Do you believe in magic and fairy dust?

Good! You’ve come to the right place.

young@art is my professional brand and this site showcases my work. Inside you will find a gallery of my art, a fun web comic, short stories and poetry, plus a blog to showcase more about my life as an artist!

Maybe you are a budding illustrator or writer looking for inspiration. Maybe you are a huge geek. Or, maybe you are just a child at heart. Whatever the reasons, I’m glad you came, so pull up a chair and stay awhile.

young@art - illustrations and stories by Danaye L. Shiplett

Throughout my site you will:

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Lady Liberty Coloring Page: “These Arms are Wide Enough”

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..." For those who expressed interest, here is a FREE coloring page download of the Lady Liberty Coloring Page based off the drawing that I've titled "These Arms are Wide Enough." This illustration was hand drawn and...
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Happy (Belated) Holidays!

A (belated) holiday message from yours truly! Also, some New Year’s resolutions, upcoming news, and – of course – ART! 🙂

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My everyday makeup routine

Most women know the importance of a solid beauty routine. Today, I am going to share one of my essentials: eyeliner. Below you'll find a comprehensive, illustrated guide. Enjoy!...
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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Truffles

I don't usually do recipes on here. But hey, it's just another type of creative outlet, right? Plus, this one is just too tasty not to share!  Thanksgiving desserts seem to be split into two very distinct camps: 1. Pumpkin pie 2. Pecan pie Or, if you're like me,...
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Happy Thanksgiving & thank you from the Shipletts

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, I will be disconnecting from the inter-webs to spend time with my wonderful family. (Well, as much as I possibly can. I mean, let's be honest.) Before I go, I just wanted to share this very important Thanksgiving message! Thanks to each and every one of...
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My Archive

Furthermore, you can check the young@art blog archive for a list of every post I have written. Or, use the search function (left) to find other posts that might be of interest.

My products and services

While the content on young@art is all free (and available to share with credit to the artist!), I am also available for hire to do custom art commissions. Check out my price list for custom work and to put in a request. Also check out the young@art store on Etsy for some prints, greeting cards, and more.

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young@art icon heart in Ishihara color blind test plate to depict that love is (color)blind

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten