Day 11 of Le Fae meets us with the lovely Dani Iglesias of Cocktail Hourglass!
Dani is a creative professional obsessed with cinema, sketchbooks and mid-century styling. In her free time, she dabbles in illustration, creative writing and an overwhelming number of crafts and interior design projects. Dani holds a Master of Arts in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design and is thrilled to work at Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Champagne Fairy” & “Gin Fairy”
The originals and other items are available to purchase through the artist by visiting her at www.cocktailhourglass.etsy.com. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect these original works of art.
MEET THE ARTIST
- Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?
I’m Dani Iglesias! I’m an artist and designer based in Glendale, California. I’m mildly obsessed with movies, cute animals and breakfast cereal. Not necessarily in that order.
- What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?
It’s heard to exactly define my creative categories because I dabble in so many things. I was fortunate to attend an arts magnet high school in Florida where they emphasized learning everything as a foundation: sculpture, digital design, 2D art, photography. On top of that, I adore crafts. So, essentially, if it’s artsy, I’ve probably attempted it. These days, my illustrations tend to be focused on pencil sketches and gouache paintings that capture the whimsical shapes of midcentury design.
- When did you know you were an artist?
My mom used to say that when I was two, I asked her to type up a poem I’d composed to go with an illustration of a woman I’d done in crayon. I have no memory of this, but it was one of those cringey stories your mom tells all your cool friends to embarrass you. I grew up in a house where my parents were so supportive of creativity, so I think I’ve always felt like I was an artist.
- Le Fae is about all things magical fairy! Tell us about why you applied to the show and what inspired the work you made for the curated collection?
I was definitely one of those little girls who was obsessed with all things fairy. It was fun to apply a magical twist to the drink-inspired artwork I create for Cocktail Hourglass, reimagining my curvy Lushies as fae who preside over cocktails. The Champagne Fairy is sort of grape-inspired, since grapes are used to make champagne. And the sassy Gin Fairy is inspired by a martini, complete with a little cocktail onion garnish and all!
- Where did you hear about Bubble Pop Gallery and what made you want to be in the show?
Easy answer! The Lively family is awesome and I was so inspired by their creativity. I’d wanted to be a part of something with Bubble Pop for a while now, and having this downtime during the pandemic has let me focus on my art more.
- Have you ever done a gallery show before? If yes, how many?
It’s been a whilesince I’ve done a gallery show! Definitely more than a decade. I used to show in some little local galleries in Arizona and Florida.
- What is your favorite thing about being a creative?
I love the way that creative people approach life. Sure, we’re the friend you call when you need to pick a paint color for your wall or need your wedding invitations designed. But we also approach challenges from a totally different head space. I love using that right-brain thinking on everyday tasks, like how to maximize space when organizing or putting together a business plan. I’m all about the outside-the-box approach.
- What inspires you?
All sorts of things. Books, tv shows, movies, and comics that I enjoy. I also get inspiration from various mythology and fairy tales. Mixing and matching things. I often do a lot of research before starting many of my pieces which ends up in massive pinterest boards.
- How does art make the world a better place?
I consider myself a designer first and an artist second. The distinction is really interesting to me. Art is usually made as a form of expression – it’s art for it’s own, beautiful sake. Design is specific and targeted – it has a goal that needs to be met. I love one of Paul Rand’s quotes that says “design is a problem solving activity.” I’m tickled by this idea that we as creatives can use design thinking to help solve problems by approaching them in unique ways.
- Where are you located?
Sunny Glendale, California! I’d always dreamed of living in Southern California, and two years ago that dream became a reality.
- What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?
I’m really excited to be partnering with a few small businesses who are as passionate about well-crafted cocktails as I am! I’ve been developing themed cocktail kits that are one-part art, one-part mixology to create a brand-new Cocktail Hourglass product that should debut in late February!
- Where can people find you?
- Anything else you would like to share?
Only that it’s an honor to be part of my very first Bubble Pop Gallery show!
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Le Fae Virtual Art Show
Every day in February we will be featuring a new artist in our first ever LE FAE VIRTUAL ART SHOW. That’s right, every day a new artist with new fairy inspired artwork in a enchanting curated gallery like no one has ever seen! In celebration of our 3rd birthday, 100% of all sales of this show’s artwork will go directly to the artists.
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