Fluffy bunny: An art doll self portrait

Fluffy bunny: An art doll self portrait

I like to read old doll making books because they have techniques for doing everything by hand (I’m old school like that) and I came across this quote. It really hit a string for me, because it encompasses everything I believe about making my own dolls. Mass produced items have a perfect quality about them, but […]

An art doll making mini tutorial by Danita

An art doll making mini tutorial by Danita

I am having a great time and work creating an art doll collection. I have been working non stop on the dolls and I thought it would be fun to stop for a moment to tell you the story of the doll creation using images from the doll making process and turning the tale into a mini tutorial. […]

A new doll is being born

A new doll is being born

Remember how I lately I have been obsessed with Alice in wonderland? The last product from that obsession is this beautiful Alice doll! Let me share with you how she began and the steps I followed to let her come to life in my art studio in the course of a week. I started out with […]

First day of Spring brought new friends to Danita Art!

First day of Spring brought new friends to Danita Art!

You know I am always looking for excuses to create little wood kokeshi dolls collections! They are perfect because I love working on projects at the time and I rarely revisit them once they are done. So, these collection are perfect for me because I can make a collection while keeping them fresh and exclusive, and […]

A new art retreat coming on September 2017

A new art retreat coming on September 2017

I’m so exited! A new, amazing art retreat is coming up on September 2017 at NW Country Art Retreats, in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. It’s a restored 1970’s farm where my friend Lisa Kumcur will be our host for a four day, all inclusive weekend full of art, friendship and lasting memories. I will work […]

Up close and personal with my watercolor paintings

Up close and personal with my watercolor paintings

Although everyone is welcome to drop by to my studio and say hello, I know some of my friends are very far away, so I decided to film closeups of my latest watercolor paintings so you can appreciate the beautiful details and color swirls that only watercolor can create while I paint my beautiful girls […]

The importance of playing with your art materials

The importance of playing with your art materials

This week I started playing with my watercolors after reviewing some of the videos for my online watercolor painting class, “In love with Frida: A Watercolor affair”. It was one of these days when I did not feel particularly creative, but I felt the need to create something, and just staring at art books and […]