complex in Orlando.
I’ve had more than a few people ask me why I spend time
at Disney World just to make art.
Well, let me show you.
All shot with my cell phone.
No apologies at all.
About 3-4 times a year, I like to get away.
All by myself. And just make art.
I love Disney World, the Disney atmosphere,
and because I am a Florida resident I get killer
hotel rates at on-property resort hotels.
So it doesn’t cost a fortune to get away and have a productive, fun, relaxed quiet time by myself.
I typically begin by going to Downtown Disney
and get my shopping fix out of the way right at the start.
They are doing a lot of construction work there now,
and everyone is funneled in by the legendary House of Blues.
From there you can also see the hot air balloon ride –
which always make for great photos.
I even found a lovely copper lady posing for photos.
With or without people, depending on what you want.
I’ve never gone behind the House of Blues before,
so I didn’t know these cool metal statues were back there.
Or the screaming, crazy face thing hanging on the wall. Hahahaha!
I think the black metal fellow looks like a metal Darth Vader.
From there I go to the hotel.
Now, I know it’s still snowing in parts of the country,
but someone has to enjoy all this sunshine and happiness.
The hotel I stayed at this time is called the Pop Century Resort.
The different buildings are designed around a decade.
I was in the Sixties building, my room was on the third floor.
Right where his left elbow is pointing.
I lined up the shot for you.
If you were to ride the elevator up and get off on the third floor,
this is what you’d be lined up with.
A three-story high Baloo.
And across the pool from my room is this cool sight.
I don’t recall which decade this is from,
but it was always a favorite with my kids.
Here is the stairwell to my building.
And this was a nice sunset.
Actually shot from the pool, facing the Hour Glass Lake area.
The Generation Gap Bridge (hahahaha!)
takes you from the Pop Century to the Art of Animation.
And the bridge is wonderful!
Really nice, artistic lines for a photographer to appreciate.
Of course. The best place to stay in Radiator Springs.
Probably the only place, too.
Across the way was the Finding Nemo exhibit.
This was the only photo that turned out.
For those of you who wondered why I would go to
Walt Disney World and stay for several days
doing nothing but art –
what do you think now?
Affordable resort hotel because I’m a Florida resident.
Cool stuff to look at when I get tired and need to stretch.
Store, food court, pool – all right there at the resort.
Seriously, I can draw or paint all I want.
When I’m tired I can go out and walk around.
No dishes, no laundry, no cats or dogs to pick up after,
and all the drawing and painting I want to do.
Yeah, I totally love it.
So much in fact that I might go back in a couple weeks.
I knew I should have bought this Tinkerbell print
while I was there.
But hey, I’m an artist. Surely I could make that myself?
No. Not a chance.
So back to Downtown Disney I will go and
hope they still have one of these prints.
Happy arting, everyone!