Mrs MacSparky

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Daisy Sparks lives in Orange County, California where she raises her two daughters, runs her crafting empire, obsesses over everything Disney, and geeks out with her husband. In other words, Daisy runs a lot. This website is Daisy's outlet to share all of her favorite things about craft, Disney, and Tech.

Contact Daisy by email at daisy@crafteconnection.com

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Daily online journaling with Oh Life

I am an avid scrapbooker but it can be overwhelming. I love looking at the photos and writing the story behind it. The constant challenge is finding time for it, getting your stuff out, and then just getting it done. When Becky' Higgins Project Life was introduced, it solved it all for me and became my new system to help me document and capture those weekly life moments.

The first year I began Project Life, I kept a journal book where I would just quickly jot down some key activities or moments in that day. I had it organized by week that complimented the Project Life weekly layout. Then late last year, I discovered Oh Life

I've tried a couple apps but this one is really is as easy as it looks. Sometimes I would misplace my journal book or forget to write in. Oh Life solved a many things for me in my quest to capture my family moments. Here are things I like about Oh Life: 

  1. It's paperless which makes MacSparky happy.
  2. It's convenient since it works through your email. 
  3. No limits to journaling space. I can write as much or as little as I want. 
  4. It's timely. You can schedule your daily email reminder to journal your day so you don't forget and can capture things while fresh in your mind. 
  5. It's private. You'll need to create your account to archive your entires.
  6. It is easily accessible when you need it since it is housed in The Cloud. So when I am ready, to scrapbook my week, I can login and see what happened on particular days. 
  7. It's my family diary.

I've been pretty happy using Oh Life to document daily happenings in my family life and for my family members. I scheduled my Oh Life daily email at 10pm. If I don't get to it that night then it is there for me in the morning. Your reply to that email is your journal entry. It is easy to login and pull up certain days and then be able to translate that info into a weekly scrapbook entry using the Project Life templates. 

Check out Oh Life this week to capture some spring happenings. Use it for documenting a project or writing down your favorite quote of the day. We do a lot of thinking and wishing for this and that. Just do it and get some memories written. Oh Life makes it that easy to journal everyday. 

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today."
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The World of Color According to Mary Blair

I couple weeks ago, I was able to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum located at The Presido of San Francisco. My main purpose for this Disney adventure was to see their newest exhibit, MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR the world of Mary Blair. I was excited to learn that there is now a separate building where special exhibits like this one can be housed. So, off I went to follow the whimsical trains on the pavement that led to the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. 

In this two-story building, they had a variety of Mary Blair art on display. There was an audio guide available, too, so you could really learn all about Mary Blair and her work. Seeing her art from her early years was fabulous. You can really see where she started and how experiences in her life influenced her style. 

I first learned about Mary Blair from the Disneyland attraction, "it's a small world". It was after visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum back in 2010 that I learned more about her work in Disney films such as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. It was Mary who Walt Disney tapped to help him with the "it's a small world" design for the 1964 New York's World Fair. She accompanied him and a group of Disney artists to countries in South America as part of a research tour. These trips influenced her flair for color, simple patterns and shapes. 

Mary Blair Exhibit, Walt Disney Family Museum March 2014 

I appreciated how the exhibit was laid out. It was colorful and simple just like Mary's style. There is some chronological order as the art is grouped by eras in Mary's work life. Her early years work were at the beginning of the exhibit and then you walked onto the main floor where you see the work she created during her time as a Disney artist. This middle section highlighted her work done in Disney classic films such as Alice Wonderland, Peter Pan and Cinderella. The second floor features her work as a Golden Books illustrator. You'll recognize some of them as they have become Golden Books classics. There are also some sketches as she worked on "it's a small world".

Art from Golden Book illustrations - I Can Fly

One of my favorite things to have seen is this painting that Mary had given to Walt and Lillian Disney. It had originally hung in the Disney family home.

Original Mary Blair portrait c. 1951 - Alice in Wonderland

In addition to this memorable piece, it was fun to see Mary Blair's hardhat. It has Mary Blair written all over it. 

