Saturday, February 6, 2016

What good 2 weeks can do!

blank January   I took a couple of weeks break from my Metapolies™ store in early January, pushed my chair away from my computer and took a step away from social media (much as I love the conversation and getting to see what everyone is designing).   I was feeling a bit burnt out and too tired to create anything.   

I was afraid I might just hibernate the time away.  (Well, I did spend the first week that way!)    Eventually though, I found the break did me good and my brain started to come awake!

Instead of continuously comparing myself with the amazing talent that surrounds me, it gave me time for a fresh start, time to dream of my own designs again!

I started making components with the enthusiasm and drive I had been missing.   Every shape and color was an inspiration to me!   

I found myself drawn to bright purples and reds,.. 

Pair upper left, SOLD!
Others listed or coming soon!

To be listed soon!

turquoise and greens,...

 ... and pastel pinks and blues and lavender.  

To be listed soon!

From "ALL ABOUT AMETHYST" 6-piece component set

I got myself busy with Valentine's Day hearts and Celtic designs for March. (I'll be back with more to show next time!  Yes, I think I'll try to blog a bit more this year too!) 

So I'm off to a more enthusiastic start to 2016, and hope you are as well!   

I hope you'll drop by my store, website, and Facebook page, and that we can keep in better touch this year!  

All the best!


Component photos by Sharyl.
Clip art from  


Beti Horvath said...

Good to see you at coming back at it fresh. Love the red/purples.

baymoondesign said...

Good for you Sharyl! Your work is beautiful. I am amazed at how much time my computer sucks from me. It is a slippery road.

Sharyl said...

I posted this in the wee hours of the morning. What a delightful treat to awaken to comments from you both! Thanks so much for being here--you've made my day! It's wonderful hearing from you both again!

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Recognize a couple of your new pieces that will soon be winging their way to me (: Look forward to working with them. As always, your work is beautiful and I'm glad you have found your mojo again. Sometimes you absolutely NEED to take that break. I often feel guilty just taking a break for several hours - LOL!

Sharyl said...

Thank you, Catherine! So very true! Thanks for your purchases; as always, I'll very much look forward to seeing what you create! Seeing what people make is the most fun part of all! :-) --Sharyl