Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mermaids | Shared Toddler Bedroom

I'm very excited to unveil this shared toddler space!  What little girl doesn't love mermaids?  

Being a Fine Artist who is also interested in Visual Development for Animation, I have a love of Visual Development Art, Style Sheets & Pre-Production artwork.  That being said, I want to point out the three AMAZING pre-pro artworks in this board!  

I've been a long time fan of Chris Sanders, a Visual Development Artist with various other talents, who has had his creative work in numerous animated films.  Chris Sanders work is most recognizable, I believe, in Disney's "Lilo & Stitch".  The Comic-Con Mermaid {7} is by Chris Sanders, and is available for purchase on DeviantArt!  I absolutely LOVE this Mermaid painting of his in particular.  For more on Chris Sanders work check out his Website & IMDB pages.

The other two works shown here are, Mermaids Style Sheet for Disney's "Peter Pan" {14} (a style sheet, incase you were wondering, is created to help animators know the exact proportions and shapes that embody a specific character) and Pre-Production Rough Character Sketches of Ariel {15} done by famous artist/animator Glen Keane for Disney's "The Little Mermaid. " I absolutely love Glen Keane's work!  I can't get enough.  

Side note, this weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Claire Keane, daughter to Glen Keane, at the "Women In Animation" a Panel Discussion at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco!!!  Claire is also an amazing Illustrator and Visual Development Artist who's work was most prominently featured in Disney's "Tangled"!  (Side Side-Note, the event was so popular it was moved to a larger venue at Lucas Arts, specifically at the Letterman Digital Arts Center - we were greeted with a fountain toped with Yoda, and inside stood the original Darth Vader & Boba Fett Suits, not to mention Lightsabers!!!  We were so lucky!)  The event was spectacular!  I was so inspired at the event and gleaned so much wonderful knowledge from the four women artists speaking.  I was pretty much star struck at the event and for days after.  Be sure to follow Claire on her Blog and Website!

Read more about the event on my Art Blog!

Some images from our trip:

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Lots of wonderful color pops here, especially the gorgeous Jenny Lind Bed Frames {10}.  I wanted to keep it simple and striking, so I kept some minimal black accents.  I even threw in an adorable Mermaid Infant Gown {17} incase you wanted to make this room into a nursery.

Also check out this great way to utilize/re-purpose the Ikea Raskog Kitchen Cart {20}:

Check out more Mermaid inspiration on my Pin Board!

Hope you are inspired!!!

xo. m


*Some of these items can be made organic on request.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Preppy N' Pink | Nursery

Loving black accents right now!  Very, very simple palette with white, peach/pink, gold, and black!  Lots of fun organic items in this board too!  Check out that adorable Heart Organic Toy Storage {20} from The Land of Nod.  Also adoring the gold foil scripture passages, He Is Risen {4} & Love Never Fails {13}, stick them to the wall with this Gold Stripe Washi Tape for extra fun!  One way to save money is to use toys for decor like these wood teething toys {7} & {18}, they are bold and graphic enough to make a statement as a piece of art, not just to be stored.  The Pink Caravan Crib {8} also converts into a toddler bed so this room can grow with your kids!  :)

For added inspiration on this theme and more ideas, check out my Pin Board!

xo. m


*Some of these items can be made organic on request.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Little Outdoorsman | Nursery

Little Outdoorsman!

What's not to love about this room?!  I pretty much want to highlight everything in this room, so I will let the LINKS below do the talking.  One thing I do have to highlight is the rare print of Bears by Marc Davis {14}, a very famous Disney artist!!  Prints were made for the Disneyland Hotel, and they had too many extra so some were sold to the general public.  They are very rare find indeed!!

This room has two very "Green" touches, with the Non-Toxic, Low VOC Caravan Crib {7}, and the wall paint colors, both Mythic Brand, a 0-VOC and non-toxic choice!!  :)

If you hadn't heard, we're pregnant!  And since we're waiting to find out the gender of our baby, these next few boards will be perfect for those of you who want a gender neutral nursery!  Neutral is great, because you can continue to use it for all your children.  I can see this room growing with your baby into a gorgeous toddler room as well.  :)

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Isn't this a stellar woodsy DIY Mobile from Westin's Wes Anderson Inspired Nursery.  You could totally make one yourself!  Maybe with black instead of white animals for this nursery.

And how about replacing that old door with a fun barn door!!

For more inspiration on this theme, check out my Pinboard!

Hope you're inspired!  :)

xo. m