Hello! I'm a pretty straight shooter, so here it goes! My name is Dana and I was born and raised in NY & NJ. My family are Brooklyn Jews dating back to 1912 when it was all farmland, with cows and shit. Since Jews migrate to Florida like geese…a lot of my family is down south. It’s too humid for my taste. I'm an artist. I went to Otis College of Art & Design, for fine art & photography. I'm a sketch artist who spends a lot of time drawing people on the NYC subway. I'm also a figurative & portrait model...working for photographers, sketchers, painters, sculptors, mixed media and more. I also design & sell jewelry. I have 2 shops on Etsy, one displaying my jewelry designs and the other is my new vintage shop. Links are below! Anyways, I’m a huge movie go-er & watcher, especially animation. I love having guests. I recently joined AirBnB, but have been renting my spare room since 2006. Travelers from out of the state or country would benefit from my space, location and knowledge of the surrounding areas. I’m very clean, out-going, respectful, down to earth and looking for the same. I love a good sense of humor & creative thinkers.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a super "hip" and conveniently located neighborhood that is growing and changing everyday. I am located 2 1/2 blocks from the Bedford Ave L train stop, one train station away from 1st ave in Manhattan. There are so many great restaurants, bars, parks, cafes, shops, galleries and access to transportation. Spring & Summertime offer many activities to enjoy...live music, concerts, fairs, art shows, movies in the parks, farmers markets and much more!! The newest addition is the East River Waterway. A ferry comes to the sparkling new pier and takes you to and from Manhattan....uptown and downtown! The waterfront park is also simply a great place to sit back, relax and watch the sunset over the twinkling lights of Manhattan!
I take pride in keeping a lovely home! I have spent years creating a warm, cozy, creative & safe environment. Its decorated nice, yet has an artsy flair. There are many walls painted in chalkboard paint in my apt, as well as the guests room. So, chalk murals are strongly encouraged. There will be a TON of art supplies at your disposal. I would also be more than happy to share any of my artistic knowledge with my guests. I enjoy a variety of mediums....sketching, sculpting, designing jewelry, photographing, collaging, creating custom cards, stamping, embossing and many other random projects.
PLEASE note that I do have 2 fuzzy, friendly and weird (email hidden)by (f) & Monkey (m). They are not the kind of cats that hide. They are always out and about and sometimes chasing each other around the apt. They are not complete monsters, but still act like animals. I do however, take very good care of them and the stench they leave behind....
Jewelry Shop: (website hidden)
Vintage Shop: (website hidden)