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Happy New Year! Shawnee Rising Studios is Closing!

Shawnee Rising Studios closing its digital doors on February 1, 2022. 😢

I have made the extremely hard decision to close my Online Studio for an undetermined amount of time.

I want to thank everyone for the amazing support, encouragement, and motivation to chase a dream that I’ve had for so, so long.

At this time, there are no plans to continue making earrings, paintings, or podcasts as I focus entirely on work and my financial responsibilities at home.

I don’t know when I will continue this venture of being a full-time Shawnee artist, but as of right now it’s not financially viable.

For the month of January, enjoy 50% OFF on what’s left in my Online Studio as I get ready to close on this amazing journey!

For those who are patrons on my Patreon, I will send the notification out before I shut things down and give you an official date. Your support has meant everything to me and, hopefully, I can pick things up again in the future and gain your support again and come back stronger than before. But I don’t know when that will be.

I’ll talk more about everything in another post as to why I came to this decision.

Until then, have a happy New Year!

NIYÂWE, CÂKIWIYÊFA! (Thank you, everyone!)

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

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I Have to Head Back to Move Forward…

So, I’m looking for a part-time job in order to bring in some more money so that my wife and I can start saving for our workshop.

A while back, my wife and I bought a large shed that we were going to convert into a tiny house, but circumstances changed and we were unable to start working on it. So, after I quit my job and began working on my art full-time, we decided that we could turn all or part of the shed into a workshop so that we could expand our workspace and get out of our bedroom.

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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 don’t know when I will be able to begin making things again. Things have been rough the last few weeks and we’re doing what we can to stay afloat.

I can’t wait to until things are back to normal.

Anyways, I probably won’t be posting as much until I can begin focusing on the blog again, which I hope is very soon. I’m sure I will post here and there but they will be small posts as they will be from my phone.

Stop in a say hi if ya want…hit me up on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or just head over to my contact page.

My plans got smashed by a single bolt of lightning.

Maybe it just wasn’t time yet.

Until then…

NEYIWA! Thank You!

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

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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 me with a few options: fix it myself, take it to someone, or just buy a new one.

Either way I don’t have the money for it and, sadly, I don’t think I will have it going by October.

In the meantime, I’m continuing my beading and jewelry making on the side until I can get my computer up and running. However, I’m going to wait until closer to October to decide if I want to change the date. I want to hold off as long as I can in case I get things working again. I’m hoping to at least have things running before the end of the year.

The universe is putting a lot of pressure on my family right now, and though I don’t understand why, I’m going to try as hard as I can to keep my head up. I know that we will overcome it.

But dang, universe…!

As always, thanks for checking out the blog and I hope things will get straightened out and I can stop whining about it. I just needed to vent a little and writing makes me feel better.

Catch up with me on Facebook, Instagram, or the form on the contact page.

NEYIWA! Thank you!

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios


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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 the living room where Eli was sleeping to make sure he was OK.

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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.

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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 the support. Now, I’m trying to get inventory up for powwow time…

Though the earrings aren’t available online yet, they will be soon I hope. I’ve been looking around at different eCommerce sights, and even thinking of just selling from Facebook.

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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, but I’ve made a promise to myself to face my fears and to do the things that I’ve been too afraid to do, and if I’m being honest, it scares the hell out of me.

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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!

Stickers

Link it, share it, tweet it, shout it out! Anything helps.

Neyiwa,

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Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

 



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