When words don’t suffice


How do I love thee?

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything,” is not bad, but not good enough. “‘I love you up to the moon,’ said Little Nutbrown Hare,” is quite sweet, but not sweet enough.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning breathlessly expressed her love with a poem, “Smiles, tears, of all my life,” then lost count.

When you can’t find the words to express how you feel, when words are not good enough. Canadian artist Sharon Nowlan expresses our emotions and true feelings with mixed media: replica sea glass and stones, a few twigs, intricate line drawings that depict what we want to say. Inspired by the beautiful and rugged landscapes and seascapes of Nova Scotia.

Sharon Nowlan


Startup Mode

To borrow a phrase from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and world’s richest man – “how to keep a company in startup mode.” The company is not the world’s biggest, it is Traditions Home with stores in Wichita and Overland Park and online shopping everywhere one takes an iPhone.

Seeking fresh new ideas from new artists is one way to keep in Startup Mode.


Traditions Home and Robyns Lake House invite you to an exhibition of Canadian artist Sharon Nowlan.

Imagine a young mother and her daughter walking along the rugged shore of the Nova Scotia coastline, the waves crashing against the rocks, the seagulls soaring in the wind, the blue skies are full of billowing white clouds, the sun is smiling down. In the sand, the daughter finds a small piece of sea glass polished by the sand that takes the shape of a heart. Sharon Nowlan is inspired.

This begins the Sharon Nowlan Collection, art that reflects of the simple beauty of the land and seascapes of Nova Scotia where Sharon grew up drawing, painting and creating in a variety of media that includes stones, twigs, and replica sea glass.


See Sharon Nowlan’s art at robynslakehouse.com/wall-art/sharon-nowlan/