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    Licensing Partners

      My art on their products! A marriage made in heaven :O) I have partnered with some fabulous companies to bring you really cool merchandise. Click their pics to experience the fun things we have co-created together.   Enjoy~   Check Advantage   Daphne’s Headcovers   The Tile Mural Store     The Art Needlepoint…
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    The Multimedia of Shannon Grissom

    I’ve always loved to paint big, so writing and producing video for television and the web has been a natural progression. TELEVISION SERIES ~ Give Your Walls Some Soul At age 44 I discovered television. The Executive Director of our local cable access center gave a presentation at a Chamber of Commerce Mixer about how…
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    The Music Of Shannon Grissom

      What a long, strange trip it’s been… The Grateful Dead     Growing up, music was an integral part of our everyday lives. Mom was a brilliant musician and gifted teacher. Dad was self made man and a creative powerhouse,  and though he did not play an instrument, he exposed us to a wide…
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    Events With Shannon

    Let’s Celebrate! Hey, whether it’s an art show, television taping, concert, or book reading, I love to celebrate with you.  This section will keep you in the loop regarding all of my current events so you can join in the fun!

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    The Art Of Shannon Grissom

    I started life as a musician, not a painter, yet I don’t even want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t started painting. I was 32  when I saw an advertisement for an adult education painting class. It sounded like fun , so I registered for the class. Oh it was…
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  • Shannon with Monkey Made of Sockies and Friends

    Monkeys Made Of Sockies

        What’s up with these monkeys? Why on earth would any one paint over 40 sock monkey paintings? It’s kind of a long story but so worth the ride… It all started with my mother’s sock monkey. I inherited it after her passing. ( My sister and I discovered him in a trunk when…
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Aug
26
2014

Check Advantage Labor Day Sale

Shannon WIne Labels

The Check Advantage Labor Day Sale starts now! Now you can get $3.00 off all return address labels. Here are a couple of my designs. There are many more: This from the Check Advantage folks: Give Your Mail a Personalized Finishing Touch! The most annoying part about filling out envelopes is remembering to put your…
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Aug
25
2014

Art Merit Badge Day At Dona Esthers

Art Merit Badge

Huge thanks to the folks at Dona Esther’s for hosting our Boy Scout Art Merit Badge Day at their wonderful restaurant, and to Brenda Weatherly for all her coordination to make this event possible.  It was a great day of art, lively discussions, a fabulous lunch, topped off with  a wonderful tour of Mission Gallery.…
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Aug
19
2014

That’s Not The Story That I Want Told

Old Soul

I wrote this song as a response to someone who said should sing sweeter. As I type this, I’m grinning. I might be a fairly sweet soul but I not a sweet singer. I’ve got a gravelly, soulful voice, and I don’t think I could sing sweetly even I tried. And that made me think…
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Aug
18
2014

What Else Can You Do But Continue to Play?

Uncommon Senses Shannon

I just received the videos back from the May and June West Coast Songwriters Competitions, televised live at the Media Center in Palo Alto. The performances for those two months were especially challenging. Two of my family members were gravely ill, I was closing down my art studio in Hollister, and it was my first…
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Aug
12
2014

Can’t Let Go

The Next Stage Annotated

I signed this painting yesterday. I really thought I was done. But when I looked at the photos I shot for the blog post, I noted a couple of things that really bothered me. So back into the painting I went. I don’t know long I’d been painting… I lost track of time…  all of…
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Aug
05
2014

What We Could Become

8/5/14

If you would have asked me a couple of days ago, what was needed to  complete this painting, I would have said, “Reinstate the highlights and tidy up the face, hands, and rails.” I figured I’d be done by Monday. Period. Easy peasy :O) But nooooo…… Yesterday, I decided to remove one of the rails…
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Jul
29
2014

Featured Licensing Partner: Daphne’s Headcovers

Monkey Made of Sockies:Good Will Ambassador

I am so grateful to be working with the great folks at Daphne’s Headcovers. President Jane Spicer has truly been a phenomenal licensing partner, and her staff is incredibly supportive. Boy,  time sure flies when you are having fun :O) It’s hard to believe that Monkey Made of Sockies is 7 years old this year,…
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Jul
22
2014

Blowing Dreams To Smithereens

No Trespassing

This song was inspired by a walk in my neighborhood. A local golf and country club has restructured it’s facility, and will be building homes where there once was a golf course. People who bought golf course view homes will soon be looking at new homes instead. As I looked at the dry greens and…
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Jul
21
2014

Pixels App Rocks!

Kitchen Vignette painted n waterlogue by Shannon Grissom

Pixels (also known as Fine Art America) has done it again! They consistently come up with innovative ways to experience art. Today they released a new iPad app that let’s you to view my art in your space. The only downside I can see about the app is that it is not available on the…
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Jul
17
2014

God Is In The Details

Shannon Grissom Work in Progress The Next Stage

There comes a point in a painting when I turn a corner, and I know it’s either all going to come together, or it was one of those journeys where I um, learned a lot. In this case, I’m nearing completion and it appears that this painting will have a happy ending. Most of the…
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Jul
15
2014

Featured Partner: The Tile Mural Store

Tile Mural Store Framed Pears

Looking for a durable splash of art for your home? The Tile Mural Store turns beautiful art into beautiful tile, and I’m honored to be among the licensed artists! My artwork is available as custom backsplashes, framed art, accent tiles and cutting boards and more! Hey the possibilities are endless. This fall, I’m going to…
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Jul
09
2014

Get Naked!

Merlot

Bravo to Fine Art America for coming up with this great pairing with NakedWines.Com! All Purchases on FineArtAmerica.com ( not just my work) come With a $100 Gift Certificate from NakedWines.com This month, we’re running a special promotion.   All orders on FineArtAmerica.com come with a $100 gift certificate good towards your first purchase of wine on…
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Jul
08
2014

Push Button Painting: Waterlogue App is Magic

Kitchen Vignette painted n waterlogue by Shannon Grissom

Last week, watercolor artist Elke Groves turned me on to the very cool app,  Waterlogue.  With the push of a button, Waterlogue takes your photographs and turns them into paintings. To test the app, I shot scenes around my home and didn’t do anything special with the lighting.  The photo below is unremarkable and even…
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Jul
08
2014

AARP Boomer Superstar Contest

Shannon Grissom AARP Boomer Superstar Contest

Well, I thought about singing something sweet like Stars Fell From Alabama, and I thought about singing something sexy I Just Want To Make Love To You, but  in the end I picked something soulful and fun for the AARP a capella Boomer Superstar Contest. I first fell in love with  Keb Mo’s Crapped Out…
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Jul
03
2014

A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada

Day 5

“A little bit is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada…” Texas Tornados Right now my studio is  a tiny corner of the garage. It’s a creative island surrounded by moving boxes and packing material. It’s a wee little space, big enough only for my easel and a stool, but I’m able to…
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Jul
01
2014

How Do You Honor Your Creativity?

Votive

I first started painting 22 years ago. From the beginning, I designated the early morning hours as my sacred creative time. I’d get up, grab a cup of coffee, write my Morning Pages, and then head  for the studio. Once there I’d listen and look at the work for awhile, until it was clear which…
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Jun
24
2014

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Tamara Court (Downstairs)

When I’ve pushed too hard and have done too much, one of my favorite ways to decompress is to watch home improvement/decorating shows.  It’s a great way for me to fill my depleted creative well. Time after time I am blown away by people who look at a kitchen and say, “It’s too small. I…
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