Mary Blair was a very elegant woman who dressed well and always had her own sense of style. She was also the most important art director in animation for the last fifty years. (certainly the most imitated.)
I joked about Blair to Gizmo since she loves to pat the animation desk with her left paw. Many animators are left-handed. She loves to chew on the pencils and also on my pearl necklace...so she's also the last illustration in the book as well as the cover!
I'm hoping that the cute cat willl help sell the book. The design was received well by students and pros I showed it to.