Saturday, January 19, 2019

Happy New Year

Goodbye Old Site

Happy New Year!

Every new year there are resolutions and promises to one's self. Promises to change aspects of life that aren't quite going as planned. For me, 2019 prompted a very heavy and serious decision about my online presence. Although Ive had a website online since 2000 the entire site went dead during my divorce and eventual move to a new state around 2010.

I had spent countless hours up until that point creating my site and updating it, continually tweaking the html. Then, life happened and the site fell very silent. Not having the time nor the means to update the site properly started to weigh heavily on me. Another year went by and another promise was made to myself and another resolution broken, but I kept promising myself I'd update the site. Then, the years just started to fly by and pile on...

2012, resolution broken.
2013, resolution broken.
2014, resolution broken.
2015, resolution broken.
2016, resolution broken.
2017, resolution broken.
2018, resolution broken.

Finally, in December of 2018 I was done breaking this promise to myself and took the issue firmly in my mind and hands and propped it right into the fire and started working on fixing this once and for all. I literally worked for four days straight turning this promise into a reality.


New site. Opening page
Visit: JENNDANZA.COM


New interior pages


Although I will miss my old site because it was my creation 100%, it served its purpose well and its time had come. The new site is lovely and so easy to update and its all mobile friendly! So many things have changed in the world of website creation since 2000 and one needs to stay on top of such things in the world of art, even if its just art on little model horses.

Overall, I'm very thrilled to unveil it and the best part is that every aspect of art that I dive into is in one spot. All my ceramics, all my landscape painting, all my illustrations and all my equine art are all on one site.

So if you get a chance definitely head on over to

jenndanza.com

and check out all the different portfolios!

And, to end this first blog post of 2019 I'd like to say my final farewell to an old friend......bye good friend. Thanks for all your help throughout the years.....

Last glance at the interior pages









Monday, August 13, 2018

Reworking Pieces

New changes on a custom

It is very rare that I rework an idea, but this piece kept speaking to me from his little corner of the studio room. He kept whispering that he was unfinished. So, after trying to unsuccessfully ignore him I finally decided to rework him a little.

I believe he was correct. He needed a little more time spent with me at my desk.

Full view of the new changes


What he used to look like

Monday, August 6, 2018

Its Like This....

Ouch! Sometimes Life is Like a skeeter.


It's like this....

.....one day you're cruising along fine with all your ducks in a row and the next, you're being pelted by skeeters and you flail and then scare all your ducks loose.

I've lost all my ducks it seems. Well, the row they were in is askew and for a while I sorta liked seeing them spaced out a bit. There is something satisfying in letting things just become unorganized because you gain new perspective.

I have been writing, just not for the blog. It's stuff that has skeeters in it and I kept questioning if I were heading in the right direction creatively. I asked for a sign. I guess you can say I got one. This juicy gal reaffirmed that I'm on the right track creatively this past weekend. Even though I can't share some of what I'm working on, I can say my ducks are slowly getting back in line.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Full Force

NEW Reveler resin by Sarah Rose
Currently taking offers. EM: jenndanza@gmail.com.

These last several days I've been off and running with work full force. Getting sick as a freelancer puts such a crimp in things. The worst part was having to lie in bed all day and do nothing while my body recovered. Stopping or lounging is such a foreign concept to me. I am thrilled to be back working overtime.

Here are some of the pieces that were recently finished. The new Sarah Rose "Reveler" is for sale and I am currently taking offers on him until this Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Detail of Reveler's head.
Sarah did an amazing job sculpting this guy!
PACKED with details!


Sarah Rose "Jezebel" resin.
Commission. My commission books are open.


Head shots of the Sarah Rose resins.


Maggie Bennett micro lounging


Had fun with her spots.
My commission books are also open to micros!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Welcome News

Photo © Christie Richardson
Reserve Champion Mini Gaited Breed at
Rocky Mountain Spring Fling

This week I received such welcome news from the other side of the country. There were many horse shows being held last weekend across the country and I'm thrilled that two piece I had painted did well for their owners.

I enjoy hearing about the horse's careers and when the good news comes after being sick and down for a while, it's even nicer. Thank you owners for sharing!

If you are curious to see more photos of both these horses you can find many photos at the following links:

RCH Mini Gaited

CH AR Workmanship "Strawberry Jam"

Currently booking commission for May. Please contact. jenndanza@gmail.com

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Champion AR Workmanship
Lemmonade Live
Photo © Tim Justice

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Eighteen Plus


Felt like a crumbled cookie.

Eighteen plus days...that's how long this sickness has held onto me. Where it came from I have no idea, but it sure is a stickler. I've never had an illness last so long, nor have I been away from my studio desk for such an extended period of time. It wasn't fun. I couldn't do much of anything, but lay in bed.

Now, of course, there is the catching up on commissions and repair orders and the overwhelming feeling that I'll never catch up. Where to start? Just start somewhere and keep moving. Onward and cheers to better health!


Broken Chaney resin visiting my studio.
Photo © Chris Wallbruch



He repaired nicely!
Repair books are open.
Contact: jenndanza@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More "Old" Talk


My latest painting that
did very well in the show ring for it's owner.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love good competition! Just recently, a Bacchus resin sculpted by Emilia Kurila that I had the glorious opportunity to paint, did extremely well in the show ring. That was exciting to see in person! The new resins and customs that have hit the show rings, as of late, have been amazing! They have propelled our industry into new and exciting heights. Artists are being pushed to do more and be their very best. To see the human spirit excel with their talents amaze and inspire me.

Now, I hear an artist had a real horse scanned and those scans have become three dimensional. As exciting as that is (and yes, I won't lie, I will want to paint one) I don't know what that will do for all the current pieces. How can a judge NOT pin the scanned horse as the winner of all? After all, sculpt tops workmanship in halter in our world right now. That resin will be as close to Godly perfect as possible.

And I guess this is all well and good cause it causes a happily little frenzy among collectors, onlookers and artists. And that is always sorta fun for a while. All of us vying to get their hands on the latest piece. But, in all this frenzy there are holes being created. Gigantic holes. Where do we go and what do we do with these enormous holes all this frenzy has and is continuing to create?

Now, I won't lie. I've been constantly thinking of how much fun it would be to hold a vintage type show. Something old but new and something just....fun. After much discussion on my Facebook page (The Healing Heart Art ) after the last blog post, I'm coming to learn that many out there are not only yearning for such old fashioned shows, these shows are slowly becoming reality and are being exceedingly well received. VERY well received.

And now, my mind turns even faster on this idea!

More of my personal show string
that are out of show circulation.