I think most of the stuff I make is ugly.
I'm just not a naturally talented person. And, the discipline to stick to one thing until I've mastered it, well, that just isn't in my design (Manifesting Generator). That doesn't mean I don't keep trying. I do, I just tend to make a lot of ugly things along the way as I ping from one thing to the next, following what inspires me.
I have this screaming need to make.
It can keep me up at night if it isn't satiated. So, I continue on making junk and living life. Someone who continues to inspire me along my making journey is The Purple Palace. And, one of her recent videos, along with inspiration from one of my closest friends (hi Kendra!), has inspired me to start making ugly paintings and more YouTube videos about the projects I'm working on.
It's still snowing outside...
Seeing all that cold white snow has me missing those warm Santa Barbara winters that I was lucky enough to enjoy for 9 whole years. One of things I loved about living in SB were the vast amount of Bird of Paradise flowers everywhere year round. So, I created a warm little slice of SB today from my art studio far away in ice cold Germany. This wallpaper design will be available for purchase as soon as the swatch arrives on my doorstep. Check it out on my surface and textile design site Dolphin and Condor.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?