Friday, April 1, 2011

Mavis and Mavis

Happy April!

A new little piece of art by me.

It's a new month and time for a new website / blog!

Suzanne Davis of Pear Tree Primitives and I have combined our names and our "alter-egoes" - and a mutual love for the cottage-style - and have opened a new little website called Mavis and Mavis.

You can get a peek of our opening night and read more about it here:

A few of Suzanne's beautiful paintings!

Suzanne has painted some absolutely lovely cottage farmhouse style paintings! I couldn't make up my mind of which one I loved best!

I am trying out some new upcycled pieces ~ artwork on my leftover book covers. I've decided to call these Unbound. I think the title fits, especially when you look at the synonyms of unbound: liberated, limitless, uninhibited, uncontrolled, boundless, open. The fact that the book is no longer bound and I am free to use the cover in any way I decide is liberating, too!

Closeup of the Fleur de Lis & Honeybee watercolor by me.

And about Mavis and Mavis ~ it's a "play" on our last names: Lana Manis and Suzanne Davis....all the letters are in there somewhere!

When you get a chance, please come over for a visit. We will be updating a few times a year, sometimes with the seasons, and sometimes to coincide with a holiday. Leave us a comment, too! We love hearing from you! :)

Take care and God bless,


  1. I really love the look of your watercolor paintings and the texture on the book covers.

  2. I love the idea of using old book covers are a backdrop to your artwork! That is so clever!

  3. What fun combining your names that way! Can't wait to explore Mavis and Mavis!

  4. Lana, thanks for being the "other half" of Mavis and Mavis...LOVE your offerings. :)