Friday, February 5, 2016

The Adventurers MAGIC!! created by MY Bear PAW! (magic)

some real "makers MAGIC",by the talented 
*you can read all about this project over on her

*now... i know i keep saying this, BUT I am gonna say it again...
every. single. time... i see something made from my fabric, 
 i am completely humbled.   like tears in my eyes humbled.


you see, i sit in the studio making
 and painting and then offering these paintings/images up to the world,
 but then YOU... all of you "makers", make these magical projects/objects
 out of my work and then my work becomes something bigger. 
something much more amazing...

like Jo's FANTASTIC quilt!
look at it!  i can hardly stand it.



 it knocks my socks off every single time
i see it.  imagine me sitting here with an ear to ear grin.
because that is me RIGHT NOW!

So thank you (JO)!  for the making and for the support,
and for the Joy you bring me (and the world), 
by what you create!  

it is amazing.

OOx, cori

*the fabric used is from The Adventurers Collection,
designed by me (Cori Dantini), and brought to life

OH... i suppose i should also mention that
prints of all images used in this collection 
are available at my etsy shop!





Monday, January 18, 2016

Little RED!

IN STORES NOW!
(by yours truly)

(free quilt pattern!)
...
Better to see you with my dear!  The Little
Red Collection by yours truly in conjunction with
the fabulous BLEND fabrics, is a novel twist on a 
classic tale.  Featuring the same cast of characters,
this story is told with delightful floral and enchanting
fern patterns complimented by checks, dots and 
woodgrain textures.  This fabric collection
is a sewing fairy tale that is sure to
end happily ever after!

SHIPPING... NOW!


sew...
what you are looking at is an illustrative
fabric collection, meant to spark a story of
your own!  *one with a happier ending
in this case!

the story...  it ends in a happy gathering.

the cast of tried and true characters...

my first ditzy!

this pretty thing (inspired by ferns)


a classic check with a hand drawn feel.

the perfect red dotty fabric to make your
own magical cape!

and the woodgrain is back to help tell 
your wooded story!!!

I can not wait to see what you all make!
so please show me...
*instagram is a great place to share stuff
what you make with me (and the world),
 just tag me #coridantini
#littleredridinghood   when sharing
your creation!

**but do NOT use #little red 
(that hashtag is scary!)

HA!!!  i learned that the hard way.

happy making peoples.
OOx,
cori










Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

I'm happy to say that I finally got my act
 together and listed Christmas ornaments 
(for sale) in the shop this season!
YEAH... ME!!!


I have been meaning to do it for 4 years, 
but I just couldn't figure out how to do it while
doing shows.  It was hard to keep on top of inventory.



 in truth, they sold so fast I could hardly keep up.
 but now that i no longer am doing shows... 
 I was able to make it happen with the
help of my friend Gabe 
(thank all good things for Gabe)!


i was even able to make some one of a kind
ornaments this year (which I haven't been
able to do for forEVER!), and that was super
fun...  it felt like playing hooky from school.

did you play hooky?
i did... sorry mom.

OOx,
cori

*OH!  and Happy Holidays

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Me... making some art (a video!)

i have been asked to post in the past, a video 
of me making my art.  

so... i finally bought a thing to hold my phone
so i could take a time-lapse video and here
are the results. 


video

a bit blurry i think...  and i have NO idea
how to fix it, or make another one that
would be better.  SO, if you know something
(anything that could help)
please oh please tell me all about it!

OOx,
cori 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Adventurers, PRE-ORDER now!


The Adventurers, my latest collection of fabric
with BLEND is ready for pre-order!!!  maybe you want to
whisper in the ear of your local fabric store?
(hint hint!)


When my little guy henry truly was a little guy,
he asked me one morning why i didn't draw little boys?
and i hadn't even realized i wasn't!  for shame for shame!!!

It took 5 years but i finally got it done (in honor the
little guy henry once was).  a curious little dude out in the 
world dressing up and adventuring through his days.

take a look... 



insect love?




water ripples?



good old seeds!




doodle box...




making waves (most little guys do!)




crosshatch!



and of course BLEND has developed a lovely
quilt pattern to use.


here is what BLEND has to say about the collection...

Land, ho!  The Adventurers collection celebrates the 
explorer in all of us, whether you dream of the North Pole,
digging for pirate's treasure or playing with dinosaurs.  Ripple, wave,
crosshatch and seed patterns in a color palette
fit for a prince create perfect blenders for the artist's signature 
panel designs.

shipping August 2015!

couldn't have said it better myself.

to all the little adventurers in the world
this one is for you!!!

OOx, cori
(your friend)






Friday, June 26, 2015

JOY & WONDER is ready to ship

SEW!  

my latest collection of holiday fabric
is out and ready to hit the shelves.  

so deck the halls with Joy & Wonder, 
fa-la-la-la-la(la-la-la-la)!!!
*at least that what it says over at BLEND fabrics,


this little collection is filled with hand painted illustrations
of mice, snowmen, penguins and reindeer to
help you bring the whimsical spirit of 
Christmas into your home.




how about some holly jolly... 


we brought back dot party in green,


and daydream made it back for this collection as well... 
(in red and green)


and finally a cute repeat called PREZZIES!


all these combine together to make this super
cute quilt call DECK THE HALLS
(free tutorial here)



if you like it... by all means go and tell your local
fabric store to give BLEND a call!  i
personally would really appreciate it!

OOx,
cori

*this collection can be found online as well
(check your favorite stores!)






Wednesday, May 27, 2015

a free painting tutorial by diane culhane!

i was meandering around the internet
this morning and i stumbled upon a free painting
tutorial by the talented diane culhane,


it discusses the notion of positive and
negative space, which i like to think of as the
stuff that holds something in place.


diane is a master of this technique, so don't miss
this little gem.  it is such a cool way to think
about painting...and perhaps a new way 
to start thinking about the flat surface!

i found the tutorial compliments of 
if you haven't been there it is a BOON for 
the creative.  filled with classes and books, not 
to mention the free tutorial page.
who doesn't like fee?

check it out and tell me what you think...

happy making to you!
OOx,
cori

*i use this technique in my work...  her is an example


i have always done this... held things in place
with a shape. isn't it cool to see how two people
can use it so differently?