One of the most biggest screw ups I did was follow the same road as a regular Entrepreneur and write a elaborate 30 page business plan complete with 1,3,5 year projections!!! Well I got turned down for financing and two years after writing and revising the plan I said forget it. As I listened at the UE’s seminar I learned how to put together a 60 second speech that defines my business. (I will cover this later in another post) But here is my 5 minute plan that worked versus my two year...
Good Evening LJ’s, I know it has been a while since I posted here on LJ’s but that is because I have been busy in a sense and on another I was in a major funk :( So Get your glasses and a cup of coffee this is going to be a long post I hope you enjoy. All year has seen setback one after another wondering what was wrong I went on a research binge well her is my story of why Get ready this is deep!!! This past Sept 27th I attended a Presentation put on by LRMR Marketing an...
An interesting thing happen on the way to the scrollsaw, so to speak. Several customers have ask for special designs the Christmas. Well without LJ’s and all the many friends and excellant examples here I would have had a much harder time. A special thanks to Shelia Landry and to Steve Good for taking time to respond to requests. Also, to many LJ’s who have responded, invarious ways, to requests for information. It seems that the more you get into this scrollsaw stuff, the more...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #554: Researching Where To Sell Your Items
One of the best parts of belonging to creative forums such as Lumberjocks.com and Steve Good’s forum is seeing how creative others can be. And one of the best times to see all this creativity is around the holiday season. After the long hot summer, it seems that fall is the ideal time for people to get back to the shop and make projects not only for their own gifts, but also for selling at local businesses and at holiday craft shows. As a designer, it is very helpful to hear the st...
I have to be honest with you all, lately it has been a little difficult to write here every morning. I have been working on several different ‘secret’ things and I can’t really share them here. Last year, I painted my partner’s mom a box that she could keep her needlework supplies in and I was able to show the progress here, but since then, she has gotten a laptop and I know there are days when she does read my blog. Many of my other friends and family also check in...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #548: Thanks for the Great Responses Yesterday!
I want to start off today’s post with thanking all of those who helped out and posted your thoughts and participated in yesterday’s discussion. The responses were quite overwhelming not only here on Lumberjocks, but also on the Sheila Landry Designs page and my Facebook. It just shows what a hot topic picking the right tool is and judging from all the responses and also all the personal emails I received, I think that together we all helped a great deal of people. Discussions...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #547: How Can I Recommend Something That I Don't Believe In?
I like to try to participate in several different forums as time permits. Since I work here at home and live in a rather remote area, much of my socialization and networking depends on computers and forums such as these, as well as customer feedback. Lately, with the holidays approaching, I have been asked several times which scroll saw I would recommend. Although it may seem like it would be an easy questions, it isn’t as easy as one would think. Most of you who know me and rea...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #546: I Do Believe That Enjoying Life is the Secret to Keeping Creative
Yesterday was filled with doing more ‘Secret Santa’ things, so again it is not easy to talk about them. I spent the day organizing things and making lists and getting things ready to send out. I know that I had better hurry, because time is running out. I try not to make too many Christmas things for the holidays for those who are on my list who live away from me. That narrows it down to just about everyone. I always felt a bit of disappointment when I received a cool Chr...
Well, I got most of what I wanted to accomplish done yesterday. Of course I would have liked to have more done, but that is just me. I did get the calendar pieces all finished and stained and ready to go out the door. The only thing that is/was a problem was that I didn’t get them done until after it was dark out, so the pictures that I have for myself here aren’t very nice. I finished gluing all the little metal washers to the backs of the pieces by early evening, but sinc...
I was looking through some of the fun projects I have done in 29 years and I put together a slide show. Some of you have seen some of these pictures on my posts, some have not. WARNING This is a very LONG slide show over 800 pictures.I didn’t bother with the descriptions or organizing the pictures, there are just to many of them. I have been blessed with the privilege to do all these fun projects and I love what I do. I hope you all love woodworking as much as I do and I hope you all ge...
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