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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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    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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Apr
24
2014

They’re Baaack…

Yemanya, Watercolor 8x10 by Shannon Grissom

I love calla lilies! They are such elegant flowers, and each bloom has a distinct personality.  Twelve years ago I painted series of  twenty-four lilies on large format canvas, before moving on to other subjects. Each one was named after a friend, family member or favorite musician :O) The lilies are calling me back again.…
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Apr
23
2014

Countdown to Open Studio

Apricot, Elsie, Watercolor, 9x12 by Shannon Grissom

I’m having a blast with these watercolor studies! Come by this weekend, April 26 and 27th from 10-4,  during The San Benito County Open Studio Tour and have a look. At only $50.00 each you can collect several! If you are interested in a work but can’t come by the studio, please contact me. I’d…
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Apr
18
2014

Caitlin’s First

Caitlin's First Oil Painting

Caitlin, age 12, completed her first oil painting last night and I think it’s beautiful! It was so wonderful to watch her grow through this experience. There were times when she wasn’t sure if it would ever come together,  but in the end,  she was pleased with her work. Now she’s talking about doing a…
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Apr
17
2014

Alfalfa

Alfalfa, Watercolor, 9x12 by Shannon Grissom

This eggplant, grown by my brother-in-law Steve,  reminded me of Alfalfa on the vintage television show, the Little Rascals.   Yeah, I know, that’s a really random reference. I haven’t seen that show since I was a child. That being said, that’s where my head went. It’s funny what’s imprinted in my little mind. Do…
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Apr
16
2014

Playing With Paint

Lemon, Watercolor 9" x 12" by Shannon Grissom

Ooooh it felt so good to get back to watercolors! I felt like a kid playing with paint. It is my intention to create at least seven more of these watercolor gems between now and Open Studios …   Sometimes switching mediums or instruments is just what the doctor ordered :O) “Left Hanging” Watercolor on…
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Apr
15
2014

Roll Em Roll Em Roll Em

Open Studio 2014

You’ll find some new and very affordable art during this year’s tour! I’ve added a section of  rolled-up, “off the stretcher” original oil paintings at giclée prices. You stretch ‘em and save! What else is new? I’ll also have some vibrant watercolors, just waiting to give your walls some soul! Come on by for a…
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Apr
14
2014

Supersized Dreams: Vision Board Inspiration

Sally Redfield

Our “Supersize Your Dreams, Vision Board Workshop” was held here in the studio over the weekend. What a great group of inspiring creators. I had a blast creating with these folks! I found it interesting that the image of the dog sticking his head out the window is at the center of my board again!…
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Apr
10
2014

Uncommon Senses

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This week’s prompt for the #SongGame was “Smells like roses…” I brainstormed about senses, common and otherwise and , and this trippy little tune emerged.  It was fun to play with the piano again… Enjoy~ Uncommon Senses She feels smiles from a hundred miles And knows they were sent her way He sees files from…
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Apr
07
2014

Bringing Sexy Back: Shannon Grissom Music Review By Linda Freeman

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This is my very first music review. I am so grateful that it was positive, and very humbled by her kind words. Thank you so much Linda Freeman! BRINGING SEXY BACK Music Review: SHANNON GRISSOM By Linda Freeman, TIW Music   Lately, I’ve been fascinated by Americana and pop music that has spare arrangements and…
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Apr
03
2014

It’s Complicated

Sunflower Painting

This sunflower was painted using a palette knife and plastic wrap. It’s highly textured. There are many layers of paint.  The whole experience felt more  like sculpting rather than painting.  I had a blast! Underneath the painting is a rather quiet piece that I just didn’t care to finish.  (Click here to see how it…
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Apr
01
2014

WCS Competition: The Road To Tennessee

Shannon Grissom WCS Competition 3/19/14

I was incredibly inspired by the other songwriters during the West Coast Songwriters competition on 3/19/14! Their music was phenomenal and all the folks there were incredibly supportive. The event was televised live from at The Media Center in Palo Alto. While it was not one of my better nights there, I persevered. I played…
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Mar
28
2014

Falling Out Of Love

Sunflower in Progress

Back in February, I did a painting demonstration on the subject of water reflections.  The first statement (draft) was promising, but I didn’t want to finish it. I made several attempts to complete the painting but they were half-hearted and it showed. Instead of developing into a wonderful creation the painting grew less and less…
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Mar
25
2014

What Would You Keep? Inspired by Derek Sivers

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It all started with a thought/feeling provoking article by Derek Sivers entitled “What if you didn’t need money or attention?”  Sivers poses the questions, “But what if you had so much money that you couldn’t possibly want any more? What would you do then? What would you stop doing?” Me? What would I keep? The…
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Mar
21
2014

Sock Monkey Smile Ambassador Mother and Child at Emmaus House

Mother and Child Monkey Made of Sockies

Sock monkey smile ambassador Mother and Child has just arrived at it’s new home., Emmaus House!   Emmaus House is a nonprofit organization providing shelter and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. I am so honored to be able to deliver smiles to such a wonderful organization! I am donating…
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Mar
20
2014

Thank God For Wild Hairs

Wild Hair

I just got the video back from last month’s West Coast Songwriters Competition at the Media Center in Palo Alto.  Huge thanks to WCS and the Media Center for putting on this monthly event! I get the entire show  2 1/2 hour show on a DVD, and I edit out all the other performances. During…
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Mar
14
2014

2014 San Benito County Open Studio Tour

Shannon Grissom Studio

You’re invited! Come by and say hello during the 2014 San Benito County Open Studio Tour! It’s a great group of artists and we’re all excited to share our work with you! The Tour Dates are April 26 and 27 10am- 4pm I’m located at 719 San Benito Street Suite A Hollister, CA 95023 Click…
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Mar
11
2014

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you. Irish Blessing     Here’s a free Monkey Made of Sockies coloring page for kids of all ages :O)   Enjoy!      

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