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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1584: Scrolling Binge

07-03-2015 11:32 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

One good thing about doing lots of types of creative crafts is that every time I get to do something else, it is new and fresh to me and I am excited about it. I love painting and I love the recent needle artwork that I have been attempting, but I also love creating cool wood things on the scroll saw. There is something that is so calming and peaceful about following a line with a tiny blade to create 'graceful wood'. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with everything that is g...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1583: Now for Something Completely Different

07-02-2015 12:47 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Yesterday was a busy day. I like that. I felt as if I was getting back on track and really accomplishing something. I didn't get to do the final photos of the new five candle tray patterns, but I did work on the three additional ornament sets that I will also be including in the next site update. (We are thinking either Sunday or Monday we will send out a newsletter.)  That will mean that I will have a total of eight new scroll saw patterns to post. It will feel really good for me to...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1582: Aftermath

07-01-2015 11:11 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday wasn't what I would call the 'best' of days. While I always try to be positive and put a positive spin on things, sometimes it doesn't work out that way. Actually, it was Monday that was the difficult day, but yesterday was more of the aftermath of dealing with a very stressful situation and for the most  part, I was pretty useless. Those who know me know that isn't my usual way. I always try to rise above the things that are bothering me. I am not...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1581: . . . and Then There Were FIVE!

06-30-2015 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I stayed quite busy yesterday, doing one of the things that I love to do. I really love so many of my creative aspects, and switching from one to the other back and forth always seems to keep me freshly excited about every one of them. Yesterday I spent the day at the saw. I had my headphones on and I was into a 'classical' mood. I got lost listening to my three favorite composers – Rachmoninoff, Beethovan and Mozart. It made a good thing even better. Before long, the three...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1580: Lots of Fretwork!

06-29-2015 11:43 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

One of the things that I like best about what I do is the great variety of ways I am able to create. As with most of you, the more I look and discover, the more I want to expand my 'crafting arsenal'. I find it very rare to meet people that only dapple in ONE type of creating. Most like to do many. I am often asked how I keep coming up with fresh ideas. After over 20 years of doing this for a living, it seems that I never run out of new things to do. There are times when I feel a...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1578: Summer is Here

06-25-2015 10:27 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I didn't post yesterday because I got a good deal of drawing done. I am on a drawing binge and actually working on several new scroll saw designs at once. It seems that I get like that – work in a flurry and then move on to something else – but I hate to stop the process when I am on a roll. Not even to take the time to cut things out. I will probably be doing that over the weekend and then have the projects ready for next week. I think it will be fun.Here is a sample of what ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1577: Variety - Keeping Things Interesting

06-23-2015 11:51 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am currently in the process of creating three different projects, in three different media forms. Actually, I am working on five, but only three are being actively worked  on. Then there are the multitudes of other projects that are all lined up in my head, awaiting their turn to come forward. (Do they count?) I suppose you can say I am 'busy'.It feels good to be in this place in my life. It isn't always like this. That is why when it is, I try to jump in and do as muc...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1576: Welcome Summer!

06-22-2015 11:52 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

What an amazing weekend!Not that anything paticularly unusual happened. For the most part, it was a 'typical' weekend. But I felt as if I accomplished a great deal and also had a chance to visit with some dear friends and enjoy some 'down time.' For me – I guess it IS unusual. On Friday afternoon I received a call from my Canadian mom, Ellen. I call her that because both her and her husband Bernie have treated me like a daughter for the past eleven years that I have...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1575: A Busy Weekend Ahead!

06-19-2015 12:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was a good day. Not only was the weather near-perfect with a blue sky and warm air, but lots was accomplished and several positive things happened as well. I couldn't ask for more.I spent the morning working on my new  patterns for the website. We are planning an update to be completed by later on today and I will be sending out a newsletter then as well. I feel good about that because I have three new patterns that I will be sharing, and Keith has added four since our last...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1573: My Talented Friends

06-16-2015 11:27 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

Since I am in the midst of writing up patterns and doing things of that nature, I decided to share some great things about some of my very talented friends today. I am fortunate in what I do that I come across so many others with such amazing ideas. I always find so many wonderful and inspiring ideas from my friends, and I hope that they inspire you as well. First off, I wanted to let you know that Steve Good has a new Ebook out. Steve has a great site called "Scrollsaw Workshop&quo...

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