My Secret is…….

 In American Crafts, Art, Art Life, Art supplies


I am so delighted to tell you this news!
Janeuary will be here before you know it!

You may have to ask for Gift Vouchers from Michaels and my store for Christmas!

We will be giving sneak peeks of the wonderful art supplies over the coming months.  So much is happening behind the scenes and a million tiny pieces are moving from product development, design, packaging and promotion. It’s very exciting and I love sharing with you!

The Story:

In January I received an email  saying “You have fans at American Crafts”. I had an out-of-body experience and thought maybe the message wasn’t real! But it was.

I flew all the way to the USA for a one day getting-to-know you meeting in February! What a whirl that was! I was mid way through my ‘Wonderland’ watercolour workshop and my Davenpeeps kindly agreed they could all use a ‘Catchup’ week while I went on my secret mission!ac-Jane Davenport-9

Well, things went wonderfully and we started work on my range right away! I had a million ideas and these were tamed and shaped by my wonderful American Crafts design family. What talents these women are! Vanessa, Lindsay, Cassi and Shalece are fun, dedicated, clever and on my wavelength. I adore them and their skills. This is us having the best pizza in Provo!ac-Jane Davenport-8

Usually a new Designer and Range would have 24 months to percolate, but the Michaels team was introduced to my ideas and …well… we have had a bit of a love affair going on! I went to Texas to visit the HQ of Michaels and presented a workshop in June. It was wonderful fun!

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The American Crafts team based in Texas created the CUTEST goodie bags and cake toppers for my event.
I had heart palpitations ( the good kind!) when I saw the effort and sense of design and fun that went in to every little element!ac-Jane Davenport-4

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ac-Jane Davenport-3  Seriously the most delicious cupcakes ever in the universe!ac-Jane Davenport-6

What is most amazing about this adventure is that I am on it at all! How brave are American Crafts for embarking on such a journey with an artist on the other side of the planet? The answer is VERY!

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The range  contains not only
innovative art supplies
but journals,
Washi tape.


oh, and
I am addicted to these innocent seeming supplies
and to have my own?
Well, words fail me!

So I am going to give you a little sneak peek of  them…
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So I am giddy with joy and I hope you are happy too because this is great news for creative people everywhere! It really is important to hang on to your dreams and make wishes no matter how grand and impossible they may seem.
Work hard and enjoy your journey…
You just never know what wonderful events are around the corner!





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  • Maritza

    So happy for you! May this endeavor bring you as much joy as you bring to your students.

  • Kimberly Grace

    Congratulations Sweet Jane! So very happy for you! : )

  • Gaylene

    CONGRATULATIONS! Jane you are amazing artist love YOUR WORK.

  • Wendy Gibson

    I am an instructor at Michaels, here in Canada! I can only hope that we get your range in, Jane! How wonderfully amazing!!! Congratulations!!! Cant wait to try it all! Fingers crossed!!!

  • Kerrie White

    Wow, HUGE congratulations Jane. I was in the air at announcement time, flying back to Brisbane, so very excited to hear the news when we touched back down to earth.
    You work hard on making your dreams a reality, and your efforts are being rewarded and we get the benefits. Win win I reckon. Well done you, and all your team. x

  • Hannah Clark

    So awesome! Congrats! I live just down the street from Provo, and I’ve probably eaten that at that same pizza place, too. 😉 I can’t wait to start stocking up on your art supplies from Michaels–also just down the street! I’m so, so, SO happy for you, Jane!

  • Rebecca

    I’m so happy for you! I’m so happy for me! Well deserved lovely lady! I don’t normally wish for January to come since I live in NH, USA…but this is worth it!

  • Sonya Badgley

    I am over the moon happy for you, Jane!! Such an accomplishment and so deserved!! And we get to reap the benefits here in America with AAALLLLL the goodies at Michael’s in Janeuary! xo

  • Jan Kierzkowski

    Such wonderful news Jane!!! It’s one thing having the style and talent to produce such classy work but you also possess the professionalism and finesse to get it all together into a wonderful ever expanding, happy business too!hATS OFF TO YOU jANE- AND THE BEST PART YOU KEEP US LAUGHING WITH YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR!

