mari jaye blanchard

Who I Saw Today: Glen Keane!

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“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Goethe via Glen Keane during his Lecture at SVA

Toon Boom Refresher: Bear

I have used TVPaint since 2004…but sometimes an old dog has to learn new tricks (or in this case add new tricks) because her students use totally different programs than she does and in an educational environment this just does not fly. Hence, this Toon Boom “Evaluation Software” dancing bear!

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Here’s to an Inspired 2015!

I am posting the original version of this year’s holiday card I just made for New York Foundation for the Arts before I had to change the “Let It Snow” to “Season’s Greetings” to accommodate those who do not experience snow this time of year…which apparently no longer includes Hawaii.

Music is by the lovely Mandy Heck.

Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/115679396

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In a previous life…

For over a decade, my day job was painting murals for Trader Joe’s.  I recently gave up this position, but I figured I’d post some of the oldies but goodies…and by goodies I mean candy or cake! :)

I made hundreds of these painted cut-outs over the years, if I find another chunk of them I’ll post them as well.

Most hand-lettering in these images was done by the wonderful Jason A. Hernandez.

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