Monday, September 6, 2010

I would like you to meet Danita

I am still in the middle of a rather large mess moving my studio. Creative time has been nothing. I love to blog, so during my remodeling I am having so much fun discovering new artist. When you start searching the blogs time has a way of disappearing! Before you know its been a couple hours. I know you all know what I am talking about. For me after visiting so many inspirational blogs I just want to start creating myself.

I purchased a new book yesterday. "Book of Inspiration" by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh. Its like a hardback verstion of my favorite "Where Women Create". One of the first artist featured was Danita. "Danita is a mixed media artist whose colorful art dolls, paintings, and jewelry are capturing the imagination of fans across the globe." Nature, Frida Kahlo, Hot Baths, Childrens Books, Paper Dolls and Paintings from the Master are what inspire here. I loved her favorite quote, "Art is the only way to run away without leaving Twyla Thorp" I have been struggling with the idea I am working in too many mediums. I was inspired to see that Danita paints, makes dolls, jewelry, etc. But they all have a very distinct style that ties it all together and defnes her art. Its given me alot to think about.
I hope you enjoy her art as much as I have. You can visit her blog at and her ETSY site is


lisa said...


I love this book, I bought it some time ago.

Hope your studio move is coming along nicely.

Charlotte said...

Very interesting. It's always nice to find new ways to create. Love your header picture.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh off to check her out!! Thanks for sharing! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Elyse said...

it's a great book, isn't it? so much inspiration!!!

thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog. :)


Susie said...

Hi Gail! Enjoy your long weekend? Hopefully you did not labor too much. I'm off to check out your featured artist. So cute!
The Polka Dot Rose

Danita said...

Hi Gail! Thanks for the feature and the lovely comments! Don't be afraid to work in several mediums... it gives variety to your work and your artistic life :)

Michelle May said...

Love the book and love her. Follow your heart and create your own "look" girlfriend. If making several things free's your creative spirit, then do it. It's like decorating different rooms in your home. As long as the colors flow, it's good and works and ties it all together. It's when each room has "theme" that we say, hello, 1990 called and wants their room back! hee,hee,hee.
xx, shell