I'm so glad you decided to join my adventure.
I'm Sasha, the founder, owner, designer and artist behind Sunshadeau Arts.
Like all life stories, mine is chaotic and complicated so I'll just give you the cliff notes version. I've always loved art of all kinds but had no idea what to do with that love. I was more of a "jack of all trades master of none" in the arts world creating music, dance, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, you name it. But I was never good enough at any one thing to truly pursue it.
Then I discovered design. Through design, I could blend together all the different bits and training I had in a wide variety of mediums, I could blend art and intellect to create new things. I trained as a scenic and properties designer for live stage theater and still design shows part time.
But life is never that smooth. About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with 2 degenerative spinal conditions. That coupled with a car accident, left me with limited use of my right arm and hand. Since holding a paint brush was now a challenging experience, I looked to other ways to paint. I discovered pouring acrylic and fell in love with the randomness of the process, that there is only so much you can do to control the creation and that each piece is completely unique.
So what about the gaming part? Well, while some families played/watched the sports ball together, my family played Dungeons and Dragons. I remember my dad letting me roll dice for the monsters when I was too little to play myself and I would sit and draw dragons at the gaming table. As us kids grew up and moved away, that part of my life faded even though I always kept a love of table top gaming. Fast forward to 3 years ago and my brother texts me and tells me I have to check out this new show called Critical Role. Thanks to the show and the advent of internet TTRPG platforms, we were inspired to strike up the game again. Today, I play with friends and family across the country twice a week and you can follow the misadventures of our DnD games in the Adventures Blog section.
I decided to combine my love of TTRPG's, pouring art, and design together to create unique, one of a kind artistic gaming gear for other gaming nerds and art lovers like me.
I hope you enjoy my creations and thank you so much for your support!