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Resolutions or No Resolutions?

I have never been good at keeping new years resolutions. For as long as I can remember making them, I’ve never followed through with one. Too many things happen in a year that change my plans and I end up going in a different direction or I just don’t do it.

But, as the holidays come to a close and a new year is just around the corner, I find myself thinking about the things I hope to accomplish in the year 2020. So, do I make resolutions?

I don’t think I will.

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Happy Holidays and an A Short Update

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season! I just wanted to give an update on what’s going on in the world of Shawnee Rising Studios.

We finally got moved and are still getting things situated, but it’s good to be out of the small home we were in.

As an early Christmas present, I was able to get a pretty decent laptop to begin updating my blog and start working on my artwork again as a lot of my artwork is digital, and I’m ready to begin working on my books again. I hope to be writing in the blog a little more from now on as well.

The only downfall right now is internet service. Many internet providers don’t support where we live, but right now my mobile hot spot does the trick.

Fortunately, there’s plenty of room in the new house that I can set up a work area to begin working on my jewelry again. I can’t wait to finally be able to open up my online shop. But I’ve some work to do still.

Hopefully, nature doesn’t strike me down this time.

It was a small update, but I hope to have more in the next few months as we settle down and get things moving again.

As always, you can stay in touch through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or you can just fill out the form on the Contact page.

Until next time…

NEYIWA! Thank You!

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

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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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New Project!

In the last few days, I’ve been finding amazing wire jewelry through Instagram and I found myself dying to create something with wires. I have never really tried, though it’s always been something I’ve wanted to try.

I have always seen amazing wire jewelry at powwows growing up and even watched one artist create a beautiful earring using only wires. That was my first experience with wire jewelry.

It stuck with me ever since.

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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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I Failed!

Yep! That’s right. I’m a failure…

There are so many things I wanted to complete by the end of 2018 and I didn’t finish any of them!

Resolutions for 2018:

  • Lose weight
    • This has been a complete failure every year. I make it a habit to tell myself that I’m going to lose weight by the end of the year and it never works out.
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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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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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3 How-Tos That Will Turn Your Doodles Into Masterpieces!

People love to draw, whether it’s a large masterpiece or a small doodle in the corner of their homework.

But could you imagine, in the corner of your homework, was a doodle masterpiece?

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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 caused from sitting on my butt all day long.

So, my wife and I have been looking for an easy diet and exercise program or book that would help get our lives on track to a healthier life, and there’s one book that helped tremendously. Continue reading Focusing on A Healthy Life

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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