Out of all the fairy gardens I have ever constructed, this one was the most difficult. I couldn't figure out what to use for Spaceship Earth. Cut a hunk of wood off a log and glue metallic tiles on it? Nah, too flat. Paint a large Styrofoam ball? No, might not hold up to the outdoor elements. I was about to give up my garden as a lost cause, when my mom came up with a brilliant idea: spray paint a basketball silver! We painted it, but then it wouldn't dry. After letting it sit in the sun for days, the stickiness finally wore off. Now I had to figure out what to use for the base. I scoped the yard for useful junk and discovered an old side-table. My dad sawed off the bottom and bent the legs and behold! the Epcot ball was completed!
I hand-painted plastic preschool toys to look like topiaries.
During the festival, Epcot has artists painting throughout the park.
Mariposa is a self-taught artist and aspiring children's author who captures the glories of God's creation on paper. She has a Ph.D. in creativity and a master's degree in imagination.
Aberdeen is a book-eating, ink-drinking dinosaur from the createtus period. When he isn't falling into plot holes or taking cover from the volcano of ideas, he's hanging out with Dee-Dee the doodledactyl. Read full bio