This adorable handmade spun cotton fabric mini figurine art doll was made by me, Idania Salcido, the artist behind Danita Art.
Like all my hand made art dolls, it begins with a spun cotton body adorned with piece of hand dyed fabric using organic materials like walnuts, avocados, rust and other herbal and natural pigments that I prepared my studio by hand. Then, I hand sculpt a face in porcelain, which is then glazed and fired on my own kiln, and with these materials I start building my doll.
The combination of natural materials creates an amazingly organic feel, it looks like I just found these critters on the forest of Danita Land and I invited them to come and live in my studio while they look for a forever home where they will be loved and cherished in their natural beauty. The clay used on their faces is smooth and soft because of the porcelain I use, and it has a weathered crackled surface to make them look worn and loved for a very long time.
Each doll represents one of my sprit animals. I love to imagine they are filled with the power of the creature they represent as I make them, And I put so much love into them, that a little piece of my soul goes to live in each of them.
When you adopt one of my creations, you are not only adopting a beautiful object to share my creativity and passion, you are also taking a little piece of my heart and love that will grow when you hold this little piece in your hands.