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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dara's Lair


It's been a real treat for me to photo the studios of some of my favorite artists for "Where Women Create" magazine. Dara DiMagno's was the latest I had the chance to
visit with camera and tripod in hand...

It's really wonderful to see the artist's space and watch them work...

Now, while I don't want to spoil the fun of Dara's magazine feature -- which will appear in the November issue -- I just had to share a few of the "extra" photos with you...

You see, Dara's lair is really a treasure room for all her fabulous collections. There, she takes these beloved goodies -- photos, buckles, Bakelite and bits and creates astounding one of a kind pendant-style necklaces...

Truth be told, I had a hard time focusing the camera...I wanted to dive into the vats of Cracker Jack charms I perused in the dental cabinet drawers, I wanted to wade through the gobs of frozen charlottes, I wanted to run my fingers through the piles of mother of pearl buckles and well...I really wanted to play with all these goodies and never leave.

Here are my favorite shots of her delicious supplies...

Thanks to you Dara for sharing your space...the images and text have been submitted for the feature and I think your story and studio will look great in print!

You my friend, are fabulous -- as are your creations!

xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

8 comments:

Elma said...

Oh Jenn!! You are so LUCKY!!!!!

jennifer lanne said...

oooh someone just pulled back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz!
I love seeing Dara's playspace..
Congrats Dara...can't wait to get my copy!

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh I am drooling over all the piles of wonderful goodies in her studio. It is as fabulous as she is! I can't wait to see her feature in the mag.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jen for the wonderful feature on this, one of my fav artists!! I long to own a piece or 2, and just seeing the work space has inspired me..xoxo Carla H.

Christine said...

How could one not be inspired to create being surrounded by such treasure~nice!

Karen Valentine said...

What a wonderful treat to be able to see those wonderful spaces in person! I think it's a wonderful coincidence that I came across this blog post, because Friday I am hosting a Where Bloggers Create party on my blog "My Desert Cottage".
You are cordially invited to pop over and check it out (or participate yourself.) I really think there are going to be some wonderful spaces to see!!

Karen

katydid said...

SOOO much better than a candy store (which is a very tall order!!!) It's probably better that I couldn't go along for the ride... I'm afraid I would never have left!!!! A bit crazy, but it reminded me of something out of Harry Potter...very magical indeed. When are you going go again?! Can't wait for the issue to come out. xo

Dara said...

Hi All,
Thank you so much for the sweet and lovely comments. You make me feel so special. Please Kathy anytime you want to come play just call!!!
Jen,my FABULOUS FRIEND, thanks for an amazing day...though it seemed so surreal and went tooo quickly!!!

Love and Hugs,
Dara

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