Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oranje Boven!

Let's call it a patriotic song for The Netherlands. I'd hardly call it a National Anthem, but perhaps it is for Dutch sport fans.

But since I'm half-Dutch, I felt compelled to wish everyone a happy Koninginnen Dag! It would translate very loosely to President's Day, but on a much more grand scale.

My Facebook friend, Charlotte, sent me a link about a horrible accident in Apeldoorn, where I used to have family. I'll provide the link, but you'll have heard about it by now.

So here's the House of Orange, not to be confused with the House of Mouse, and 'lang zal ze leven!'

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Journey into Imagination with Figment!

We all have sparks,
That's how our minds create creations.
We set them free and oh what they can do!
Those magic sparks from me and you.

Spacesuit Figment: Journey Into Imagination is being released today, and he is the fourth Figment as part of an unofficial WDW Theme Park Exclusive.
The artist signing with Jacqueline Perreault Gonzales of the limited 750 is sure to sell out, as the pieces have in the past. So to any of my friends in the WDW area who may be at the event today, please take pictures for me!
You've gotta love Figment!
More details can be found at The Duckman's Site:
(Thanks Don!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Love My Mother...Earth!

Happy Earth Day!

On Monday, I popped into the Disney Store to buy myself a 100% organic t-shirt to wear on Earth Day. Not that I'm the "tree-hugger" my sister thinks I am, but it's fun to get into these "Hallmark Holidays" (Am I overusing the "quotes''?)

Anyway, they told me that if I came back on Wednesday with three plastic bottles, I'd get a special prize. So I told a few friends, and Jennifer and Adam went with me to the Disney Store on Earth Day.

The prize was you got a cool water bottle! Ironic that you bring in three bottles and they give you one. I also purchased the bag in the picture below, because Disney will plant a tree for every bag sold, and now I have a new bag for groceries. I also picked up another neat Mickey bag.

So what did the Disney Geek look like on Earth Day? You decide.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh I Just Can't Wait...

You've probably gathered by the title of my website and blog that I'm a big Lion King fan. If you didn't know, well, Hakuna Matata!

Anyway, for many years at the WDAC Conventions, I always put down that I'd like to see a piece from the "I Can't Wait To Be King" sequence of The Lion King. While Patrick Romandy-Simmons did a good job of the Simba, Nala and Zazu scene, it wasn't really the piece I had envisioned.

So when they announced the 2009 Spring Event Piece was Simba, I was thrilled to say the least. This was more along the lines of what I wanted, and leave it to Bruce Lau to truly capture the spirit of this playful scene in the movie.

And if the big wheels at WDCC are still reading, first, a great big thank you for continuing to do pieces from The Lion King (and Fantasia!), and secondly, I would really love to see either the scene with Simba and Nala on the ostriches, or the big finale of the animal pyramid. That would probably have to be a Signature Series piece!
To read more about the Little King, Big Roar Event this weekend, visit the Duckman's site:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pringles Pop Art

Dare I ridicule myself? Heck, why not?
Now go out and vote for me!

Pop Art: vote for my design