[SUBMISSIONS CLOSED] . . Photo Contest Giveaway! Win an #impawsto of your photo. Voted by you guys! . . How to enter: 1) Like this post 2) follow @sheilachenart 3) submit a photo in your stories and tag me in it! NO EXTRA WORDS OR GIFS otherwise you’ll be disqualified. . . THEME IS: SLEEPY BEAUTY Pet must be asleep or falling asleep or in bed. Only accepting the first 64 entrees and only one submission per account! . . Winner will receive a 5x7 #impawsto painting. They may pick between a bright or neutral color palette. . . *YAWN* good luck!
!!Announcement!! 🐾 Flash Friday returns next week! 🐾 New, neutral colors added to #impawstos! 🐾 Sunday photo contest returns in two days! (Theme is sleeping beauties) 🐾 New rules on contest will be posted Sunday! 🎉 WE RAISED 5k TO @WIRESWILDLIFERESCUE! I’ve already donated a total of 4K the past few weeks and today I’m about to donate another 1k!!! 🐾 I am booked for fine art through April, 2 spots left for May! Closing the waitlist after June! 🎨 Will be working a series for funsies with the palette knife painting style! 🐾 Painting @popokiandtea’s brick and motor store and cat rescue mural these next few weeks 🐾 Making corgi patterned clothe for @whoozagoodog bandanas (sorry— life got crazy and lots of delays happened) . . Is that enough to keep ya occupied? It is for me! 😂. Hermit mode, commence!
I’m not going to lie, solo parenting has been more difficult than I imagined! Having to be the sole person responsible for your baby’s well being while still trying to maintain your own biz/identity is a lot. All that aside, I just really miss seeing these two together. My husband really is Andy’s best friend. His face lights up all the time when it’s play time with daddy. . . Any military spouses with advice on keeping that precious connection alive? Both during and after deployment? Super curious! I told my partner he can spoil Andy right when he gets back but there’s a time limit to how much those two are going to get away with it all. Ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner is NOT sustainable. Just saying. 🙈 . . Meanwhile I’ll just be super selfish with snuggles :) . . 📸 by the talented @hawaiipetportraits
Exciting #impawsto news! I’ll be offering an earth toned neutral palette soon! Check in on my stories this week to see some samples. . . I’ve had people ask me how I came up with #impawstos. I’ve been an advent fan of painting with just a palette knife for a long time! It’s been a practice I’ve done for artwork around my home. I just never thought of putting this style and pet portraits all together until just a month ago! I also never expected such a strong, positive response. . . This work has been so uplifting. I am so inspired and in later months I’ll be carving time out to create more personal paintings in this style. I can’t wait to paint this beautiful island as my muse!!! . . You guys are supporting my inner child’s desire to just always be painting and creating and exploring. It’s truly a dream come true. Thank you for making those heart desires a reality 🥰 I can only hope that this will teach my kiddo from example that his passions can also be reached.
Coming back to the gram after several days of a break to LET YALL KNOW.. we are moving forward with the #meowdelcall mural!!!!!!! There were major set backs in construction but I’ll be meeting with @popokiandtea this weekend to get into the space and start sketching the entire mural! Aloha cats all over the space! . . Winners from the meowdelcall— I cant wait to get working on your kitty muses and send you a print of your cat design. I’m thinking of offering a colored version of these cats as a fundraiser for kitty rescues. Please tag your favorite cat rescues below so I can do some research! . . I thought it was appropriate to share the news with this watercolor process painting. On that note, I’m booked until May. Once June is booked I’ll be closing fine art commissions and waitlists until the holidays! Mama needs a vacay and to also gear up for new products.