When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy
— Rumi

hello!

Thanks for your interest in my work!  I am an artist and surface pattern designer living and creating in Austin, Texas.

Art has always been my jam.  I have a degree in fine art and taught elementary and high school art for 16 years.   The kids taught me more about the joy of creating than any class I could ever take!

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For four years I worked as a the textile designer for the popular children's clothing brands, Eleanor Rose and Kelly's Kids, creating beautiful, whimsical fabric.  The joy of seeing a happy little girl twirl in a dress I helped create is one of the most rewarding feelings I've ever experienced!

 Fabric I designed for Eleanor Rose, beautifully modeled by Miss Emily Grace. :)

Fabric I designed for Eleanor Rose, beautifully modeled by Miss Emily Grace. :)

images above ©2018 Eleanor Rose. 

Currently, I am freelancing and licensing my work to create beautiful products and fabric. 

If you are interested in collaborating on a project or licensing any of my work, please drop me a line by visiting my contact page or simply email me at hello@shellypenko.com.  I'd love to hear from you! :)