Great Ideas

I am more than happy to announce that Branded Licensing is now representing my artwork and brand! Founded by Melissa Schulz, Branded is an agency that fosters the development of a strong stratgeic plan in growing and marketing licensed artists. That is basically a fancy way of saying that they help artists get organized and focused as we make artwork (and, oh, some of us really need it!). 🙂

I began working with Melissa in 2016. We’ve talked and planned, and I’ve studied and focused, and we have had a really nice time working together.

I thought about trying to find an agent or agency when I began developing my portfolio in earnest in 2012. It wasn’t until I met Melissa that I found a person who offers the kind of collaboration and breadth of experience that made me feel both at home with my natural artistic expression and encouraged about my vision for the artwork.

I am thrilled to be working Melissa! If you are unfamiliar with her, check her out on Facebook, at her website, or at Art Licensing Info.com. Below you can read a bit about Melissa and her varied and interesting career.

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With 20 years of experience in the art licensing and product development fields, Melissa Schulz has strategically led creative teams through transitional, successful and growth periods.  Associations with key brands such as Hallmark, Hard Rock Café, American Greetings, and Kathy Davis Studios have given her the expertise and insight into the world of licensing.  Melissa brings a vast level of expertise in the areas of brand strategy and execution, marketing, creative direction and product development, retail and licensing.  She is currently the Founder of Branded Licensing, an art licensing agency specializing in brand development, business strategy and licensing execution.  Learn more about Melissa at www.Brandedlicensing.com.

 

 

© 2017 Ana Davis, Ltd.

Surtex 2017 and Neglect

My poor blog. Poor, poor blog. I love you, I really do, but I have not paid attention to you-despite my best intentions. Well, today I will add a post, and I hope you can forgive me for the neglect. 😉

SURTEX 2017 is upon us! This year I will not be in the big, beautiful grey booth my husband made for me back in 2012. It has been a great booth, but new and exciting developments mean that instead, I will be in the Branded Licensing booth. Along with my unstoppable agent Melissa Schulz (also known through the website Art Licensing Info), I will share wall space with two other great artists, Caleb Grey (find his work everywhere, including greeting cards through Design Design and fabric with Robert Kaufman) and Amy Reber (find her most recent fabric collection with Free Spirit). It will be a beautiful booth, too, I’m sure! 🙂

If you are visiting Surtex this year, look for me in booth 2748. New look, new art, bright new future! Below are some of the images I’ve been posting on my Instagram feed & Facebook (please follow me there for more consistent updates). Hope you like ’em!

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Preppy Art!

In my ongoing effort to keep the blog up-to-date with what happens on my social media pages, here are some pieces that are in the preppy vein.

I notice as I go through my portfolios that my artwork is at once bold, soft, modern, simple, ornate, whimsical, or classic. The all-over-the-placeness of it is a pretty good view into my mind, and perhaps the range of what inspires me.

These preppy pieces are modern, bold, and simple. Next time I’ll post ornate artwork for some juxtaposition. 🙂

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Art from Social Media

For quite some time I have been meaning to update my blog with the artwork that I posted to social media. Here are some coordinated groups of art. I will continue to post groups in this way until the blog is caught up.

Today, I am posting art from my collection New Old World. I love the combinations of dusty warms blues with mustard and a hint of peach. anadavisarttosharescallop anadavisarttoshare70supholsteryanadavisarttosharearabesquestripebeach anadavisarttosharevinebch

 

 

Wildwood Fabric Collection

I realize I have been absent for quite a while. I have just been mostly posting to Facebook and Instagram. So if you are interested in getting more frequent updates, please find me on social media!  🙂

My next fabric Collection, Wildwood, is available soon! This collection includes enchanted forest animals which I painted in soft earth palettes of blush and brown as well and deep navy and teal. Check out Blend Fabrics for more details and buying information.

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Born Wild via Baby Hobbes Design

Today is day three of the blog tour on Baby Hobbes Design’s blog featuring my collection Born Wild (Available through Blend Fabrics). This Create Kids Couture reversible jacket was sewn and photographed by Elizabeth Santiago De-Jesus. I love how Elizabeth used the Little Acorn and Bunny Patch fabrics on the Bristol Reversible jacket. If you love this pattern, you can enter to win it on the Baby Hobbes Design Blog! The winner will be selected on Wednesday.

Pattern Revolution Gets Wild

Born Wild, that is! Suzanne Winter, photographer, blogger, and seamstress of Pattern Revolution, used my Mosaic and Woodland Creatures fabrics on two recent sewing patterns with fantastic results:

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I absolutely love these outfits! Below are a couple more snapshots, but check out the Pattern Revolution blog for more images, and Suzanne’s Winter Wear Designs Etsy shop for more of her great sewing patterns.

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