"I have always dreamed to be a face character at the Disney parks. Not for being dressed as a princess or to pretend for a while that magic really existis, but especially because I would love to make those little kids smile and get all excited to see me, to make their dreams come true. I believe there’s nothing more beautiful than making someone else happy."
Sometimes though it is so difficult. I’m a Fairy Godmother in Training, and get to work very closely with little girls and boys turning them into princesses and knights. I may not be a face character, but some children see no difference. And our job may be super magical, and create some of the happiest moments, however, some days it’s hard not to cry on stage.
I had one little girl with Make A Wish who found out that if she makes it to the end of this year, she’ll be lucky. And she was so gorgeous, and sweet, and lovely, and despite transforming her, she changed me.
And you just have to keep smiling, and believing in the magic while Dad says things like “Thank you for making her more beautiful. This is like her wedding day for me.” And having to watch Mom try not to sob as she watches her little girl light up for the first time in a long time. And when you ask her to make a wish, and she tells you, she has no more wishes, “all of them came true.”
I still tear up thinking about how happy that little princess Addison. It may be beautiful making people happy and making their dreams come true, but often times it’s heart breaking as well.
However, there’s no better time than to remember moments like these, and the gorgeous little princesses and brave knights like these on Thanksgiving. I am so thankful that I got to impact these munchkins lives as much as they’ve shaped me.
Visual Development from Mary Poppins
Visual Development from 101 Dalmations
Ariel outfit designs pretty much based on her mermaid colour-scheme :) fun warm up!
I’m delving into the waters of drawing backgrounds so this is my attempt and I’m really bad with hair but I think this turned out okay.
This is inspired by Claire Keane.
Lace and embroidery and beads and magic and I’m not crying you’re crying shut up.