Danita - Fluffy bunny, mixed media artist & art doll maker. RSS



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My interview with Miriam Schulman

I'm very proud to have been interviewed by Miriam Schulman on her "Artist chats" series, where we talk about my latest solo art show, "Among princesses and wolves", the motivation behind it and what makes me tick :) But we also talk about my new upcoming online class, "Handcrafted Holidays" where I teamed up with another 9 artists. We will teach you how to create a variety of beautiful handmade gift ideas to share the handcrafted spirit in your gifts! Click on the images and links to learn more about this super fun class, there's lots and lots of things to discover and we will have a great time learning from amazing artists!  SIGN UP TODAY! See you in class...

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Frida dressed up as a colorful skull on Danita's latest Art Doll

La catrina, or the elegant woman, is a classical symbol that represents everything about "El Día de Muertos", the day of the dead. Frida Kahlo was a great lover of death, and what a better opportunity to celebrate one of the most important Mexican traditions than dressing up Frida as a Catrina?! So, I went ahead and made this beautifully hand crafted paperclay art doll. Her hand painted face is colorful and full of details, from the scribbled color marks to her deep, expressive eyes. Her ceramic hands are paints with black gloves and she has a little skeleton friend, made from a traditional day of the dead children's toy. Her dress is made with skull themed fabric matching her...

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Coloring with Frida!

Hi there! Lately my family and me have started collecting coloring books. We find pulling our crayolas and colored pencils while we fill in one of the book pages with colors very relaxing and a great family activity to bond with the kids. In the beginning I was a little reluctant to color in them. After all, my artist's soul was not very comfortable with the fact that someone else was going to dictate what I created, that I had to conform to following the lines and that my end product was not really mine. But then I started after I saw my daughter totally absorbed with one of her books and I joined in. Picking up the crayolas and...

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New art dolls come to life!

It had been some time since I made dolls, my art exhibition had me very busy painting and then summer vacation and looking after my kids came along, so I go on a pause during the summer months. But then the urge to create is very strong, and I really can't stay too long without creating so once I got back from my mother's place I cleared my work table and started creating. Fresh from the fairy tale theme, I created two beautiful dolls, Alice and Red riding Hood, along with a Frida doll and two more girls. Little red riding hood is another doll part of my obsession with this beautiful fairy tale. I did a couple of paintings...

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