That Time I Was Artist of the Day

Artist of the Day (Mouse on the Mind)To be Artist of the Day, you have to go beyond just coloring in the lines (although, frankly, you don’t even necessarily have to do that), and really capture the heart and soul of the Disney character you’ve been charged with vibrantly coloring. How do I know? Because I am here to tell you about the time *I* was named Artist of the Day at Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

Upon arrival at Olivia’s Cafe, every kid is offered a coloring sheet and crayons. One morning, I checked in for breakfast behind a large family, and the hostess jokingly asked me if I wanted one, too. She may have been kidding, but you know I was 100% serious when I said yes!

My coloring sheet was Princess Aurora, and I got right to work coloring after I ordered coffee and a plate of deliciousness. And, on my way out, I made sure to show my beautiful work of art to the hostess–the same hostess who’d given me the sheet on my way into the cafe. And she was delighted … and then *I* was delighted when she asked if she could have the sheet to display on the hostess stand! And she handed me a celebratory certificate.

Artist of the Day (Mouse on the Mind)

Want to play but don’t have a trip to Old Key West planned? Similar programs are available (or have been … availability is subject to change, of course) at the Yacht and Beach Club and Artist Palette at Saratoga Springs, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features the “Sketch Artist of the Day” for more artistically-proficient folks. BUT, honestly … even if you’re not planning to stay at OKW and even if you aren’t interested in coloring, you really should give Olivia’s a try. It’s one of my favorite places to eat anywhere in the world (and I don’t just mean Disney World)!

Have you ever had your artwork “featured” at a Disney resort or restaurant? Let us know in the comments below!