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Here at Kathy Davis Studios, we are all about Making Life a Work of Art! This month of September, I invite you to find ways to embrace creativity and make your life richer and more fulfilling through the arts.

I hope you will join me for our September’s Fourth Friday gallery show and outdoor chalk art event! I can’t wait to see our sidewalks and parking lot transformed with art from all ages!

Here’s to the artist in YOU!

All My Best,

 

one:Gallery Opening: Kathy Davis Studios’ Friends and FamilyOn Friday evening, September 26, Kathy Davis Studios will be hosting an opening reception for a joyous and unique art exhibit. Beginning that evening, and running throughout a good portion of October, KDS will be featuring an art show entitled “Kathy Davis Studios’ Friends and Family”.

The show will feature the combined works of KDS company members as well as work from some of their closest friends and family members. There will be a mix of artwork and crafts from a range of artists, from young to the young at heart. Our designers will contributing their own work….and then there will be exhibited work from their children, grand children, parents, brothers, sisters, and various other relatives and friends.

To make the opening reception even more fun, we will enjoy food, beverages, and live music! There will also be the chance for guests to create their own chalk drawings outside.

Many times we hear it said that the people we work are like family. Well now, this exhibit will truly be a family affair. Please have your family join our families for an evening of joy and creativity.

two:Outdoor Activities: DIY Fizzy Sidewalk PaintHands On: As We Grow is a blog about learning to do hands on activities with your kids. They featured a great tutorial on how to make fizzing sidewalk paint (the fizzy part is where all the fun is for the kids).

three:Kids Art: EezilEezil was started by Heather, a graphic designer, illustrator and mom of 2 young children, who was never sure of what to do with her kids’ illustrations. One Christmas she decided she wanted to give friends and family something special and personal. She took her son’s illustrations, developed them with her graphic design skills and turned them into button badges. Her kids artwork has now been turned into magnets, personalized stationery, t-shirts, etc. Check out her website to see all of their cool and unique creations!

four:Product: Make Life a Work of ArtIt’s a saying we like to live by…Make Life a Work of Art. We have some great new product that is the perfect reminder of this inspirational way of living. Treat yourself to 3-pack journals, a hardbound folio, big click magnet, and prints! You can purchase them in our online store or visit our Gallery in Horsham!

five:Book: The Artist’s WayThe Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. Readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Even though this was published one decade ago, it is still a powerfully provocative and inspiring work, perhaps even more so now. You can find this inspiring read on Amazon.

six:Charity: FleisherFounded in 1898, Fleisher is a nonprofit organization committed to making art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience. Fleisher is a source of inspiration, creativity and community, and every year, more than 17,000 people experience the transformative power of art through classes, exhibitions, and more. To find out more information on how to participate or support this organization, visit their website.

 


Kathy and Peter’s opening reception was a blast! If you weren’t able to join us, their show will be on display until September 24th. Stop by and take a look M-F 11am-6pm.

Kathy Davis Gallery303 Horsham Rd.Suite EHorsham, PA 19044


Kathy Davis Gallery303 Horsham Rd.Suite EHorsham, PA 19044


Summer goes all too quickly, and soon enough we’ll be having shorter days with less light. So, while the summer season is still in high gear, I say, make the most of it—soak up the sunshine, pick sunflowers and drink lemonade…as you enjoy a mellow yellow state of mind!

And don’t forget to spread some of that sunshine around to make someone else’s life a little brighter. Whether it’s sending a greeting card just to let someone know you care—or helping to make a sick child’s dream come true by contributing to the Sunshine Foundation (see more, below)…let your light shine!!!

one:DIY: Decorate Your Sunglasses
This DIY from BuzzFeed will make you never want to throw away an old pair of sunglasses again! Choose from 27 different tutorials to help spruce up your shades.

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Product: Madison Park – Pop Collection We’re so excited about our brand new journals!  What better way to choose to shine than by recording your thoughts, observations, light-bulb moments, brainstorms, words of inspiration or just doodles. The journals come in a wonderful three-pack, and each journal contains 64 lined pages, so there’s plenty of room to write. You can buy them here at our online store. Priced at just $11.99, they make a great gift for a college student who’s heading off to school, for a hostess, for teachers, or just about anyone. Or why not get a jump on holiday shopping and buy them as stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!

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Self-Care: Sunflower Highlighting Hair Rinse
Sunflowers have figured in beauty concoctions since ancient times. Try this flower-inspired treatment from Whole Living for shiny hair.

four:Wall Decor: Choose to Shine!Brighten up your walls and bring some sunshine inside with these two prints! “Choose to Shine” comes in two sizes (8×10 and 16×20) and “Keep Your Face to the Sunshine” print comes in 11×11. Both from Kathy Davis.

five:Health: Keep Hydrated!
We hear so often that we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Do we really need to? Everydayroots has a great article that takes a look at 6 claims people make about water, and offers some insight into them.

six:Home: A Bucket of Sunshine!Better Homes and Gardens has some decorating tips on how to find the perfect solution for your room with some yellow paint colors. Check it out to find out some of the best ways to achieve a sunny look with cozy and bright yellow rooms—they’re harder to achieve than you’d think!

seven:Charity: Sunshine FoundationAs we have shared in past blogs, Kathy Davis Studios enjoys an important relationship with the Sunshine Foundation.

The Sunshine Foundation is a tremendous organization that works diligently to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, and physically challenged children between the ages of three and eighteen.

Each year, KDS is proud to be a continuing supporter of the Sunshine Foundation. Through our participation in their events, donations of KDS products, and financial contributions, the Kathy Davis Studios family welcomes the opportunity to support our Sunshine Foundation friends.

This year’s involvement was especially meaningful in light of the sad passing of the Sunshine Foundation’s founding father, Bill Sample.

Bill, a then Philadelphia police officer, first started the Sunshine Foundation in 1976. Over the past 38 years, Bill, his wife Kate, and a team of dedicated co-workers, have answered the dreams of over 36,000 children.

Bill, who passed away this past spring, spent a lifetime making our world a better place for everyone he met. His big heart, his joyful nature, and his relentless commitment to helping children made Bill a very special person. While the world was simply a better place with him in it, his spirit and legacy will live on in the extraordinary deeds done by the Sunshine Foundation.

Kathy Davis Studios is proud to have been a friend of Bill’s….and is equally as proud to continue its contributions to his foundation.