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Happy Easter from the Kathy Davis crew!

This bunny-shaped iPhone case is just about the cutest and silliest accessory I’ve seen in a while. There’s something in its sweet and offbeat charm that really reminds me of Kathy’s equally fun Easter patterns.

With this little guy in tow, you’re sure to have a great conversation starter for all your upcoming springtime get-togethers. How fun!

 

The joys of Wedding Planning

Names: Fred and Helen

How long have you been married? 35 years

Tip: In a relationship, dis-agreements will come up.  Remember, there is no such thing as “winning” a dis-agreement.  Most are often times petty, and will not be remembered after a few days.  Compromise is the key to a favorable outcome.  

Try to understand your partner’s outlook and even if you don’t totally agree, it’s generally not worth fighting over.

Last Thursday evening was a special night at Kathy Davis Studios. We had the opportunity to host an art exhibit opening featuring the work of students from Hatboro-Horsham High School. Attending the opening reception were the student artists and their families…..as well as invited guests from the school district, the community, and KDS company members. It was an enjoyable and inspiring event. The artwork was excellent, the students were terrific, and their parents were highly supportive of their children’s artistic accomplishments.

 

This reception and the month long gallery show exhibit is just one example of Kathy Davis Studios’ commitment to scattering joy through the arts. You needed to see the joy and pride in the eyes of our students and their families to fully grasp the joy that comes through art and self-expression.

The exhibit is hosted at Kathy Davis’ new retail gallery space……just below and adjacent to Kathy’s studios at 303 Horsham Road. The exhibit will be on display until April 23. If you enjoy quality artwork and value the contributions of kids from our community, this exhibit is a “don’t miss” opportunity.

Plans are in place in the coming months for more exhibits at Kathy Davis Gallery. We are excited to bring these opportunities to artists and our community.

It is not exaggeration when we say….”there is more to come”.

Stay tuned!!!!!

Spring is here! And for me, that means searching out the latest ways to freshen up my home… and closet! It’s time to say “good-bye” to the grays of winter, and  “hello” to “Pop and Pattern”.  Look around…  you can’t help but notice the bright pops of color on everything from shoes to painted furniture to kitchen mixers. At the same time, pattern, in particular geometrics, has found it’s way onto pillows, accessories and even the back of a bookcase. The best part of this trend is that you only need to add it in small doses…totally doable!

Here are a few of my favorites. May they inspire you to refresh the space around you. Happy Spring!

Jackie

 

*All images courtesy of Pinterest.

I’ve made no secret of my flower obsession here on this blog, so it’s no surprise that for my own wedding, I’m skipping the traditional veil and instead embracing my inner flower child with a fresh flower crown. It’s the perfect accessory for an outdoor spring wedding! Check out some of my inspiration below and choose your favorite 🙂

 

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The joys of Wedding Planning!

Names: Jon & Deanna

How long you have been married? 1 year 6 months 2 days 17 hours and 53 minutes.

Tip: It’s all about the love! I think it’s key to remember why you started the journey you’re on, that thing called LOVE.  It’s easy to get blindsided and stressed out by everyday life but who cares? Life is full of ups, downs and loop-de-loops but you have to remember you have each other and that you’re in it all together. And with the right person, anything is possible and it’s all going to be A-ok.

I arrived at the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show on Sunday, just in time for a quick tour before they closed down for another year!  It is always a joy to see the colors and breathe in the fragrance of flowers in bloom after a long spell of winter dormancy.

Because I had limited time, I had to move through the show quickly, but these miniature shadow box displays of tiny sculptural compositions  (approx 4″ in size) incorporating natural elements really captured my fancy!

Is everyone ready for daylights savings this Sunday??? I’ll be the first to admit, I am definitely NOT a fan of losing an hour of sleep, however, I couldn’t resist doing a little trendy time-keeping research. So…check out this adorably cute, yet modern giraffe clock designed by Decoylab.

While I think it would look great in any room, I can really picture it in a sweet nursery paired with some of Kathy’s Circus Safari prints. What a fun way to keep track of the time!

 

It is officially THAT time of year when my patience with winter has been exhausted and every little sign of spring gets me excited; sprouting snowdrops, tiny buds on the trees, even the soft muddy ground that, just days ago, was hardened with freeze. My mind quickly turns to one thing….FLOWERS!

This year, spring also means my wedding (which seems to be approaching at the speed of light!). I thought I’d share with you some beautiful flower inspiration by botanical design guru Amy Merrick. Her aesthetic is breathtakingly gorgeous, tactile, and classic without being predictable. She makes wedding magic with her amazing compositions!

 

MARCH 2013 | For me, March is all about SPRING! Even though the weather can be quite “iffy”, the unmistakable changes are in the air… and truly, nothing brings me more joy than the return of longer days, budding trees and strengthening sunshine.

This month, I share with you my daydreams of blooming flowers and green gardens… and I wish for each of you the optimism this time of year sows in our spirits.

 

Artist: Georgia O’Keefe

What says “Spring” louder and brighter than a gorgeous flower painting by Georgia O’Keefe? The art of O’Keeffe has been well known for eight decades in this country. She began making compositions of highly magnified natural forms, which became her signature style. As a young girl, Georgia was fascinated by the minute details of flowers. She said of these paintings, “A flower is relatively small…If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see…. So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it.”

Shows: Philly Flower Show

We Philadelphians are proud to host the world’s longest running and largest indoor flower show! The 2013 Flower Show, “Brilliant!” glows with the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and is inspired by centuries of British culture. Join a Philadelphia tradition and make incredible memories! March 2–March 10, 2013.

Kids Art: Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Mark your calendars for March 20 – April 14, when the nation’s greatest springtime celebration returns. Washington, DC unites for four spectacular weekends and events daily featuring traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® will be April 13, 2013.

One of my favorite parts of the Festival is the kid’s art show, which beautifully illustrates the magic of the season as seen through the eyes of children.

 

Home: Succulent Wall Art

Instead of framing a picture, why not a whole garden? Here, cuttings of assorted succulents knit together to create colorful, textural living tapestries. Visit www.sunset.com for more photos and directions for this DIY vertical garden.

 

Charity: ACGA (American Community Gardening Association)

The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.

ACGA is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life in many ways. Supporting the greening of America is a great way to Scatter Joy!

Knowing that the days of winter are slowly nearing the end, I’ve somehow managed to keep my springtime longings in check. But, when our latest fabric collection arrived, bursting with loads of lush poppies and playful butterflies, I realized… I just can’t wait any longer for spring to make its grand arrival!

For those of you that share in my sudden seasonal anxiety – there’s good news. Kathy’s “Pocketful of Poppies” collection is now available for you to order as your own little spring preview! So go ahead and get inspired, get lost in your next project, and before you even realize it, spring will finally be here!

 

 

Photo Sources:Orange PoppyParasolSilk BeltNecklaceFruit and Butterfly: found via tumblr.com