Nice to meet you! I'm Danica, and I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I work in acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, colored pencils- just about anything that fits my mood or inspiration. I use the arts as a "visual diary", for worship & relaxation, and as a way to help care for others and connect with my community at large. I see myself as a creative work-in-progress and I am so excited to share this journey with you.
Having experienced the sudden death of my father in my youth I started to use art as a way of processing my emotions. This led me to study Humanities and Spanish at Washington State University, where I wrote and published my undergrad thesis on "Cultural Expression of Grief Through Art." I am now helping others work through their own personal stories, especially of grief, by teaching art as a tool for self-expression, reflection, processing, and sharing.
Check out a new project of mine:
Wondering how to recover from grief? Project Grief is an online art course to help those who have lost a loved one, work through their grief creatively. The course consists of ten art projects that, along with additional videos and art supplies you have at home, will help you move forward in your grief process. You'll come away feeling lighter, and with meaningful artwork you can be proud of.
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