Walt Week - A Celebration of Disney.

In honor of Disneyland's 60th anniversary, I just spent the most amazing week reveling in Walt Disney quotations, inspirations, and affirmations over on Instagram. It was wonderful! Whether you're a dreaming artist or a rational businessman, you've got to admire Mr. Disney and all he was able to accomplish in his lifetime. He built arguably the greatest brand empire of all time while simultaneously bringing pure joy and beauty to children and adults.

I know I'm biased because of my animation obsession (and livelihood), but Walt has always been a role model of mine. It all started with my mother (as it always does for me). When I was in elementary school, once a month a parent would volunteer to come to class and teach us about an artist. The parents taught us about all the big important guys...Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso...it was a wonderful program really. So when my mom signed up, who did she give a lesson on? Walt Disney! She told us all about his journey to Hollywood and how he came to create Walt Disney Studios. Then we all ate popsicles and learned how to draw Mickey Mouse. It was a perfect day, really, by anyone's standards.

But my mom was right - Walt truly is one of the masters. That's why I'm happy to share my collection of Walt quotes that I posted all week on Instagram. Enjoy!

And here's a bonus quote for you too! Try to keep it in mind as you head into this weekend. Give yourself a little time to play!