Last weekend, I crossed the country, bound for Disneyland California and a sprinkling of West Coast Pixie Dust. While I usually pack my pencils and ‘The General’ (my favorite eraser), on this trip there were stowaways in my carry-on tote. A travel set of Winsor & Newton watercolors and some roller ball ink pens accompanied me on my journey. I couldn’t record this trip in black and white. I needed color!
Disneyland was a bouquet of inspiration for the senses. There was something truly magical about being bombarded by so many delightful sights, sounds, and smells. I was enveloped in a bubble of happiness where words like ‘diet,’ ‘excess,’ and ‘restraint’ don’t exist–A world where chocolate can be consumed in mass quantities without guilt and wild raucous laughter is completely acceptable. I didn’t want to leave, but reality tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me that I had duties back home. It was time to return to the land of housework, humidity, and homework. Besides, every great journey has to come to an end before you can begin a new one.
“Bubble”– watercolor–inspired by the magic and wonder of Disneyland