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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 Company Photo Ball Markers For licensing…
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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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Oct
21
2014

Do You Have A Place To Create?

Coarsegold Studio1

It’s hard to believe it was a month ago today,  that we relocated from Hollister, CA to our new mountain home in Coarsegold, CA. It’s been a whirlwind adventure, but now it feels like the dust is finally settling.  I am loving it here, and the new neighbors are awesome!     I think the…
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Oct
13
2014

Dooo Doo Doo Looking Out My Back Door

Over The Line

I am completely inspired by the land just outside my back door! We live on Revis Mountain,  and the paintings below are from my back patio, looking west towards Lilley Mountain.                                                …
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Oct
03
2014

Practice Stopping

Best of Both Worlds

There are many schools of thought about how and when to finish a painting. One of my favorite blogs posts on the subject comes from Gregory Manchess’s post “10 Things… Knowing When to Stop” Manchess suggests that the artist “Practice Stopping”. Now that might sound like a silly thing to do. But I think it…
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Sep
30
2014

Best of Both Worlds

First Statement  Best of Both Worlds

I’ve always been a studio painter. I like the comforts of running water, indoor plumbing and air conditioning. But our new home in the Sierra foothills is definitely made for outdoor living . Now I have the best of both worlds. We’ve got a covered patio with a ceiling fan so I can leave one…
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Sep
18
2014

Up Side Up

UpSideUp

As a kid, I had trouble with  the phrase “right side up”. It always came out “up side up.” And though our mother repeatedly tried to correct my choice of words, her corrections never took. A I pack up the last of our home , I’m thinking maybe my choice of words wasn’t so off…
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Sep
14
2014

Plumb Out of Blues

"Plumb Out of Blues" Oil on Canvas, 16x20

Several years ago, I took this photo at the Farmers Market in downtown Hollister, CA.   I  loved listening to her play and thought someday I would paint the scene. Fast forward to early  summer when I discovered the Waterlogue App. I uploaded this photo and the  Waterlogue app created this really cool digital watercolor.…
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Sep
09
2014

New Address: Above The Fog and Below The Snow

Do Do Do,  Looking Out My Back Door

If you’d have told me last year that I’d be leaving San Benito County, I wouldn’t have believed you. During our 14 years here, the land and it’s people have become such a huge part of who I am, and what I create. Something shifted this spring though, when we took a drive to the…
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Sep
02
2014

Ask Away Just Be Nice About It

Heart

This list, originally from the California Arts Council, was making the rounds on Facebook last week and landed on my page. While some items struck a chord with me, other parts of it I found dissonant:   Here are my unvarnished thoughts on the list. 10. “I’ll just get my friend to make me one…
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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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