Archive for June 2013 | Monthly archive page

“A smile is sunshine that warms the heart.”

Even though the health benefits are infinite, drinking plenty of water is a healthy habit that I struggle to keep on top of. However, with summer literally around the corner and the temperatures steadily rising, it’s time to get serious about staying hydrated. For me, a cute water bottle is the perfect place to start.

I figure if it’s pretty enough to decorate my desk all day, then it will be right there when I need a sip. This design by Alladin is my current trendy fave. I think we could all use one in any of these patterns along with a nice motivational message, Kathy Davis style.


A message from the artist:

I have a tendency to start each project with paper and as it evolves, without a doubt, I add some dimensional pieces. Almost always, my work becomes mixed media…which I love! For this show, I wanted to challenge myself to stick to paint and paper.

I chose a color palette I’m currently in love with and spent some time just playing.It was liberating to just let go and allow the spontaneity of the drizzling paint create the works. Eventually, I wanted to take it a step further and work graphically. I scanned a few of my favorite painted pieces and dropped them into some design layouts. The digital prints were born! I’m more than satisfied with this group of work and I’m so happy to share it with you!

Light refreshments will be served and the Kathy Davis Gallery will be open with extended hours during the show. Hope to see you there!

Hi, I’m Jackie, a designer at Kathy Davis Studios. Today, I would like to share with you an idea for an easy, effective scrapbook page layout. Whether you have limited time, or are just looking to create a page where your photo will really shine, this project provides a simple solution.

Follow the steps and have fun!

This video tutorial features product from the Kathy Davis Happiness collection for GCD Studios. Available now at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Besides summer itself, flip flop season is one of my most anticipated times of the year. Nothing beats the ease of slipping on a pair on your way out the door, plus they’re a great excuse to treat yourself to a pedicure!

When I need a new pair, I buy Havaianas –they’re super sturdy and they come in an endless variety of patterns that make my heart and feet happy. I would so love to own a pair like these in some of Kathy’s original prints. Just add some matching polish, and a trip to the beach and you’ve got a pretty perfect summer day!