Shannon Fennell's Blog

My life, art, travel, make-up, cooking and the occasional rant!


This blog has changed a lot over the years with the changes in my life.

I am into a lot of different things and like to share interesting projects and ideas.  I tell stories of my life and interests that come and go. Some things are a constant and I write about them more often.

Late in 2015 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and made a lot of changes in my life which I blog about, and share recipes and successes.  I chose to go carb and sugar free which is working very well (I am in remission and off all medications) and I share updates as I progress. My blog page Food Stuff lists all my food posts.

I am a multidisciplinary artist and maker of things. You can check my work on my blog page Art is my life. I do commissions for any purpose – paintings to props! My current main artistic endeavour is Fused Glass Art which I am working at full-time at Serendipity Glass Design in Yelverton, Devon, England.

I am on Instagram too @shannonfennellartist.

I am an international award winning professional make-up artist and face/body painter. I am on Facebook at Shannon Fennell Artist and I have posted albums of examples of the services I offer and work I have done.  I’m always happy to pass along tips and ideas.  I have a page here on my blog featuring my Resources for Face & Body Painters. Contact me for more information.

My website is and you can see samples of my work there along with more information about me and my background. Feel free to contact me via my contact page on my website.

I returned to school full-time in January 2018 to study Fine Art and graduated, with honours, in April 2021 with a diploma in Fine Arts – Advanced. My ultimate goal is to get a degree in Fine Art. I didn’t pursue art when I was fresh out of high school as I needed to earn a living, and art wasn’t something you expected to be able to live on – still isn’t. So, now that I’ve retired from my day-jobs, I am going for it – as of September 2022, I started my MA Fine Art at the University of Plymouth in the UK.

I have blog dedicated to my thesis project for my Diploma in Fine Arts – Advanced. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we could not have a live gallery show in 2021. So, as my project really needed a closer look I created this blog: Anthropocene of the Crime, which is about species under threat.

I have a wide variety of interests outside of the above such as travel, gardening, writing, and theatre, that I’ll be posting about, along with the occasional rant too, just to keep things interesting.

Maj Photography (17 of 37)

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Lovely pic of you Shannon . . . 🙂

  2. I liked you the day you caved into the FB peer pressure 🙂

  3. Hi, all the information you are asking about, for the most part, has been posted in my blog at some point – try using the search on the side bar for the specific topics you want to find. As to the forums… they are noted in the post you commented on AND in my blogroll in the side bar…

  4. Hey! Your just the person i was hoping to find! Would you be able to tell me where to find face paint that is safe to use? I dont want to stock up on the bad stuff. But i dont want to spend a lot of money on it either. Do you think there is coupons for these things out there? If you know of the right forums and chats or blogs or whatever to get help with this, please tell me what ya know! You’ve got talent! Thanks for posting! Sue

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