A Rough Group of Disney Characters

My eldest son is a big Disney fan. So for Christmas I decided bring together some of his favorite characters and draw them side by side. Chris tends to like the the darker personalities from the Disney realm. Drawing #1: Jack Skellington Jack is the protagonist in Tim Burton’s 1993 stop motion animation movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. WHY: This

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Halloween Diorama with a Disney Twist

My eldest son, Chris, loves Halloween as well as anything Disney related. So, for Christmas a few years ago, I made him a Halloween diorama. Two of the spooky alcoves feature Nightmare Before Christmas scenes, one is inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, another has Mickey and friends running away from a haunted house. The wood and stone

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Faux Campfire–What’s the Disney Connection?

A couple weeks ago I constructed a simulated campfire for an elementary school event. How does this even remotely relate to anything Disney? A fair question. First, this project was an excuse for me to tap into the aspiring imagineer within me, and design as well as build something that takes a small amount of creativity. Yes, I know what

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An Abandoned Gold Mine in my Backyard: A Disney inspired Fort

I am going to let you in on a little secret. As a child, I wanted to be a Disney Imagineer. Developing concepts for new attractions that would entertain large crowds of visitors seemed like about the best job there could possibly be. Well, my path took a different direction. But I never did lose that desire to create. Over

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