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some bird painting

by Buddy on May 3, 2018

The birds are back. Anne started painting these little guys when she was on vacation. These are matchboxes. She said it’s fun to paint very small things cause if you don’t like what you’re doing it’s really easy to paint over and start over.

 

Then she painted on little canvases.
Nice but I hear her complain about ‘canvas’
not being such an enjoyable surface to work on.
I have no idea what the big deal is.
But she’s the artist.

 

This is a nice bird.
So upbeat.
She just put it on her Etsy page and it sold right away.
It pays to be cheerful.

 

I also like this goofy guy with the funny hairdo.
Another happy bird.

 

There’s more on the Etsy page.
I’m posting these birds now cause Anne is just about done with the bird chapter for now.

Time to get back to her ‘domestic interiors’ with people and animals.

Like these… I like them a lot. So does Anne.

Anne’s vacay away

by Buddy on April 12, 2018

Hey… who wants to look at some photos from Anne’s vacay?

Here’s the dog Anne tried to kidnap on the first day of vacation while waiting for a table at Stella’s awesome eatery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another FOA… friend of Anne. She loved the beach birds. Boy would I like to ‘love’ a beach bird.

Then there was this guy. Bently. I just don’t get the tongue thing. Can’t he close his mouth? I guess not. I hear that’s how he sweats. I do not sweat. Never have, never will.


Then there were the beach people. Let the good times roll. Not my idea of good fun but they like it.

Here’s Anne’s little art set-up in the kitchen. A small space so she painted some small things.

Like match boxes. Cheese and crackers-
this must be cocktail hour.

Anne also had fun with her comics.

And she drew people on the beach.

And the knitting. I don’t what the hell she’s making but… it’s a very nice color.

And speaking of color… here is Anne displaying her best feature. Her gorgeous toenails.

Joe really wanted to loose some weight on his vacation but I think he overdid. Now he’s too damn small.

Okay. That’s all. Now I have to work. Sell cards and get Anne back in the studio so she can paint. You know artists really have to make their art or they get grumpy and depressed. It’s a fact. I don’t know what she’d do without me. Seriously.

And this is what it looked like when we got home.

Some personal favorites of mine

by Buddy on November 29, 2017

Holiday Cards Anyone ?…

I thought I would share with you a sampling of some of my personal favorites (in which I am featured).


‘REJOICE’… is this cards message.
It’s a good one to send if you
don’t want to do the ‘Merry’ thing.
Send it as a ‘Happy New Year’ card and ‘REJOICE’


Ah yes… the all species holiday toast.
This was Christmas dinner back when we were still inviting the skunk.


Here I am in my true element…
with my homies.
Grooving on jazz  no doubt.


And here is a sampling of some of my
personal favorites in which I am not featured.

The kissing ball. This is one of our new cards this year.
In this one Anne was inspired by two dear friends who have traveled over to the other side… Booker and Cookie… long gone but not forgotten.


This one was inspired by a
famous painting. Check it out here.
I think Anne’s is way better-
more colorful-and the dog looks
fabulous in that red outfit.


Anne got Sofie and Benny and Lucy to pose for this.
It was quite a production.
They all wanted to hold the donuts but Lucy was
selected for the honor.
I love donuts.
I wish I was Jewish.


Look at all these farm animals. No way they were posing for Anne. She made this one up. This one is called ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ and Anne did it a while back but it’s still in print and I really like it. I give it ‘4 Paws.’


This one is good because it’s all about
everybody from everywhere…
and the best thing is that they’re all wearing hats!

I have many stories to share about all the characters that show up in Anne’s cards but… but I’ll save that for another time. Excuse any misspellings or grammatical faux-pas or sloppy punctuation and bear in mind that as a feline animal I did not attend grammar school or any other school. I am completely self-taught. I am a cat. Hear me roar/purr.

Who is Dave anyway?

by Buddy on June 20, 2017

This was a new thing for Anne. A request for a portrait from a customer turned into a little book. A little book about Dave (a male of the human species) and Frankie and Leo (two dachshunds). Anne said telling a story and drawing and painting pictures is more fun than doing a “PORTRAIT”. Also she had a really nice customer/client/commissioner/dog-art patron who was fun to work with. She had stories galore about her boys and tons of photos that inspired Anne to tell a tale.
Anyway… If you want to look at the book you can go here…
http://www.blurb.com/b/7861822-dave-s-boys

It started out with a painting of Dave and the boys.


Then Anne did a lot of sketching…

And more painting…

and more drawing…

It was all in the way of an experiment really. Now Anne is discussing the possibility of offering this to others. The commemorative custom made book/written and illustrated by Anne Taylor Davis (Anne’s full name). I say it’s a jolly good idea. What do you think?

Let’s Go Guys!!!

by Buddy on June 13, 2017

Yes, shirts for the gents.

Yes, I know they look great on the ladies
but I’m selling you boys now.

This is Eric. Anne’s handsome brother-in-law. He’s on the phone as you can see and I believe he’s telling someone about his cool new shirt.

And here’s our pal Ted.

He’s wearing our charcoal gray shirt.
I took this picture of Ted against the blooming pink rhododendron. Note how it brings out the pink of the pussy hat.

Want to buy a t-shirt?

by Buddy on May 17, 2017

The t-shirts have arrived. Now we have to sell them. If you want to buy a shirt go to Anne’s ETSY Shop page and order up. If we don’t have your size or color please bare with me. I’m new to ‘garment’ sales. Here’s Anne in a black crew…

girl shirt

Joe sporting an early test print of the new design.

my favorite model

More details about shirts on the ETSY page.

