Shea has been practicing the art of orizomegami (paper dyeing) since she was 6 years old, when her parents taught her, in order to save money on Christmas wrapping paper. After finding herself over-stressed in her former career and looking for a way to release it, she returned to dyeing and continued improving her skills over the years. It brought her such joy that she wanted to share these beauties with people in a way that would transcend the delicate nature of the original pieces; thus Chez Shea was born.
Each design typically originates from a single piece of material, dyed in one sitting. The art is essentially in the folding and dyeing manipulation before it even hits her computer, leaving the pieces as natural as possible in order for the owner to enjoy the idiosyncrasies of a paper art on their walls or soft furnishings.