I can’t believe that I am still not finished with the pond scene! There are days I feel as if I am working so sloooooooow! Is it just because I am more careful? Or am I just taking too long? What is too long anyway?
Speed has never been something that I have been able to brag about. Perhaps it looks as if I do things quickly because I put the hours necessary into the item to complete it it a relatively short time, but the hours themselves are definitely there. I have a friend Rick who can scroll saw and do wood turning faster than what one thought was humanly possible. His nick name is “the animal”. His quality of work is also good. He is definitely the most prolific person I have ever met (his site is at www.scrollsaws.com if you want to check out what he does). But obviously I am not like him at all. Although I admire him and his work, there is no way that anyone can keep up with him.
I spent most of the day working on the pond pieces yesterday. I finished painting all the bases and I am about half way done with the snow. I have a doctor’s appointment this morning, but after that, I should be able to spend the rest of the day finishing things up. After the snow is all applied, I need to clear coat everything and finish the ice pond. I was debating whether to spray or brush on the finish, and I think I am leaning toward brushing (except for the bridges). Of course that will take longer to do, but I think that will be the way to go to insure the pieces are fully protected.
I will be heading to Bernie’s tomorrow to work on the new wood at the shop so I really want to get things buttoned up on this project today. I also want to test cut a set to see how long it will take to do so from start to finish so I can set a reasonable price if anyone were to want to buy the figures. And getting the pattern packet into shape will be a day I am sure, as I will include pictures of all the figures and some of the other construction processes.
It is a lot more work than meets the eye. And it is certainly much more than just painting the figures. I want everything just right.
So today’s post will be quite short by my standards. I will hopefully be able to unveil things tomorrow and you will see everything set up.
This has truly been an fun project to do and I am very happy with how it is coming out. I hope you will all enjoy it also.
Take care and have a great Monday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"