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Victorian Details

October 29, 2013

Over the last decade and a half, I have worked with and illustrated in every style of graphic art imaginable–whimsical, feminine, country, folk, contemporary–you name it, I’ve made it. As I began to build a portfolio of my artwork, I concentrated on modern graphics and feminine themes, mostly because they are so pretty and so much fun to make. But I still love to work in other styles. So last year, I started playing with some montage styles. This is the style that Oopsy Daisy has applied to a new line of canvas wall art.

The series of montage art is called Victorian Details. It is now available at the Oopsy Daisy online shop. The are three sets of the art available, pictured below. All of the pieces mix found illustrations, original illustrations, and modern graphics.

This first group features classic illustrations of african animals. I am excited about the colors in these pieces, as well as the juxtaposition of old world art and modern geometric backgrounds.

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Rhino © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Giraffe © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Elephant © Ana Davis, Ltd.

The next group features garden creatures. Urban gardens and small-scale farming both inspire me. Also, I love bees. My sister and her husband have three or four hives this year. It is amazing to hear their stories! They are also the owners and operators of Meadow Creature, a company that produces products for small-scale and organic farms.

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Flowers & Bees © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Three Butterflies © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Bird on Branch © Ana Davis, Ltd.

The last group revisits vintage cut paper silhouettes. Again, I like the mix of the old style and the contemporary geometrics and color. These pieces can be personalized on the Oopsy Daisy site, or they can be ordered without the personalization.

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Boy & Girl © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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May Day © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Rocking Horse © Ana Davis, Ltd.

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Baby Carriage © Ana Davis, Ltd.

Boston Warehouse Tumblers

October 15, 2013

Hopefully we all avoid using water bottles once and then just tossing them into the trash (here is a link to a website I found on the subject of plastic water bottles… I did not vet this site, but if you believe what they say, its astonishing). Single use bottles may, at times, be necessary, but whenever we can, we should avoid single use containers and cups and reuse instead.

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Ana Davis for Boston Warehouse. Photo by Jeanne Isaacs.

Now, you can buy these fantastic, reusable tumblers with my art on them! Boston Warehouse and I have partnered to create these really fun, colorful insulated drink cups. They will be in Barnes & Noble later this month. These cups are fantastic gifts. They are really useful personal items. And they can help us all make a positive transition into reusing our cups instead of buying single use cups or bottles over and over.

I have a couple of these tumblers in my car, one in my bag, AND one at my desk! I fill ‘em up whenever I need a beverage, hot or cold. Special bonus? My cat, Hazel, can’t get into the cup to drink my water!

Stephanie and Jenn from Boston Warehouse deserve a special thanks for making this project a reality. To all the folks at Boston Warehouse (many of whom are cat lovers, too), THANK YOU for figuring out how I can defend my drink against Hazel, my water-seeking-nemesis (she may be pretty, but she is defiant and naughty and always conspiring to drink my water)!

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Looks can be deceiving: Hazel looks sweet, but she is wild! Photo by Jeanne Isaacs.

Jolly Jabber Designer Tidbits

September 25, 2013

I am thrilled to let you all know that the Fat Quarter shop’s blog is including me and Pippa in “Designer Tidbits” today.

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It has been very busy in the studio, as I am planning some new projects with the Pippa fabric for a photo shoot. I can’t wait to post some projects photos, and to see what other people make with the fabrics.

Stayed tuned… I will be posting more in the next couple weeks! (I swear!!! :)

Around Town

September 6, 2013

We made a visit to The Container Store this weekend, and I was very happy to see my gift wrap for sale. Here are some snapshots. You can buy these items at their stores or online (links below).

My four-year old seemed to catch my excitement and one by one went through the aisle asking, “Is this Ana Davis? How ’bout this?? Is this one yours???”” Sorry, kiddo, they’re not all my designs… but thanks for the optimism. :)

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Paisley Bloom Gift Wrap (pictured above and below)

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More Pippa images

August 6, 2013

Here are all of the prints from Pippa, my newest fabric collection. Pippa will be shipping any day now. Hawthrone Threads and Fat Quarter Shop already have it listed on their websites. You can find other websites and a local retailers on the Blend “Where to Buy” page.

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The print names, from top to bottom:  Sunburst, Nectar, Web, Ikat Dot, Shade Garden, Bellingham, and Sunstar.

Pippa, strike offs and beauty shots

July 19, 2013

Today both the strike offs and the beauty shots of my new fabric collection, Pippa, arrived. Behold! I absolutely love this collection, and I can’t wait to sew!

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This Just In!

May 6, 2013

My collections of Post-it® Designer Notes just arrived! They are really nice. Each design comes in a sturdy gift box.

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