My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #102: New Projects for the Week

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-13-2010 01:29 PM 3756 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s Monday and I can’t wait to start the week. That’s a great feeling. I have several new things that I want to get working on and I am really excited about getting them going and seeing them come to life.

Last week I showed my editor the star ornaments that I finished. He liked them a lot and I told him I could make a totally different set out of maple or another light wood and I would be able to use the paints I used on the candle holders and tint them red, white and blue for the summer issues. These would be similar, but I will change the designs a bit so they could easily be added to the other set. I think it will be an easy project, but still a lot of fun. I want to get right on that this morning.

I still also have several ideas for Halloween candle trays that I want to get done. With time going by so quickly, I want to ge them ready by the end of this month so that people have time to make them and display them for the Halloween season. I have been dying to use some of the pretty wood that I have here too for them so it will be extra fun to see how then come out when they are finished. They have been ‘living in my head’ for some time now and I just need to fit them in and get them done. I think they will be ‘spooktacular’! (Sorry!)

The other project I really want to see get done is something similar to the candle trays, but a bit more functional and also kind of cute and cool. That’s the one I want to use the Corian with. I am going to offer it to the magazine, but if they don’t take it, I wouldn’t mind. I don’t know if it will appeal to everyone, but it will be interesting to see if it will or not. I guess there are some projects that I like to do like that. More for myself than anything. Sometimes it is those that are the most fun.

I did get the next figures done for my skating pond scene yesterday. I had a nice day and took my time and relaxed and painted them. They are Anna and Jacqueline:

From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures

Since I started telling little stories to go with the pieces, I will continue to do so on the skating pond blog. It does give them a little more personality and it is fun to imagine their history and make up stories about them while painting them. I don’t want to get too involved in the stories though, because I would love for people to adapt their pieces to their own stories. It is just fun for me to do my own little version though.

I loved seeing all the new projects here and corresponding with my friends here on LJ’s this weekend. It was nice to take the time to read around the site a little more than usual and also learn more about my buddies. I don’t always have time to do that and there is much to be said about taking some time off and slowing down for a day or two. After such a relaxing weekend I feel like I am raring to go today and can’t wait to start.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 02:46 PM

it seems to me it goes very well for you at the moment Sheila :-) good to see
and the figurs looks good

have a great monday yourself

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 04:05 PM

The skating series is coming on really well, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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