I madly love color.  I could define myself as a color addict, almost.  It all began while sitting in front of the television long ago.  And it was the magic hour.  Time, for Disney to start.

Walt Disney and his vivid,  creative imagination. Can you imagine what it would have been like without any of his creations?   I don’t even want to.

He took many of us out of the stiff and formal, often stilted world of black and white.

Into a realm of living color.

Down the fantastic slippery dip of color.  A Kaleidascope of Magic.


Walt Disney a kaleidascope color, abstract painting, debiriley.com
Pure Color is a Delight, debiriley.com

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Genius of Disney


In retrospect, I see how Disney’s creations drew us all out of the known world’s  limitations and into a world of possibilities.

Of Imagination.

Of childlike wonder and fascination.

Yes, Even the adults. Especially the adults.




What, Did Disney Possess?

How did he buck the existing rigid society system?

What made Disney succeed so dramatically that his impact can be felt close to 100 years on?






Can we do this too?

In our own way? In our own corners of the cosmos?

Absolutely!    And, why not?!   



Creative Color Magician

Walt Disney remains one of the world’s inspirational creative geniuses.  I love, admire and seek to emulate his Attitude.

My childhood, my artistic journey, my paintings – have all been highly influenced by the technicolor world of Disney.



Imagination is a Muscle  

Walt Disney, just ‘let his imagination go.’   He allowed it,  to fly.

So can I.


Freedom in thought and possibilities, became his second nature. And then, it became his first nature.   As natural as breathing to him.


A muscle he used so often it had no choice but to grow powerful.

A skill he honed until …..it became one of the most Magnificent artistic voices on film and television.





You see where I’m going with this.

  • Allow your creativity to break free.
  • Give it your ‘permission.’
  • Then, use that muscle  until  it becomes strong.
  • Yes, at first its weak and flabby.
  • But,  you don’t have to let it stay that way.






And it is true,  Walt Disney was last century.

Steve Jobs and his inventive masterpieces, certainly are more recent. Fresh,  in the population’s memories.


But, Disney…..

he opened those castle drawbridge doors to the kinds of creative possibilities that the world had never before imagined!


Disney brought us into a world of living, creative color.



digital photograph layered in colors, debiriley.com
Like a Star, colored in the Sky, debiriley.com



Brief Bio

Walt Disney born 1901 in Chicago, Illinois died age 65 in 1966 in California.  He created the first in color animated film “Snow White” in 1938.


This was laughed at. Disney was mocked.

Snow White was dubbed “Disney’s Folly.”


It went on to become a massive hit.  Disney went on of course, to create many more block buster, color animated films.





Two quotes of Disney’s  that I’d like to share as I  finish this post:


Its kind of fun

to do

the impossible.



All our dreams can come true,


we have the courage

to pursue them.



breath of life, inspired, digital abstract art, debiriley.com
Breath of Life – Inspired