And here’s some good news. It’s spring time in Vermont.

house w/flowering tree

 

 

 

catch up time

by Buddy on April 20, 2017

Hey there,

Blog time. I really wonder who reads this blog. It’s not interactive so I really have no idea. Every once in a while someone tells me or Anne that they like our blog but basically we don’t have a clue. Is it worth all the trouble I have with the keyboard and my fat little furry paws? And yet here I am again. So…

We went to Florida, had a good time, Anne did some art work…

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Self portrait with Sofie.

Sofie is a good traveler. Here she is en route in the back of the car. She needs a manicure… look at those nails.

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I did okay. I’m not really crazy about the beach but I put up with it to make Anne happy.

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You don’t see many cats on the beach… what am I doing here anyway?

Oh right… I did some bird watching. Note how I am maintaining eye-contact.

lets go stare down

Also to note…

We’re getting ready to do some t-shirts with our new favorite logo. For these changing times.

pussy hats

Anne did this for the Women’s March in January and this guy does not want to go away. Look at him. He’s mad as hell and he’s ready to go. Let’s put him to work.

We’ll start out with t-shirts with a % of all sales going to Planned Parenthood and other worthy causes.

lets go shirt

How do I look?
Too boxy?
Maybe.
Anyway, Anne’s planning on doing some other styles and colors. I’m just modeling this one for your entertainment.

I feel like there is another blog inside of me but I’m going to wait a week to blog/blab further. But I have more Anne art to show you and I gotta keep the ball rolling.

Cheers to you, friends, fans, family… to whoever is reading this now.

February Ruminations

by Buddy on February 17, 2017

Anne asked me to get back to the blog. I’m her blogger and I’m also lazy so we can run into issues. But I’m here and I’m ready to blab.

We’re heading to Florida in a week so I have to do a newsletter and maybe have some kind of cool sale before we go. Anne thinks I should cool it with the ‘cool’ sale stuff. She’s ready to go on vacation now. I say… ‘the show must go on!’ Decided… we’ll do a sale.

Today we are loving all the sunshine on the white snow. This shot shows you Anne’s commute to work every day. Awesome commute.

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Meanwhile inside the studio there’s a big drawing of Sofie and a painting of a moment in time at the beach. The painting is a work in progress but the drawing stays the same. Anne likes it just the way it is and thinks she’d ruin it if she did any more to it.

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Moving right along on our studio tour… here we have a slightly out of focus view of the current book project. It’s about dachshunds and a guy named Dave.

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Another table shot… on the right is a piece of Anne’s graphic opus. Anne needs to get back to her opus.
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Anne’s opus is all tied up with whats going on in these books.

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And here’s Benny. Yes… he is terrifically handsome, I’ll give you that. His Doc just told him he needs to loose weight. It’s all about portion control now. I guess Anne was feeding him too much. Joe suspects Benny bulked up from going into the basement after midnight and eating mice.

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And here’s the quaint entrance to the world of Anne and company. See all that snow? It’s gorgeous and we love it but we also like getting out of town for a few days in the dead of winter. And we’re going to!!!! Can’t wait. Just like last year. Anne said she intends to do some great art work and/or some bad art work while she’s on vacay.

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In closing:

I don’t know… how was this for an update?
Informative?
Interesting?
So-So??
Big Waste of Time?

Until next time dear reader… Ciao baby.

 

Calendar 2017

by Buddy on October 27, 2016

New Calendar Alert
Good news.
Anne finished the 2017 Anne Made Calendar.
To order one you do have to go to the Zazzle website which can be a  pain in the butt…
BUT it’s the way we do our calendars now.

I thought I’d show you some of my fav paintings from the calendar.
(Never before seen by the general public)

Here’s Beth and her two cats…
Harry and Clara.
Our neighbors.
When Beth is out of town I go down and check up on these two hairy beasts.
I make sure they’re getting enough to eat.

beth

Another painting from the new calendar.
It’s Cuthbert.
He loves a good box as you can see here.
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Cuthbert is Pete’s cat.
I might have talked about Cuthbert before.
He’s the blind master of the Young Domain.
Anne wants to write a story about Cuthbert.

Speaking of stories…

Anne’s working on a story she’s calling ‘Dave and the Boys’.

Here they are. A man and his dachshunds…

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They go everywhere together…

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It’s a new thing she’s trying out.
She’s changing her definition of what a portrait can be.
It can be a little story that Anne illustrates.
With paintings and drawings.
She’s grooving on this new concept.

So that’s all for now.

Glad to touch base with you from time to time.
Anne is the reluctant social net-worker so here I am writing the blog.
Just me- blabblin’ on the blog
It is my blog after all- HAH!

 

cartoon school

by Buddy on September 8, 2016

holy smokes… it’s been way too long since I’ve blogged (how many blog posts have I opened with that thought?… tons!!!)

So here’s what’s been happening… Anne went to cartoon school…

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Here it is…. the classroom at the Center for Cartoon Studies

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Some of Anne’s fellow cartoonists… yes, that’s a dog

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Anne had a stomach ache all week… she thinks it was stress. This is what she ate…

soup

At night she spread out in her room at the Coolidge Hotel. She loved the Coolidge.

the-bed

This is Anne’s work table when she was in school… she loved being here with all of her pens and pencils and markers and paints…

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I have lots more to share but right now I have to tear myself away and get ready for my yoga class.