An original illustration for Walt Disney Magazine, June 1957
(Hand-painted cel overlay on gouache background)
No artist credit, but art directed by Paul Hartley
Summer will be over before you know it, so I hope you're getting yourself outdoors to enjoy life as much as you can.
Hop on that bicycle! Have a cook-out! Haven't you noticed I've been blogging less so as not to distract you from going outside and working on your tan?
I'm loving this summer, our first in our new home. Back in March we planted eight tiny heirloom tomato plants in the garden and have been harvesting something like 20 to 40 of the best tasting tomatoes every day for the past 2 months.
Our projects have been on a roll, too. Besides producing new art and merchandise, Jody and I are designing a new Disneyland parade called "Soundsational" to debut next year (it's gonna be great)! And somehow or another, I'm cramming on an art piece for a Palm Springs show in September.
Best of all, we've managed to have some fantastic cook-outs with friends and family this summer! Hope your summer has been full of fun, sun and veggie burgers, too. There's only about a month of it left, and then everything starts to turn to pumpkins.
(Which we've also planted!)
The final published spread.