Today’s entry will be short. (Really) I got up early today to a quiet but slightly overcast day. There is a little breeze going to but it isn’t even strong enough to earn the label ‘wind.’ It had rained last night, but it appears to be only lightly, as the ground is wet but not really.
It was still almost dark at 5:57. A sure sign that we are already past the midpoint of summer. That’s OK though, as my favorite time of the year is approaching. Soon I will be writing here in the dark every morning with a cat or two curled up at my side.
For some unknown reason, we have already lost power twice since I awoke. Thus the weather report. Although each time it only lasted for 30 seconds or so, it was enough to shut down the computer systems and reset the clocks. I am not quite understanding what would be the cause of it. I live in the country though and anything can happen. Perhaps the squirrel that runs the power went on an early morning coffee break.
In any case, there wasn’t much to write about anyway today. I am still in the process of writing out patterns and instructions. I am working on a pattern for the 12 witch’s hats painting patterns. It is taking me a little while because I want it to be fun as well as accurate. I drew up some bats to use as page dividers and found some creepy freeware fonts to use for the page and section headings. The pattern itself is kind of cool.
I wonder why I do that. It would be just as easy to make my pattern using my normal Arial italic and Monotype Corsiva fonts that I always use. I want something different though. Doing the same thing gets kind of tedious. The bat borders really look kind of fun.
I suppose I like doing things this way. It makes them fun and special. I think my customers will like them too.
Well, the lights just flickered again so I had better close here. I will be writing most of the day I expect (if the power stays on, that is!) The sky is lightening up now, but it started raining in earnest. So who knows what the day will bring.
I hope you all have a good day today, whatever comes your way.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"