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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1725: Creating Every Day

04-27-2016 01:09 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

OK.  It may appear that I have been 'slacking'. Between cutting mountains of ornaments, having a cold/flu for a couple of weeks, and having some family things to take care of, it may seem that I have somewhat fallen out of the habit of posting here each day.There may be some merit to that, as it is no secret that I haven't been here every day as I have for the last several years, but that doesn't really mean that I am not creating. I just try my best to keep my posts...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1724: Checking In

04-25-2016 12:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It seems that lately I haven't been here very much (blogging, I mean.)  Even though I have felt that I am busier than ever, Between starting off the year with a tremendous amount of orders, getting sick for a couple of weeks and then 'catching up' with things, I have felt very much out of my regular routine. I don't know if that is a bad thing or a good thing, as I am still accomplishing a lot, but just not in the usual places. Add to that we are planning to move in ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1722: Thinking Outside the Box

04-18-2016 12:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I hope you had a good weekend. Here in Nova Scotia, we are finally seeing some lasting signs of spring. While it is still cool out, it has been pleasant and sunny, and I dare say that the snow is behind us and I don't expect we will see any additional snow until late autumn. (You all know what an optimist I am though!) I had a full weekend myself. It felt good to focus and accomplish as much as I did. I a large order, as well as some smaller ones that I have been working on and over ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1721: Working for the Weekend

04-15-2016 12:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

A usual, my life has been quite busy. I suppose that is the result of having so many creative interests. I often am asked how I come up with my ideas and if I ever get 'dry' where I feel that I am against the wall. In all honesty, I do have my lulls in certain areas of my design work, but since I have so many avenues that I actively pursue, there is rarely, if ever a time when I feel that I have 'nothing to do' creatively. If I am feeling especially uncreative – which ra...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1720: Site Update - Take 2

04-13-2016 12:39 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Yesterday was one of those days when I felt as if I was running in circles. It wasn't bad at all, but there were just a lot of things on our plates and we were trying to accomplish a great deal in what seemed like a short amount of time.I know I said that our newsletter would go out by last evening, but we just didn't get that far. There was too much to do and by the time we got everything on the site, I was too tired and it was just too late.But all is not lost. Today is another day....

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1719: Planning a Change

04-12-2016 01:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am running late today because I got distracted. I don't believe I mentioned it here in my blog, but in a couple of months we are moving into a much bigger place. Most of you who follow me here in social media know that for the past seven years, we have been living and running our business out of a one bedroom apartment. While it is clean and nice and we have used our storage to the utmost efficiency, we both decided that it is getting too hard to do so with our business growing the way ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1718: A Horse of a Different Color

04-11-2016 12:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

When I last posted on Friday, I spoke of being filled with self-doubt. Even though I have had many successes in things that I have tried to accomplish, most of them did not come easily. I don't for one second think that only happens to me. I have always looked upon humans as being an iceberg. We only see a small portion of their makeup and below the surface there is a vast part of them that only the individual can know about and understand. Within that part lies the struggles and victorie...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1717: Overcoming Self-Doubt

04-07-2016 12:31 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

As an artist, I am filled with self-doubt.I am not saying that to gain your pity or sympathy, or to fish for compliments, but I truly feel that way. It isn't that I don't like or enjoy what I create. Most of the time, I am pretty satisfied with my accomplishments. The longer that I do this (create and design) the more I understand that there are very, very few people who are able to pick up a certain type of media and create a "masterpiece" with little effort. As with most t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1716: Developing Your Own Sense of Style

04-06-2016 12:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I did a funny thing yesterday. I wrote a blog in the morning and while I posted it on Lumberjocks (the woodworking site) I forgot to post it on my own site, Facebook, or any of the other places that I usually share it.  I suppose I am not quite back to 'normal' after all! I am finding that getting back into stride is a little bit more of a process than I would have thought. It seems that sometimes once our general routine is changed or suspended, it isn't always easy to ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1715: Back to "Normal"

04-05-2016 12:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

"Things happen for a reason." I have heard that saying for probably most of my life. I used to think it was something people just said to placate others when things weren't going as they had planned, but the older I get, the more that I feel that perhaps there is some merit to it after all. Maybe it is that I just want it to be that way, so that in my mind I can organize and make sense of things that cause chaos in our lives. It is hard to tell. These past few weeks ha...

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