April 10, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Self-Control

Throw Your Hats Up in the Air

April 8, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Throw Your Hats Up in the Air

Recipe for the Can-Can

April 1, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Recipe for the Can-Can


March 31, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Bounty

Looking forward to June when the CSA starts up again. Picking up all those fresh vegetables is always a highlight of my week. The only problem is trying to fit all that bounty in my tiny kitchen! And what to do with all that swiss chard??

Happy Spring

March 20, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Butterflies

Springtime! Finally! I took a field trip to the Museum of Natural History last Friday and got inspired by some butterflies.

Painting in a Travel Book

March 18, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Painting in a Travel Book

Danielle Kroll - Painting in a Travel Book

I’ve always been a collector, though I’ve never really had one specific thing I collected. When I was little, I was jealous of my brother’s extensive rock collection so I tried to force myself to collect penguins… but I really wasn’t that into it. Recently I realized that maybe old books are my thing. I have a ton that I’ve gathered from my grandma’s basement, thrift stores, and garage sales. One day, I have a dream of displaying all of my  Reader’s Digests and Encyclopedias on pretty shelves but for now, they remain in sad cardboard boxes in my parent’s basement. Last month I found an amazing old travel book at a thrift store and started to paint my way through it. It’s been a really fun way to incorporate my two loves: books and painting.

 I answered a few questions about books and my inspiration at The Library as Incubator Project. You can read the interview here.


March 10, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Florals

Ladies at the Beach

March 7, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Ladies at the Beach

Unplug Everday

March 5, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Unplug Everyday

Danielle Kroll - Unplug Everyday

Danielle Kroll - Unplug Everyday

This is a little project I worked on with Chronicle Books called Unplug Everyday – 365 Ways to Log Off and Live Better. The pages are filled with simple steps you can take to cut back on technology. I recently heard a crazy statistic that the average person looks at their phone 150 times a day! Hopefully the pages of playful patterns and insights will inspire us all to take a breather from technology more often.

Available for purchase here.

Piano Cat, off-duty

February 21, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Piano Cat, off-duty

Happy Weekend!