  • Barbara Fisher

    I am so happy for you, Jane! You deserve all the blessings because you are beautiful, talented and you make everything you touch beautiful. And that includes people. And you raise others up with your knowledge, your talent for teaching and your ebullient, delicious personality. You are a light of love in the world, and an inspiration to me. Thank you.

  • Rosemary.

    Congratulations! That is awesome! Can’t wait!

  • Debra Worth

    Congratulations 🙂
    this is fantastic news and I can’t wait to try out some new goodies.
    I know they will be fabulous 🙂

  • Dina Slater

    This is such awesome news!!! There’s a Michael’s 10 minutes from my house!!! Hooray. I can’t wait!!!

  • Jill Turner

    Overjoyed for you, Jane! American Crafts are in good hands! Smart move on their part! I will miss out on you coming to Michaels as I am moving to New Zealand from the. U.S. I will have to ask my mom to stock up when she visits I guess! All the best on this new exciting adventure!

  • Aldene Nicole

    I love your art supplies and your rub ons so excited to try them all out. I have only ever used alphabet or little saying rub ons before.

  • Jean Marmo

    Congrats! That is awesome!!!

  • Gina

    Oh em gee! I am so! Happy for you, Jane.
    And I am stoked for all us creatives who have been dying to draw& paint & create with your supplies….now we can! Oh boy! Yippee! Outstanding , Jane!

  • Ann Koussa

    Omg!! That’s so exciting. I can’t wait to see all of it. Congratulations Jane!! Tell whoever is closes to you to give you a high five and a pat on the back.

  • Daisy

    That is so amazing, incredible news. you deserve the best because you are a wonderful person. Congrats!!! ♥

  • Lisa

    This is so exciting for Jane and me!!!
    I can’t wait for Jan 2017, Janes art supplies are soooo wonderful.

  • Stacy

    Yeah! I have been wanting your paints!!!

  • Roberta

    Yay!!!! Can hardly wait!

  • Barbara Turtan

    Congratulations Jane… that is very exciting news.

  • Melissa

    So excited and happy for you Jane. You are one of my favorite artists ever and I cannot wait to see all your wonderful products! ♥♥♥

  • Rae Lynn Reffruschinni

    I am so excited for you (and me)! I can’t wait to go to Michael’s when your stage comes in. Congratulations!

  • Maritza

    Love this Jane!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these goodies, LOVE the washi tape!! Congratulations!!

  • Anita tillman

    Wow wow and wow – I’m so excited for you – and so excited for ME too!!! This is just what my life journals need!!! Eek!!

  • Margo Darretta

    This is just excellent news, Jane. Congratulations!!

  • Carolyn Knick

    Oh my gosh!!! That is fantastic news and so happy for you and happy for me that I get to add all the up coming goodies to my art supplies. All I want for Christmas are Michael’s gift cards and I will be in my happy place.

  • Linda Sackin

    Oh Jane, So excited to here your wonderful supplies will be in Caligornia at my favorite store Kudos to you. Hugs

  • Cecily Cupit

    Well done Jane. Looking forward to being able to access all sorts of not-in-Australia goodies.
    Also hoping this new venture still allows you to play with your art supplies

  • Annie Chermak

    Truly the coolest announcement ever!!!! I’m so excited to see this line cuz your creativity and taste in art-making materials is amazing and spot-on! Congrats! Now I’m impatiently waiting . . . sigh!!!!

  • Connie Hatch

    OH WOW!!! … So excited now! … Congratulations Jane …. Are the goodies going to be available for us Aussie Jane Stalkers ? …. 🙂

  • Bridget

    I have a Michael’s less than 5 minutes from my home. I will be to support the line VERY well so they keep adding on! Oh I am soooo very excited!

  • Kim

    Congratulations Jane! This is such exciting news. My rainbowitis can’t wait until Janeuary. <3 xxx

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