Friday, December 3, 2010

First Friday Dec 2010

I'm going to try and sell nearly everything in my studio tonight at First Friday! Please come pilfer through my old artwork and maybe take something home! I'm trying to save up money to move to California so I can become a famous artist, professional rapper and one of lady gaga's tattooed back up dancers. this is what dreams are made of.


Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

if you like it then you should have put a ring on it. a huge ring. like this one.

oh hey sup old art blog? no, I didn't forget about you. i just had to dip out and graduate college right quick! no big deal. but now i'm back in action. here's some stuff from a short while ago and i'll be posting grad show photos soon.

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Thursday, July 29, 2010

finished projects!!

here is a hand silk screened paper dress with mixed media i made for a class last semester. i made the terra cotta head. the full figures were group projects. i worked on the one in the middle. figural ceramics with mark stafford was an awesome class!

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Saturday, June 26, 2010

commissioned embroidery!

sold to the lovely fiber artist shown in the embroidery, Leisa Rich!

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Thursday, June 17, 2010

i'm selling some fused glass necklaces for $20!

Each necklace was handmade with fused glass and includes either a prefabricated chain or a cord with handmade findings. Please contact me if you are interested!

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ashley and I made a dress!

We made it to fit both of us and we are really excited about it! We didn't use a pattern or anything except for the made up pattern I followed according to my brain. Didn't it turn out great?! She looks precious in it!

I also drew some skeletons for a class assignment. They're about 2 1/2 feet tall although you can't tell from the photo. I have three different embroideries I'm working on now that are looking amazing, but i'm going to post them later when they are more finished.

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm selling custom embroideries for $25.

Hi internet friends. I've decided that I'm going to sell some custom embroideries. They will only set you back twenty five dollars. This includes any small images, words or numbers (within reason and to my ultimate discretion) that will fit in a 4" diameter embroidery hoop! I have attached some quick sample embroideries and the exact kind of hoop that would be included. The "Hip Hop Dancer" is for my little sister upon her request, but the other two are for sale for $25. If you are interested in a custom embroidery (or one of the embroideries shown...) please contact me at and we'll make arrangements. Yay, thanks!

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

i had a (day)dream.

today i day dreamed that i had a new fun purse with a pocket specifically for my sketchbook and another specifically for my small embroideries. my current purse couldn't hold either of these large objects and my productivity levels have proven to be so much higher when i can carry them around. and sew it was...

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Monday, May 10, 2010

May First Friday

Here are a few pictures from May's First Friday at Railroad Square. It was so packed that I had to park downtown. The B.S. Grad Show was in the 623 Gallery and looked fantastic. I took a photo of Chris Beard, the mastermind behind the exhibit, hanging the final pieces of work. Kelly Boehmer had a few additional pieces in the 621 Gallery, which unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of. However, they were fantastic as expected. I also missed the opportunity to take pictures of Lee Bretschneider's work at Bacon and Bakin' and Strange Circus Gallery. I'm a big fan of his work. ( The Milagros Gallery did a great job at putting on an entire Women's Show. I had an embroidery piece in attendance along side talented artists such as Jessica Gatlin, Felici Asteinza, Courtney Asztalos, Carrie Ann Baade, Amanda Boekhout, Tamar Dachoach, Tina Imel, and more! The needle felted piece I made was called, "Making Friends", and it was showing in the BFA Warehouse. The bone is just another piece of the large embroidery floss installation I'm working on. Saturday was followed up with an incredible roller derby game from the Tallahassee Rollergirls. I got to be an announcer which was very fun. What a ridiculously exciting weekend! I wish I could send a huge hug to everyone I know for being so damn amazing. A hug and a shot of whiskey. Cheers!

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous

Monday, April 26, 2010

New art stuff...

I can never manage to get in bed before 2am. Ever. Maybe I was just built with robot parts that are programmed that way. Anyway, here are some pictures to show you what this robot has been doing:

I finished the chandelier and I really like how it turned out. It's about 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It's what I have been spending the majority of my time on. Well, that and trying to finish out the semester in general, hence my blogging absence lately. All of the images you see are embroidered, screen printed, or sewed. Now, like jay-z says, I'm on to the next one. There are going to be five total.

The sculpture is in terra cotta and not yet fired. It was my first attempt at working in ceramics and I have to admit that it was a challenge. It slightly resembles my little sister on purpose.

The brain is still a small part of a larger work in progress, but I figured I'd document the progression.

Let me know what you think. Thanks for checking it out, homies.

Posted via email from shannonyoung's posterous