Tag Archives: Crafts

Finding Nemo Fun Shapes Stamps

By now, we’ve all found Nemo. But back in 2003 the whole world was still looking! Today Marlin and Nemo, Dory and the rest of the fishy school are all a part of the Disney/Pixar family, and near and dear … Continue reading

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Places: PRIMITIVE DESIGNS in Port Hope, ON

The United States has Roadside Attractions pretty much on every street corner. At least, that’s the way it seems. And we all love those kitschy tourist traps! But it’s especially engaging when the proprietors mix in DIY and art installments … Continue reading

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Disney-themed Wool Knit Sweaters by Jean

My mother is a very artistic woman. In the past, she wrote poetry (even publishing a compellation book called The Lady in Red, reviewed on this blog), painted, and even knitted up a storm! She knew my wife and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney in Clay – The Art of Brenda White

Publisher: Brenda White / The J. S. McCarthy Company Year: 1994 Pages: 250 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-9642931-1-0 “Quality and not quantity will prevail.” – Brenda White Are you the kind of person who reads a book for the pictures? Well then, this book is for … Continue reading

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CANADIAN COMIC STRIP Character Development and Execution

It all started many years ago when I decided to try my hand at cartooning. But what subject matter could I choose that would stand out from the cluttered fields of serialized comic strips of the day? I wanted it … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE LADY IN RED by Jean Beatens

Publisher: One Thousand Trees / M & T Printing Group Year: 2021 Pages: 78 Type: Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988215-99-0 “The Lady in Red… to my husband is wed.” – from The Lady in Red And who is this Lady in Red, you well ask? A look … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney’s Face-Painting and Costume Kit

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 1997 Pages: 66 Type: Spiral-bound Paperback w/kit ISBN: 0-7867-4180-X “To the making of many books, there is no end.” – Ecclesiastes 12:12 That Biblical truism certainly applies to the amount of books that have been published … Continue reading

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Found Disney: Donald Duck and Disney Comic Strip Belt

I’m always on the lookout for Disney-related items or references that show up in unusual places. Old periodicals, television commercials, or movies all yield strange sightings! Such as this Disney-inspired comic strip belt: Blue Peter is a British children’s television program … Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Mickey Maus Cake Decorator

“These cake decorations will be fun for everyone” boasts the cover copy on this unique cooking accessory from the Allstar company of West Germany. 6 different patterns are available to make your ho-hum cake really pop! And these stencils can … Continue reading

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Things: GOOFY Folk Art

We all love the artwork turned out by the Disney Studios and the many artists that are commissioned to render our favorite characters. But some of us are inspired to try to create pieces of our own. This unknown artist … Continue reading

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