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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!

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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!

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

Neyiwa,

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Shawnee Rising Studios

 



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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.

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More pillow designs are in the process of being made, so check back often if you’re looking for something specific, or just let me know what you’re looking for and maybe I can help you find what you’re looking for.

Thank for stopping by, and head on over the contact page for any questions, comments, or just to say hello!

Neyiwa,

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Shawnee Rising Studios

 



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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.

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I hope you check it out and share it around. All designs are original. Hit me up on Facebook or through the contact page here on the blog and let me know what you think or if you have any questions and/or comments about anything.

 

Neyiwa,

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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 how he will develop and grow. If he will be able to learn as well as the other children.

So, I am looking into different home-based learning materials to be able to teach him some basic concepts and keep his mind stimulated. Continue reading Off To School!

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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 sipping on my $8 dollar La Moneda Reserva Malbec (you should try it)… Continue reading Artist Area: My Dream Studio

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Google G Suite

Hey! I hope you’re having a good weekend and living it up before you head back to work.

Once again, I find myself still awake late into the night. I’ve been surfing the interwebs and found something that’s pretty cool, especially if you own a business of any size.

If I had a bigger business it’s something I would definitely get, because I use Google for just about everything.

It’s called G Suite by Google Cloud, and it allows businesses of any size to simplify their work and get things done by allowing these businesses to enhance their productivity, allowing greater innovation, and offers greater economic benefits compared to other solutions. Continue reading Google G Suite

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Tech Saturday! Or Something Like That…

So, I got bored in the middle of the night and decided to throw a random piece of tech out there and tell you a little bit about it.

I found this particular piece interesting, and it looked like something I would buy, especially if I decided to take my family to the park for a picnic or went fishing for a few hours and needed something more than the speaker on my phone.

It has good range and amazing battery life. Check it out… Continue reading Tech Saturday! Or Something Like That…

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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 speak or stand in front of people, or even when my name is called out loud in a group of people.

My heart sinks into the pit of my gut and I start sweating. My muscles tense up and my heart begins its all-out assault against the inside of my chest. Continue reading Read This! But Not Really.