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The Mary Blair exhibit runs until September 7th. So if you get a chance go straight to the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. You can find some wonderful books about Mary Blair art over on Amazon, including a pre-order for the special hardcover book that was done by The Walt Disney Family Museum for this exhibit. Not only do I admire her colorful work and designs, but I also applaud her being a strong role model of leadership during her time. 

Let's Waterlogue Disneyland Photos

As promised, here are more photos that I edited in the Waterlogue app. I wanted to show you the actual Disneyland photo from and then what the photo looks like after the Waterlogue application.

Disneyland - Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disneyland photo with Waterlogue

MacSparky Jr. with me posing in front of Floral Mickey & Main Street Train Station

Waterlogue photo with people.

A different photo and view of the Disneyland Main Street Train Station.

One of the things that I learned with this app is that not all photos should be 'waterlogued'. You have to take the right photo of a person from the right angle to get a good waterlogue photo. If you have any advice about photos with people and which to Waterlogue filter works best, let me know. 

The following photo was the best example of how you different Waterlogue filters can change your final image. It was fun to play with this photo and see different results.

Photo from @DisneylandToday

Bold

Soaked.

"It's Technical" filter

Rainy.

You can see the different looks that you can achieve using the different Waterlogue filters. Choosing the right photo to Waterlogue is also key. 

Now I am off to print these out on different papers to see what they look like. I am an avid scrapbooker so I want to print one out to put in my Project Life book.

Happy Wednesday! 

-Daisy

Pie-Eye Mickey Mouse

The third month and 14th day means it is March 14th. Math and number fans love this day as 3-14 or 3.14, otherwise known as Pi-Day! At my daughter's school, the math teacher brought in some pies to celebrate the day. At our local high school, the Make-a-Wish club scheduled a "Pie your Teacher" Day (specific donations went towards being able to throw a pie at designated teachers in a controlled fundraiser area). So, I figured I had to share something pie related on this Pi Day...with some Disney flavor.

Pie-Eyed Mickey Mouse

The early drawings of Mickey Mouse are drawn with very distinctive eyes that are different than today. According to TVTropes.org. "During the 1920s and going into the 1930s, animated characters were sometimes drawn with eyes or pupils that were black and circular, but shaped like a pie that's had one slice removed from it."  

Sometimes people will refer to this Mickey Mouse image as "pie-eyed' Mickey. It is just one name that references Mickey Mouse to a particular era or the way he is drawn. Some Mickey Mouse collectors really love this particular Mickey and will also categorize it as vintage Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse started to lose his pie-eyes after the 1940 film Fantasia came out. Mickey Mouse has evolved through the years with technology, different artists, and styles. Do you have a favorite Mickey Mouse era, style, or drawing?

Happy Pi Day! Eat some circular foods (pizza, cookies, donuts) today and think of its 3.14 circumference. Leaving you with the Pi image that is an oldie but a goodie.

Watercolor your photos with this App

Waterlogue App

I love taking photos and altering them with photo apps. There are so many photo apps out there but this one was interesting. One of my Facebook friends shared Waterlogue, an app that allows you to take your photos and convert them into a watercolor image. 

Waterlogue was released last December so it is still fairly new. It is made only for the iPhone and iPad. It allows you to take a photo and alter it into a watercolor sketch. There are different sketch options that you can choose. 

When you open up the App, it asks if it can access your photos. Below is a photo I took of some pretty tulips at Disneyland.  They always have picture perfect landscaping. 

Original photo

From there, you select one of your photos and then choose which watercolor style you would like. Based on your photo, you can pick and choose which style is best suited for your particular photo. Click the images below if you want to see the larger images.  You can also view some of the style options. I can't remember which one I choose for this one but it's kinda of fun to see the 'watercoloring' in action. 

I've been playing mostly with flowers and other landscape photos. People as watercolor subjects have not resulted in attractive images. When selecting a photo to alter, just think, "this photo/subject would be pretty as a watercolor." Here is my final watercolor photo. 

Final Waterlogue image.

I have some more photos that I will share in the next post so you can get an idea of which photos might work best for this fun Waterlogue app. 

My Disney Time: 2014 Disney Parks Watch

And now back to our regular program....

My first post for 2014 has to be a Disney watch. I was pretty excited to see that there was dated Disney Parks watch included in this year's merchandise offering. It's not often you see one so I had to snatch this up to be part of my collection.

