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Celebrating the creative life — one canvas, one film, one photo at a time.

We are the Shaffers

Hi! Our house is full of easels, oil paint, film equipment, and animation tables, because we all create. Yep, every single one of us. Come on in…

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The Steadfast Animator – Phil Lockerby Part 2

The Steadfast Animator – Phil Lockerby Part 2

Phil Lockerby has managed to carve out a long and successful career as a character animation outside of Hollywood. And though he has long distinquished himself in animation, he still works hard to grow in his craft, and can find child-like joy in the little things of...

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A podcast about our family and conversations with our creative friends, colleagues, and heroes. Go to our podcast page to find us on your favorite podcast platform.

The Stobart Foundation

The Stobart Foundation

Maritime painter John Stobart created The Stobart Foundation with Kensington Stobart Gallery to help young artists make the strongest transition from art education to a professional career. Stobart recognizes the unique needs of that period in an artist's development,...

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Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall

Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall

https://youtu.be/_LAUBQTyE5M  Green Eggs and Ham animated series is coming to Netflix this November. Produced by Ellen Degeneres. Voice talent includes Adam Devine and Michael Douglas. I worked on this project with Michael Greenholt on episodes 6 and 8. The story is a...

A Selection of Her Best Photography

A Selection of Her Best Photography

Missy developed a good eye for photography from her years of photo blogging our family. She says she learned how to compose images from me, but she put in the long hours of sorting through thousands of photographs to find the best, and she's become very good at post...

Why Black and White?

Why Black and White?

With all these great colors surrounding us, why paint in black and white? It almost seems cruel. But actually, it's for their own good. They start out learning tone and value and not having to bother about getting color right. It limits the palette so you have one...

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