Friday, August 15, 2014

the runaways

when i was seven i was going to run away.
i packed a hobo bag (you know...
a hanky filled up with the
stuff i thought i needed, tied onto a stick).

i put my bonnet on (yes my bonnet),
threw that hobo stick over my shoulder
and was heading out the door when my
mom asked, "where are you going?"
"i am running away from home" i said

i was so certain this was a good idea...
then my mom said, "oh, please don't go.  i will miss you."

so i stayed.

*this is what i was thinking of when i made this little painting.
that bag filled with hope.  that bunny with all kinds
of ideas in his head.  such a big world!

(sometimes i still want to run away and go and see it)


Friday, August 1, 2014

Mary Blair!


i am getting ready to go on vacation
and i am planning on reading all about
Miss Mary Blair while i am lounging at the beach.

Miss Mary is the gal i will be covering 
in the Studying Under the Masters Course.
(i think she is so cool- and i hope you will
think so too).

the vacation you ask?  well it's on the Oregon Coast

(maybe i will see a mermaid!)

or get a chance to play ball~

perhaps some ducks will walk by...

or i might get a chance to blow some bubbles
with my sweet nephew leo...
(that would be fun)

i will definitely be cooling off on the coast
(it is 95 degrees here on the palouse)!
THIS will be a really nice feature of the
break, a chance to drop the temperature.

mostly i am just excited to hang with 
my family again... because it has been 
WAY too long!

can't wait to get started!
on the vacation and on my research.

wish me luck.

OOx, cori

if you'd like to take the course with me (and the other 5 FAB women)
you can do it right here.
(right NOW!!!)


etsy success!


ages ago i was asked to contribute to an ETSY success
e-book, by a lovely gal called Anna White

it took me a while to come up with a tip or two-
but after putting on the thinking cap for a bit i was
able (i hope) to say something that people needed
to hear.

take a look!

and tell me what you think!

*it will be free Monday August 4th - Wednesday August 6th*
&  $2.99 after that.


Monday, July 28, 2014

the BIG news!

might you consider sitting next to me while i study under a master-
all in hopes that i might inspire the artist in you to find
your own creative voice in the process.

i am just crazy for this notion of studying under someone.
watching them and learning from them while they
show you their own way, all in hopes
of helping YOU to find your own path, to your own
process.  i am so excited to see what transpires!
(because i have no idea as of yet, what will 

if you do decide to join us, you will get to travel
with six different teachers, each who will be studying
"under a master" of their own choosing.  

Cori Dantini (that's me)- Mary Blair
Jeanne Oliver- Vincent Van Gogh
Teresa McFayden- Pablo Picasso
Jane Davenport- Frida Kahlo
Gillian Lee Smith- Max Beckmann 

Robin Fingher- Brett Whiteley

would you consider joining us as we become the “apprentice”?

regardless of your ability, there is something to 
learn here, so if this speaks to your heart,
come and join us!  let's take this trip together.

OOx, cori




This 6 week course begins September 30, 2014   
the early registration price is $49 and will go up to $62 on September 1
(the class will be available for 2 years) 

After you have paid from the link below, please go to and register on the site where the course is held.  Once you have registered and your account is approved you will be added to the course before the class begins on September 30.  
Thank you.
(SO MUCH)!!!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

to teach, or not to teach... (that is the question)

over the past few years i have been asked
to teach various work-shoppy types of things,
and i have ALWAYs declined.  

you see...
i don't think of myself as a teacher (although
i do think i may have many things i could share).  i am blunt.
i am not the most eloquent speaker... i sometimes
have a hard time getting to the point, and 
when i do i often surprise myself with a 
truth i didn't even know i held!

but here is the story... i was recently asked to be 
part of a workshop (details to come), and i totally ignored
the email, because i was so freaked out by it.
what would i have to say about that?  i might sound
dumb?  what on earth would i say....  basically i totally
shut down and panicked, YET i was still
considering it.  you know... so i could "grow".

so i am putting my son to bed one night, and i say
to him, "i have to get up now so i can see if i am really
going to be able to teach this class.  i have research to do...
and i need to tell the nice lady by tomorrow, 
if i am in or not."

"what is it exactly?" Henry asks... so i tell him (again details to follow),
and my smart little guy says, "MOM! that sounds like
a fifth grade report."  and i thought... you, my clever fellow,
are entirely correct!  so i marched to the phone
and called and accepted the challenge.

and now for the past 6 weeks i have been trying to enjoy
summer while freaking out about what i said yes too. 
(my arms actually hurt when i think about it!)
*don't tell...

i keep running into quotes, and words of wisdom
about personal growth and saying yes to things
that scare you.  basically, things that you 
resist and fear should be tackled
as personal growth opportunities.

well i hope that's right,
because i said YES!

(i hope)...


wish me luck- and maybe i'll see you there?
*details to follow!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NOTHING makes my day...

 like a set of cool photos that come
to my inbox!  these were from a lovely
lady (with a fabulous shop) in bend oregon.

check out this fabulous window!  !!!
*she hired a VERY talented window painter
to create windows based on my style...
and i don't think i could have done a better job


more cute...

AND THIS!  this one really tickles my fancy...
a display using some of my DENY designs

and paper products and
greeting cards to boot!

now i just need to make my way down
to  bend oregon... to see this sweet little
store in person!

details you ask?

(which is inside a mother store called Tres Jolie, in Bend)
                                                                933 NW WALL STREET
 Bend, Oregon

seems like a little trip needs to be arranged!



Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays
to you
(and yours)

it has been a crazy year.
i'll write soon and tell you all about it.
but until then, i wish each and every one of
you the very happiest of holidays.