My Disney Time: 2014 Disney Parks Watch

My Disney Time: 2014 Disney Parks Watch

I love how colorful the design is. It was inspired by Disney artist Mary Blair according to this information shared by Disney Parks. She is known for drawings of "it's a small world" and her work on Disney films such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. 

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The watch has a simple white faux leather band. It really shows off the vibrant colors on the watch design. It is not limited in terms of actual number of watches available, but it is only available at Disney Parks for the 2014 year. The back of the watch features the Disney Parks logo.

While I don't plan on doing a series of Disney watches this year, I may occasionally share just a couple more from my personal Disney collection if it coincides with some event. I do have another Disney blog series I am working on that I will share soon. 

Thanks for visiting today. Hope some pixie dust finds its way into your day!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 52 - Cinderella & Prince Charming

This is it.....Last one! This is the final post for My Disney Time series. I've enjoyed re-discovering and sharing some of my favorite Disney watches in my collection with you.

My Disney Time, Week 52 features Cinderella & Prince Charming. 

The Stroke of Midnight moment in Cinderella helped me to chose this particular Disney watch on this New Year's Eve. This watch depicts Cinderella all dressed up in her pretty ball gown dancing with her Prince Charming. Cinderella's coach serves as the second hand on this watch. The party all comes to an end at "the stroke of midnight" as that was the limit to her Fairy Godmother's magic. 

This watch was a limited edition piece that was only available to Disneyland Cast Members. The watch was only available at the Cast Member store, Company D. I have number 706 of 1750 timepieces. 

My Disney Time, Week 52: Cinderella & Prince Charming

The New Year's Eve build up is always exciting. Remembering the highs and lows for the year helps to appreciate what you have and look forward to new adventures for the new year. Ringing in the new year with friends and loved ones makes for great final moments in 2013 and first cherished memories for 2014.

Wishing you and yours some wonderful adventures and dreams for 2014. 

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

 

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My Disney Time: Week 51, Disney Ornament Watch

My Disney Time, Week 51 celebrates Christmas.

My Disney Time, Week 51, Mickey Mouse Christmas Watch

This Disney Christmas watch came in a really fun package. The watch itself was contained in a plastic ornament. It's design was all about Christmas. The watch used to play music: We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I like that Mickey Mouse is in his Santa suit with his trusty friend, Pluto, by his side. The calendar on the watch of this face also represents December 1993. Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago when I purchased this watch. 

This watch was limited to only 2500 but they were not individually numbered. The box states that the watch was made for and exclusively sold in the Disney Parks back in December 1993. 

Hope Santa is good to you and your family. Wishing you lots of Christmas cheer!

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 50 - Daisy Duck Artisan Watch

My Disney Time, Week 50 celebrates a very special occasion for me. It is my 20th wedding anniversary and this Disney watch was given to me for my 1st anniversary. It is another special order Disney Artisan Watch that features Daisy Duck.

My Disney Time, Week 50: Daisy Duck Artisan Watch

My Disney Time, Week 50: Daisy Duck Artisan Watch

This was the first Disney Artisan watch that I received. My sweet husband, MacSparky, secretly worked with some of my Disney friends and an artist to come up with this final design. I had the original artwork framed and matted. Below is a snapshot of the artwork. There is an artist signature and year (1994) on the bottom right hand corner.

This particular design really lends itself to a very pretty watch design. The pearls are so perfect for Daisy Duck and the way the artist did our names fills in the white space.

It has a black faux leather band. I like that there is Mickey Mouse head that is part of the watch buckle. The back of the watch is very simple. There is no number since it is a special order and customized Disney Artisan watch. 

Yes, I got married a week before Christmas. Seems crazy but it was so much fun! We had Christmas themed wedding invitations, mini fresh Christmas trees as the centerpieces, and Santa Clause even made an appearance at the reception. It was a memorable holiday celebration filled with love, family, and friends. 

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20 years goes super fast yet it feels like yesterday. I still have a big crush on my husband. He's my Happily Ever After!

Tick Tock!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 49 - Santa Mickey

My Disney Time, Week 49 features Santa Mickey.

