First, did you know that within the Shaping Your Community newsletter there’s a special offer just for YOU? Take advantage of this great deal before it is too late! Second, I’d like to introduce you to the maker: DoonMoon or more formally known as Danielle Manuel.

Danielle Manuel

Danielle has been a lifelong friend of mine and has always been involved with art. Whether it was sketches, painting or photography – she has pursued it. For as long as I can remember it has always been a true passion of hers; the creativity would just flow through her. No matter what she was doing there was always room for art.


She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology. Post graduation she studied and received a certificate in environment management and assessment.

When did you first get involved in art?

I’ve always loved art and being creative. As a little kid, I was always drawing, painting, and making crafts. As I got older, I continued to fill sketchbooks and doodled all over my notebooks. I started to do some digital art about five years ago and only seriously focusing on it within the last year!

What inspires you?

I often find myself inspired by nature (including humans) and our natural environment. I love leaves, mushrooms, flowers, insects, the night sky, long flowing hair, etc. I’m also drawn to bright colour palettes with contrasting colours.

Who is your favourite artist?

Though it’s very hard to choose, if I had to, I’d say my favourite artist of late would be Alice Carrier. She’s a fantastic tattoo artist and does amazing pieces involving flowers and fruit and insects, and all things that are beautiful.

DoonMoon`s Custom Illustrations

You can find her shop here and Like her on facebook.

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