14 March 2012

Who Inspires You?

I have a long list of ladies who keep me going. Mary Blair, for example. A prolific artist and one of Walt Disney's main designers.

Despite overcast skies, the fifty-two-year-old artist wore dark glasses to protect her sensitive green eyes. An ash-blond pageboy hairdo framed the elegant profile of her long face and aquiline nose. She smoked Parliaments, using a white cigarette holder that matched the striking ensemble she herself had designed: a white skirt and jacket with cape, perfectly accented by a black turtleneck sweater. Blair always considered white the most "festive" of colors, and made it the dominant hue in It's A Small World's finale.
- excerpt from The Art and Flair of Mary Blair by John Canemaker

Must be because of the recent death of the Disney composer that I'm thinking of Mary Blair and trying out my new Sharpie set....

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