Thursday, August 9, 2018

Self-Taught Artist Makes Art for the Whimsical Heart


Dayna Corbitt of Whimsy Calling is a self-taught designer and sculptor who has been creating whimsical figurines since 2013. Her work is inspired by the natural world and its beauty, as a child she used to spend time outside playing with rocks and studying insects that influenced her work. Besides that Dayna loved movies such as The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and Never Ending Story.

Her characters are a born of her imaginative mind that are familiar and yet seem to be from some other planet. An owl with the wings of a moth or a tiger who has a mermaid body look absolutely adorable and quirky. The artist spends hours sculpting the figurines and paints them in acrylic before sealing them with a protective coating for durability. The figurines can be as small as 1 inch to 2 1/4 inches tall. You can view more of her on her website and on Instagram.