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…… Continue reading Happy New Year! Shawnee Rising Studios is Closing!

Part-Time Job & Artist’s Apprehension

Part-Time Job I finally got a part-time job after searching for a few weeks. I start in a couple of days. I can’t say that I’m excited as I hoped to have more time to work on my own business here at home. But we need more money coming in and we have projects that…… Continue reading Part-Time Job & Artist’s Apprehension

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…… Continue reading I Have to Head Back to Move Forward…

Update on Shawnee Rising Studios!

I just wanted to give a little update on Shawnee Rising Studios! It’s been a while since I’ve written in the blog or posted a podcast and I just thought it was time to give an update on why. So, I quit my job back in March and I had these huge plans to build…… Continue reading Update on Shawnee Rising Studios!

Shawnee Rising Podcast Break Extended

Hato, niwikana! Hello, my friends! As I work on marketing my artwork and Online Studio, I am going to extend my break from the podcast for another week or so. I need to think about getting more earrings and paintings made, while also helping around the house and getting things fixed up. In the meantime,…… Continue reading Shawnee Rising Podcast Break Extended

Podcast | Reading Some Poetry!

Hato, niwikanaki noki niteleniwemaki. Hakowisilasamamopwa! Michael Daugherty nitesifo. Neosho, MO wayecinocipiya noki sawanwa nela!Hello, my friends and my relatives. How are you all doing? My names Michael Daugherty. I’m from Neosho, MO and I am Shawnee! You can find Shawnee Rising Podcast on your favorite podcast app, or just about anywhere podcasts are available. Just…… Continue reading Podcast | Reading Some Poetry!

Changes and A Few Small Upgrades

Hato, niwikana! Hello, my friends! I just wanted to give you some news on some changes and a few small upgrades happening here at Shawnee Rising Studios. To help support Shawnee Rising Studios, you can become a member of my Patreon with a monthly contribution starting at just $1 a month! You can upgrade or…… Continue reading Changes and A Few Small Upgrades

One Week Open and Looking to the Future!

One week in and I have received such awesome feedback and compliments on the shop and art pieces. I want to thank everybody for such kind words. There’s not a lot right now, but there’s more still to come! Online Studio Plans Like I said in the last post, there are plans to bring soaps…… Continue reading One Week Open and Looking to the Future!

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 weightThis has been a complete failure every year. I make it a habit to tell myself that I’m going to lose weight by the…… Continue reading I Failed!

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…… Continue reading Stickers Available on Threadless

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,…… Continue reading Threadless: New Pillows!

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…… Continue reading New Online Store @ Threadless

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…… Continue reading Off To School!

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…… Continue reading Artist Area: My Dream Studio

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…… Continue reading Focusing on A Healthy Life

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…… Continue reading Google G Suite

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…… Continue reading Tech Saturday! Or Something Like That…

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…… Continue reading What I’m Up To

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…… Continue reading Read This! But Not Really.