I'm having SO MUCH fun with scratchboard lately!
The piece above is finished and prints are available for sale. "Red Panda" is part of my series "Faces I will Never See", which focuses on creatures that are critically endangered and/or live in remote areas of the planet that I will never be able to visit.
Happy New Year!
Wow! I'm super excited to see what this year will bring!
Emma and I finished out 2017 with a string of art shows from mid-October until our last show December 22nd! Phheeeww!
Although it was busy and a lot of work, we really enjoy shows, and met a lot of lovely people in the process!
We had an end of year flurry of commissions - pet portraits in both "Classic" and "Digital" styles for me, and a large painting of a monarch butterfly for Emma.
We love doing custom work and the messages after the holidays as people were gifted their art, are really heartwarming.
THANK YOU! for entrusting us with your custom visions - we are always excited and honored to create art specifically for you...
This week has been a time to regroup, take a deep breath, and start planning the next year.
We both have several ATC series available by subscription through Patreon, including some new ones; Emma's Flower Queen Bunnies, Shelly's Tree Spirits, and a Farmed Animals series that would feature work by both of us.
The popular "Digital Dogs" and "Digital Cats" will continue with new and interesting faces this year as well.
I have 16 people signed up and taking my new year long, online course "Creative You!" and I'm excited to see what a creative journey that will be!
We are receiving invitations and planning our ODWS shows for the year (summer seems so far away - but we are starting to book summer shows now!!!)
I'm starting several scratchboard pieces today - So excited!
True confession - I'm very good at starting new works - but my goal this year is to get better at finishing!
I hope you are well, and doing something creative this year as well!
Thanks for your kindness, interest in what we are doing, and your support - it means so much to us!
Shelly and Emma
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Shelly Hawley-Yan: artist, musician, animal rescuer, all around quirky and compassionate human bean.