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 | Dedicated to Land & Water Protectors

Podcast transcript below [Opening & Intro Music] Niyawe! Thank you for checking out the Shawnee Rising Podcast and tuning in to the last episode of season 2. This has been a pretty good season. A lot of things happened during this season and I only hope things keep getting better. I feel like I’m starting…… Continue reading Podcast | Dedicated to Land & Water Protectors

Podcast | Remains of 215 First Nations Children Found

(Podcast Transcription Below) [Opening & Intro Music] Niyawe! Thank you for checking out the Shawnee Rising Podcast. If you missed it, I had some new artwork drop in my Online Studio at shawneerisingstudios.com. Go check it out. In this short episode, I just wanna talk about something for a bit. There was some sad news…… Continue reading Podcast | Remains of 215 First Nations Children Found

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

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…… Continue reading Thank you for your continued support!

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!

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,…… Continue reading February is Coming Up Fast!

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. I…… Continue reading Patreon – Supporting Artist and Creators

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…… Continue reading My Online Shop Grand Opening…Again!

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…… Continue reading Changes Are Happening!

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…… Continue reading Nature Strikes in the Middle of the Night!

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. Who am I? My name…… Continue reading Get To Know Me Better!

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,…… Continue reading Video Blog??

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!