Welcome to my virtual studio!
I’ve given myself the permission to call my work ‘art’ --- and sometimes, I even refer to myself as an ‘artist’. But, I’ll be the first to say that I’m not ‘professionally trained’ as such. I’m actually trained in psychology - but also work as a freelance writer/professional blogger (yes, I’m getting paid to blog) by vocation.
Most of what I know about painting, collage, drawing, etc. are mostly gathered from workshops, web sites, other art and craft makers, books, manuals, and plenty of trial and error. I knew I’ve always wanted to create since I was a kid fooling around with pencils and crayons.
And now, this blog is my playground. I'd love for you to come and join me.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.