Sketchbook Pages

May 19, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Mother’s Day Cards

April 28, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Paper Vase

Danielle Kroll - Paper Vase

Danielle Kroll - Paper Vase

Mother’s Day is around the bend! I created some illustrated vases to hold these gorgeous paper flowers that Brittany made. You can download the templates and make some paper flower arrangements of your own over at The House That Lars Built.

Studio Sofa

April 27, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Studio Sofa

Around Christmas time I was perusing Craigslist for the perfect little studio sofa. I knew I wanted an old piece and had a budget of around $40 because I knew that I’d have to get it reupholstered. Eventually I found this little guy. Very shabby indeed. But so much potential! I picked up 10 yards of canvas fabric from JoAnn’s and brought everything to an upholsterer in New Jersey. I went around and got a few quotes. I’ve never gotten anything upholstered before so I didn’t totally know how much it should cost.
Here’s the breakdown of pricing for anyone that’s interested: Sofa – $40 / Fabric – $8 a yard (on sale) / Upholstery – $520

Overall, it wasn’t crazy cheap but I got to restore a timeless piece and have something pretty unique that I’m sure to love forever!

Fresh Foods

April 24, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Fresh Food

Danielle Kroll - Fresh Food

These are some paintings I did last year. They are making me excited for the farm fresh fruits and vegetables that are right around the corner!

Also, Frankie Magazine was kind enough to select me for an artist interview. You can read it here.

Yaey it’s Friday!

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

Danielle Kroll - Nature's Day

These are some pages from the Spring section of Nature’s Day. It must have been my favorite section to illustrate in this book as there is just so much beauty and life in Spring! The book was just released in March and hearing all the positive feedback has really warmed my heart. You can find a copy of your own here.

After that looong winter I’m even more grateful for the blooms and blossoms on the trees around New York right now. I hope you all have a very Happy Earth Day!

Caffeinated Ideas

April 15, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Danielle Kroll - Caffeinated Ideas

Last year I had the pleasure of illustrating all these tea cups, kettles, and coffee mugs for a new book, Caffeinated Ideas Journal. It’s a small recipe book that has a page for every caffeinated beverage you’d ever want to make at home. Also included are some blank pages for when your mind is buzzing from all that caffeine. I’ve tried to cut back on coffee a bit lately but I’m on my way out to grab an Americano to celebrate!

You can find the book on Amazon here.

Special thanks to Lisa and Yellow Pear Press.

Sketchbook Pages

April 7, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

I’ve been going through my old sketchbooks and photographing my favorite spreads. Makes me think that I should start dating things…. all the years of work are starting to blend together!

Deviled Egg Art

April 3, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Deviled Eggs

 

I had the pleasure of illustrating 5 deviled egg recipes for Delta Faucet recently. I’m definitely making that beet recipe for Easter this weekend. The pink yolks will be so festive. Happy Easter!

New Ceramics

April 2, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Swan

Danielle Kroll - porcelain plant

Though I’m most comfortable with working two dimensionally, I started to have a lot of sculptural ideas so I decided to devote some time to ceramics. The hardest part for me is how long the process takes from start to finish. A painting can be done in a few hours but most of my ceramic pieces take a few weeks to see fully glazed and completed. I’ve already broken a handful of pieces and have shed a tear here and there. But the agony pays off when something comes out of the kiln exactly how I was imaging it to look.

Dark Florals

March 25, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Dark Florals

When I looked back on this painting I realized that it reminds me of a Polish vest my mom used to own. Similar to this one. She said she wore it in the Pulaski day parade when she was little. It was a small kids size or else I’d have wanted to keep it for myself!