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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…

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Joe sporting an early test print of the new design.

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More details about shirts on the ETSY page.

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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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

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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.

Hello there… some new cards

by Buddy on May 17, 2016

Hey, can you believe it… we have a few new cards. Anne has been working her butt off and I think she has a few winners.

I am particularly fond of this one…

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Speaks for itself. A good pal is about to get her ‘hips removed’ and this card is just the ticket. So all-purpose, can cover a whole list of ailments.

Finally another Hannukah card…

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There’s a story here. The rabbi and his little family and all that goes on in their household.  Anne is not Jewish but keen to learn more of all their traditions. Sofie is posing as the rabbi. Is that wrong?

This is where they live…

brownstone w windows

 

And then there is the Graduation card.
Sofie posed for this one too…

dog w mortarboard

Yes, schooling, so important and then if you graduate you get to wear a mortarboard and a robe and I hear it really doesn’t matter what you wear underneath . Anne is all finished with her formal schooling but likes to learn new things on her own. She’s teaching herself how to play the ukelele. More about that later.

 

And though I am loathe to be talking about the winter holiday in this the month of May, I will share this baby…

car w christmas tree driven by hound dog

Homeward bound they are. There is a story here too. This is a single mom with her kids. When they get home they’ll have some soup and saltines. Then they’ll decorate the tree. There’s more to this story too.

And here we have ‘Four Sad Paws’…

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For the saddest of times. Yes, those are Sofie’s paws. Notice how long her finger nails are. Anne must get them trimmed soon.

But on the bright side…

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Anne needed an update on the wedding card. This happy couple could be two guys, two gals or two trans-gender folks. It’s all good. Love is love is love. And that’s a fact. Sofie is posing here again.

These cards will be on sale soon but first  we must send the art off to the printer and get the website updated and all that baloney. So I say to Anne… put your work hat on now girl, take off the beret of the artiste and put on the shaded visor of the chief exec and knuckle down. We have a business to run here.

 

We went to the beach

by Buddy on April 4, 2016

Hey,  we’re back from vacation. Want to see some photos?

First day at the beach and look at this… no boots, no socks just cute little red shoes.

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Here’s a beach pig that we met.

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Biking on the beach is the best says Anne.

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Dig this crazy tree. It’s a live oak. It’s a damn big tree. See Anne for scale.

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Here’s the gorgeous nature shot- a beauteous morn down by the pier.

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Anne did lots of drawings. My next blog post I’ll show you that stuff.
Here she is drawing and this time she’s not even wearing shoes… and no jacket or sweater. Love the warm breezy air.

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night time by the light of the little lamp, things cool off a bit and Anne wears a sweater. Brrrr.

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Sofie had a good time too. She likes traveling with her peeps and is always up for a roadtrip.

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Sofie always gets a sofa…
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ear drape

Except at the Quality Inn where she made due on the floor.

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This was our last night coming home. The Quality Inn. It was late and Sofie couldn’t sleep so she went out looking for the ice machine. She loves ice.

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Yay, I finally blogged. I’m so proud of myself. I hope you enjoy the photos.

 

 

grouchy and cheerful

by Buddy on January 12, 2016

Hey… We’re back. Happy New Year.

It’s been a while. I want you to know that Anne has been busy.  She’s drawing all the time. Here’s some of the stuff that is going on in her sketchbook. I hope you like it. I’m totally digging it.

These drawings really don’t call for much explanation. They speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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dog talk

I swear I’m going to be blogging more. I just have to get the hang of this again.