Today I am going to hopefully finish up my gingerbread candle tray. I still need to cut the charms and stain them, and It could use another coat of shellac. Hopefully I will have some pictures tomorrow. I also want to get moving with drawing my next trays. I want to finish a poinsettia tray as well as a Nativity scene by next week so people will still have time to do them for Christmas. I know how I want them both to look, but again it is a matter of making them real and getting them drawn.
Sometimes I don’t know if it is better to start off with something in mind or just let it flow. There are advantages to both approaches, I believe. It is nice to have a solid idea and direction to work for, but it is also to just let it flow and sometimes surprise yourself with the outcome. I suppose that is what helps keep things fresh and exciting.
I spent most of yesterday doing errands. I went to town to do some shopping, as I am having a couple of people over tomorrow for dinner. Even though I am here in Canada, I still like to celebrate the American Thanksgiving. There are some traditions that I will never leave behind. I have a nice turkey, and plan to make stuffing and veggies and some dessert. I try to keep it simple but that isn’t always easy. Things seem to snowball. Bernie and Ellen are coming to celebrate, as well as a couple other friends. It will be a lot of people for my little place here but it will be good. The noise and busyness is good once in a while.
In between getting stuff ready, I will be drawing. It has the potential for a very productive day.
I love seeing all the posts here on Lumberjocks of what people are making for gifts. There is such a great variety and it is really inspirational to see how creative everyone is. Such beautiful things everyone makes!
Things have been fairly quiet here the past few days. Everyone is busy working on what they are working on. The deadlines for all the companies are pretty much up to date and everyone is gearing up for the holidays it seems. It is a good place to be.
Wishing you all a happy and productive day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"