Sheila (Landry) and I have been working to expand our business into new directions and in trying to appeal to a broader audience. One of our recent ideas was to make a simple carving from a scroll saw pattern in the hopes that we might interest some carvers or even people that may have an interest in carving, but not in scroll sawing. All you need to do this is plywood, varnish, paint (dark brown or black would be best), a brush, Dremel with a few bits (or any similar rotary tool) and orbi...
Well – I am trying to decide – which directions do I want to go next. Just can’t decide. First of all – where am I. 1. Currently in two craft malls and quite frankly – SALES SUCK! 2. Going to an Arts and Craft show this weekend and hoping for the best.3. Posting everything I make on Facebook and lots of lookers but very few sales.4. Thinking about ETSY but have not made the jump – just can’t decide. Second – what do I want to do.1. I want ...
I don’t know where to begin today. I suppose I want to start off by saying that I was rather overwhelmed at the response from the interview article that was in the Lumberjocks Emag yesterday. Not only did I receive many nice messages in all the places that I posted this blog, but I also received many private emails from people that I have come to know, and even people that I haven’t met until now. It brought things into perspective as to the scope of people that I reach here ev...
I applied three coats of a spray laquer, and three coats of spray poly and the ark is finished. Next up is the animals. Just need to figure out how to keep them from falling over while spraying. I am also working on another cross. This one is going to be made out of 1/4” walnut. There are over 280 cuts in this one! If I do 28 cuts a day, it should only take me 10 days to finish the cutting!
I have been thinking about this for some time even before some one else posted their thoughts. Pattern Sources – where do you get the best ones. WELL for me whereever I find them I want access to HELP if I need it. That would be the pattern designer person themself’s. More than several times I have E-Mailed the pattern designer and asked a question. Generally within two hours (or less) I have the answer. Now at present I only purchase, or get FREE, patterns from several souyrces a...
I had a decent day yesterday. I did accomplish a lot, both physically and also I got a lot of thoughts in order regarding the ongoing issues that I am dealing with. Again, both Keith and I truly appreciate the support over the last couple of days, and many of you have asked how you could help. The more I hear from people, the deeper I see the problem is seated and I realize that it has been going on much longer than I care to admit. That is very troubling, but it is also water under the br...
This shadow casting lamp creates a cool effect to any room by casting a shadow on a wall of any scene you’d like to create in the lamps silhouette panels. For this project I used horses. The front of the lamp shows a horse in a natural calm state on all 4’s . And the frosted front panel of glass gives a nice subtle tone of light to illuminate the room. The back of the lamp has a silhouette of a horse raring on it’s hind legs. This is the side that casts a shadow on...
I got much of what I intended to get done yesterday. It was good to feel so accomplished and it was also great to see my designs be completed and come to life. I worked on two of the three new patterns, although I am only going to show the first one today. I’ll save the others for subsequent entries. In any case, here is a picture of the finished vignette: I really liked how they came out. I used the DecoArt Staining and Antiquing Medium to add a sheer hint of color to just...
What a day yesterday turned out to be! I must have made the coffee just right (or maybe it was the pecan bars that I made the night before and had for breakfast!) because I feel like I really accomplished a lot. After a morning trip to the dentist (which I don’t like at all, but came out ‘unscathed’) and a stop at the gym, I had to stop at the store to pick up some things for my new projects. By the time I got home, it was almost noon and I thought that the day was going...
I had a good and productive day yesterday. While I had hoped to finish drawing and begin cutting, I didn’t really get that far. But that is OK. Sometimes things happen for good reasons and I believe that was one of those times. I have been having trouble lately progressing with some of the new ideas that I have had lately. By the term ‘trouble’ I mean that I haven’t moved ahead as quickly as I want to on them. This isn’t because I don’t have enough ...
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