I’m on an ‘E’ Ticket Ride
Once upon a time in the Land of Disney, there was no such thing as fast passes or, lines permitting, unlimited turns on any given ride. There were no MagicBands for hotel guests. Imagine this, if you will, a time where entrance to the park came with a little stapled book of paper items called “tickets”. There were varying values, but the best and most expensive ticket (at a whopping .89 cents) was the ‘E’ ticket. This ticket got you on the latest and greatest rides! An ‘A’ ticket got you a ride on the street car. An ‘E’ ticket? Submarine Voyage! A ‘B’ ticket? Casey Jr. Train. An ‘E’ ticket? Matterhorn Bobsleds! You get the picture. It was ALL about the ‘E’ ticket rides.
I am definitely on a ‘E’ ticket ride this year!
The majority of the summer has been spent taking online classes from the fabulous Ardith Goodwin. I can’t recommend her classes highly enough. Some of my works in progress from her classes include these guys: “Comb-over Carl”, “Tony Toupee” and “Bob, but I Call Him Dennis”.
And just when I thought life couldn’t get any sweeter, I met Carolyn Seiler through our mutual friend, Maxine Trainer. These women are amazing artists, mentors and animal lovers. Carolyn owns Carolyn Seiler & Friends – An Artists Co-Op in Cocoa Village, Florida and guess what? She asked me to join her artists in her gallery!
Insert happy dance here!!!
As of one week ago today, my peeps and I are part of Carolyn’s wonderful tribe of artists! I’m still pinching myself and find that I’ve been using the word “Gobsmacked” a lot.
As for those Disney tickets? I have some unused sets of them around here somewhere and judging by what people are selling them for in Ebay, I might just make enough to pay for parking should I ever go to the parks again!
These paintings are all so fabulous!!
Congrats on the gallery! That’s awesome!
It’s been quite a few years since I was last at Disney.
We were there for a join gift to my girls for their birthdays.
They got birthday pins which most of the time allowed us to jump to the
head of the line if it was noticed.
Back when I first went, 40 years ago…we had to stand in line old school style.
Thanks for the kind words!
What a great birthday gift for your girls. They must have been thrilled!
How cool! Congrats on the gallery. If you use any collage in your work, you should scan those old tickets before you eBay them 😉
Your title, “Bob, but I Call Him Dennis” made me totally laugh. I have a terrible time remembering names.