My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #109: Hitting the Ground Running

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-20-2010 01:33 PM 8436 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did wind up taking advantage of the beautiful day yesterday and I played ‘hookie’. It was a beautiful and warm day and it was just too tempting for me to resist spending some time outside. I am looking at all the things that I have to do today however and I am certainly going to pay the price for it. Not really, but there are things that I have to get done that I need to do today and the list is a bit longer than I wanted. I know today will go by fast.

We wound up going to an auto show in the area and that was nice. I love seeing all the tricked-out cars and it was fun to see all the owners who take such pride in them. Much like we love our woodworking, they love their cars and can spend quite a long while talking about them and showing people all of the modifications they did to them to make them special.

My neighbor Lee has his own prized Honda that he shows occasionally and we went there both to support him and also to take in all the other cool cars. (He is the one who rescues cats and has five of his own) Lee won second place in his category yesterday and came over later on to show us his plaque. I was really happy for him. Here is a pic of him and his car.

From Everday Stuff

After the show, we went to the university near us and walked some of the many winding trails there. I had never been there before and I was surprised at the number of wooded paths that were hidden behind the university buildings. We walked through them for about an hour, not seeing a single soul the entire time and it was cool and quiet and quite beautiful. At one point the trail crossed behind the university and the path led along side the ocean to a small lighthouse. I had been at the lighthouse previously many years ago, but was unaware of the adjacent walking paths. I want to be sure to go back in a couple of weeks when the leaves are colorful and I promise again to have pictures. This time I did bring my camera, but foolishly left it in the car before I realized how scenic it was. I must get into the habit of taking it with me always.

When I got home, I did some housecleaning and then spent the rest of the day working on the Pond set. I finished the next figure, Phillipe, and started the next but didn’t finish it yet. Here is a picture of Phillipe.

From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures

I really have to catch up on the Pond blog, as I just realized this morning that I haven’t added in the last couple of pieces. I don’t want too many things to get behind.

So for today, I have to get that package set up for pickup to go to the magazine with the three projects. I also have an order I need to finish cutting and some calls to make. I received an email yesterday from the web director of the big show in New York next March and they need a picture, a bio and some information on the presentation that I am going to be doing for the classes. It is good that they asked for these things now because it will get me moving in the planning stages of that event.

So with that said, I will get moving for today. I will start my week running and see how many of these things I can accomplish today. I hope you all have a great Monday too. :)

-- 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 09-20-2010 02:50 PM

Sheila, as busy as you stay there is absolutely nothing wrong with having fun and just enjoying yourself once in a while. I don’t think that the lost time will cost you a thing because it recharged your batteries so to speak and that will save you some time on your future work. Keep up the good work. It really sounds like you had a wonderful day and with all of those nice trails, the view of the ocean, and the good weather, I can see why you did. Take car.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 04:34 PM

Thanks for the notice.
Funny thing now when I read your post it has an accent!

Have a good day!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 04:43 PM

Canadian or US, John? LOL ;)

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

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 09:52 PM

It is important to just close up shop now and then and spend time with the people we love. I took a few hours yesterday and fired up the grill. There’s nothing in the world like sitting outside with family while the meat is cooking close by.


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#5 posted 09-21-2010 08:48 AM

Good to hear you had some fun!!!!

-- Theresa,

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