“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.” ~Johann von Goethe

Hi everyone! Below are three ways we at Kathy Davis Studios hope to Scatter Joy in the New Year. Do you have any Scatter Joy tips? Comment below and let us know how you hope to Scatter Joy to those around you in the New Year.

Knit a hat or scarf for a homeless person this winter.
Leave a stuffed animal or toy for a child in a hospital.
Send a Thank You card to someone who’s helped you when you really needed it.

“Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, go where your spirit guides you.” (Click here to view this Dose of Inspiration on Flickr)

Head on over to our Kathy Davis Studios Zazzle site to pick up Kathy’s new Spread Sunshine stamp!

A dose of inspiration: Blossoming by Kathy Davis

Philadelphia’s First Friday is a wonderful cultural event that has been hosted by the Old City Arts Association since 1991. On the First Friday of each month dozens of Old City galleries open their doors to the public from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. The “open house” vibe attracts a wide variety of viewers from casual browsers to serious buyers. Each month we will be featuring an exhibition that we find particularly unique and inspiring. This month’s featured exhibition is “divergent AFFINITIES” at the Wexler Gallery.

via Wexler Gallery website:

Wexler gallery is proud to present, a group exhibition organized by Barbara Harberger, Director of Arts and Collections at the Philadelphia based firm Marguerite Rodgers ltd. The exhibition will run from January 7 through February 26, 2011.
 An opening will take place First Friday, January 7 from 5 – 8 pm.

Featured artists include Jaq Belcher, Marietta Hoferer, Gudrun Mertes-Frady, Susan Schwalb, Karen Margolis, Michael Kukla, Ilene Sunshine and Viviane Rombaldi Seppey.

Linked by a strong connection to process and concept, the show will focus on eight mid-career and established artists whose explorations can be viewed as meditative in nature. Working in a variety of methods, the show includes painting, sculpture, and “drawing” that incorporates both traditional and nontraditional materials. Each artist’s personal, introspective approach to their work begs the viewer to become contemplative while considering the final work.