Art Journaling the Magic Retreat

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This past week my mom & I attended a few days of Art Journaling the Magic Retreat at Walt Disney World. It. Was. AWESOME. We absolutely adore Tangie Baxter & Mindy Lacefield. The demos were awesome. The swag was INSANE. And we can not wait for next year’s retreat. Seriously. Be prepared for a ton of photos.

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Me & my mama! 9

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We sketched the Tangled bathrooms right near the entrance and painted them a little while later during lunch & dinner. Possibly my favorite page from my journal. 14

We sketched INSIDE It’s A Small World. It was probably the most difficult with it being so dark. But I love my little Israel girl so much (bottom right corner). 15

All of the ladies on Mine Train! 16

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Sketched the castle during Wishes & Once Upon a Time & painted at home. My other favorite journal page. Haha. img_8416-2

Daily Challenge card! img_8430-2

And my very first ever embroidered ear hat. Swooning so hard over here. img_8434-2

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I’ll keep updating with new art journal pages on my Disney Instagram @devinraegoestodisney. Follow along for all things Mickey Mouse and sparkly! 🙂

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

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We finally got to the festival this past weekend! So much love for this event and all of the artists who were there. It was rainy & chilly which made for a perfect, crowd free day.

We started out with lunch naturally. Poutine from Le Cellier in Canada. Oh. My. Yum. We may have also gotten a whiskey flight. And a dessert or two. 😉

And then made our way back to Future World. We stopped and chatted a bit with Jackie Huang and bought some small postcards of her artwork to have signed. Day made 2 hours in.

One of the coolest parts of the festival was the giant paint by number. You get a small tub of Gillden paint with your number on it (I got pink of course) and a brush. It was too cool and I basically wish I could have taken the whole thing home with me. The best part was when we left later that night and the whole thing was almost complete.

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This cutie  😉

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Those colors. major swooning happening over here.

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I took pictures of the trash bins and the cast member laughed at me. I explained that I just had too.

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AP check-in at Innovations East. This was super neat. We got an email a few weeks back telling us about reserved seating for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. I jumped all over that. More a little later in this post. Also in Innovations East you’ll find Animation Academy! We drew Mickey of course and I was seriously missing an eraser.

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The Odyssey Festival Showplace held several seminars throughout the weekend. I totally lucked out with the Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective seminar led by Tom Smutny. The timing was so perfect and I was a super happy lady.

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Broadway! Kerry Butler & Kevin Massey performed several songs from Beauty & the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies, and Aladdin. Totally worth it with the reserved AP seating. We didn’t have to wait in line or anything.

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And all too soon our day at Epcot was over. So…. we went to Magic Kingdom to get our pirate side on. 😉

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