My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #412: Short and Sweet

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-26-2011 11:53 AM 4212 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 12:03 PM

glad you made it to edition today

i was jonesing

was actually reading yahoo news

i’m sorry

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 12:08 PM

I actually read the news for a bit yesterday morning. It really was quite depressing though. Today here, besides the power flickering most of the sites I frequent are not loading up. It was like that last night too. This morning I saw a post on another woodworking site that the same was happening to others too. Is the internet going to implode or something?

Fortunately this site and my gmail are good. I suppose I will be working off line mostly today.

Try to find some good news (I know it is hard these days!)

Sheila :)

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

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 02:30 PM

Good morning all.
I hope your lights stay on and you have a good day Sheila. We have rain coming and going here too. It feels like it is all brewing up in my back though. I hope to go get something done on my current project today, but I don’t know the way I feel at the moment.
I can’t wait for ya’ll to see my current “crazy man’s nightmare”. I’m doing another portrait style cuttings. I finally finished the frames yesterday and got my wood prepared for cutting. The wood for the scroll saw cutting measures 12”x57 1/2”. You read that right. It’s over four foot long. This one is going to be a challenge.
Ya’ll have a good day and be safe.


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