My Disney Time, Week 49: Santa Mickey

Who else can wear a Santa outfit and be just as jolly but Mickey Mouse! He even has his bag full of Disney toys. I love this Disney Christmas watch for its color, simple design and the holiday plaid watch band. The rectangle face is also a nice size. It allows for a full body Mickey to be the centerpiece. 

This watch was available to purchase only at the Disney Parks. It was available for anyone to purchase during that year. It also came in this kraft box which has a pattern of Mickey Mouse holiday wreaths. 

Hope your holidays are going well and you are checking your list twice. Channel some Disney magic, too!

Tick Tock!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 48 - Holiday Family Party

It's time for some Christmas themed Disney watches. I have several to share with you in these final weeks of this series. My Disney Time, Week 48, features 

Since 1955, The Walt Disney Company hosted a Cast Member Holiday Party at Disneyland. Disneyland would close early a couple night in early December so that employees of the Walt Disney Company could enjoy a fun family night at Disneyland. Employees from the Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland Parks would have designated nights to enjoy the holiday decor. Part of the tradition was that the Marines were also present to collect Toys for Tots during these two Cast Member nights. 

As  Disneyland Cast Member, it was a very fun event that everyone looked forward to. Food was half off, there was different entertainment, and you could pose for pictures with Disney characters. You usually worked one night and then came in the other night. Half the fun was also seeing you managers work in costume in different locations. I remember on holiday party where Michael Eisner could be found working an hour or two in costume at Coke Corner on Main Street. There were also lots of people who used to work at the Park but now worked Studios who would work an attraction for old times. It was not uncommon to find Imagineers volunteering their time and working in full costume on The Jungle Cruise. VPs could be found driving the Main Street cars up and down Main Street all the way to Fantasyland. It was fun times. 

This holiday watch was one that I purchased for this particular event. I really liked the retro Disney family that was depicted on the watch. It's the same family that is featured on My Disney Time, Week 14

It was only made available during the event. This was a very limited offering with only 500 pieces made. I have number 289. It looks hand drawn, too, that is reminiscent of the Disney Artisan watches. 

My Disney Time, Week 48: Disneyland Family Holiday Party 1998

Sadly, The Disney Company finally ended this tradition last year. No more exclusive December Disneyland holiday party for company employees. There is now a variation where Disney employees are given designated days to bring family in to enjoy Disneyland Parks during the holiday season with some extra discount passes. At least many Cast Members, past and present have cherished memories of the Disneyland Family Holiday parties of the past. I know I do and I have this special Disney watch as a keepsake, too.

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

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My Disney Time: Week 47 - Daisy Duck Artisan Watch II

My Disney Time, Week 47 features another very special watch in my collection. This is a custom watch design that came in a fancy faux leather cylinder. It is simple and striking, too. Half the fun in receiving this special watch was the presentation and container that it came in. Once you snap off the leather tab and open the fancy box, a long velvet piece comes out to reveal this one of a kind Disney watch.

I received this watch as a Mother's Day present and it celebrates my second daughter, Sarah. I really loved that there are two Disney characters (Daisy Duck & Minnie Mouse) on this watch. They are the best of girlfriends. The design depicts friendship, happiness, and a bond between two gals. It does remind me of my relationship with my daughter...and we did spend a lot of time at Disneyland during her toddler years. We still spend a lot of time at Disneyland. Sarah is currently my most frequent Disneyland buddy. 

Even though Daisy Duck was introduced in the 1940's, it is only recently that Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse have been seen together and depicted as best friends. They are now regularly seen in the current production of Mickey Mouse Club House shown on the Disney Channel.

My Disney Time, Week 47: Daisy Duck Artisan Watch II

Like the previous artisan watch that was featured in My Disney Time, Week 46, the original art came with the watch. The back of the watch features the Disney artisan watch logo.

I love that I have two very special Disney artisan watches that celebrate both my daughters. I have the original artwork for each watch, too, so that is an added value to a very cherished item.  

We are almost at the end of this series and there are some great Disney Christmas watches that I can't wait to share.

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

 

My Disney Time: Week 46 - Daisy Duck Artisan Watch I

In the next two posts, I am going to feature two very special and unique Disney watches in my collection. My Disney Time, Week 46, features Daisy Duck.

