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Thank you for your continued support!

Online Studio

There’s been a lot going on in the last few weeks with historic winter weather hitting across the country. I just wanted to say thank you for your continued support, even during tough times for all of us! Though it was rough, I managed to get out and ship my very first package from an online order before weather got horrendous.

It’s been very exciting to be able to make something and instantly put it in my Online Studio. It’s feels amazing, actually!

Thought it may not seem like I haven’t posted new things lately, it’s because I like to get a few things made and then post multiple items at once. I have a few painting ready and soon I will start on a whole new batch of earrings.

As of right now, that’s about all I can do. Custom work won’t begin until I start making money and start saving for materials. I will, however, start on some sterling silver pendants here pretty soon. I have a couple ideas in mind for some sterling silver feathers with some precious stones embedded. I think they’ll look amazing and I can’t wait for you to see them!

Podcast

The Shawnee Rising Podcast has reached the end of season one! It’s been fun and I can’t wait to start on season two in a couple weeks.

To be honest, I’m not sure what will change in season two. I have some things in mind to change things up a bit, but I’m not sure how they will go. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

Supporting Shawnee Rising Studios

Again, your support means the world to me and I can’t express how grateful I am. I would have quit a long time ago if I didn’t have amazingly awesome supporters behind me!

Here’s a few more ways to support me if you don’t want to purchase from my shop. You can also support by sharing any of my work or blog posts. Share my Patreon page, my Buy Me a Coffee page, and my website! There’s always ways to support your favorite artist or creator other than monetarily.

So, why ask for money if you just need to share some stuff? Well, it’s simply how I get paid. I’m looking to make my side hobby my full-time job, which means making money in order to buy and restock supplies and upgrade my equipment to better serve those who support me and for future customers, which usually means having multiple streams of income; Patreon, Buy Me a Coffee, my Online Studio, etc.

Patreon

Head over to my Patreon page and pledge to become a member for as little as $1 a month! But if you pledge in the higher tiers ($10 and $25) you will receive a free gift 3 months after you sign up, and then 3 months afterward for a whole year, unless you cancel in that time. But, you can cancel at any time with no worries!

Become a Patron!

Buy Me a Coffee

If you don’t want to pledge monthly, then you can just buy me a coffee. No joke! Buy Me a Coffee is a simple, easy, and awesome way to support the creators that you believe in with donations, or buying them a coffee! What’s more is that you don’t even have to leave my website to donate, or buy me a coffee. Just look for the coffee cup at the bottom of the page and buy me a coffee, or ten, if ya want! It’s completely up to you.

Buy Me a Coffee has a membership option as well if you just don’t want to mess with Patreon, but you will miss out on all of the perks. But you’ll receive member-only posts when I post on my page. Some people just want to support the artists they love without looking for the perks. If that’s you, then go on ahead and buy me some coffee…I LOVE coffee!

Buy Me A Coffee

Conclusion

Believe me, it took me a very long time to get to where I could ask for money, even when selling my work in person. If I could, I would love to be able to make things and just give them away, and to be quite honest, it should be that way.

Unfortunately, that’s not how things work. It’s sad, but true. I wish we, as human beings, didn’t have to rely on a little piece of paper to live and breath. It still makes me uncomfortable to post about supporting what I do in my blogs and podcast.

But, this is what I want to do with my life full-time and it’s because of amazingly awesome people out there that believe in what I do that keep me going.

The awesome comments, compliments, and continued support are far more precious to me than money ever will.

I am forever grateful.

Niyawe! Thank you!

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

You can catch up with me on my Facebook page Shawnee Rising StudiosTwitter, Instagram, TikTok, or contact me using the form on the Contact page.


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Welcome to the Studio!

ONLINE STUDIO NOW OPEN!

The Shawnee Rising Studios online shop is now OPEN and ready for business!

Head over and check out original paintings and earrings, with even more items still to come! New items will be uploaded as soon as they’re finished and prepared. So check back regularly!

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February is Coming Up Fast!

