Alice and Friends

Alice and Friends

I’m getting ready for my upcoming collaborative class, class EVER AFTER 2017, where I join 15 mixed media artists and together we will teach you about our art and techniques, how to develop your own style and we will have painting classes for you.   I wanted to make a few painting land lessons about them, […]

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 […]