Monday, April 5, 2010

Artful getaways... any takers?

Last night I was featured guest on www.favecraftsradio.com speaking on Creative Getaways for Girlfriends. My computer connection failed me but I have been told there were a number of women interested in joining me for a crafty weekend this summer. If you were online, I apologize for not being able to join you on the web chat.

So I've got a question for you... if I held a creative weekend retreat where I taught papercutting or calligraphy and some collage, would you be interested in joining me? 
You'd stay in a fabulous Scandinavian style bed & breakfast, served scrumptious goodies, pampered and cosseted, and crafting to your heart's content. I am still working up the price but wonder how much interest there is. This would likely be a couple of weekends in August  but might take place next fall as well.

This would take place near my home in Mount Vernon, WA, about 70 miles north of Seattle, and if you've looked at my blog at all you know what a gorgeous spot this is. We'd likely go up into the Cascade Mountains for an easy day hike as well, sketching and taking digital photos if the participants are interested.

If you'd like more info send me an email or comment at the end of this post.

And now to tell you of my wee little mini-getaway today...


I think our little valley is gorgeous in spring and summer. So I didn't have far to go to give my mother-in-love a couple hours of retreat. It was not enough but there were deadlines and Katie Dog had cut her face in the backyard and needed attention. Real life intruded but we had a wonderful time...


The tulips are peaking now, very early, and it's a lovely a spring as I remember ever happening in this gorgeous valley, with springy chartreuse color sprinkling the tree limbs and the grass lush in the pastures. 

Oh, the beauty of fresh air & sunshine!


8 comments:

Diane said...

Sharyn, I will post about your getaway idea on my blog today! Many of my followers who live out your way may be interested!
Diane

jane maday said...

Hi Sharyn,
Your photos are so lovely! That sea of tulips, oh my goodness! I'd be interested in your getaway, depending on the cost and if I could afford it.

Violet said...

Hi ~ I found you from Diane's blog. I live south of you towards Seattle. It is so wonderful to come to your blog for a visit! I haven't made it to the tulip fields yet this year, but now I'm so inspired... love the horses photo, and all the lovely colors. Yes, the Creator is quite enamored by color : ) . Have a wonderful day! ~ Violet

Sharyn Sowell said...

It really is even more beautiful than the pictures show. I'm so blessed to live here, and appreciate your kind words more than you know. Thank you!

Sharon said...

I just came back from spending Easter Sunday in the tulip fields. Oh so heavenly. It was windy but nice. I love coming up there. Came home to snow just above our home and cold. I want to be in the garden. Found you through Diane and am so happy I did. Sharon

Lisa Noël said...

I'd come! Me me me me me!!

Becca said...

HI Sharyn,
just stopping over to say hello from Diane Knott's Musings.
I love your photos and just the fact that you live in Washington! I look forward to seeing more photos! Some day my husband and I hope to live near Seattle. We visit often...we'lll be there in a few weeks in fact!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sharyn this is the second blog that I've seen these wonderful tulips fields on. A Canadian blogger came down to see them with some friends. Your part of the country is so beautiful! I wish I lived close as I'd love to go on a getaway to see them in person!