Wednesday, October 22, 2008

i've become the stalker i always wanted to be

I don't even remember how I ran across Danita on the internet. It was a little while ago and since then, I have become somewhat of a stalker. I just can't get enough of Danita's art. I haunt her blog daily just to see what new and wonderful things she may be working on. I particularly love her Fridas. Here's a hint for all my peeps out there: if you are looking for the perfect gift for me for Christmas, look no further. (I don't know why I just used the word "peeps". I really have no idea what it means, but saying it makes me feel like I have tons of friends.)
Danita has talent seeping out of her every pore. Not only does she paint she also makes:
Keepsake Boxes



Art Dolls

Collage Cuties


Jewelry!
And. . .

Holiday Art

Danita is a self taught mixed media artist who uses an alchemist's treasure of materials and techniques to create pieces that freeze little moments in her character's lives. Sometimes her little people escape their paintings and enter our world in the form of fabric dolls. She defines herself as a night owl, animal lover and a paper addict. If you'd like to know more about her work, drop by her Etsy store at etsy.danitaart.com and her blog at http://www.danitaart.com/
I'm thinking of starting a Danita Stalker club on Facebook that you may consider joining.

So all you peeps (there I go again) know that each time I feature an artist, I also do a giveaway. Today you get to actually choose your prize. Have a look at all the art prints you see here and in her shop and leave a comment saying which print you would love to win. I am going to be a little MIA for the next couple of days as I will be sequestered on a airplane and schlepping my suitcases around airports. Hopefully, on Friday, in between seeing the sights of Bangkok I can pop in and announce a winner. Until then, good luck! I'm off to Thailand!

a. Swimming
b. Dandelion
c. Night Gown
d. Moon Keeper

a. Angel of the Broken Hearts
b. Unicycle Girl
c. Little Red Riding Hood

43 comments:

K and/or K said...

I am in love with Little Red Riding Hood and now I must go to this Etsy store and research this talent further.

Have fun in Bangkok!

Sherry said...

Becoming a stalker of blogs and etsy shops is the best part of my day!! Glad to know I am in good company April!!

Danita's work is so charming -- that Frida is amazing! My favourite (of everything and there are many to love!) is Moon Keeper.

Have a wonderful trip!

Anonymous said...

I love the Moon Keeper design. I also will have to check out the etsy sight to see some fun stuff. I also have fascination with the Frida.

Morgan Z.
M.K. Designs

Terri Fisher said...

Wow! There are so many cool prints to choose from! I really like "Spread the Joy" as it reminds me of my little Asian daughter to come...love the red!

Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Thailand!

Sabreena said...

I really like the halloween holiday art, it's festive and nostalgic. :) Thanks for introducing me to lovely new talent!

Sabreena

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Thanks for introducing me to this lovely, fabulously talented artist! It's so hard to choose a favorite, I really love her Fridas and mermaids, but I'm especially drawn to "Night Gown."

Thanks!

Have fun in Thailand! Thanks to you I now have the song "One Night in Bangkok" stuck in my head. LOL

Tam

Christopher And Tia said...

I had to add her shop to my favorites, shes a great artist!! My favorite was the Nomad print. LOVE IT.

xx Tia

Wendy said...

'Swimming' just captures me, I'm not sure why, maybe something about the coloring or how free she looks. Also, it would look awesome hanging in my daughters room. Thanks for your fun blog. I love checking it out.

Amy T (3rd sister) said...

My favorite or Danita's print is 'swimming'. I wish they still made swimsuits and swim caps like that! She is a very talented artist.

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

oh my gosh....those halloween prints are amazing and to die for and i really really need every single thing!

Jennifer said...

I wish I could lose my first tooth all over again just to place it in one of those adorable boxes for the tooth fairy or the "tooth santa" (funny story for another time!). I die for the Halloween stuff of course but who knew a cherubic Frida complete with monobrow could be so loveable?

Paper Lady Invites said...

I love Little Red Riding Hood and Dandelion! I always love her stuff! If you start a facebook thing with her, I'm in! I love it!

-chelsey
chelsey@paperladyinvites.com

I too have a giveaway if you'd like!
http://paperladyinvites.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-contest-winner-will-be-chosen.html

Angela said...

Oh my gosh! I think I have also become an instant stalker! I love all of them!!! I really think dandelions and red riding hood and moon keeper are great! I also love the collage cuties and the keepsake boxes! I feel excited! I am going to become a follower too!

