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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!

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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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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!

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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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Patreon – Supporting Artist and Creators

Patreon is a funding platform that allows people to support their favorite artists and creators with recurring payments. In return, the creator gives out benefits to their patrons for their gracious support.

I posted about Buy Me a Coffee in the last blog update, and I wanted to mention Patreon on here as well.

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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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Changes Are Happening!

Changes are happening all over the site, starting with the addition of my shop page with sub-menu links to my off-site shops like Threadless and Society6. The only products that have been added are my books, located on lulu.com, and will be all you see for the time being until I begin creating and posting works to the shop.

It’s happening, folks! Everything is finally coming together and my shop is beginning to take shape.

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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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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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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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Michael Daugherty
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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Shawnee Rising Studios

 



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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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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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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 more art supplies, which is really hard nowadays it seems like.

I’ve been struggling with the decision to give up art for while in order to get things lined back up and save some cash. I don’t buy a whole of materials and what I do buy goes quickly, especially when my ideas are coming faster than I can get them onto a canvas or into Photoshop. Continue reading What I’m Up To

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New Online Store!

Hiteto! Nehowaselap’wi yanoli! 
(HahTeeToh! NeeHohWehSeeLehP’Wah YehNohLah!)
Hello! Happy to see you!

Redbubble is a new online store that I’ve opened up to sell my artwork. It’s very similar to Society6 in that my art can be put on various products that the site sells; apparel, device cases, stickers, wall art, home decor, stationery, bags, and gifts.

As of right now, my Redbubble online store is empty until I can start populating the site with my artwork. It will take some time, but keep a lookout for my art to start popping up.

It’s an extra site to get my art out into the world!

I’m also looking into Etsy for selling some of my canvas pieces, but I’m not sure yet. So, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me through email or social, which can be found on my CONTACT page.

Neyiwa! S’kitinoke kaniks’kola!
(NeeYahWeh! S’KahTahNohKee KehNahkS’KohLeh!)
Thank you! I hope to see you again!

 

Check out my stores by clicking on the links below…and SHARE!

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Punk Native Sketchbook!

As someone who is constantly buying sketchbooks, I figured it would be pretty cool to have a custom made sketchbook of my own. It is for sale ONLY on lulu.com for $11.99. It is 150 pages with a spiral coil binding for easy use. As I’m writing this, mine is in the mail and on its way! I hope it turns out pretty good and I can keep coming back and ordering me one when I need a replacement.

Check it out HERE!