Changes Are Happening!

Changes are happening all over the site, starting with the addition of my shop page with sub-menu links to my off-site shops like Threadless and Society6. The only products that have been added are my books, located on lulu.com, and will be all you see for the time being until I begin creating and posting…

Everything is on Hold

As of right now, everything is on hold. I haven’t had the money to fix my computer or buy a new one. We’re in the process of getting things ready to move out of our current home in the near future and I’ve put all of my craft work on hold. To be honest, I…

Struggling To Find A Way

As October closes in and things keep falling apart, I’m struggling to find a way to continue with my plan to open my online shop. I got the power supply needed to fix my computer but another issue has reared its ugly head; a few capacitors on the motherboard seem to have blown, which leaves…

Nature Strikes in the Middle of the Night!

There’s nothing like a huge explosion jolting you awake at 2 in the morning when nature strikes. In that state, your not truly aware of what’s going on and there’s a million things rushing through your mind in that split second; bomb, car crash, gas line… But the first thing I did was rush into…

Get To Know Me Better!

Hiteto, hakehowase lisimimo!Hello, how are you doing?Welcome back to Shawnee Rising Studios! I’m still getting things set up for my grand opening in October, and I thought I would share a little more about who I am and what I’m looking to get out of my blog and online store.

Still Figuring Things Out

How’s it going…? I hope everyone has had an awesome week/weekend. I haven’t written anything in a little while so I thought I would give a little update. Handcrafts & Artwork I’m still handcrafting my earrings and necklaces and they’ve been flying off the shelves! So, I can’t thank those who bought one enough for…

Video Blog??

In recent months I’ve contemplated starting a vlog, or video blog, on YouTube. It’s something I’ve been interested in doing for a while, but my anxiety seems to always get the best of me. I can come up with a million ways why I shouldn’t do it or why it wouldn’t be beneficial to anyone,…

Stickers Available on Threadless

STICKERS! Stickers now available on my Threadless shop! Stick it on your laptop, notebook, backpack, whatever you want! I’ll try to keep you all updated as new products become available. Thanks for stopping by! Link it, share it, tweet it, shout it out! Anything helps. Neyiwa, Michael Daugherty Shawnee Rising Studios   Check out my…

Threadless: New Pillows!

Always trying to update my Threadless shop with new products, so if you’re looking for some one-of-a-kind pillows, my shop is the place to go for some awesome designs. I’m always adding to the shop, so keep checking back for brand new designs and products. More pillow designs are in the process of being made,…

New Online Store @ Threadless

Hiteto! Hello! I’ve been working on some new designs and artwork for a new shop that I’ve opened up on Threadless.com. Some of the designs can be found on Society6 and Redbubble, but I am creating some artwork and designs that can only be found on threadless. I hope you check it out and share…

Off To School!

For most parents, their kids are heading back to school. But in about a week or so our little boy, Eli, will be heading off to school to attend his very first day. We’re both excited and scared, wondering how he will do without us around and surrounded by new people. We also worry about…

Artist Area: My Dream Studio

Getting to know a little about who I am and what I look for in an artist studio…     When I think of the studio that I want the most, I see a lot of space. I love space. Big room. High ceilings. Even a loft to look out over my studio from while…

Focusing on A Healthy Life

There’s nothing I want more than to always be here for my son. As an artist, I sit on my butt a lot and I usually don’t like moving from my chair, especially when I have ideas flowing. But I have constant problems with lower back pain, and I know without a doubt that it’s…

What I’m Up To

Not a whole lot has changed really. Just cruising through life the best that I know how. I’m still writing and drawing on my books, and I’m still creating artwork for my online stores, though I haven’t posted any new art yet. I’ve been busy with work and trying to save some money to buy…

Art Materials — My Go-To Painting Tools

ACRYLIC PAINTING Painting is something I’ve been teaching myself over the last few years and am just now really starting to get a hang of. I’m still searching for my own style and voice. Up until I started painting my go-to medium was pencil and paper, then later came painting with acrylics and watercolors, and…

Art Materials — My Go-To Drawing Tools

I know a lot of people have a hard time deciding on which art supplies to use for drawing, thinking they need the most expensive supplies out there. But, in reality, all you need is a yellow #2 pencil (mine are black), a good eraser, and some paper. But most of the time my artwork…

Pencil Drawing Made Easy! (Review)

I thought I would do a mini review of something I’ve seen lately. It’s really cool and I thought a lot of people would like it. I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my drawing skills. I do this by hunting around the Internet to see if I can find new tutorials. Yesterday…

Read This! But Not Really.

Anxiety. I hate it. There’s nothing I hate more about myself than fearing things. Mainly people. You know that jittery feeling when you’ve had too much caffeine, or you’re walking down the hallway to your first job interview? Yeah, that feeling. That’s the feeling I have when I meet new people, or I have to…