Walt’s Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney- Available now in stores. Also available on Amazon Kindle.

waltHave you ever wondered the struggles Walt Disney experienced before becoming the Walt Disney we know today?  Walt’s Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney written by Doreen Rappaport shares the secrets of Walt’s life that many of his admirers may not already know.  From life on the farm to Disney’s early days as an animator.  We are given an open window into the struggles that this one man overcame and how he succeeded in leaving a magical legacy that will live on for ages to come.

 

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“Walt Disney ‘s name is synonymous with family entertainment. Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Disneyland, and numerous other creations have inspired generations of children the world over.

From his childhood in rural Missouri to his legendary stature as a film and television icon, Walt governed his life with imagination, ingenuity, and scrupulous attention to detail. Faced with both public failures and massive success, he revolutionized the art form of animation, always seeking innovative solutions, cutting edge technology, and new ways of storytelling.

Charting Walt’s progression from farm boy to actor to artist, animator, director, and entertainment celebrity, Walt’s own words are presented and contextualized within Doreen Rappaport’s signature compelling prose. Illustrated with vivid authenticity by animator/painter John Pomeroy, this stunning entry in the award-winning Big Words series reveals a man of deep and varied passions with a constantly evolving vision, and a storyteller above all.”

Truly an inspiring piece that will live long in the hearts of everyone who reads it.  Imagination is the spark in all of us; breathe life into it and the end result is something magical.

Thank you Disney Press for the complimentary copy of Walt’s Imagination: the Life Of Walt Disney.

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Journey into Imagination with Figment

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“Just one little spark of inspiration…that’s all it takes!  Imagination is how our minds think; to create creations.  With just that spark our dreams come true.”  (Sherman Brothers)

 

Dressing up to play at Disney is more than fun, it’s magical!    My children and I love to coordinate our outfits based on the park we are visiting for the day and what character or attraction’s we have a FastPass for.  One of our  favorite attractions at EPCOT just happens to be the classic- Journey into Imagination with Figment.  Inspired by this legendary character my daughter and I put together the perfect look for Disney bounding around EPCOT.

But wait!  What is Disney bounding?  Disney bounding is an alternative form of cosplay in which the individual’s love and appreciation for Disney is reflected through casual fashion.  From head to toe we honor the legendary character Figment; whom we all have grown to love.

dscn7509This fantastical hair bow is designed by Lucky Rabbit Creations an Etsy boutique that specializes in perfect little handmade bows and ears.  Inspired by Figment this bow displays orange horns and wings, and an F for his initial on purple and yellow fabric.  The fabric is durable and holds it’s form.  It can  withstand the great forces of speed and winds of the infamous Test Track.   This bow was designed with a French style clip that clasps close tightly and allows the wearer to attach it to any hairstyle with ease.  We love how it looks with a super high ponytail. It adds a touch of retro to the outfit.  At Lucky Rabbit Creations you will find bows and ears that will make your vacations more magical!   Desiree can customize any bow using a variety of styles from hand embroidery to hand beading.

The Figment circle skirt is designed by Paula of Sassy Skirts for Gals.  Sassy Skirts for Gals dscn7452can be found on Etsy and is Disney Nerd heaven.  You will be intrigued by an arrangement of fluffy circle skirts with a geeky twinge that will make you screech  for joy.  This skirt is made of a cotton fabric adorned with mini figments all over and finished with a purple grosgrain ribbon-(pre) tied in the perfect bow.  Sassy Skirts for Gals makes all circle skirts one size fits most with an adjustable elastic waist.  It is recommended to wear a tight fitting blouse that will easily tuck under for a more fashionable statement. Circle skirts are such a sweet way to add a little sass to your outfit!

unnamed-3Every girl knows an outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of shoes!  Jennifer from Beach Town Crafter on Etsy made these innovative Figment shoes that are bound to take you on the greatest journey through the Imagination Institute where your brain will be magically inspired.  Jennifer hand paints the design onto a comfortable KEDS like shoe using water safe paints.  This customized design has Figment fully detailed on the left shoe and the Imagination Institute logo on the right.  Hand painted on the side of the right shoe are the words, “one little spark,” acts as a simple reminder of how our wildest dreams come true.  The artistry of these shoes is impeccable  and the detail superb.  Check out Jenny’s other designs in her Etsy shop or message her with a custom design request.  She can customize anything!

Twirl your heart through EPCOT in this adorable outfit honoring Figment the adorable purple dragon.  My daughter received so many compliments from cast members and park guests and you will too!

“A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.” (Sherman Brothers)