Yesterday I was quite busy with many little tasks that added up to filling the day up. Did you every have a day like that? I must have checked off ten things on my ‘to do’ list that would have almost been forgotten about. Although I didn’t physically push the pile very far on the painting front, I plan to do so today. With all the little things out of the way, I should be able to dedicate the vast majority of the day to painting.
I have received good reviews for the site so far. I did make a mistake in that I put the little Victorian dresser tray in the catalog and on the site. I had given a list of items to my partner and I forgot all about it. The magazine with that project in it doesn’t come out for another couple of weeks and they have first rights on it so I shouldn’t sell or show it until they had their run. I had completely forgotten about it with all the stuff I was doing.
Getting it off of the site was easy, All I needed to do was uncheck a box and that was done. Getting out of the catalog was a little trickier. But fortunately it is was in a good place on the catalog and I was able to redo the page it was on without too much trouble. I was happy because within a couple of hours of hearing about it the problem was solved.
I also talked to my friend Jean, who is the one who got me involved with the Northeastern Woodworker’s Showcase. That was a really fun and exciting conversation. We got to catch up and talk about the event and who will be there and the judging and the clubs and I got excited all over again about participating in the show. I found out that several of my friends from our old AOL Thursday night chats are going to be there. Billie from Michigan (who we all call “Mom”) who is a great scroller. Mac from New York who is an expert finisher is coming with his entire woodworking group (they rent a bus every year to attend). Leldon from Alabama who is a wonderful scroll sawyer too is thinking about coming. He just found out that a series of his designs will be published by the “other” scroll saw magazine. He is like another son to me, as he is my son’s age and I have known him since he was 16 years old. Besides all the professional opportunities this show will have for me, personally it will be like a reunion of many of my woodworking friends that I have known forever. Not to mention the new people I will meet.
It is going to be a wonderful trip in so many ways, and after the show, I plan to drive on to Chicago to see my kids and friends and spend some time there. It will be a great thing to dream about and plan over the winter months and also it will inspire me to make some really special projects to showcase there.
Today I will be back at painting. I do have a few things to follow up with customers, but with most things under my belt, I feel free to work on and finish the skating pond. I will post some more characters on that blog, as I am far behind in doing so. I really want to finish that part of the project on this end and get a couple of full sample sets cut. The article is coming out in a few weeks and I want everything to be totally ready to go when it does.
So that is it for today. I guess it is mostly the business side of things again. It seems that takes a lot of my days up lately. But soon I will be back to cutting and making new patterns. It has only been a little over a week since my last pattern and already I miss it.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and be happy and productive.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"