What is it about pillows? Why do I always want to paint things and not just canvases? Whatever the answer is, I want to let you know about my latest venture into the textile realm... with my new hand painted pillows! These are so much fun to make, totally organic and unpredictable - each pillow is truly unique and a like a fresh burst of energy for your home. Honestly, I am not planning how they will turn out, I am letting my creativity lead the way and putting my business brain on the back burner... which usually means these are going to be totally awesome! I'll be having a launch party soon too - where you can see the entire summer collection all at once in person, so make sure you're on my mailing list to get the invite! Ok, back to work... and watch my Instagram for sneak peeks of the process @danamooneyart.
Well, gone are the days of working out of my living room! I have finally taken the step in finding the perfect studio space - the wait was worth it! Located in the historic Dominion Building in Gastown, bright and white with an amazing Vancouver view and skylight I absolutely love creating in there. Get in touch if you want to drop by and see some work in person, I'd love to show you my new pieces.
Enter to win! I've reunited with Olive and Ruby Cafe to run a fun giveaway contest. You can win one of my paintings, inspired by the mural I painted there last summer, and lunch for two at the cafe. Here's the details:
1. Go to Olive and Ruby Cafe, at 2839 W. Broadway in Kitsilano Vancouver.
2. Take a selfie in front of my mural and post it to Instagram.
3. Follow both @danamooneyart and @oliveandrubycafe on Instagram.
4. Tag both accounts, and a friend that you would bring for lunch if you win.
5. Include the hashtag #oliveandrubyXdanamooney
That's it! This painting is 18" x 24" and valued at $410, contest runs until 6pm on March 6. I cannot wait to see your entries!
I've been working on new additions to my Paperworks Collection, which will be released and available to buy through my site on February 1 and I just wanted to share with you a bit about these pieces and what goes into them. The Paperworks collection really stems from my first introduction to painting as a teenager and kid. Using watercolours and loose inks and gouache is the most natural form of painting to me, and the most genuine. If it means anything to you too - I am a Pisces.
This year I have found myself pushing my energy levels in my career and creativity to my own extremes, and have been feeling very overwhelmed with my growing to do list. Of course, this is my dream come true and I love all of my projects, but when I've been feeling out of sorts I have found that coming back to my Paperworks collection and creating something free, calming or expressive without any pressures or expectations is my way of breaking through stressful moments and getting back to myself. So, in the past, I have focused on creating cohesive themes in my collections, but I wanted to let go of any rules with this set of paintings and just create. I hope that there is a little something for everyone in this Spring set, and I can't wait for your feedback!
Big changes are happening in 2017 already! For the first time in my life I will finally be working in my own private studio space. Until now I have set up shop in my living room, which I have to say has been pretty convenient, but I am looking forward to separating my living space from my work space. The studio is in Gastown, Vancouver in the Dominion Building at Hastings and Cambie. Stay tuned I can't wait to show you the new setup!
You're invited! Please join me at my Holiday Open Studio Sale on Dec. 10, along with artist extraordinaire Rebecca Chaperon! We're joining forces and putting our pieces on sale just in time for the Holidays. I'll be selling everything from sample paintings to large canvases, with discounts ranging from 30-60% off. This is a one time event, so you won't want to miss out. Drop by between 11am - 4pm at 2414 Main Street, and if you need some more incentive to come by, my talented art friends Tara Galuska, Ola Volo and Jamie Smith are having a studio sale of their own at the same time next door!
It's the most wonderful time of the year... when Dana Mooney's nebulizers from Saje Natural Wellness are available once again!
Available on December 2nd, these special edition nebulizers are disguised as monochromatic pieces from Dana Mooney's Abstract Collection, all while refreshing your home with essential oils.
Stay tuned for the official release announcement.
Dana was recently asked to create a mural at Olive and Ruby Cafe, a Juice Cafe opening soon at 2839 West Broadway, Kitsilano, Vancouver.
"I had such a great time working in this large scale size, pushing my creativity to a new level, and am so excited for their opening in September!"
A message from Dana:
It's almost my favourite time of year again - IDS West! This year I won't be exhibiting, but instead have been asked by Kalu Interiors to create some artwork for their design of the IDS Central Bar. Obviously I jumped at the chance and can't wait to see the finished space. I won't give any design secrets away, but let's just say it's going to take you on a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole... in style;)