I finally completed my "Donald's Better Self" set. I bought "Regular Donald" & the title card at the Gifted Images & "Angel Donald" off eBay. It's a great set, but it takes up a lot of room. Next chance I get, I'll rearrange my cabinet.
Mickey on the right is from the cartoon "The Dognapper". I thought it looked pretty cool with the motorcycle & all. Besides the "Mickey/Donald Through the Years" pieces, I don't have any black & white sculptures in my collection. It stands out a lot.
I also got a Fantasia title card to go with my set.
Same with Ollie, but over the years he's just become to frail to handle his train. He's got palsy in his hands so severe he had to stop drawing years ago. My friend Mia got a Christmas card from him a year or so ago & she couldn't even recognize what he wrote. Could you imagine doing something you love for over 80+ years of your life & having to give that up because your too old & sick? It's a real shame. That & the fact he lost his best friend Frank & his beloved wife within months of eachother. He just had a huge garage sale last week, selling all of his classic train & Disney memorabilia, movie props, books, furniture & his animation drawings. He's moving to Oregon to live with his family, leaving his lovely ranch-style home that he's lived in for decades behind. God bless Ollie for being so strong through all of this.
I always wanted to get this piece for my grandfather, who loved Donald Duck & was a dedicated firefighter for over 50 years. Unfortunately, I never could afford the piece by the time his birthday came around each year. When I finally could afford it for him as a Christmas gift, it was too late. He died this past October.
I finally bought it out of respect for him. I really don't consider it as my sculpture. It's really his in my heart.