Since Shawnee Rising Studios became my blog site, it’s been difficult keeping up with the blogs I put out.
I’m going to do my best to keep everyone who’s interested up to date on my new online shop Daugherty’s Homemade as well as random life stuff.
As of right now, the new shop is still in the design/editing phase. Getting all the back-end stuff situated and connected to their proper services.
Nothing has really changed as to what I will put in the shop. Paintings, earrings, little jewelry pieces. We hope to start making some soap at some point, but we just can’t seem to find the right time to start. We just don’t have a good spot to do it in. We really need a workshop.
As I said in the last blog, I’m taking things a lot slower this time instead of just jumping in and opening things up without a real plan. Not saying Shawnee Rising Studios did bad, but it was very rushed.
Not this time…
This time I will check and double check everything. I’m in no rush to open up. But I did give out a link for donations to help with paying for services and saving for supplies. If you wish to donate, we would be forever grateful. Anything helps and any amount will be appreciated.
Since we’re on the subject of stories, I think I’m finally going to start working on more children’s books, as well as the novel I’ve put aside for the last six months or so.
I have to keep reminding myself that stories and storytellers are an important part of any culture. Not just Native culture, but all cultures. It’s how we spread our knowledge to the next generation.
Stories are an important part of survival. Without sharing the stories that were passed down to us, they die. When the stories die, so do the teachings.
It’s those teachings that remind us who we are and who we’ll be going forward.
That’s why it’s time to start writing again on a more consistent schedule. I have ideas and stories galore living rent-free in my head and I think it’s time to start getting them down on paper–or computer.
I’ve read my children’s books to children and even given hundreds away at a powwow. I may not be a famous person, but those events can make a person feel known, or at least appreciated in a small way.
I think those are what’s been igniting this fire to once again to start writing.
If you would like to purchase my children’s books, you can find the links in the Books tab in the menu, or you can head to my Lulu spotlight page using the button below.
It’s time to start telling stories…
Niyâwe! Thank you!