Sometimes when I am working the hardest, it seems that I have the least to write about. I spent the day yesterday pretty much chained to the computer drawing and that in itself doesn’t really make for an interesting blog.
It was one of those days where I was able to stay truly focused (yes – even I have them sometimes) and besides taking a couple of breaks to respond to mail and such, I really did nothing but sat and drew all day.
I did finish one entire pattern though, and hopefully I will accomplish another one today. I need to get the next lesson up here for the class too in the next day or so, but I don’t really want to break the rhythm of my drawing. I will see how today goes.
It seems that most of the forums are very quiet anyway. At least the parts that I participate in. From what I hear, most people are sweltering and not even working on projects unless they are fortunate enough to have air conditioning. I truly don’t blame them. There were many hot summer days when I lived in the Chicago area and worked from my garage that I remember sweating and having all the sawdust stick to me as I worked. It wasn’t fun.
This weekend is the Midwestern Scroll Saw show in Richland Center, Wisconsin. It used to be held down in central Illinois, but the gentleman that hosted it retired and it was taken over by Dirk Boelman who lives further north. It used to be one of my favorite shows and would bring together many of my friends from all over the country for a weekend of learning and fun. I am still in touch with many from those days, and some are fortunate to be able to attend the show. I hope to see some pictures and see how everything went.
I am going to keep this short today because I really do want to get started on drawing. I feel good about being on such a productive wave right now and I want to take advantage of the lull in other activity as much as I can. Those of you who design know that we need to seize these moments while we can, because they don’t always last.
I hope you all have a good day today. I can’t believe that it is Friday already. Or August either for that matter. It all goes by much too quickly sometimes.
Enjoy your 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"