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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., or Sadee, since I always wanted a nickname! I write and illustrate stories for children.

By day I am hand-maiden to three small princesses. Éowyn, Penelope and Lucy-Grace are also my merry muses as I scribble a line here, a line there–like Cinderella singing through her day. But when the King comes home and carries the princesses to their tower rooms for stories and bedtime, the handmaiden takes off her apron and becomes Queen of colored pencils and paintbrushes in my cozy basement studio. (Well drat, that sounds more like Cinderella again, descending into the cellar for an encore to the workday! Ha!)

These are a few of my favorite things:

The aforementioned colored pencils and paintbrushes, with splashes of watercolor and smudges of HB graphite (and the King, who keeps me stocked with art supplies). Coffee with coconut cream and honey. Twinkle lights. Any shade of blue, but especially the ones in the turquoise/aqua/robin’s egg family. Colorado sunshine. New library books. Dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel…and maybe some pecans. Finding little drawings made by the princesses in my notebooks. Snuggly, slightly naughty cats. Loyal, obedient dogs who are allowed to jump up sometimes for big furry hugs. And the auburn undertones of my hair that shimmer only in sunlight and remind me that under my sweet, contented demeanor I am really brave and fiery–descended from a real-life Irish pirate-queen!

I would love to hear from you–whether you are interested in my work or just want to say “hello,” please email me at SarahDSchilling [at] gmail [dot] com.


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

  • Email: SarahDSchilling@gmail.com