Friday, March 18, 2016

Designer Sharyn Sowell has a new collection that releases on Monday


On the day I caught up with Henry Glass’s new designer Sharyn Sowell, the daffodils in the Saget Valley were in full bloom.



Sharyn and her husband found their way to the verdant valley nearly 20 years ago as escapees from the busy metropolis of Orange County, in southern California. Sharyn was doing jewelry work at the time, and her business really had to start all over after the move. “It was a tough time for me,” she says, “my husband had a new job, but I didn’t know anyone.” However, she loved jewelry making because she got to know people at their happiest moments in their lives, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, are all when people want to have fine jewelry created for them.

Now, she looks back and sees the God was leading her to a better place, she says.

Her design sense has flourished with so much beautiful inspiration in the nature around her.


Her artist slants have shifted too, as she began changing artistic mediums to watercolor painting, to calligraphy as well, which she describes as an outpouring from using watercolors. She started combining them together, and then began laying paper on top. 

And then she took up a pair of scissors and a piece of paper and began to to create silhouettes.




That is the story of how her talents have merged together to bring forth the newest collection of fabric for Henry Glass, called “Jesus Loves Me.”  “I love working in silhouettes, especially of children, there is no ethnicity in these silhouettes, no eye color or skin colors. The silhouettes speak to the ‘every’ child.”




The song “Jesus Loves Me” as the central lead print is a timeless song. The word Jesus is from old pieces of type dating back to 1910, so there is heritage in the design, with new words, fresh vibrant colors. Sharyn was really building a bridge with the collection between the old and the new.



“The little silhouette squares are positive, strengthening and healing imagery,” says Sharyn, “and the butterflies speak to the metaphor of growing up, and are so spiritual in their lightheartedness. The dots are just for fun.” Sharyn was reminiscing about the dots looking like the childhood game of “Tiddly Winks”, or even bright colored bubble-gum. 


We are looking forward to the release of this collection, and a big thank you to Sharyn Sowell for sharing her many talents with us for this new fabric collection called “Jesus Loves Me”.



The whole collection can be seen on Monday, March 21 when all of the new collections for the March release will be available for viewing online at www.henryglassfabrics.com

Here she is: meet Sharyn Sowell, and please go and visit her blog: http://sharynsowellartblog.blogspot.com/

See below for a giveaway from Sharyn of a very nice gift to the Henry Glass blog readers.  First is a piece of hand-cut paper made by Sharyn for one lucky winner. Second is a 6" x 8" hand-cut silhouette portrait of your special child for five lucky winners. 
Silhouette Giveaway from Sharyn Sowell

18 comments:

Allison CB said...

Way to go!! Congratulations!!!

Linda said...

THANK YOU HENRY GLASS FABRICS FOR SHARING THIS GREAT NEW COLLECTION+ ARTIST SHARYN SOWELL! HOW NEAT WILL THIS FABRIC LINE BE FOR MAKING MY CHARITY QUILTS! lOVE IT!
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Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Irene Storteboom said...

Thank you for this blog post. I love the story and idea behind the creation of this fabric.

Sandra Walker said...

Welcome! Love the silhouette prints.

Susan L. said...

Welcome Sharyn! Love your unique designs!

Janie said...

Such meticulous work. The patience. Thank you for sharing.

Shannon Olgin said...

Sharyn has such talent! These are beautiful!

Shannon Olgin said...

These are beautiful! Sharyn does an amazing job!

Beth said...

Her silhouette papercuts are absolutely beautiful. How lovely that she is keeping an old-time art alive, and renewing interest in it.

judys said...

Love the collection so far; can hardly wait for Monday to see it all!

Judy1522 said...

Wow! I love the silhouttes in paper as well as fabric. Congratulations on becoming a new designer for Henry Glass.

anna brown said...

Wow very very nice would make a nice bible cover for a child or even me lol....tyty will keep an eye out for it...... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

What lovely fabric and I just love Sharyn's paper cuts ;- ) Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Wonderful fabric and I love Sharyn's paper cuts ;- ) Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy said...

Love the new collections.

Gill said...

I love paper cuts - I'm hoping this is open to internationals!!

Sherry said...

Amazing work, it is so beautiful! I love the fabric too.