Online Studio Update

February 1st is coming up fast and I am looking forward to dropping some artwork into the Online Studio. I have six paintings that are ready to go and I’m in the process of making some earrings. I have some bracelets and a few more items ready to drop as well.

Also, in addition to canvas paintings, I will be creating my own paper and using it for various mediums: acrylic, water color, graphite, mixed media, and whatever else I can find to sling on it. I think making my own paper will make the piece that much more unique and personal. It also allows me to recycle old paper into something useful.

I’ll be recording my process of making my own paper in a future YouTube vlog, so keep a look out for the notification on the socials for when it drops.

Support Shawnee Rising Studios

I’ve mentioned it before, but if you want monthly shop discounts and want to see some exclusive content, like a behind the scenes look into my studio or what I’m working on, then become a patron, a subscribed member of my Patreon. Your monthly contributions help keep me doing what I love and they also help me upgrade my art supplies and equipment, which means higher quality content.

I currently have four tiers: $1, $5, $10, and $25. The higher tiers, 10 and 25 dollars, receive a free gift 3 months after they sign up and then every 3 months afterward, for a whole year! Just a way of saying thanks for the awesome support.

So, if you’re ready…

Become a Patron!

If, for any reason, you can’t afford a monthly subscription to Patreon, there is another option. You can buy me a coffee…for real! Buy Me a Coffee is a simple, easy, and awesome way to support the creators you believe in by donations, or buying them a coffee!

On my page, you can donate, or buy me a coffee, for as little as $2, or however much you want. Also, if you don’t care to hassle with Patreon, you can become a monthly or annual subscriber on Buy Me a Coffee as well, but without all the perks that you get on Patreon. It’s simple and easy.

You can find the Buy Me a Coffee button at the bottom of the screen and support me without ever leaving my site! Just look for the coffee cup.

Or, you can click the button below and go straight to the website…

Buy Me A Coffee

Any amount, no matter how small, is appreciated more than I could express!

Shawnee Rising Podcast

My podcast is till running! I’ve recorded and published 7 episodes at the time of writing this, and this season will only have 10 episodes. I’m still new to this podcast thing, and definitely new to talking a lot, but everything is going good and I’m having a lot of fun doing podcasts.

So, just know that your contributions from Patreon and/or Buy Me a Coffee goes toward the Shawnee Rising Podcast as well. For the free version of PodBean, the podcast platform I am using, they only allow 5 hours of record time before I have to upgrade to a paid version.

I’m almost out of time…!

It’s not very much, but subscriptions start to add up when you’re running a website that require other subscriptions.

If you listen to my podcast, niyawe! thank you! If not, then that’s ok, too? But if you’re curious, go ahead and take a listen.

Let me know what you think!

Random Thoughts…

Everything that I’m doing is out of my comfort zone. Patreon, Buy Me a Coffee, selling my artwork…it’s all actually really hard for me to do. I have a hard time asking for money, even when selling a piece of work. I understand that to make a profit and a living income I will have to ask uncomfortable prices for my work. But, I think if I can get higher quality equipment and supplies, I feel like that the content and creations will be worth the price, because I fight internally with believing that my work is even worth anything to anybody.

I know everyone struggles with this issue. I know it will always feel like my work isn’t good enough. I just want to thank those who have been sticking by me, believing in me, and supporting me. There are still a lot of things I have planned for my future, ideas I hope will become reality someday.

With the help and support from family, friends, and even strangers, I believe I will achieve those goals.

Salanoki Kenole. Niyawe!

Michael Daugherty
Shawnee Rising Studios

You can catch up with me on my Facebook page Shawnee Rising StudiosTwitter, Instagram, TikTok, or contact me using the form on the Contact page.

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My Online Shop Grand Opening…Again!

Online Shop

In February, 2021, I will be posting all of my artwork into my online shop for my grand (re)opening.

Why February and not January? I keep finding more things that I need, like having boxes for shipping. Pretty important! I’m going to do it, no matter the circumstances. I’ve grown tired of waiting around. As long as I have the basic items necessary to ship packages, I’m going to do it this time!

So, in February, everything’s up for grabs!

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