Fancyville

Fancyville


  There’s a lot of animal lovers out there, but Donna from Animal Fancy goes above and beyond to turn our favorite critters into whimsical characters.


  While I tend to collect dead animals in jars, I am an animal lover at heart, and love their company day to day. I level with them well, and I’d even go as far as saying I may have been a dog in a past life, because I’m curious, loyal, and love having my head rubbed. (Maybe I got promoted to human for being a “good boy”).



  While I tend to collect dead animals in jars, I am an animal lover at heart, and love their company day to day. I level with them well, and I’d even go as far as saying I may have been a dog in a past life, because I’m curious, loyal, and love having my head rubbed. (Maybe I got promoted to human for being a “good boy”).

  With that being said, it’s every animal lovers worst fear that one day our furry friend will leave us, but that doesn’t mean we forget about them. Ever.

  Donna found herself faced with the heart-breaking dilemma of loosing her furry friend, and unable to replace that friend, she soon found her way into paying tribute by creating something absolutely amazing; the whimsical world of Fancyville.


 This whimsical world is an eternally happy place; an animal sanctuary. Each critter to inhabit this magical community is an anthropomorphic animal with class, style, personality, and a unique story.



    Like Bern here, whose life story is quite a tail (get it?).


  Bern is a skilled mountain dog living atop the Dogskill Mountains. With his acquired knowledge of natural remedies, he created his own burn ointment, which is so effective that when applied burns heal in mere seconds. Soon, he founded his own company, “Burn-Ease, Inc.”, and became well-known for his creation. He was so well-known he became fondly referred to as “Bern, the Burn-Ease Mountain Dog”.


  Because of his stature among the inhabitants of Fancyville, humans decided that a breed of dog be named after him; the Bernese Mountain Dog.


    Like Bern here, whose life story is quite a tail (get it?).


  Bern is a skilled mountain dog living atop the Dogskill Mountains. With his acquired knowledge of natural remedies, he crafted his own burn ointment, which is so effective that when applied burns heal in mere seconds. Soon, he founded his own company, “Burn-Ease, Inc.”, and became well-known for his creation. He was so well-known he became fondly referred to as “Bern, the Burn-Ease Mountain Dog”.


  Because of his stature among the inhabitants of Fancyville, humans decided that a breed of dog be named after him; the Bernese Mountain Dog.



  Of course, for every dog lover there is an equally emphatic cat lover, and Fancyville has some of the finest felines you’ve ever seen.





  Of course, for every dog lover there is an equally emphatic cat lover, and Fancyville has some of the finest felines you’ve ever seen.


  For instance, Paris, who is named after the place of her birth, but now resides in the land of Fancyville.


  Growing up as an orphan, Paris understands how it feels to be less fortunate. After growing from a wee kitten to a full-bodied feline, she began spending her days volunteering and raising funds for abandoned kittens and pups. She also plans events, such as her yearly “20 Mile Catwalk for the Cause”.


  Similar to Paris, Fancyville’s creator Donna also enjoys helping less fortunate animals. She has been involved in rescue, rehabilitation, and activist work for many years, and uses a portion of her proceeds to support animals in desperate need of help.





  Not only do those funds assist domestic animals, but farm and wild animals as well.



  Even animals like “Jane Eare” the jackrabbit.



  Jane Eare is a strong and individualistic rabbit, who is not fearful of the trials of life. She empowers feminine strength, overcoming all obstacles that come her way. Having overcome many challenges, she is considered a respected role model for young females across the land of Fancyville.


  Not only do those funds assist domestic animals, but farm and wild animals as well.


  Even animals like “Jane Eare” the jackrabbit.



  Jane Eare is a strong and individualistic rabbit, who is not fearful of the trials of life. She empowers feminine strength, overcoming all obstacles that come her way. Having overcome many challenges, she is considered a respected role model for young females across the land of Fancyville.


  With characters as grand as these, it’s no surprise I was drawn into Donna’s shop. Her imaginative storytelling brings each of these wonderful critters into a new light. As much as I love the fantastical fables behind the lone characters, I was most intrigued by a collage of animals having a good old fashioned party.

  With characters as grand as these, it’s no surprise I was drawn into Donna’s shop. Her imaginative storytelling brings each of these wonderful critters into a new light. As much as I love the fantastical fables behind the lone characters, I was most intrigued by a collage of animals having a good old fashioned party.


(I can’t help but think these animals are partying because the Aflac duck holding the champagne bottle just got them a great deal on insurance.)


  Whether crafting a play on words, characterizing morals, or just having fun, Donna creates wonderfully imaginative works. Each of her pieces gave me a chuckle, and had me dreaming about my furry friends that have passed. (R.I.P. Twitch the rat.)

  In knowing that some of the proceeds go towards helping animals, I will surely be grabbing a few prints myself!


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