Category Archives: Art

Art Walk

2019 art walkWe are excited about the upcoming June 7th  Artwalk!

I have done a few art walks but this one is different. Shiva Sly Designs will be having a fundraising raffle at this art walk for an organization named “Family Services” located at 1824 1st ave N ( which will be moving to a new location soon)!

Family Service

Family Service is an amazing company that has been around for 30 yrs helping the Billings, MT families and the community. It is a company I support highly!

Unlike most companies where donations are given and then used in a stair step leaving little to be used for actual families,

“Family Services” consistently uses their donations for the local families of Billings, MT with needs like utilities, food, clothing, etc.

We take great delight in being able to give back to Billings, MT and this art walk we will be able to do just that.

Artwalk Theme

created by Nikki ShivaThis year’s theme during the art walk will be featuring UV and neon artwork that will be shown under blacklight accentuating the art of each of the artists.

What makes this fun is that it creates a two in one art piece!

We will be holding the event at Limber Tree 212 N 29th street downtown Billings, MT.

Featured Artist

Our artists for the art walk will be:

Nikki Shiva Digital-Acrylic Art
Hillary Taylor-Realism -Acrylic Art
Timothy Urlacher -Fractal/Abstract Art

Monica Moloney

Artwalk Raffle

Image created by Hillary TaylorWe will be raffling off an art piece from each of the artists for Art Walk attendees. Two 8×10 prints from Hillary Taylor with a 30.00 donation, One 18×18 pillowcase that is a digital art print by Nikki Shiva with a 90.00

You can also win all three raffle prizes with a 180.00 donation! Our goal is to donation 1/2 of the proceeds to family Services so all donations are helpful and greatly appreciated!

This will be an amazing artwalk because it launches our new style of work.

We will also be raffling off art pieces to support a wonderful organization that does a lot for the Billings, MT community!

The raffle will begin at 5 pm and end at 9 pm when the art walk is done.

We will post the winner of the event at Shiva Sly Designs and on our Facebook pages.

Please put the name of the artist on the back of the raffle the art piece which you would like and the amount of your donation.

Hope to see there!!

New Websites Linked to Shiva Sly

New Websites linked to Shiva Sly

perfume fragrance oils by Nikki ShivaHi Guys! So new websites linked to Shiva Sly
I am so backed up on things that I need to write about that I ask for you to forgive me 😀 So Jophiel Silvestrone is one of the best men I have met! He has created a new website for me I love this layout and am beyond grateful to him for all that he has done for me with all of my sites and sharing of my links ( his company skypoint has been helping me to recreate my image at theuniversalart and helped me to expand on I would love it if you guys would visit his page and the new websites that he created for me 😀 Also I am looking into adding a line of oils to my products with holistic healing abilities and will keep you informed to when this will happen 😀

Art Donation for pollination event

I was asked by St. Andrews church if I would donate one of my art pieces for their upcoming pollination event. They are hosting a Bee and Butterfly pollinating day to celebrate what bees and butterflies do for all of us, so I hopped at the chance! This is my first design so I wanted to share it with you guys and ask for you to come out and support their cause and look for this banner 😀

A Garden Of Colors by Nikki Shiva
A Garden of Colors was created to honor the beauty of nature.

Fine Art

Fine Art

fine artWhen we think of fine art we the of art that is pleasing to the eye, relating to us on an emotional level or of art which has stature and value.

When you look up the definition to the word “FineArt” within the first paragraph you read “art developed primarily for its aesthetics or beauty”. Fine art can range from art, music, crafts, fashion, home decor and landscaping.

The more prominence that you give to your creation the more it is seen as fine art.

When you begin to integrate your love for beauty by creating a theme around you, you begin to show your very essence and creativity. Learning to cultivate your worlds such as your business, home, and office you create a cohesive statement about yourself.

Creating a theme that flows from one to the other conveys someone in complete balance and harmony which comes from with and is expressed by its surrounding, much like the even flow created when using Feng Shui as shown in the Spruce.

Once you recognize that your environment is a direct expression of you, a new desire is born to manifest a cohesive story.

Vibrant or pastel colors, floral designs and arrangments, cobble stones and bedding, wall coverings and patios share an insight into who you are.

