“perfectly mary poppins.”
original gouache and ink painting by hallie m. bertling, based on the writings of p.l. travers.
“supposing you weren’t mary poppins, who would you choose to be?”
“mary poppins!” she said.
everybody has memories of the movie.
one of my ALL-time favourite movie scenes is “step in time.”
and what girl isn’t in love with dick van dyke’s uber-charming bert?
this faerie tale feet painting features the iconic tell-tale signs of everyone’s favourite magical nanny.
we all know she comes and goes as she pleases.
her toes-out posture is surrounded by tuxedoed penguins (i named the one in the blue bow tie skippy because i could), her perfectly starched apron, her iconic carpet bag, the parrot-topped umbrella, the blue duck (read p.l. travers’ nine mary poppins books; it’s in there!), the carousel horse, the hunting fox, mr. banks’ bowler hat, 17 cherries (you know, 17 cherry tree lane!), mary poppins’ daisy-lined hat, those hungry pigeons, medicines by the spoonful (strawberry for jane; lime for michael; rum punch for mary poppins; and milk for the baby- also in the books is a younger sibling!), a chimney sweep’s sweeper, and of course: a forget-me-not as bert’s perfect gift to the lovely lady.
celebrate the movie. celebrate the books.
rewatch disney’s “saving mr. banks” and laugh & cry & cheer.
it’s a jolly holiday for everybody!
limited edition prints available here on my etsy shoppe: http://etsy.me/1gmMcf4
greeting card available here: http://etsy.me/1HxzXlV
original painting is still available, framed, for $425.