• evergreens and snow
  • camera slider
  • whale slider
  • apples slider
  • owl slider

our work

  • All projects
  • flower thumbnail
  • evergreen thumbnail
  • one fine morning thumbnail
  • boat thumbnail
  • camera web
  • forest friends thumbnail
  • daisy web
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Overflow web


hire me!

Art and illustration by Sadee Schilling is meant to refresh and to delight! Please be in touch with your ideas about how Shine, Sweetheart can be a source of joy in your life or business:

  • > Art licensing
  • > Editorial illustration
  • > Children’s book and magazine illustration
  • > Custom mixed-media portraits of people and pets
  • > Commissioned original artwork for your home or special event

Reproductions of original artwork may be purchased in the Shine, Sweetheart PRINT SHOP


Thank you for your support and interest in fine art! Don’t forget to SHINE, Sweetheart!

about me


Sadee Schilling

Hi! I’m Sarah D., also known as Sadee. As a busy wife-mother-artist-illustrator, I like to say that my life is delightfully jumbled and  joyfully imperfect.  Some days the delight and the joy might be seen as wishful thinking, of course, but that is what I am all about: choosing joy and simplicity and leaning into the Grace that is always ready to come down and live with us right in the midst of our messes.


My artwork is sweet and child-like, which is not surprising since my greatest masterpieces are three small daughters who often paint right alongside me. Inspiration is boundless in my sunny Colorado home-studio that also doubles as family-room and kitchen–where most of the surfaces must first be cleared of coloring books, glitter and stickers before we can eat or I can work. I love to play with delicate watercolors, to make intricate, precise cut-paper collage and to draw lots of tiny, fine lines. But the heart of my work is almost always a conversation between ideals of  ”perfection” and the real, wild, beautiful “mess” of life. 


My brand Shine, Sweetheart captures on paper life’s moments of joy and delight. I call it “illustrating Grace”–drawing and painting the essence of a stunning peace that still surprises me everyday. It is my hope that other busy moms, teachers and striving creatives will experience my artwork as a refreshing pause in the midst of hectic daily life and join me in that moment of awareness of how absolutely gorgeous this messy life truly can be.


My art is meant to fill children (of all ages) with delight! Please be in touch with your ideas about how my work can be a source of joy in your life or business–I am interested in opportunities for commissions, children’s book illustration and art licensing.  


I would love to hear from you! You may use the contact form to the left or email me directly.

  • Email: SarahDSchilling@gmail.com