I am thrilled everyone who purchases my art knows they are getting a unique and one-of-a-kind piece worthy of any collector.
~Jaime Shafer, Owner/Artist Sleeping Pond Studio
My name is Jaime Shafer and thank you for visiting my studio and taking the time to learn about me.
Ever since I was a little kid, I loved making things. I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, painting and experimenting with every craft supply known to mankind and seriously playing with yarn and fiber since the early 90’s.
Before I created Sleeping Pond Studio, I was only making things for myself. Occasionally, I would give a piece away, but more often than not, it stayed in the safety of my house.
It scared me to put my work out there.
What if everyone hated it? What if someone criticized me for expressing myself?
I finally got brave enough to put my art online. People have always seemed to enjoy my work, and once I could see the literal joy on their faces, I knew I had to share this.
I decided I would create the most authentic art from my heart to spark joy and comfort in the hearts of people who need it the most.
It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined.
The old starving artist adage is true. It’s one thing to start making art for other people, but it’s something else to actually sell it and make your living off it.
I’m not an extrovert and I’m definitely not a salesperson!
I love connecting with people, but putting on a sales pitch at a craft fair or show is not my thing.
So I was excited to open up a website! I’m a nerd by day job trade, and I’ve met many great people online. I released my first products and the response has been incredibly supportive!