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Sharyn Sowell
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A few of my favorite things
of the most wonderful parts of being an artist designing for the
crafting industry is that you get to play with those products. This
sweet little house is made from dies produced by Spellbinders and it's
so much fun I think I've made at least 50 o...

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Winter serenity
Every season has its beauty, but winter's mood seems to me the most serene, the most contemplative. The chilled light and stark forms of leafless trees has a quiet beauty all its own. I love to walk with the dogs and let my eyes wander. The farmlands are re...

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With so much troubling talk all around us, I've been thinking a great deal about peace and how I can't control the atmosphere everywhere but I can bring a gentle spirit, a kind word, a smile everywhere I go. I can't change everything for good but I can do s...

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Merry & Bright
Time to decorate the tree, light the candles, sip cocoa. Time to make merry! I sneak out to the studio in the middle of the night and turn it into a Christmas workshop. My Winter Wonderland snowflake dies are perfect for making everything feel festive. Cut ...

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Autumn in the valley
It's autumn, and the fields and forests are changing by the hour, it seems. I've been wandering through the farmland sketching and taking photos, allowing myself the freedom to simply make art. Simply immersed in art and beauty and wonder. The Pacific North...

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Creativity = Happiness
Do you ever wake up itching to create? Me, too. It's true: Inspiration really is all around you.  Sometimes it strikes at 2am. Sometimes it comes when you're looking out the window. The thing is to indulge the creative impulse, to do learn and try and relis...

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Setting the mood: a tutorial
Have you noticed how lighting sets a mood? When the days get shorter and skies turn gray, I turn to candle light to turn gloomy into romantic. And the new Winter Wonderland snowflake collection works so well for this. Want a favorite 5 minute craft? Here yo...

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The festive season
When Halloween is over, I celebrate. The festive season has begun. This year the making has begun with extra joy! My new Winter Wonderland collection of crafting dies is so much fun I can't stop. And since Sizzix likes to celebrate as much as I do, they're ...

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Do you feel lucky???
Quick! I promised a fun giveaway and it's here... but you will have to hurry! The 24-hour giveaway from my partners at Sizzix has begun. Just go HERE to enter. What will you win? An elegant Falling Snowflakes embossing folder... Seasonal Calligraphy Stamps....

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Just released! My Sizzix Winter Wonderland craft dies
Is it possible to add a PS. at the beginning instead of the end? Because I want to give you a quick heads-up that Sizzix has let me know there's going to be a fabulous giveaway of Winter Wonderland products very soon! Watch this space and my Facebook page a...
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