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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1435: "Unstuck"

11-02-2014 01:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Well, it appears that I am on the 'other side'. Whatever was causing my creative block has moved on, and things are once again moving in a positive direction. I wish I knew what caused those little hiccups in my creative process. As I said the other day – I think all designers and creative people go through it at one time or another. When we are in the midst of that 'creative block' we simply can't understand why nothing seems to feel right. Is it mood? The weat...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1433: Night Shift

10-28-2014 01:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Most of you all know that I am a morning person. Any time after 5am is a good time for me to get up and start my day. I love the morning quiet and I feel like I accomplish lots of work during that calm time of the day. Give me a cup of coffee, a cat or two on my lap, my computer and I am good to go! Because of this, I try to stop working some time before 9pm. While that sounds like a long day to some, you all have to remember that I really love what I do and most of the time it doesn'...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1430: Site Update In Progress

10-23-2014 11:22 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Lately we have been trying to keep updating our site about every two weeks. It seems with the holiday season approaching, we have lots of new things and we don't like to overwhelm everyone with too many new choices at a time. I guess it is a good problem to have. Since I do more painting things, they tend to take a little longer to complete than the scrolling patterns that I do. And even when I do scroll pieces, I like to offer different 'versions' so that our customers can c...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1428: More Christmas Pull Toys

10-21-2014 12:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Sometimes no matter how much you get done in a day, it doesn't seem like enough. I know I am not alone in this way of thinking because I see many of my friends are going through the same thing. One of the best parts about having so many creative friends is that we all can relate to each other in terms of "deadlines" and "getting things done". It seems from August until the end of the year so many people are frantically creating for holiday shows, craft fairs and the up...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1427: Monday, Monday

10-20-2014 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Once again we are here on a Monday.I have always loved Monday's, as they represent a fresh start to a new week and the promise of endless possibilities awaiting! I have always viewed Monday with enthusiasm and joy – even when I worked at other jobs outside my home or attended school. I suppose I always felt that every day – no matter what day of the week it was – would only be what we make of it, and I have always chosen to make it the best day I could. I don't see t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1425: Cutting, Cutting and more Cutting

10-18-2014 11:45 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

The past few weeks, I have really lived up to my name "Scrollgirl". It seems I have spent more time than ever at the scroll saw. But that is a good thing, right? It goes to show me that it may very well be possible to be able to design both woodworking and painting patterns and keep things in balance. It helps tremendously having a partner like Keith. He is so talented and when I meander over to the painting side of things for  a while, he is always busy keeping our scroll...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1423: More Pull Toys

10-15-2014 10:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Yesterday was a wonderful and relaxing day for me.  Not only did we have the pleasure of Keith's mom's company all day, but she brought with all the remains of our Thanksgiving dinner from Sunday. Talk about a treat! :)I truly love turkey dinners and I am not the type of person that gets tired of it easily. Since our families are a much smaller these days, creating an entire meal usually means lots and lots of leftovers. Some may complain about that, but not me! I can think of a ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1422: Here, There and Everywhere

10-14-2014 12:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Have you ever tried to do several things at once?  I feel that is how my day went yesterday. I was doing some drawing, sanding some orders to go out and I even began painting my new Painting With Friends design (inspired by Terrye French) that promises to be a really fun and cute project. I actually didn't know which direction to head first. Keith was also busy, as he headed to the lumber yard and spent the afternoon and evening at our friend Bernie's shop planing and dressi...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1421: Time Travel

10-13-2014 10:51 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

After celebrating Thanksgiving the past two days here in Canada, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to some serious designing. Even though it is still the early part of October, I know how quickly this time of year seems to pass as we busy ourselves for the upcoming holiday season. I am always amazed at how the pace seems to pick up this time of year and time passes even quicker than usual. It is sometimes difficult for me because I always seem to have so many different ideas that I ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1396: It's a Beautiful Day for an Update!

09-04-2014 12:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

While yesterday seemed like a LONG day in more ways than one (long stories – never mind!) at the end of the day when things were all said and done, I was able to sit back and look at the accomplishments and feel pretty good about things. There are some times when I really feel as if I move slow with things. I paint slow. I draw slow. I design slow. But as I look at all the projects that I have finished up, I can honestly look back with a sense of pride that what I have done is some...

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