About Talenshi Studios

We are a team of creators that create beautiful, useful objects to bring a little magic to everyday life!

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Karen Swartz

Artist/ Maker

Karen studied Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is currently working as a Children's Book Illustrator and was promoting her work at conventions year round before the pandemic. Her illustrations are on the covers of our journals, and she also works on researching and developing new products for us to make together.

Justin Melendez

Scientist/ Maker

Justin is a scientist pursuing his PhD in Genetics! He also does wildlife and product photography, and works on researching and developing new products for us to make together. Often Justin's interest in new materials, and the ensuing experiments lead us to a new, wonderful hand-crafted product that we can share with the world!

We make everything in our home studio (or what some might call a dining room) in St. Louis, MO.
All our journals are engraved on our Glowforge laser that lives in our well ventilated back room.
We are vaccinated and scheduling events for fall 2021!
Some are cancelling, but hopefully we'll be able to vend at most of them!
See you soon (maybe)!



Events scheduled for 2021

Gazebo Artist Market , Webster Groves, MO
August 14th, 21st, & 28th

Big River Steam Punk Festival, Hannibal, MO - Confirmed
September 3rd - 6th

Furry Migration, Minneapolis, MN - Confirmed
September 10th -12th

Hippie Fest, Jadwin, MO - Confirmed
September 18th - 19th

Wentzville Renaissance Festival - Applying (not yet confirmed)
October 2nd -3rd and 16th-17th

Sababa, St. Louis, MO - event cancelled

BLFC, Reno, NV - Confirmed
October 22nd - 24th

Teslacon, Madison, WI - Confirmed
November 4th - 8th

Aquatifur, Wisconsin Dells, WI - Applying (not yet confirmed)
November 12th-14th

Anthro Northwest, Seattle, WA - Applying (not yet confirmed)
November 19th - 21st

Midwest Furfest, Chicago, IL - Applying (not yet confirmed)
December 3rd - 5th

Further Confusion, San Jose, CA- Applying (not yet confirmed)
January, 13th - 16th, 2022