Sunday, October 16, 2016

Princesses, Piñatas and Printables [artist chat with Danita]

During our "Artist Chat", Danita Salcido shared her passion for Grimm’s Fairy Tales and you're going to love learning about the inspiration behind this art collection. Danita is a passionate artist whose art I've admired for a long time and I'm thrilled to have her as part of the Handcrafted Holidays team.

Cinderella and Sleeping Beauties

Although many of us are familiar with the Walt Disney versions of fairy tales as depicted in their G-rated movies, the original Grimm brothers’ versions were dark, coming-of-age stories which served as cautionary tales for young adults. The Grimm brothers tackled such mature topics as premarital sex, child abuse, violence, narcissistic mothers and more on their pages. Danita's characters in her second solo art show features princesses and wolves drawn from the dark side of fairy tale lore.

Danita focuses on expressing emotions and feelings through her artwork, and the facial expressions on the princesses she creates often mirror her own emotions. Everything Danita creates starts from the point of passion and creative urgency. So, she’ll stick with a themes such as making handmade boxes or dolls until she falls under a new creative spell that inspires her to create a new series.

Miniature Piñatas

For the Handcrafted Holidays class, Danita will teach us how to create a miniature piñata that can adorn a Christmas tree or can be given as a gift. Piñatas are part of the traditional Mexican Christmas festivity of Posada, when families sing and celebrate the journey of Joseph and Mary.

Gift Tag Giveaway

Don’t forget to download and print Danita’s holiday gift tags that can be embellished with paints or colors to decorate your holiday gifts this season. I'll also be sharing ideas on how to use these tags in more imaginative ways through bonus material.

About Danita

Personal experiences and memories inspires Danita’s beautiful art. Her collections include paintings, mixed media, jewelry and handmade art dolls. I’m thrilled to have her as an instructor for the Handcrafted Holidays class.

Join us for our newest class, Handcrafted Holidays! It's a smorgasbord of teachers. Enjoy them buffet style as you sample ideas for crafted gifts for the holidays!

Are you ready to create your own handmade gifts from the heart?

Colorful Advent Calendar with Carolyn Dube • Mexican Star Piñata with Danita Art  Poinsettia Mola with Jane LaFazioGift Boxes with Marjie Kemper • Wrapping Embellishments with Andrea Gomoll  Inspirational Word Ornaments with Miriam Schulman  Wonder Poppets with Mystele Paint  Star Ornament with Blenda Tyvoll  Tzedakah Box with Jessica Sporn  Golden Letters with Joanne Sharpe  •

  • Nothing compares to giving handcrafted gifts from the heart to your loved ones.
  • Our online format gives you the guidance you need and step-by-step instructions so you will complete your project without the frustration of going it alone.
  • Plus you'll have the bonus of external accountability to get your holiday projects done in time!
  • Our teacher team has done the heavy lifting of figuring out 10 unique gifts to create, so you won’t need to struggle to come up with ideas. 

Registration now open!!!