When Disney Calls a Little Art Studio in Texas

Spring 2017 Course


For years, I’ve joked about waiting on a call from JCPenney asking to use my paintings for their sheets and bedspreads. Then I could buy that cabana on the beach, paint at leisure, and drink fruity things out of coconuts all day.

Yesterday, I got a call from Disney. Of course, the whole time I was on the phone, for one – two – three calls in a row from them, I was wondering if this was some sort of prank. I’m still wondering that! But even as everything is coming together for a collaborative event with them, I am prepared for someone to say, “Smile Nancy, you’re on Candid Camera!” (young folks, just Google to find out what that means…)

I’m super excited I’ve been asked to work with Disney to host a flower painting workshop, designed to help promote the advance screening for “Beauty and the Beast”. What does “Beauty and the Beast” have to do with me? Elise, the Disney coordinator, explained that the movie is filled with flowers!


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My heart is beating just a little faster right now, and I’m wondering if this is a dream! One thing I know for certain, awake or sleeping, there are no accidents in life. I have a few very powerful guardian angels in Heaven, since I lost my Mom, Elsie. One of my most cherished memories of my Mother was listening to her play Fur Elise on the piano. I made it the ring tone on my phone, so every day I could keep a small part of her close to me. I think I may have just received a voicemail from Heaven.

I’ll share more details as everything unfolds, but in the meantime, don’t be afraid to reach for the stars. Because even in the life of an artist, you may someday discover you’ve reached a space and a place of joy, a place Where Dreams Come True.


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Nancy Medina

Nancy is a master signature artist and instructor with over 1800 online students from around the world. She has worked with Disney, served on the art faculty of the Dallas Arboretum, and teaches workshops in France, Italy and across the US. More about Nancy

Reader Interactions


  1. Nancy! Well, this is beyond wonderful and the only magic is the wonderful flower paintings that you create! I am very pleased and happy for you. WOW! Thank you for sharing this joyful news! I am looking forward to hearing more as this unfolds! Hugs, Jayne

  2. Nancy, you are so inspiring. It is such a blessing that you were recognized for the talented person you are. I think there is more to it, however. I think God is blessing you because of the person that you are. You make everyone feel special and you are so kind and share your gift with others. You are an “Artist Angel “. Best wishes, my friend!

  3. Wow! How exciting! Dreams can come true with Disney! One day my dream is to be able to do your seminar on line!

  4. Congratulations Nancy, now J C Penny will make beautiful bedding with your flower, The world will see you now. So happy for you.

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