All About It

All About It

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Insect Craze

I have a fascination with insects.  I especially love the cicada and will often find ones that have died in my path.  On our family vacations and summer activities, I will often photograph assorted insects and butterflies.  I have a small jar of insects that I have collected.

I have recently completed a series of small paintings of insects using my collection.

My kids think I am odd and yet....

My influence continues as my daughter completed a studio final using insects. She is a fiber art major in art school.  She used a wood lathe and created a dragon fly and butterfly body.  She carved wood wings for both.  She dyed the wood and the silk and added some embroidery details on the butterfly.  She dyed the silk using a Japanese Shibori method of dying.

My son is an art student in high school.  He recently finished this mosquito wire sculpture.  His teacher is entering it in Scholastic Art and Writing.

Maybe, I am not so odd after all.  I do love that my kids are able to enjoy art as much as I do.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

American Quilter Cover Story - Anita's Art Quilt

 The textile artist began in my memory with my Grandmother, Ruth.  As a mother of 11 children, she was a resourceful woman who utilized a sewing machine and crochet needles for need and wants for her family.  I learned to sew on a 1950s Viking Sewing Machine that now resides in my mother's home.  I just handed off my mother's 1970s Viking to my daughter, who is a Fiber Arts Students at KCAI.  A hearty machine that I have used for many years.  
My talented Mother taught me to sew and has enjoyed making many things over the years. Her passion of the last several years has been quilting.  She enters several pieces every year in the Iowa State Fair and has received many ribbons.  She is a former President of the Des Moines Quilter's Guild.  Her most recent accomplishment is being on the cover of The American Quilter (November 2011).  The cover is an art quilt that she created as part of an American Quilter Society sponsored show.  Great job mom!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Highlighting the work of 3 generations of artists at Davidson Studios

See the work of Angela Davidson, Kim Davidson and Anita Gogerty.  Myself, Daughter and Mother.  Our individual artwork and creations can be found on

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Save Room for Cake

At Last.. I completed this set of three cake paintings.   The paintings are from an image of my own of a cake I made for one of my family members.  A colorful set reminiscent of Wayne Thiebaud.  (one of my favorite painters).  These are acrylic paintings on 12" gallery wrapped canvas.   They will soon be available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Coordinating colors of items in my Etsy Shop:  Hand Dyed Jackets, Vests and Flower Pins and Screen print tshirts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hmmm... These are new!

A translation of my flower wall hangings - a flower brooch pin. Find many of these in my Etsy shop.
Davidson Studio Etsy Shop

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bring on Spring!

Bring on Spring!  Pictured are new items I have added to my Etsy Shop.
Grey Portrait Silkscreen Tshirt,
Pink Hand Dyed Denim Vest,
Teal Hand Dyed Denim Vest,
Pink Dyed Linen Scarf
Orange Dyed Linen Scarf

Check out my Etsy Shop for more!

Stay tuned for another new item that I am working on and will be adding soon!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not Your Grandma's Fiber Show

A few pictures taken by the Gallery Director, Terry Kearn,  of the Janice Charach Gallery.  The Fiber Show Link:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Not Your Grandma's Fiber Show

I was recently invited to participate in a fiber show in the Detroit area.  I sent a set of 4 wall hangings as my contribution. The Fiber Show will take place at the Janice Charach Gallery. The show is called "Not your Grandma's Fiber Show".


JANUARY 16 - MARCH 3, 2011

Here is a link that gives more detail about the show.:   Janice Charach Gallery

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Acrylic Painting

Warren County, 24x30 Acrylic Painting, 2011

The first of many for 2011!