Artful Admirations – Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi’s phone is ringing, guaranteed.  This girl is talented and Oprah noticed. Enough said.  Well, not really…

The mail was delivered and sitting on my counter was this delightful cover.  At first glance I noticed, Oprah of course, in her fab diggs and bold colors, but quickly I knew something was different. The distinct, ever so tentative lines of texture, that for me define that “sketched” feeling came popping off the page.  I was hooked.  Now every time I see Oprah’s newest magazine cover, I stop.   In the grocery store, online, wherever, I am frozen for a moment admiring some new curve of graceful chalk line I hadn’t noticed before.

Who could resist the confidence these drawings exude?  A relaxed hand and clear mind are just the start to creating such grace.

Dana in action.

Garden & Gun from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.      Music by Dylan Sneed (

Bravo Dana, I cannot wait to see what you chalk next!