Welcome To The Secret World of Toys

Creativity Workshops

Are you ready to learn all about toy photography? 

All my workshops are designed around self expression, supporting your inner creative journey and storytelling with toys. Whether you’re new to the hobby, are interested in exploring the intersection of ideas and toys or a creative looking for inspiration, I’ve got the workshop for you!  By orchestrating a small experience I create a safe and supportive place to share and learn. If this sounds like fun, check out the link below.

Art Shows

Come see me in person!

I love sharing my love of toys and toy photography. Whether I’m meeting people through my workshops, brick conventions or at art shows, I love to share! So come see me in person! Check out my unique encaustic mixed media photographs as well as the full selection of greeting cards. Click on the link below to find a show or event near you! See you there!

Blog Posts

Eight years of blog posts all in one place!

I’ve been documenting my creative journey since 2014. By writing about the ups and downs of the creative process, as well as my doubts, I feel that I’ve cleared many of my creative road blocks. Now I share that journey and all that I’ve learned in my various workshops. This page brings all those posts together in one place.

“I have taken other classes on creativity but something about your approach is completely different and I “see” now what’s been missing in my photography.” Jane S., January 2021

“Shelly is amazing!  Besides being a highly technical photosmith, she has mastered the ability to evoke emotion and life from all of the little plastic characters I make!  She has provided heartbeats and soul to many a toy and she is a collaborative Juggernaut when it comes to sharing and developing great ideas.” – Guy Himber, CrazyBricks