Theresa said...

I have been a Danita stalker for a while. I love Moon Keeper and all of her Mermaids.

oliverscupcakes said...

I also check in with Danita's blog frequently! I've really got my eye on her Snow White! I think it would look awesome in my girl's room. Have a lovely trip.
kelly5oliver@gmail.com

Wende said...

Ooh... I love them all... but maybe Moon Keeper?? :D

Jen r. said...

She is fabulous! Great find.

wzgirl said...

Being a Dandilion Girl myself, I would just love to win a copy of Danita's beautiful Dandilion print.

Thanks! xo

Ps - Bon Voyage!

Natalie said...

Awww, no wonder you stalk her. Her works are gorgeous. I fell in love right away and had to heart her. I love the Dandelion.

Have fun in Thailand. Do come visit me if you're in Indonesia.

In the meantime, do come visit my blog and enter my giveaway. See you soon. Adore By Nat

Sulz said...

Just one favourite?! It's really not possible to choose just one. so, here's my top two =P: "Alice and Wonderland" and "jane and Jimmy"
Thanks =)

suze said...

Angel of the broken hearts has been my favorite piece of Danita art sice she created it.
I check her blog on a regular basis. She is truly amazing!

mine, by magpie said...

ooooh- i looooove the night gown one. i think i may have to sign up for your stalker club!

Diane Duda said...

I love Danita! She's such an inspiration and always has the best ideas.
I love seeing so many of her creations in one lovely post.

xo
Di

Christi said...

Danita is one of my favorite artists, too! :) I love her Red Mermaid print.

Natalie Hutchison said...

I like Moon Keeper painting. Hope you are having a BLAST in Thailand! I secretely hate you, but am stoked you are there.

Denise Leavens said...

Found you through Danita's blog link. What a great thing you are doing.

I know, isn't Danita's talent awesome?I would love any of her paperdolls.

Blessings.
Denise Leavens
AKA NanaBeast

Lucia said...

I love Frida y su muerte! I love all of Danita's creations...thank you for this fabulous give-away!!
Lucia
PS..I hope you are having a wonderful time!!

Whitney of lilli tutu said...

Thanks for introducing me to Danita. I mean, seriously, how to pick?!?!?!? So very talented.
Well, Lil is so into Little Red Riding Hood right now, so that would have to be my favorite too:) However, I so love Mook Keeper, too.

Have a great trip!

whitney

Whitney of lilli tutu said...

omg! I meant *mooN keeper*. what a dork.

Whitney

Heather said...

Oh! I love her art too, so whimsical and sweet! definitely count me in

Bad Day Ben Designs said...

I love "A Prayer".

I'm brand new to Etsy, and I've already got half-a-dozen favorite sellers, Danita included. I think I'm already addicted...

Thanks!

kerri macdonald said...

i was immediately drwan to little red riding hood and all her yummy goodness..... she is exquisite!

perilloparodies said...

I really like a few of them, but after having spent TOO long picking, I have decided on... "Twilight"... :-) It was really hard to pick one. I also liked Conejos en vuelta(i think it is called, Spreading the Joy, and Moon Keeper. But... "Twilight" it is... :-)

Adriana Whitney said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I am a Danita stalker myself.
I will love to win "Angel of the Broken Hearts" I just love how the crackle shows on light colors and the face is so beautiful

Have a fun trip!
Adri

shawn said...

I just love Danita's work, as well; she is beyond talented! They're all so adorable; it's hard to choose. I love Little Red, Alice, and Snow White! If I'm lucky enough to win, I'll try to pick just one! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Cardwell said...

I love the 'Swimming' piece. So beautiful and unique.

Renee said...

Oh, wow,do I have to choose only 1...that's too hard!Ok,I'll say that I like the one titled conejos al valante..it's so cute!!Renee

cindy said...

I love Danita's art!
I think Night Gown is my favorite!

Lydia said...

I love Danita's work!! Lydia

Frizz said...

I'm lovin' the Moon Keeper.

Tammy said...

i have been a fan of hers for awhile. she is wonderful.

TheresaJ said...

Wow -- thanks for the introduction to Danita's shop. Her work is amazing! I'm a lover of all things Frida as well; however, I think my favorite print in her shop is the Music Maker.

Ahauna said...

Oh my gosh! Too cute. I have to check out the etsy store asap