NEW Line of Hand-crafted COOL Wearables, Gear, and ARTful Originals!

Our new brand: Based in Girdwood, Alaska, our Mission is to balance commerce, creativity, and charitable giving while living in an inspired, natural world.

Crow Creek Coolture is proud to be part of the movement back to artisan techniques and skills while mentoring the next generation of artist-owners.

Get Your Welding On at UAA Continuing Ed!

Want to WELD some metal sculptures?! You asked, and UAA has made it HAPPEN! I'm instructing a sculpture welding workshop and class! Visit> UAA Continuing Education Department> Art & Leisure> Beginning Metal Art/Sculpture Welding Workshop AND Beginning Metal Art/Sculpture Welding Class & look for INSTRUCTOR Shake! We are going to have some sparky fun! Space is limited! This fast-paced, hands-on class introduces the art of metal sculpture and tools necessary to create a wall or garden sculpture. Focus is on welding, cutting, power tools, and use of found objects or up-cycled metals best suited for art and sculpture. Students create their own steel metal art while learning valuable insights into composition, structure, materials, finishes, and safety, working both independently and in creative group setting. All tools, materials and safety gear are included for use during class. See more at:

Happy HeARTs Day with FREE artful Valentine cards!

I HEART hearts! Right up there with Ravens, a good Tamale, and date night with my husband, are hearts! For Valentine's Day, I have created 4 FREE Valentine cards for you to download the PDF file, print, cut and fold to share with those you love. A fun make it-take it envelop pattern link is also below.

I've designed these original, graphic cards using images from my hand-crafted Art Cloth collection created using digital transfers, fabric inks, free motion sewing and fiber art collage. These are some of my favorites pieces to share and I hope you enjoy them too.

Happy HeARTs Day friends!

Unconditional Love Valentine Card Link

Happy Hearts Day Valentine Card Link

Heart in Hand Valentine Card Link

Happy Heart, Happy Home Valentine Card Link

Need a Happy HeARTs Day envelope? Try this one from Tinkerlab.

Printer Error and an Artful Fail

Printer error pages that spit out of my HP Photosmart printer.

I wasn't thrilled with how much ink was used when my art inkjet printer errored, but this is an enhanced image I created from the fail! A full page of saturated CMYK ink spit out instead of two pages of Word docs. Cool fail, huh?! I'm seeing some fun pattern works both digitally and in fiber. Normally, I use my commercial grade HP laser printer for graphic design but I also have an HP Photosmart inkjet printer that I use for making iron-on transfers and other artful projects that the expensive laser printer isn't suitable for.

AIGA Membership

My new AIGA membership card arrived today -wait, member since 1995?! Holy fonts Batman, where did the time go?! For my WOMEN design associates, a wonderful Women Lead Resource site with AIGA:

TBT dated and not so dated design!

Alyeska Resort was one of my clients and I used to design the season passes for Alyeska using a hard to duplicate (at that time) foil embossed logo with color coded employee, regular pass holders and weekday passes etc. At the time we were also the founders/owners of the Java Haus which I designed the legendary "Espresso Pass" as well as the Java Haus logo which is still used today.

Find YOUR Happy Place

Visit my Cindy Shake Design Facebook page and you can "Doodle Away Your Day"  by downloading FREE coloring pages! Scroll through posts and find some of my favorite pages. Why work when you can doodle and color -or better yet why not WORK AND COLOR?!