I'm sooooo excited today!!! I wanted to share this good news with a while ago but I preferred to keep it a secret until I saw it.... and yesterday, I did!!!! (Keep reading, mom!)
Several months ago, I was interviewed by Rice Freeman-Zachery for the Artist Portfolio of Somerset Studio Magazine. I couldn't believe it at first. It was like a dream come true!!! I've always admired a lot the artists they feature and I never thought I was going to be one of them! I was so excited knowing that my name would be on the cover! I didn't even hoped that my art would be on the cover, because I've seen that usually what is on the portfolio is not what is on the cover. But imagine my surprise when Jenny Doh contacted me and told me that I was on the cover too!!!!!!! I almost fainted!!!!! And it was a real surprise when I received my issue. I hadn't seen a preview... I didn't even knew what piece they had chosen... and when I opened my bag and removed the white paper that is on front what did I see?... Not one, but TWO of my Fridas in there!!!!!!!! (Am I using a lot of exclamation signs? It is because I'm so excited!!!!!!!!).
This is my first cover and I'm very grateful for it. 8 pages with my work in one of my favorite magazines is more than I could have asked for. Thanks so much Jenny and Rice and all you work in the magazine. It's been great working with you!!!
Oh and for the ones asking, the 2 Fridas in the cover are already sold, but there will be others in the update. Prints are already available :)
Have a great day!!!
Thursday, February 26
Monday, February 23
I've been working on several original pieces, some new dolls, my first batch of boxes for 2009 and brand new jewelry with new images. I'll post everything this Sunday March 1st on a big update to my Etsy shop around 3:00 PM EST. If you're curious about what's coming, or want to take a look and preview what is going to be for sale (and pick your favorites!) Drop by my Flickr page and browse around the different galleries. Have a great week!!!!
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Thursday, February 19
I know you must envy Kelly because she won the chocolate and the tin and you didn't. But I'm a good girl and I have something for you too (And for you, and for you too).
From time to time... or better said, in my free time (that is not much), I like to play with Photoshop and my Wacom tablet. Today was one of those days and I make something for you :) It's a free desktop wallpaper! Is my first one and I hope you like it. To download it just click on the image, it will open a big one. Right click on that one and then select "Set image as wallpaper" or "Set as a desktop background" (or something like that hehe). And you're done! It may not be edible but it sure will brighten your day :)
Posted by Danita at 11:04 PM
Wednesday, February 18
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Sunday, February 15
I'm so sorry.. I meant to post yesterday to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day but I was away the whole day (and part of the night) and I couldn't. But to make it up I have a special little giveaway :)
Remember my chocolate tins? Well I went to see if they were any left and there was one of my favorites...
So if you leave a comment I'll draw a winner next Wednesday... (this I'm showing is mine... but yours will be filled with chocolate)... good luck!
Posted by Danita at 12:17 PM
Thursday, February 12
This month I'm participating with the talented ladies from Spookytimesjingles!! I'm so excited, this is a one time only participation as a guest artist. I love to have the chance to offer some Halloween pieces this time of the year :)
If you want to take a peek, follow this link:
And thank you for voting for me and for all your comments! I'm still crossing my fingers, let's see what happens! Oh and I have a surprise for you, but I need to take a pic first... so I'll let you know tomorrow....
Posted by Danita at 10:11 PM
Tuesday, February 10
Hi everybody! I hope you're having a great week! I've been selected it for the Etsy poll to see which item is the absolute cutest!!
You can check out the poll here:
Please vote for me! (Don't let me go in last place!) I know I have some serious competition, and I'm not even dreaming to be first, but at least one of the top 10??? If you have 5 seconds please vote! (For me!)
Posted by Danita at 10:23 AM
Sunday, February 1
Raven from "Dirty Pretty Things To Ponder" featured me in her artist spotlight section of her blog... She said very nice things about me (blush) Thanks a million!
To celebrate the feature, we're giving away two prints from my Etsy store next Sunday, drop by the interview to see how to enter for a chance to win =) And while you are there, don't forget to drop by Raven's Etsy shop, she sells very neat cards.
Also, I added a new batch of brooches on my Etsy shop today, if you haven't picked up yours, drop by and take a look, I'm sure you'll find something you like for your favorite outfit.
And I found something WONDERFUL today! We went grocery shopping... (Yaaay!.. I Mean Yaaaaaawn) and suddenly I just had to stop. In the Chocolate section there was a series of art tins from "Chocolate Mi Abuelita" (Granny's Chocolate) with beautiful reproductions from latin american artists. If you come across them, get them. They are so beautiful I had to have them all, and the best part is that they are filled with rich, dark chocolate... YUM! Now I don't know what's best... the outside or the inside!
Posted by Danita at 8:43 PM