see that smiley face? That's me :) LOL! Thanks for the compliment on the art!

  • At 7:58 AM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Don't know if I can ever step foot in Disneyland again. A college course in which the place was discussed left permanent scars.

  • At 2:16 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Dagny, I've heard some behind-the-scenes stuff through the years as well....much of it negative....but is a great escape for me and the girls and we've met some wonderful 'cast members' who work there.

  • At 2:58 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    Your journal page is great, and I really love that stamp you've been using. The photo's are fab too, maybe one day you'll be able to show me around and I can take my own.... :D


  • At 4:25 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thanks plumcrafty, Kate ;-) I would LOVE to spend a day at Disneyland with you - and seeing it through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time!

  • At 5:39 PM , Blogger BellaKarma said...

    Hey Kate,
    Love the postcards you send to Mom! And yeah, it would be TOOCOOL to be able to take a Disneyland virgin! ;)

  • At 10:12 PM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Ahh. The stuff in the class was not so much about the behind the scenes stuff as it was about the design of the park. All I can hope is that good ole Walt is rolling in his cryogenic vault over the more recent Disney animated movies.

  • At 10:31 PM , Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

    Oh my!! What a parade of wonderful photos! Makes me want to go right now!!

  • At 5:39 AM , Blogger LadyTulip said...

    ~~ Love the parade shots ~~ It's been too many years since I been in' the stories of it's questionable behind the scenes stuff will go on till forever.

    Your new work is too good. Wish I could get the $$ for these kind on pencils..Keep these comin'!


  • At 3:18 PM , Blogger Cre8Tiva said...

    looks like loads of fun...very colorful images...blessings, rebecca

  • At 4:42 PM , Blogger BellaKarma said...

    Hey Mom,
    Tell your cool blog readers that they can soon find a lot more Disneyland pictures over on my blog too. :)

  • At 8:25 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

    Love the Disney shots! You guys make me jealous being able to go whenever! :) I haven't been since about 12 or 13 years ago!

    I LOVE the giant Mickey pumpkin best I think! Mike would prefer the hookah caterpillar I can guarantee! ;)

  • At 4:31 AM , Blogger BellaKarma said...

    Hey Tammy,
    I will try to show you something special with the Mickey pumpkin! :)

  • At 8:21 AM , Blogger Anne said...

    Read your intro on ArtGangLA - happy to meetcha. I lived in CdM for the first 2 years after I moved to CA in 1971 and I still miss it every day.
    Looking forward to reading your blog.

  • At 5:17 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thanks to everyone who has left a comment..I have fallen behind on my replies! :(


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