The Splendiferous Mary Blair

You could say that I'm a little bit obsessed with Mary Blair and her work, so I am always on the lookout for books, movies, and anything else involving her art. Mary would have been 100 years old today, so to celebrate her birthday, I wanted to share two of my favorite Little Golden Books featuring her amazing illustrations. The details are pretty fantastic, to say the least! Here is a peek at I Can Fly, written by Ruth Krauss.

Inspiring, right? I could fill an entire house with her artwork. Here are a few pages from Baby's House, by Gelolo Mchugh.

Another masterpiece! I definitely recommend both books, whether you have children or not, they are great little pieces of art to have in your collection.

I also adore Mary's concept art for Disney, both for films and of course for "It's a Small World." She had such a wonderfully unique style, and she actually influenced many of my favorite artists of today.

I'm off to watch Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros in honor of today. Happy birthday, Mary!


  1. i am certain i have a little golden book here with her artwork on it... she is so cute too!


  2. Absolutely perfect post! After discovering her from Disney researching, I became a huge fan of her colorful and original work.

  3. Earlier today I was actually wondering if you'd do a Mary Blair post, and here you are! She's one of the absolute greatest!

  4. Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros are my favorites! Lovely post by the way, those books are fantastic~

  5. Oh wow, I did a post recently about Mary Blair too. She was such a fabulous lady, her art was just so dreamy - I love it. Happy Birthday indeed to one fabulously talented lady.