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21st September
written by Steph

Exhibit A: Why marrying an artist isn't the worst idea in the world...

Tony and I haven't been watching tons of films of late, but one movie we did watch recently that I ADORED was Tangled, Disney's retelling of Rapunzel. I LOVED it so very much, and have many times since remarked that I think it's a movie every little girl should watch (even if they happen to be 28! 😉 ) because this movie is just so kick-ass. I'm sure no one is surprised to hear that growing up one of my favorite movies was Disney's Beauty & the Beast, but I honestly think this might be better. Sure Belle will always have a place in my bookish heart, but Rapunzel was just so cool with her frying-pan-wielding ways and general "can do" attitude. It's a really great story of a girl becoming a woman and learning how to make her own way in the world, and I just thought Rapunzel was really awesome and the kind of female role model that more girls could use.

But Rapunzel wasn't a chameleon, which is obviously what is depicted in the above image. That would be Pascal, her animal sidekick. I loved him very much too, and upon watching the film, I flippantly asked Tony if he would draw me a picture of him. I pretty much forgot about my request, but the other day, Tony said he had a little gift for me, and when I opened up my email, the above picture was waiting in my inbox. I was having a super crappy day, so Pascal's little smiling face paired with Tony's sweet words really made my day. Every time I see it, I feel happy, which is why this is now my desktop background! Instant mood enhancer! I just loved Tony's drawing so much I had to share it with all of you. And if you haven't seen Tangled, you are missing out and need to get on that! 😀


  1. 09/21/2011

    Awww 😀

    I actually haven’t seen Tangled – I’ll fix that ASAP!

  2. 09/21/2011

    What a great reason! 😀
    I saw the trailer for Tangled and wondered if the whole movie could be as great, will have to watch it soon.

  3. That has got to be one of the sweetest things I’ve seen in a loooong time. Awwww indeed!

  4. 09/21/2011

    Awww..! That’s amazingly sweet 😀

  5. Aw!!, this is so sweet! I also LOVED Tangled and adored the way Rapunzel was portrayed. pascal is obviously a very key player in the happiness of the story, too. ;0) enjoy your little (and big) guy!!!

  6. I JUST watched Tangled two weekends ago and loved it. Pascal was a fave for me too.

    Love the drawing. Sweet husband you’ve got there. 🙂

  7. Lu

    AWWW! This is adorable! I loved Tangled, too. One of the kids I babysit loved it to, so I used that as an excuse to watch it over and over again. Then I made Z watch it with me and he loved it too 🙂

  8. 09/22/2011

    Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t seen Tangled yet, because I was so set on seeing it when it came out. Now I will definitely remedy that!

  9. 09/22/2011

    This is the sweetest thing, and Tony is such an awesome dude! I need to see this movie as well. I have heard such good things about it, and it seems like everyone who saw it just loved it. I know what I will be doing Saturday afternoon now! Thanks for sharing this, Steph.

  10. 09/23/2011

    Very nice artwork and an even nicer husband!

  11. oh my gosh, that is the SWEETEST thing. seriously. tony’s a keeper for sure. my ‘tony’ (ant) is also an artist by trade (he fabricates and paints action figures and their accessories for a toy company) and his doodles far outstrip anything i can do. hang on tight to your guy. as for tangled…can i admit to never seeing any disney movies? it’s true. i guess i’ll have to remedy that one…

  12. Pop Kuehn

    That’s my boy, you always could draw a fine picture

  13. kay

    Awww I love Pascal! And that is a perfect representation of him! I just watched the movie again today and I don’t tire of it 🙂

  14. 10/05/2011

    I’m so glad you mention the chameleon! He’s by far my favorite Disney cartoon sidekick in a long long time. I really liked Tangled, too. Have you seen Waking Sleepy Beauty? Good documentary about Disney animation.

  15. 10/05/2011

    *Waking Sleeping Beauty.
    Typing is not my strong suit right now. Typos abound!

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