Sunday, 26 July 2009

Mia again

Remember Mia from one of my first posts on the blog? I first met her whilst casting at the Victoria Park underage festival. She's been helping me out during her school holidays. She loves the idea of trying modeling so I snapped some more pics of her on one of my shoots and we went to see some agencies. She is now on the books as a major model agency, the same one as Kate Moss no less! Needless to say she is very excited.
She's a smart girl who knows that modeling is rarely a career for life, so she'll still finish all her education and hopefully just have some fun with it. Good luck Mia. x x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Mary Blair

Last weekend in Hay-On-Wye in Wales I was lucky enough to find 'My First Sing-A-Song Book' from 1966 to add to my collection of books illustrated by Mary Blair.

One of my favorite artists this brilliant painter, concept artist, and stylist was one of the first women to reach great heights of influence within the Disney company, in the 1940's and 50's. Her expressive use of colors and forms can be seen in several Disney films, and her work continues to inspire artists and animators to this day. Her work can be seen in Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and DisneyWorld's It's a Small World attraction. Beyond Disney, you can see her work in several Little Golden Books from the period. There is also some more examples of her work on this Flickr set