|Danita holding one of her original canvases|
|Me, Danita and Elena at the end of the day|
|Jenny introducing Danita|
Upon entering Jenny's studio the first people we saw was the owner of Paper Tales, Michelle. Her store is located in Point Loma and is my favorite store for many reasons. Right now they are enlarging their space while other stores are either closing or reducing their store foot prints. Paper Tales is so very shabby chic with a comfy couch to rest while shopping, a vintage pink stove for ambiance and I noticed a darling new Miss Kitty microwave in the back for her worker bees, who are terrific! Just a darling store. Be sure to support your local stores whenever possible!
I had taken Danita's online class where we did sewing. It was offered by Jenny Doh through Crescendoh and was an excellent class.
Then this year I took Danita's online class which was also excellent. But, I wanted to see Danita up close and watch her work in person. She did not disappoint. I had no idea she was so tall! And, she is beautiful but inside and out.
Danita is an excellent teacher. In this class, she starts out with a blank canvas and took us step by step through her process. She would demonstrate and then we would go back to our seats and try to produce. She would walk around the classroom and help everyone who wanted her help and/or opinion on what they were working.
At all the seats was our "swag bag" with goodies from Danita for our project, if we choose to use them or forgot to bring papers ourselves.
Also, we each received one of Danita's paintings. They were all different and my could not have been better for me and my family! Thank you so much Danita for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
|Our present from Danita|
|Paper Tales owner, Michelle in long gray dress.|
Nicole to her right.
|Step 1 - the paper collage|
|Step 2 - the paint|
|Step 3 - the head and body|
|Step 4 and 5 - the face and clothes|
|Step 6 - details|
asked me to take a photo and post it on FB while she was laughing so very hard. But, after a couple of re-do's and some help from Danita, her girl was a success. I think it came out absolutely darling and so Elena!
|Elena's first try had Asian eyes, per Elena|
|Elena's darling finished Angel|
My canvas on the other hand. . . I love backgrounds but hated the background I did. First off, once again I am not working in "my colors" which Elena reminded me. I was trying to do the background using colors that are in my 6 month old grandson's room. Well, I didn't get close and am not finished with the results.
|Background with subject cutouts|
|Sally's work in progress. . .|
|Sally's eyes and drawn pug|
Here are some canvas in progress from other participants in Danita's class. Oh, on my left sat Linda, whom I had met years ago through Elena. I wish I had a photo of her background canvas after I took her pictures. The picture is nice but her finished background was GREAT!
|Linda's work in progress|
Here are two more student's canvas in progress. Wish I had gotten theses artist's names! Took their photos because I loved their backgrounds.
|Loved her canvas background|
|Loved this background canvas too!|
|Danita's Sample Canvas|
Then there is the group photo with all of us.