I woke up this morning and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I like when that happens. It is a good way to start the day. Especially at these “in between” times when I am finishing off one project and looking to start another. Yesterday I did the final proof reading and packaged up the project to be shipped to Washington state for the catalog. You would have thought I had it all behind me, but I was still picking at it and making sure everything was all right. I also wante...
The day is just starting and already it looks to be a good one. Even though it is kind of gloomy out and raining, I feel good about it and I feel like I am going to accomplish a lot. Sometimes when we do the most work, we don’t seem to have much to show for it – at least on the surface. Planning something out and sorting out the details frequently takes longer than making the projects themselves. At least for me it does. I have a busy month ahead of me. The next few wee...
Good evening LJ’ This weeks subject is about bidding or Job cost not only from a professional standpoint, but from a hobby point if you want to build or asked to build cabinets :) One of the most annoying things I hate to do is bids for a cabinet(s) a lot of work from design to final finish choicesOne of my secret weapons is a free cabinetware program it will take you about 4.5 hours to learn and set up but will save you countless hours in headache of bidding :) I will post a link at...
Well, I am really happy that one is finally under my belt. the good thing is that I actually had fun finishing up. In looking at the finished project, I don’t know why it was so intimidating to me. Compared to the original set, it is quite pared down and simple. But I still think it has its charms and perhaps it won’t be quite as overwhelming to others as it would be to do the entire set. It is actually kind of nice this size. On the plus side, pretty much everything went ...
Well, I am still finishing up some things on that skating pond pattern. I know, I know! You are probably all quite tired of hearing about it. Imagine what I am feeling with working on it so long! I made the stands for the figures yesterday and did a final going over of all the paint. I did any necessary touch ups and applied several coats of clear matte spray over them. They do look nice. I went to pick up the mail, and there in my mailbox was the current catalog from the Artists Cl...
I received my usual email from Rockler and Woodcraft the other day and hym-hoded about buying anything. Till I did a little searching on Woodcrafts clearance section. I found a set of 10 painter pyramids on sale for $2.99 reg $5.99. I’ve been eyeballing these for awhile waitng for the right moment and that time has come. Some of us have experienced this more than once, trying to complete a project and only have to wait for the other side to dry before starting the other. Well no more...
I can almost see the finish line. It is a good place to be. This job has been going so slowly it seems, but I have tried to be extra careful and take my time and get everything just right. It feels odd not to work at my usual pace. I fight the feeling that I am slacking, but there is a part of me that knows better and I am just being thorough so that I don’t miss anything. This is important. I watch the days tick off of the calendar and it is hard to believe that we are almost ...
I have made some good progress on my skating figures, and will be finishing them up today. I realize that I may have sounded like I was behind schedule in doing them, but actually, I am quite ahead of the deadline, which is the 27th of this month. In reading your responses and also the personal messages from you, I do see that perhaps I do drive myself a bit hard at times and should give myself a break. I looked at the calendar yesterday and saw that I had plenty of time to do a good job a...
Yesterday turned out to be quite busy. I am pleased to say that I pushed the pile a bit, and also got some definitive answers on some things, however I still need to keep a good pace up and continue on. Yesterday I was reminded of a very important word – focus – and that is what I need to do. I finished the base coat painting on the five figures. I also got to the post office and got the package off to return the mouse to Wacom. That was good to check off of the books. When...
There are so many things that can get us off track when we are doing something. It takes a certain amount of discipline to stay on course sometimes. Especially when we are not completely confident in ourselves. Those of you who have come to know me through this series know that from time to time I get this way. I truly appreciate your wonderful support yesterday, and I did make progress, but unfortunately not the amount of progress that would have made me happy. It feel as if I have be...
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