When we hire a decorator or a designer we are hiring them to create this very image. We are asking them to create a cohesive representation of who we are to the world. This is why it is very important to know yourself and what you wish to convey to others.

Having more than one decorator or designer can create a confusing story, but having a single decorator or designer who has an overall view of who you are and what you want will be a dynamic expression of yourself.

Let us start from the side of the home;

We will usually have our home decor based on the color pallet of the walls in the home or the floor design of the home.

HGTV has on their website 11 steps that their Interior designers look for. Katie Leavy from Capital Design in Washington DC says “The first step being the purpose of your room; will it be used for a family comfort or for entertaining guests.”

Reader’s Digest in a blog “What Interior Designers notice as they enter your home” say’s “The first thing that I look at is the space” Founder and interior designer at Designs Mac.

We hear from The Spruce Decorating 101 Interior Design Basics by AphroChic that there is a distinct difference between interior designers and interior decorating.  The clear distinction is training and the focal point which is trying to be when looking for assistance with your design keep this in mind.

So when looking for assistance with your design keep this in mind.

fine art by Nikki ShivaWhen I am deciding the art for clients business, office or home, I will take into consideration the color pallet of my surroundings, the floor design as well what has been expressed to me ( likes and dislikes, style of the client are they contemporary, or classic, conservative or visual.

An artwork is an intimate way of expressing oneself. We tend to show our vulnerability, strengths, passions, weaknesses, and desires when we choose to project our surroundings as fine art.

What appeals to some may not appeal to others and it is for this reason that art is such a personal thing.

When you come from a spiritual point of view the cohesion of your home, business, and office decor matters.  I decided to look on Pinterest and saw that everything matters in spiritual decor every nook and cranny says something about the person!

Now when we step outside of our office, business or home we want to make sure our landscape also conveys the same message, so picking a landscape designer who listens, is detail oriented and creative is important.

When I visited Billings Landscaping website what caused me to look further into what they could offer was what they said about their designers “We strive to provide unique landscapes that accentuate your home” because it is important to me that the exterior of my home and business matches the interior as well as myself.

Taking some time to do some will help you to find a designer that will bring to light what matters most to you. In turn, you will be able to share that outwardly with your clients, your family, and your friends.

Through calculated steps and coordinated decor placement, you will be able to make a concise insight into who you are and what you represent.

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism using Fractals

Abstract Expressionism is a form of symbolism. Expressionistic art relates to our physical world and distorts it for the sake of creativity. Abstract art attempts to be separate from the physical world altogether. But the reality is that people connect with art by relating to it in some way, so there was a need to define a new art movement, hence the creation of abstract expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism by ShivaSly™

Abstract Expressionistic art by ShivaSly is unique in that the artist Nikki Shiva believes that art should create beauty and upliftment. Facilitating happiness, creativity, passion, and beauty is the goal of Shivasly art. Since abstract expressionism is meant to evoke emotion, it follows that the emotions an artist would desire to evoke in others should reflect love. In order to stay connected to that inner harmony, the artist uses fractals derived from mathematics as a foundation for her abstract expressions. The expressionistic aspects of her art appeals to the viewer by drawing relationships to the relative world while the abstract aspect expands the creative mind to connect it with the spirit. The result is a naturally euphoric feeling of well being.


Art Decor by Shiva Sly – Music by Wildcat Enigma

Reflections:  Art Decor

ART Decor reflecting and animal spirit
Animal Spirit reflects the heart of a dragon. The being who would want this piece in their home would have a decor of a fiery energy. This person would be passionate and speaks through the heart.

Your art decor reflects who you are. A personas art decor is reflective of their creativity, personality and subconscious. In as the same way as ones taste in art decor represents ones self. When I create art I think about how diverse the world is and aim to show that diversity in each piece. Every art piece which is created is made to allude to someones personal style and there is sure to be one which will allude to yours. People love art and if asked there are a variety of different reasons; yet when you view a persons response from a distance it seems that the art piece actually speaks to the person. There seems to be an emotional connection which captivates the person. This is why so many feel a connection with an art piece.

It is the inner dialect which makes you and the art piece one.

Art Decor by ShivaSly™

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