I am going to make this a bit short today, because I am on a roll. Hopefully by tomorrow, I will have some pictures to post here.
It feels great to be back in the production mode again. Even though it always seems like I am doing something, there is a nice difference to see actual results at the end of the day. We all know that there are different types of work and even though the unseen work is necessary, every once in a while it is good to see some actual results of a busy day.
I spent much of the day drawing yesterday. I actually finished drawing eight ornaments which I am going to package as a set to sell. They are a little bit more detailed than what I normally do, but each one is like a mini project in itself. I can see these even being enlarged and used as stand alone projects without looking bland or plain as most ornaments would.
It is still a little too early to begin cutting here, but I have all the preparation and set up work to do anyway. That along with the morning dishes and other household chores will bring me to a more respectable hour and I can get going.
(Can you tell I am a little excited?)
Those of you who follow along know how much I love cutting days. Today is no exception. I always look forward to seeing what I worked on come to life in wood. It nearly always looks better on wood than on paper, and even on paper, these don’t look that bad. So yes, I am excited.
It is overcast and breezy outside. Quite dark actually for the time of morning. I am anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Irene sometime later on this evening. From all I have seen though, it seems that the storm is projected to move inland toward Quebec and we will only feel the skirting of the winds and rain. My place here is up quite high so I am not worried about flooding. Even though I am only about 100 meters or so from the river, the bank is probably at least 10-15 meters from the water below. It would really have to rise high before flooding would occur here. There is a good chance of power outages though and I should be ready for that. If all else fails, I can always find something around here to paint. I don’t need power for that.
As I am writing this now, the storm is just approaching New York City. I wish all my New England friends a safe and uneventful day. Though it is certain that they will feel the impact of the storm in some capacity, hopefully it won’t be as bad as predicted and everyone will be prepared and get through it unscathed. My thoughts are with them.
That said, I will carry on and get these things cut. If I have time I will begin drawing the second set later on today. I want to keep the momentum going.
Have a wonderful day everyone. I hope you all get some time to enjoy doing the things you want to do. Above all, stay safe.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"