Archive for April 2012 | Monthly archive page

The results are in! This design has been chosen as the favorite iPhone case design. Thanks for voting everyone! Stay tuned for more Questions from Kathy.

 

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a Handmade Gallery to our online shop! We teamed up with a handful of our creative friends to create one-of-a-kind items using fabric from the Kathy Davis fabric collections. Take a peek and browse the shop by clicking here. We will be adding more handmade goodies in the coming months, so stay tuned.

A big thank you to all of our talented crafters ~ Vivian Peritts, Alexis Kletjian, Katie Davis, Lynne Farris, and Deborah Sardaro!

Pin of the Week- this sweet illustration by Paul Rand gets my vote this week!

 

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.

Thank you.

 

We thought Earth Day would be the perfect day to announce some exciting news. Kathy Davis Studios is officially a member of The Energy Cooperative. What does this mean exactly? It means that all of the energy that is used to power our studio comes from 100% green energy sources (primarily Pennsylvania wind farms). Woo-hoo!

We are so happy to be a part of such a great not-for-profit organization. Click here to learn more about The Energy Cooperative.

In the spirit of Earth Day we have also compiled a list of things you can do to help reduce your carbon foot print and scatter joy to our good friend, planet Earth.

1. Buy local and organic: Look for organic or “fair trade” items when shopping at the grocery store. There is a good chance that the food was grown in a more eco-friendly way. Plus, if it was grown locally it didn’t have to travel as far AND you are supporting your local farms.

2. No plastic bottled water: Bottled water has a very large carbon footprint. Try buying a reusable water bottle for your water. Besides reducing your footprint you’ll be saving yourself some money, and who doesn’t like that?

3. Fly direct: If you are traveling somewhere by plane, try booking a direct flight when possible. This is a great way to reduce your footprint. Plus, you’ll get where you are going faster and without the extra stress that comes along with catching additional flights.

4. Unplug: Unplug any appliances that you don’t use regularly. A lot of electronics have a standby setting that still requires energy when not in use. Here are a few examples: Cell phone chargers, TVs, stereos, coffee makers, and computers.

5. Use cold water: Don’t worry, no cold showers here. Try using cold water when you do your laundry. It takes a ton of energy to heat up water, especially when you are doing several loads of laundry.

Happy Earth Day!

Which lettering iPhone case design is your favorite?

This one!

What do you think of the winner? Would you pick this case to decorate your personal phone? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you to everyone who voted on our Facebook page. Stay tuned; next Thursday we will show you the top 3 iPhone case designs and ask for your absolute favorite.

To see the other designs from this round please click here

There is just something so charming about window boxes, especially when they are found thriving in a concrete jungle, like Manhattan. Yesterday on my way to a business meeting in Tribeca, I happened upon the sweetest planters filled with an assortment of color and texture…featuring blue flowers, which just piece my heart with their tenderness.

Enjoy my little compositions of blues…

I’d like to personally invite you to attend the opening of our upcoming April Group Show in the Kathy Davis Studios Gallery. Mark your calendars and please stop by between 5-7 pm on Friday, April 27th.

This show, called “Positive Affirmations” promises to be memorable! Who doesn’t need a shot of inspiration and positivity from time to time? Our talented team was given the challenge to create works reflecting this upbeat theme – what a perfect way to help Scatter Joy through Art!

I can’t wait to see the creativity that emerges from our contributors.

For the first time, I decided to submit a few pieces of my own for a show… not only is the subject matter right up my alley, but I am inspired to contribute to one of my favorite causes…the Sunshine Foundation!  A portion of the proceeds from the sales of our prints will go towards helping make a dream come true for a chronically ill child.

And THAT is a perfect way for YOU to help us Scatter Joy through Giving!

Hope to see you there!

(a sneak peek at some of my prints in progress!)

A quick snapshot from our patterning workshop yesterday. Good times 🙂

 

Which graphic iPhone case design is your favorite?

This one!

What do you think of the winner? Would you pick this case to decorate your personal phone? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you to everyone who voted on our Facebook page. Stay tuned; on Thursday we will have another Question from Kathy – the 3rd and final installment of the iPhone case design series.

To see the other designs from this round please click here.

You went out of your way…

and it was out of this world.

Thanks for everything!

 

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Join us for the Positive Affirmations art show on April 27th.

Hope you can make it!

 

Pin of the Week: It’s all about the JOY. Once a small elegant hotel, 1930’s. Plover, WI.

 

A jar of sunflowers from one of our most recent photo shoots.

 

Thank You

Your thoughtfulness brightened my day!