I can feel it, I can see it, I can smell it…and I can almost taste it! Spring is waiting in the wings…and after another tough winter in the northeast, we are all more than ready. Finally, that groundhog got it right!

The growing light invites us all to stretch our wings after the winter season. For me, it means more energy, fresh new ideas and that joyful feeling that spring fever ushers in! We have so many new projects and ideas germinating at the Studio that I’m about to burst!

I am working on some colorful new paintings that I am anxious to share with you, and there are many collections of new patterns in development that we hope to turn into fabric. Just in time for spring, the other day we received samples of my latest gift bags from American Greetings, (which I hope you’ll agree are bright and cheery) and we look forward to my 2011 Mother’s Day card display coming out soon.

Also this spring, you can find my exclusive new line of cards and boxed stationery debuting at Papyrus stores. I am super psyched about that! In addition, we are anxiously awaiting samples of the new line of gift products we are proud to have developed with Westland Giftware.

MORE news….. Our partnership with licensing agency Brandgenuity is about to launch, which will take the brand in exciting new directions! Plans are underway to open our own online store this year, and as if that’s not enough NEW going on…this month we welcome Bill Lessa to our KDS team as Director of Community Relations!

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and You Tube so you don’t miss a beat.

I wish all of you renewed hope and energy…and all the joys that springtime brings!!! Heartfelt thanks for your continued support and friendship.

All My Best,

Last week Katie Davis’ solo show entitled BLUE graced the walls of our KDS Gallery. The cyanotype photographic prints were a huge hit. The ethereal nature of the pieces evoked a dream like feeling. The perfectly captured colors and textures sat beautifully in simple white frames.

It was hard to choose one favorite to share, so below are a few that we really liked.

See you at the next show!

Over the past month we have been posting an American Greetings Card of the Week hand picked by Kathy to share with all of you. The time has come to pick your favorite Card of the Week for February. The card that gets the most votes will become the February Card of the Month! The best part is that just by voting you will automatically be entered to win a selection of Kathy Davis cards.

Simply click the Comments link below and vote for the card of your choice (A, B, C, or D) and you could win!!!

Voting will run from today March 2nd – end of day March 4th. If you need a closer look at the cards just click on the image below and it will take you to our Flickr gallery.

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Tonight in the KDS Gallery a collection of cyanotype photographs by Katie Davis will be on display. Join us in our gallery for some light refreshments and beautiful photography. If you are unable to attend, we will be tweeting live updates on Twitter under the hashtag #kdsBLUE.

Hope to see you there! Here is a sneak peek…