There are days when I wonder if I will ever get to use the scroll saw again. Seriously. There are so many things to do within the business that actually cutting wood seems like a rare thing for me lately. I know that is why I enjoy it so much when I do get the opportunity to actually cut, but it also makes me wonder. There are many people that think that I get to cut and build things from the time I get up in the morning until I am ready to call it a day. That is so far from reality th...
So I have been Scrolling for about a year now and, I think, getting better at it all the time. First of all reading and watching all the tutorials I can find. Thanks a lot to Shelia Landry and Steve Good for their part in that. Then lots of practice – LOTS. As all of this comes to play, learning how to get the blade to go where I want it to, how to select the correct blade for the project, how to select the correct wood and then how to finish it to show off the work. It seems like an...
I feel as if things are stuck in fast forward lately. The past couple of weeks have passed in what seems to be a day or so. Although I am not in a panic mode, I am beginning to feel anxious about things and I am longing to have that feeling of peace and accomplishment that goes with being caught up. I think it is time to make a list again and prioritize what needs to be done by when. Somehow that always proves to put me back on the path and calm things down for me. I am not sure how ...
The projects that I am working on right now require quite a bit of picking around on the computer. There is just no easy way to accomplish what I want to do. (Perhaps there is and I just fail to see how!) I spent most of the day yesterday working on the line work for the next pattern. By 9:30 or so, I had just about enough. My eyes were sore from looking at the screen and I was really getting tired. The line work for the pattern was just about finished anyway. I still need to print i...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #423: Another Lesson Up - Back to Drawing
It is funny how quickly the seasons begin to change. While so many people are going through sweltering heat, I have noticed a definite coolness in the morning air. Even if the temperatures get quite warm in the afternoon, the days are already starting off with a crispness that is reminiscent of autumn. It won’t be long. I find it is noticeably darker in the mornings too. It is almost back to the point where seeing full daylight as my eyes open in the morning will mean that I am ...
Sometimes when I am working the hardest, it seems that I have the least to write about. I spent the day yesterday pretty much chained to the computer drawing and that in itself doesn’t really make for an interesting blog. It was one of those days where I was able to stay truly focused (yes – even I have them sometimes) and besides taking a couple of breaks to respond to mail and such, I really did nothing but sat and drew all day. I did finish one entire pattern though, an...
As usual, I woke up today to several emails. Like anyone who has a routine, going through them first thing in the morning is one of mine. I like to see what I may have missed during the night and see if there was any orders or things like that which need my immediate attention. I like Google Gmail because it allows you to categorize your mail and add color coded labels on emails from people or places where you receive frequent emails from. For instance, orders from my site are one color...
OK – so I will admit it. I don’t deal well with life without a computer. I realize that will open me up to lectures of how everyone got along before without computers and how we have become spoiled by them etc., etc., and I should just suck it up and get along without it, but the best I will ever do to counter that is ‘agree to disagree.’ After all, people didn’t have indoor plumbing until the early 1900’s and I am sure that they were consider spoiled to...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #419: A Really, Really, (really, really) Good Day!
First of all, I am tardy today for a reason. We had some lightning and thunder in the early hours of the morning and the lights kept flickering We thought it would be best to shut down computers until things seem a bit quieter. (I still hear thunder as I write, but the rain is gentle and I had to do something!) Hopefully it will hold out so I can get some work done. I actually had a good blog planned. I know it has been quiet of late, but yesterday was a day that was full of adventure ...
Sometimes when I am the busiest at the drawing board, it seems that I have little to write about. After all, you all probably don’t want to read about every line that I draw. Although this may seem like a bad thing, in reality it is good. It means that I am focusing and getting the job done. The majority of the day yesterday was spent drawing. In between sessions, I caught up with my friend Jeannie with a phone conversation. She is heading out today to Richland Center, Wisconsin...
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