Sometimes when I am the busiest at the drawing board, it seems that I have little to write about. After all, you all probably don’t want to read about every line that I draw. Although this may seem like a bad thing, in reality it is good. It means that I am focusing and getting the job done.
The majority of the day yesterday was spent drawing. In between sessions, I caught up with my friend Jeannie with a phone conversation. She is heading out today to Richland Center, Wisconsin for a scroll saw show next weekend. She will be selling some of my patterns there, as well as teaching a painting class. We left many of the supplies there for her to use in her teaching. Part of me wishes I were going, but there is another part of me that is happy to be here. I am ready to sit down for several days and get some drawing done so I can have some new things up on the site by next weekend.
We are contemplating whether or not to go to the New York show next year. If we do, we will not be making it a three week adventure like we did this year. It was a lot and it took a while to get back to normal after leaving home for so long. If we do go, it will probably be for no longer than a week, and I will see if I could squeeze some teaching and classes into the mix there to help with the expenses.
It would be interesting to do the show without the responsibilities of lecturing and being able to stay at my own table for the day. Although I was greatly honored and had a nice time talking, I would love to be able to stay at the table and talk to people one on one. I feel that I missed that a bit having to be in other places, and I would like to see what doing the show will be like without those pressures. I suppose that a lot of water will go under the bridge before I have to make any decisions there.
I heard a noise in the rear end of the car yesterday and I need to get it looked after. I don’t really want to drive it without getting it checked. Ever since they opened up that rear axle it just doesn’t seem right. There is nothing leaking from it, and the noise is slight, but it is surely an indication that something else is going on and I don’t want to ignore it. So much for a road trip until I know what is up.
So all is quiet and good. It seems that way all around. The forums I participate in are quieter than usual it seems. Even here on LJ’s. I think that the severe heat that is hitting most people is really affecting everyone. I cant complain here. It is comfortable and nice again today. The humidity from a couple of weeks ago is gone and we have had some rain, but nothing that would even qualify as a storm.
I hope you are all coping with the heat well. In another month we will see summer winding down and relief will be on its way. It seems particularly brutal for many in the States this year however, and I hope it gets better for them soon. I am very happy that I am up north here.
Have a good and productive (or not) Sunday.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"