How I got my nickname.

The delightful Cherie Haas is the new Online Editor at Cloth Paper Scissors and Artists Network.  She wrote a fun piece on how I got my nickname, Danger. Here is an excerpt:

” And so when I learn that someone has “Danger” as a middle name, even if it’s a nickname, I have to ask why, especially when that someone is a gentle, ladybug-loving, journaling artist like Jane Davenport (as opposed to a high-risk stuntman). Her answer was every bit as interesting as I hoped, as you’ll see here:

“‘Danger’ was bestowed upon me during a workshop trip to Portugal with Teesha and Tracy Moore,” says Davenport. “There are a couple of different versions to the story (that’s how you know it’s a good story, right?! [Click here to Tweet this!]), but the way I remember it is that someone facetiously asked if I was famous, so I cheekily answered, ‘That’s just my middle name; Danger is my first name.’ Tracy picked up on it straight away, and the name stuck and has been with me ever since. I love being called Danger as it always makes me remember that trip and has me smiling!

“My online students will tell you the Danger part comes out around art supplies—I’m a self-declared art supply addict and that’s a very contagious condition! I have an insatiable curiosity with trying every art supply and then pushing them to their limits, just to see what they can do and what they’ll mix with.

“But then my Escape Artist Retreat attendees would tell you the Danger part comes out when I push them into their own unchartered creative territory. I feel workshops are the perfect place to help artists stretch their boundaries because your mentor is right there to lean on. I love going to workshops myself, as they allow you to momentarily step into another artist’s shoes.”

How fun is that? I love that Jane had not just one, but three stories about her nickname…”

For the full article, click here

For all the lovely things I have created with Cloth Paper Scissors: click here

P.s. I just saw the cover layout for the May Art Lessons issue…oh lordy… it’s beautiful! only 15 days to wait for it! In the meantime you can join my Art Lessons Facebook Group and make sure you have all the Art Lessons so far. Details are here

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If we haven’t met yet, I’m Jane Davenport! I’m a professional artist, art workshop teacher, 5x bestselling author, art supply creator and self-diagnosed art supply addict!

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