Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tidings of conflict and joy

I don't think I've ever been absent this long.
And I've missed being here.

Yes, the studio is full of scraps and snips, ink and paint splashes.
But I've also been forced into a very stressful conflict in our wonderful neighborhood.
Here my neighbors & I tell the story on our local NBC station:



Christmas is like that sometimes, isn't it? 

A blend of the heart wrenching and the heart warming at once. 
We can struggle to be courageous and at the same time enjoy the scent of baking cookies and fresh evergreen.


My line of beach dies is getting ready for release from Sizzix in just a couple of weeks- woohoo!  I'm so delighted to find they're very versatile... The lights above are part of that line, just ripe and ready for changing into a holiday light strand.

Preview coming very soon, along with sneak peeks at the new "Beautiful Soul" collection coming from Midwest CBK, with a January release in Atlanta's AmericasMart gift show.

Merry Christmas! I hope you have missed me in the midst of your own busy holiday life.


3 comments:

Sharon Hermens said...

What a beautiful cutting, Sharyn. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've done this past year. To you and your family...Merry Christmas!

Linda Moore Kurth said...

I'm so sorry you going through this, Sharyn. And I thought it was bad when big homes and trees were removed behind my last house and in went 500 apartments. We planted several Leyland Cypress on our property line, and it helped a great deal. I hope you can somehow find a resolution.

Michelle Palmer said...

Praying that 2015 brings wonderful blessings to you & your family, your neighborhood and your art! Happy New Year, Sharyn!