Valentine’s Day Memories

by Kathy Davis Studios| February 10 , 2017

Valentine’s Day arrives with sweet nostalgia…and opportunities to make new memories! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day stories from the Kathy Davis team.

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The most thoughtful Valentines I’ve received have been from the children in my life. As an art teacher, I would get such sweet homemade little Valentines filled with teacher-love. As a parent, I cherished the Valentines written by my own two children, with love notes in their adorable printing, covered with hearts of every color.

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The year after my mom lost her partner of 18 years, my boyfriend at the time took us both out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. He’d made reservations at a restaurant I always wanted to go to and suggested inviting my mom, knowing how hard the day would be on her because her partner always made a big deal of celebrating her on Valentine’s Day. His thoughtfulness was incredibly touching to me.

MELISSA
When I was in fourth grade, our teacher asked us to make little “mailboxes” for our class Valentines. She was probably just expecting a glittery shoebox. But when my dad offered to help me, the project became much more unique. Out of thick white paper he helped me construct a realistic looking mailbox with a working door topped with a little heart flag! I was extremely proud of it. Every Valentine’s Day I smile when I remember working together and how his creativity influenced me then…and still inspires me to this very day!

ELAINE
When I was in early elementary school, my mother and I would shop for a package of Valentines. I’d spread them out on our living room floor, carefully selecting my favorites for my closest girlfriends and my least favorites for the “annoying boys.” On Valentine’s Day at school, the teacher would choose the “postman” to deliver the Valentines to everyone in the class, and we’d have cupcakes topped with plastic hearts and pink and red sprinkles and of course, conversation hearts.

KIRSTEN
My boyfriend wrote me a letter instead of sending flowers last year.  It was something unexpected from him and meant so much more to me than any material item.

 

Cherish Love

by Kathy Davis Studios| February 01 , 2017

As we celebrate the hearts that make us happy, our free wallpaper for February is a lovely reminder to keep our loved ones close.

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with an inspirational message.

Click any of the links below to download the size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:


iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7
Desktop wallpaper with calendar:


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Desktop wallpaper without calendar:


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Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

Simple ways to make this a joyful year

by Kathy Davis Studios| January 25 , 2017

We all want to flourish in the new year, leading healthy and happy lives. A big part of that is feeling connected to the people we love and the values we cherish.

So as we settle into 2017, here are some of our favorite ways to make this new year a meaningful and joyful one!



Set aside time just for you. Whether it’s a yoga or meditation practice, a class you’ve always wanted to try, time in your garden, art studio or another favorite place — even just a few minutes doing what you love can help keep you centered and energized. Protect that space as you would any other important date on your calendar.

Make time for the people you love. That means being there to share in their memorable moments, as well as when they need your support. But keeping those heartfelt connections can also be as simple as weaving small, thoughtful gestures into the everyday.

Give from the heart. A smile, a kind word, a compliment — there are so many ways to brighten the world around you. After all, joy shared is joy multiplied!  

Make the most of every moment. Life gives us so much to celebrate, from its milestones to its simple pleasures. Being present to the good all around us makes it easier to approach each moment, big or small, with a heart full of gratitude.

Refresh Your Home with Art

by Kathy Davis Studios| January 12 , 2017

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A new year brings an opportunity to change things up a bit and freshen your space with a little inspiration! No need to rearrange your furniture…you can accomplish a refresh simply by changing what’s on your walls.

Why not hang a dreamy watercolor wash print in colors that give you a lift…or a beautiful floral or graphic with a hand-lettered message that resonates with you! Or, if you have the space, a trio.

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If wall space is limited, here are some simple ideas for displaying your art. Place a print on a tabletop and lean it against a wall, surrounded by a “still life” of found objects…a vase, a jar, a pretty tea cup…the possibilities are limitless. Or clip a piece of art to a vintage wooden hanger suspended from a nail.

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All of these prints are now available in our online shop! Have fun refreshing your home with art!

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Live your truest life

by Kathy Davis Studios| December 29 , 2016

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As you reset your goals for the New Year, our free wallpaper serves as an encouraging reminder to trust your heart and stay true to YOU in 2017!

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with an inspirational message.

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Click any of the links below to download the size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact info@kathydavis.com

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