My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #302: Finally some pictures!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-02-2011 04:00 PM 4507 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had some time this morning (everyone is still asleep) and I prepared some pictures for you to see from the show. This part was the items that were up for judging. There were so many beautiful and incredible pieces that were displayed that it was truly hard to pick which ones were the best. Fortunately, we were able to give out several “honorable mentions” which were indeed honorable.

Most of the pieces I took pictures of were of turnings. I don’t know why this occurred, but they were separate from the other entries and were not something we judged in the regular contest. It took a couple of hours to decide on the judging and I suppose that since I didn’t really see the turning pieces I wanted to have a record of them. I apologize for not taking more pictures of the other entries, but I will be looking for pictures posted by my friends on facebook and I will be able to compile an album of them at a later date when I get home. But for now, I have mostly turning pics for you.

As always, if you click on the title of the picture, it will bring you to my Picasa album so you can see them all. I am only putting a small representation of them here, as there are about 25 in the album. I know that many of you don’t like to navigate from LJ’s site and I do apologize for not posting them all here, but I think it would be excessive if I do.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

This jellyfish is one of my favorite pieces. It is fun and cool and just beautifully done!

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

The little vessel on the upper right was absolutely stunning. So delicate and the finish was perfect.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

This one made me think of Martyn and his impossible boxes. Again, look at the intricacy of the design.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

More beauty!

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

A cool stingray that was simple, yet beautifully shaped. I loved the simplicity of this design.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

Hand carved basket weave embellishment made this table amazing.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

This box elder piece looked like marble. Just incredible design and finish.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

This starfish bowl was another favorite of mine. So much detail and so beautiful. The picture doesn’t show its beauty.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

I met Paul Petrie who designed this beautiful piece and I hope to spend some time with him next week. He is a wonderfully friendly man and incredibly talented!

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

Another of Paul’s beautiful pieces.

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

I don’t know how they made these delicate finales without breaking them. Look at the vessel on the left. The balance is perfect!

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

Oh, Canada! :)

From Contest Judging in Saratoga Springs 2011

It was fun and very satisfying to see some of my own designs made by others. I often forget that people make them.

You can imagine how overwhelming the show and all its pieces were! I wish I could have spent more time looking at them, but I was on a pretty tight schedule. I have more pictures of the show in future blogs. They need a little more organization.

Today I am just going to take it easy and work on my son’s train set with him. He is building a pretty large set in his basement and it will be fun to work on it with him. We are also going to do some cooking together. So all in all it will be a somewhat relaxed day. No running and no schedules. I will like that. :)

I hope you all have a great one too. Enjoy the pictures!

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

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Bob Kollman

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#1 posted 04-02-2011 07:17 PM

These are some great pieces. Wow, I can not figure how the star fish bowl is classified as a turning.
Do you have any idea of what processes went into building that bowl??? I am sure you met some
incrediable new people, and learned a lot. Enjoy your train building.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 07:35 PM

I’m glad you’re finally getting some time to relax. Vacations can be rather taxing. Very nice pics of some great projects.

After looking at your albums, I do have one question, Sheila. Have you ever built and used the wooden fret/scrollsaw? If so, what do you think of it? I have the plans and have wanted to build one for years, and maybe this is the year I will finally get some time to do it.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 08:51 PM

thank´you sooooo much Sheila finely some pictures after all these month of dreaming about
the show along with you ….its hard to bee patience if you don´t know ha ha ha
if you just cuold feel the little eathquake we try to send to you on the other side by jumping
op and down of excidment ….. LOL
If we just had these kind of shows in this part of the world …...................

don´t forget to takes pictures when you work with your son :-) hope you get the missed one before you lieve

take care and have a great day
Silke and Dennis

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 11:37 PM

There are some wonderfull pieces there Sheila human beings are very impressive don’t you think? we’ve come a long way from napping flint. Looks like you had a great time

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 12:06 AM

These are some very nice picture . But I have to say the pictures don’t show the fine workmanship that was put into these piece it was awesome . I have my lionel train engine, transformer , and a couple cars that I got went I was like 7 years old . Drop a few drops in the stack and it would smoke like a really train engine.

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 01:09 AM

I went to your Picasso album to look at all the photos. You’re correct, I normally never like to roam away to other sites while on Lumberjocks. I make exceptions in special cases though. It looks like there were some amazing pieces there. Be careful. I recently went to a wood carver’s show. Seeing all these different kinds of work will get you to thinking of all kinds of new things you want to try.
Be sure to let us know when and if you add more trip photos to your Picasso album. I will, as I’m sure others will too, definately take the time to go see them. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.


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#7 posted 04-03-2011 03:00 AM

thnx for the pics. there sure is a lot o talent out thar

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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