My Disney Time: Week 46 - Daisy Duck & a baby duck

In the late 1990s, Disneyland began an Artisan Watch program. There were designated artists who drew approved Disney images for custom-made watches. The image that the artist drew were both a piece of art which was also created into a watch . Someone could request or choose an original artist creation and the customer received the artwork to keep plus a watch with that same design. 

Somehow, my husband, MacSparky, was able to work covertly with a friend of mine who worked at the Disneyland watch shop (New Century Timepieces). They were able to work with an artist and come up with the watch design you see pictured in this post. It was given to me as a mother's day present so that is why you see Daisy Duck holding a baby duck. 

I love that the Disneyland castle is drawn in the background. The watch depicts a baby duck to represent my oldest daughter, Sam. I do have the original artwork with the artist information and date on it. Now if only I remembered where I safely stored it.....

It is a one of a kind original Disney watch. It brings sweet memories and is a cherished watch in my collection. The back of the watch features the logo of the Artisan Watch program and simply reads: "This original watch art was created by a Disney Artist".

Thanksgiving is a time for families to be together and for counting our blessings. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Turkey Day!

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 45 - Euro Disney Anniversary Watch

My Disney Time, Week 45 celebrates the first anniversary of Euro Disney.

Disneyland, Paris opened on April 12, 1992. It was originally known as Euro Disney. The name changed in 2002. It is the second Disney Park that opened outside of the US (Tokyo was the first). Every Disney Park has an iconic castle but the one located in Disneyland, Paris is very, very ornate and over the top. After all, Europe is filled with old castles. So, the Disney Imagineers had to come up with something a little different and definitely Disney. 

The castle at Disneyland, Paris is known as Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (English: The Castle of The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood). It looks like a fancy version of the Disneyland Castle (Anaheim, CA) that is also known as Sleeping Beauty's Castle. You can look up images of Disneyland, Ca castle and Disneyland, Paris castle on the internet and compare them for yourself. The characters that are associated with Sleeping Beauty are the three fairies named Flora, Fauna and Merrywheather

My Disney Time Week 45 - Euro Disney Anniversary featuring Sleeping Beauty's Castle & Faries (Flora, Fauna & Merryweather)

The three fairies fly around the watch to act like a second hand. I like the simplicity and elegance in this watch design. It's consistent with the feel of what Disneyland, Paris was designed to be. This limited edition watch was available at the Disneyland Cast Member store, Company D to commemorate the first anniversary of the new park. I have number 118 but there is no documentation of how many were made. I like that the band has the iconic Mickey Mouse head as the buckle. The watch also has the event written out in French. 

Visiting Disneyland, Paris is still on my bucket list. Someday. The pictures that I have seen show a very beautiful place. There are several attractions there that are exclusive to Disneyland, Paris including the new Phantom Manor. It is always interesting to see how all the different Disney Parks are laid out differently and to see what is similar and different. 

Tick Tock!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 44 - Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket

My Disney Time, Week 44 features a Disney classic, Pinocchio.

Pinocchio is the second Disney animated film that was released in 1940. Just think of the body of work and the kind of work that had or could be done in that time period to create this Disney classic film? We were also introduced to the character of Jiminy Cricket who serves as Pinocchio's conscience and best friend. Pinocchio has to learn to caring and know right from wrong before he becomes a real boy. With every lie that he tells, his knows grows. The Blue Fairy explains that Pinocchio's nose will grow "until it's as plain as the nose on your face."

My Disney Time: Week 44 - Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket

The novelty of this Disney watch is that as the hours go by into the day, you can see Pinocchio's nose grows. The watch design is not only whimsical, but a silent reminder to keep honest in the day. I think it is appropriate that Jiminy is also on the watch in order to serve as symbol of your conscience. Jiminy is a small decal that sits on top of the watch face. 

There are no markings on the back of this watch in regards to year or edition. The Mickey, Inc logo is front and center on the back of the watch. I like that "standing Mickey" is a pretty good size so it fills up the space. 

One of the most iconic Disney songs came from Pinocchio. The Blue Fairy sang "When You Wish Upon a Star." The last line of this song is "your dreams come true."

So I hope you share some of  Pinocchio's learnings, adventures and hopes with your family this holiday season. Wishes are free, so make one. 

TICK TOCK!

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 43 - Cruella DeVil

My Disney Time, Week 43 features my other Marc Davis collectible watch, Cruella DeVil.  

My Disney Time, Week 43: Cruella DeVil

Who doesn't enjoy a classic Disney movie villain? Cruella is known for her obsessive fashion drive to own a coat made from dalmatian fur. Her character has become an adjective used to describe someone who is a little crazy, wacky, and eccentric diva. The play on words in her name is classic Disney: cruel devil = Cruella DeVil

This collectible watch is a tribute to legendary Disney animator, Marc Davis, who joined Walt Disney's team in 1935. This Disney Signature Series was released in 1995 to commemorate Marc Davis' long Disney career. The wooden box contained some paper inserts that highlighted some information about Marc Davis and his favorite character creation in Cruella DeVil. 

I have number 1305 of 5000 pieces that were made for this timepiece.  The watch has a classic faux leather band to compliment that artwork featured on the face. The image of Cruella on this watch that shows off her fashion sense and signature cigarette holder captures her essence. She was one of Marc Davis' personal favorites from the body of Disney work that he created over the years.  

The animator is successful when he injects the breath of life and spirit into his characters. - Marc Davis (1913-2000) 

 

Wishing you a great weekend! 

Tick Tock! 

-Daisy

Halloween Time - Mickey Mouse Style

Happy Halloween!  

Finally got around to carving our pumpkins. One of the things that we do is to cut our pumpkin from the bottom. It looks better when your creation sit on the porch. We've found that we just like this method. Next, empty out the pumpkin guts...a favorite chore for some and not so fun for others. It's part of the smell of Halloween traditions.

The tools that help to make for easy carving and decorating are these reliable melon ballers. I have a couple different sizes and played around with the size of the circles. It's pretty easy once you take your melon baller, choose a spot, and just go for it. It goes fast, too.   

Once it gets dark and you get a candle in there, it looks pretty cool since the Mickey Mouse heads are backlit.

Wishing you lots of treats on this Halloween! 

-Daisy

My Disney Time: Week 42 - Maleficient

With Halloween around the corner, I am going to feature a couple Disney Villain collectible watches that I have. My Disney Time, Week 42 features the Disney Villain known as Maleficient.

My Disney Time, Week 42: Maleficent 

Maleficient is from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. She is a sorceress who was responsible for casting evil spells. On this watch, she is featured with her raven named Diablo. The roman numerals on the watch face really compliment the design of the watch. 

Maleficient was created by famous Disney animator, Marc Davis. There was a collectible watch series that was created (1995) to celebrate both the Disney animator and the famous characters that they created. Each watch came in a wooden box accompanied with a pretty paper enclosure that featured information about the Disney animator. 

The watch piece was limited to 5000 pieces. I have number 2827. 

Maleficient remains a popular character today. She is intriguing in her evilness. Her physical feature of a green face and interesting headwear makes Maleficient a popular Halloween costume. There will be a live-action Maleficient movie that will be released next year that stars Angelina Jolie as the evil sorcerer. 

Have you decided on your Halloween costume? 

 

Tick Tock! 

Daisy

 

My Disney Time: Week 41 - Michael Graves Timepiece

My Disney Time, Week 41 features a Disney watch that was designed with American architect, Michael Graves.   

 

My Disney Time: Week 41, Michael Graves Timepiece

In the 1980's, Michael Graves created several buildings for Disney. One of the most famous is the Disney corporate building in Burbank. It is referred to as Team Disney and Snow White's Seven Dwarfs play a big part in holding it together. The rooms also feature Michael Graves designed decor, furniture and dining plates in their dining room. 

When you pit the lid on this decorative watch tin, it mimics the design of the building. It looks like Mickey Mouse is holding up the lid of the tin box. This collectible watch is done in the colors and style that compliment the Michael Graves Disney collectibles that were available in the 1990s. The signature Mickey Mouse yellow and red are the colors of the watch hands. It has an art deco feel to it. It was a limited edition of 5000 but they were not numbered individually.

This is an interesting Disney watch because it features a Disney character/design that is incorporated with a well-known architect and his design style. The paper insert that is included has information about Michael Graves.  Michael Graves signature is featured on the back of the watch, too.

Tick Tock! 

-Daisy