Our Blog / Penney is an artist and designer living in Accra, Ghana.

In honor of valentines day I am posting a couple of small projects with romantic themes. 

First are three small hearts (~4 in.) for a hearts for a Dollstreet Dreamers heart exchange.  Each heart is made with a different African wax print fabric that I hand drew and then machine stitched. I painted each portrait with kissing lips using Jacquard acrylic fabric paints and added detail with Micron and gel pens.  I embroidered X’s and O’s, the traditional letters representing hugs and kisses on each heart.  I then embellished each piece with beads collected from South Africa and the United States.

 My second project is for yet another ATC swap with a mermaid theme.    The cards are drawn with colored pencils and ink on card stock.  These drawings are inspired by my daughter and her love of princesses.

Dawne Dicicco

One Comment

  1. Anonymous

    I just received the princess half of these 2 ATCs for my swap. Thank you! I like the sailor as well. They're cute together!
    -Racheledj on swap-bot.com


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