sara davis designs
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Chapter III

speak now

Finding your place in a field that you're passionate about is difficult.  People pretend like there are rules, but there aren't. There is no formula to follow. You have to be genuine. You have to be open. You have to be willing to work and put yourself out there.  You have to be constantly striving for better--not just best.  So I was doing those things (well mostly--openness does not come easily for me); I was being genuine, working, and striving for better. And somehow I made a place for myself in my small community. between all the shows and events people started recognizing my style. it was exciting and terrifying all at the same time. 

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something blue

Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?
— Tennessee Williams
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don't look back

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
— Bram Stoker, Dracula
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everyone is a princess

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” “‎”Does all the beauty of the world stop when you die?” “No,” said the Old Oak; “it will last much longer - longer than I can even think of.”
— Hans Christian Anderson

I was creating these canvases that were intriguing and selling but somehow I was still separated from the creative process.  I was recreating existing designs using my mixed medium methods. I wanted to be inspired by these things, not just reimagining them.