I only hope we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.
– Walt Disney October 27,1954
I am an artist and one of my main reasons for starting this blog was to blog about animals. Inspirations come from who we are, they come from what we love and what we are not expecting. When my beagle Max died I found some comfort in writing about different animals whether they are cartoons or real animals. The point is I was not expecting Max to die, but he was the inspiration I needed to start this blog.
When Walt Disney was least expecting it, his inspiration had been living right underneath his nose. His Inspiration was a little mouse who had been living in his Laugh-O-Gram Studio, this mouse eventually became the cultural icon, Mickey Mouse.
It is amazing when an inspiration just comes when you are least expecting it, but it is the inspiration that can start the beginning of a happily ever success.
“All the Adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me.”
When I lost Max, I thought I would never get used to him not being around. There were times when I would cry about max, then all of sudden I would doodle. I found doodling would help me not to think about the pain. I would especially doodle about animals because I love animals. That lead me to my inspiration: Max. I decided to start my own blog and I have had it ever since.
“If you can dream it,
You can do it.
this whole thing was
started with a dream
and a mouse.”
I had actually never thought that inspiration could come from an animal, but if Walt Disney was inspired to create the cultural icon Mickey Mouse then God really does have an important purpose for animals in humans lives. Animals comfort, they give hope, they are companions and just the sight or the touch of animal can change a person’s mood.
I want Max’s memory to live on, because he was so good and loyal to me. I believe it is the feeling that something or someone can start that provokes a person to take a chance and to give them selves a chance. I had never really applied myself completely to become an artist until after Max’s death. Thanks to the memory of Max I realize that creating art is what I need to do. I not only want to Dream my dream I want to live it.