Bowie 'Shrooms ~ A Tribute to the Starman

Featured @favehandmade on Instagram & sale continues!

I'm being featured today @favehandmade on IG! Head on over and show you support.  I also have extended the 40% off sale until Midnight at my Etsy shop !

Witches Brew show has been extended to 11/18 @ Catalyst in Fredericksburg, VA

I am pleased to announce that the 1-night pop-up show at Catalyst has actually morphed into more! The show will be up at Catalyst in Fredericksburg, VA until 11/18. Here is a picture from Art Mart FXBG's Instagram before the works were hung up for the show (my works are the top and middle pieces all the way to the right).

Art Mart posted this on their instagram:
artmartfxbg ‪#‎thewitchesbrew‬ ‪#‎exhibition‬ ‪#‎lastcall‬ will be November 18th come for ‪#‎cocktails‬ and ‪#‎art‬ buying!

I hope some of you can visit the show! Here is the address:
3451 Jeff Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA
You can call them at (540) 376-7418 for their hours.

A photo posted by ART MART FXBG (@artmartfxbg) on

Art Show on Halloween and Other News:


I will have 2 artworks in a pop-up show on Halloween!  The show will be at Catalyst Studios in Fredericksburg, VA.  For more information, visit www.artmartfxbg.com or their Facebook Page.

I am also featured on the Talented_Creeps instagram page today!  October is a good month for my art since I promote my most "halloween-ist" works:

Promoted on @Etsynch

Visit @Etsynch on Instagram to see my hand-painted polymer clay necklace being promoted today!  They have a really nice blog you may want to check out, too.  Click the link now to help promote my necklace, as well as follow Etsynch to keep up to date with their newest promotions.





THE RESTON MARKET SEASON - EVERY SATURDAY FROM MAY - NOVEMBER, 9AM - 1PM

The Reston Market - which began it's 2014 season on May 3 - will be the place to catch my art this summer! I will be selling on 2 Saturdays a month, with my first day at the Market on May 17.  Be sure to stop by if you are in the Northern Virginia area.  Also - I will be listing the Saturdays I plan on being at the Market, so check back here again soon for more details!  For more information and to get directions to The Reston Market, please visit The Reston Market website.

Business card update! - Sticker with links now available:

It's almost time for the Reston Market!!!!!

And last year I had told quite a few customers to follow my FB page, but didn't have the link available on my card.  That meant I had to dictate it to them or told them to search for me.  This year, I decided to be better prepared :).  Since I have lots of business cards already printed, I decided to create a sticker for the back of the card, with links to my shops and social networking sites:


Not too bad.  They should do the trick :)!

Website Updated and New Social Media!

Visit www.jdshanley-art.com to see my newly-designed website :)!

Also - I would love it if you were to follow me, like, spread the word, etc., about my art wherever you socialize on the net.  Also - If you have a website or twitter/facebook/instagram, etc., you use to show your art, please leave it in the comments and I will check it out.

Zombie Santa Keychain Featured in Article @ Buyzombie.com

How nifty ;) My Zombie Santa keychain is featured in an article titled "The Ultra-Nifty-Super-Thrifty Guide to Handmade Zombie Goods" !!!!! I'm so honored :).

Here is the link to the article: http://www.buyzombie.com/2012/12/10/undead-news/the-ultra-nifty-super-thrifty-guide-to-handmade-zombie-goods-84/


You can find the Zombie Keychain for purchase at my Etsy shop, jdsART.  Click here to check it out.  Only one available :)!





Artomatic 2012: The Process in Pictures

In order for me to share my experience of the Artomatic 2012 event, my husband and I took photos along the way to capture some important moments. So, here it is!  The process of my wall in pictures.  Enjoy :).

Where it all happened...

1) Pick a floor.

The view from outside my space!

2) Work out ideas.



3) Paint the wall and install shelving.

Shelving - Done!

4) Measure out the wall and hang my works.

5) Figure out where the sculptures go.

Two more paintings to hang!

Paintings hung!  The table is last to work on...

6) Hang up signs above the door so people will know I'm here! :)

The door to my space!

7) Complete the table set-up.

8) Voila! My Artomatic 2012 wall is complete!