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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1853: New Project for Toletown for September

08-30-2017 01:40 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

In keeping with my promise to myself and you all to try to do better with blogging regularly, I decided to post some pictures of a project that I am working on for the Toletown painting community for September. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Toletown (www.toletown.com) it is an online painting group that is a fun place to learn about and share our love of painting. I have been aware of them for well over ten years and have been a member for as long as I can remember. a few...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1824: More Great Adventures

03-02-2017 01:26 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

As usual, it has been a wild and crazy week. Monday was spent finishing up sending out orders and (what else?) organizing some more! I suppose when I get on a roll, I really get into it. My office, as well as my shop, is so fine tuned right now it is amazing. I only have one more section to do that houses my needlework and embroidery supplies and I am totally good to go! That section isn't too bad, though, and I think that will need to wait for another time. I have so much to do to move f...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1814: Back to Creating

01-17-2017 01:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I spent the long weekend working on a new painting pattern set. While I have had this idea in my head for quite a while now, I had to just bring myself to do it. I don't know why I am always so timid about jumping into a new project. There is sometimes a fear that it won't come out like I envisioned it in my head. You would think that after all of these years of designing that I would be over those fears and have more confidence than that. But that isn't always the case. I fi...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1779: "Scary Faces"

09-21-2016 12:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

As I continue my work as a designer, I also continue to learn and grow. I like to think that each project I do – no matter how large or small – teaches me 'something'. I am often torn between working on my own projects and doing projects from other designers that I admire. Every day as I check my Facebook account and other social media venues I see more and more projects that I want to try. These come in many different types of media – woodworking, painting and ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1777: Meow, Meow, Boo! (Part 2)

09-15-2016 11:45 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Today's post will be a brief one. (Yes – I know! I always say that!)  My day yesterday was pretty much filled with doing some 'maintenance' things for the business as well as our home. Unfortunately, there is nothing profound or exciting about that. I don't really mind, though. The older I get, the more I like these 'non-exciting' days. Today, however, I want to hit the ground running. I have a lot I want to accomplish and time is ticking. I want to mak...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1776: #1776 Meow, Meow, Boo (Part 1)

09-14-2016 12:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Some of you may have noticed that I have been a bit 'unsettled' lately. While I have been keeping my self busy, I have felt as if I haven't been making much headway in several areas. Maybe the term 'overwhelmed' is a bit more fitting. I have never been one to make excuses for myself. I learned at an early age that it is better to own up to the things you did or didn't do and then move on from there. To me, the consequences of thinking about things were far worse t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1775: "Finished"

09-13-2016 12:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It is always a thrill to finish up a project. Whether it is a project that I designed, or one that I did that was created by someone else, I always feel a wonderful sense of satisfaction when I finally call it "done". As most of you who read know, I am usually working on several things at once. I design my own projects, but at the same time I try to squeeze in some projects that were created by other artists that I admire. Like most of you, I am addicted to creating and when I ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1771: Welcome to the "Slow Train"

09-02-2016 01:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I have missed the past few days of blogging, but with good reason. It used to bother me to miss, but after over 1700 posts, I have come to understand that sometimes we need to have to stay off of social media and the computer in general in order to do the things that we want to write about. For me, that is usually doing some type of creating. (Although yesterday I had an eye exam appointment in the morning in Digby, which is about a hour drive from where I live. There was no way that I would ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1770: From Fairy Land to Fantasy

08-30-2016 12:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

As an independent, freelance designer, I am fortunate that I am able to vary my designs to my heart's content. While I do have to (somewhat) follow trends, I have the flexibility of creating not only the type of pattern that I would like to see, but also pick the subject, type of media that is used to create it. It is really what makes things fun. But with that fun, also comes responsibility. Many know that 'artists' tend to march to their own drummer. While this creates new ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1769: Continuing the Fairy Tale . . .

08-29-2016 01:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

As I awoke this morning and came down the stairs, my cat (Richard) was sitting in my studio room, staring at the floor vent. You all know how cats can be. Just – well – looking . . . (and looking. . .  and looking.)  It kind of creeped me out. The house in which we live is old. My studio is on the first floor, right above the basement. The basement with the stone walls that many of the 150 year old houses in this area have. The basement that had several mouse traps ...

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