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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #614: Exploring New Horizons

02-15-2012 11:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

The other day I received an email request and I thought some of you may be interested in it too. It is a survey from a marketing student from DePaul University in Chicago who is looking for woodworkers to participate. I believe it is only open for those of you who are in the United States. I attended DePaul for a year, majoring in music and my sister graduated from their business school with a masters degree. They are a reputable university and the survey is on the up and up. I took it...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #611: Wrapping Things Up

02-12-2012 11:34 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

It snowed last night. Not quite the storm that they were predicting, but then again it never seems to be. I think that is how we become complacent and then when we are least expecting it we get hit. I can’t really tell how much yet because it is still dark out, but everything is white and I haven’t heard the scraping of the plows against the pavement yet. So I expect it isn’t too much. I am thinking that I would like to take a walk in the woods today. I haven’t d...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #608: Please, Please Me

02-09-2012 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

I made a great deal of progress yesterday cutting out the little shamrocks. I had some things to do in the morning and didn’t wind up really starting to set up things until just after lunch, so I got a later start than I intended. Still, I was able to cut out all 15 pieces (double stacked) and at least finish with that for the day. I didn’t get to sanding them and oiling them, but I will be doing that today, as well as cutting out the 15 smaller versions which can be used for p...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #607: "And Now For Something Completely Different"

02-08-2012 11:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

For some strange reason, yesterday I just decided to switch gears. I still have the final proof reading of the boot pattern to do, but I wanted to get away from it for a day and move on to something else. Besides, we are looking at a site update by the weekend and I wanted to have something new up there for March that others will also like to do. So I refocused. And here is what I came up with: Well . . . part of it anyway. You didn’t really think that I was going to show ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #602: Happy Feet

02-03-2012 01:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I had a pretty productive day yesterday. Among other things, I finished up painting my samples of the little witches’ boots. I now have all twelve done and today I will be creating the pattern packet and doing the ‘good photography’ on them. I did take some quick snapshots this morning so I have something to show you all. Here are the pictures of them for now: I didn’t set the light box up or anything like that so the coloring isn’t quite right, bu...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #601: The Courage to Think Ahead

02-02-2012 02:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Thinking ahead is something that we do on a daily basis. several times a day. From the time we wake up, most of us begin to organize our days in our minds without much conscious thinking. For many people, the planning begins early, with that first cup of coffee. From choosing breakfast to deciding what we will have for supper and everything in between, we plan the short term activities that fill up our day. Then there are the long term plans. (When will I do my taxes? When will I begi...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #600: Kicking it Around

02-01-2012 01:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

I sometimes wonder if it is legal to have so much fun! I have had some really incredible days and there seems to be no end in sight. There is such a wide world of creative things to do that seeing each one come to life is just one thrill after another. Keith has been no slouch either. I see what he has come up with in his designing and I think he gets better every day. It is nice to know that you have a partner with so much talent. What is good is that we both enjoy different types of...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #599: The Blink of an Eye

01-31-2012 03:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

When I lived in the Chicago area, I grew up with the notion that the weather could change at any time. One minute it would be 70 degrees and sunny and half an hour later you would need your heavy coat and rain gear. It was one of the residual effect of living lakeside and many errant weather forecasts were attributed to ‘lake effect.’ I find that living here in Nova Scotia is no different. Whether it is the ocean or the changing climate that the entire planet is going through,...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #598: Moving Right Along

01-30-2012 12:18 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday turned out to be a really good day. It was one of those days that was somewhat quiet and I stayed focused and made good progress on my project. I tidied up the house a bit and then I spent some time refining some of the drawings. When I draw on the computer, I do so at 600% or more and sometimes what I am drawing comes out a bit more detailed than I want. I usually know what limitations that I have when scrolling even if things are magnified quite a bit. I forget about it some...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #597: Who Said Work Has To Feel Like "Work?"

01-29-2012 02:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday was incredibly productive. I say that like I am surprised because, frankly I am. Not only did I map out the main shapes for the pieces I am working on, but I cut them too and finished about 90 per cent of the drawings. I think by the late morning I will be done with the drawing part of the project and ready to paint. I didn’t expect that at all. It strikes me as funny that some projects are just easier to do and bring to reality. The journey between what I envision in ...

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