Anna Danielle – Artist & Designer.
Studying printed textiles at Winchester School of Art, back in a decade that now requires much scrolling to reach the correct tick box. Anna’s final degree project featured cows. Lots and lots of cows. Each student was required to have a quote or sentence that best described their work. Anna’s artwork has always been animal based, simple and full of gentle humour. Consequently, being in a bovine frame of mind she chose the line from the Over the Moon nursery rhyme “the little dog laughed to see such fun”.
As a result, this later became her final choice of company name which then led directly to her next subject matter. Scruffy Mutts. And she has been here pretty much ever since!
It was during the second second year of her degree that Anna Danielle had her first experience of designing greeting cards. That was her eureka moment. Almost twenty years on she is still creating cards and gifts inspired by her love of all things four legged and furry. Anna primarily works with watercolour and pen and gets much of her inspiration from the photos and anecdotes loyal Little Dog followers send to her via email or her Facebook page.
Recently her artwork has evolved to include the AppleMac as part of her artistic process. By combining her watercolour sketches with flat computer generated colour backgrounds, her digs&manor collection has given Anna’s artwork a new lease of life and gained her many new fans.
Click here if you’d like to follow Anna Danielle’s Facebook page. The Little Dog
Behind the scenes
A mother to four boys Anna divides her time between her art board, the AppleMac and the washing machine. Life really is very glamorous. When she’s not picking up dirty washing and feeding her hungry hoard, Anna’s indulgences include reading, writing, sewing, radio 4, interior design, photography and walking her two Rommie rescue boys Mac & Rue. She considers herself ridiculously lucky to be able to combine all her passions into her day job and do something she has always loved for a living.
Other Creations By Anna Danielle
As well as drawing dogs & cats Anna drew on her experience as a new mum to create a baby gift range based around a rabbit. Rufus Rabbit that is. Now entering his 6th year, Rufus has firmly established himself within the UK baby gift market as a funny bunny with beautiful packaging and lovely baby products. If you’d like discover more about Rufus Rabbit click on this link. Rufus Rabbit
And then of course there is Douglas The Boy Wonder but that’s a whole other story! Read more here.