Well, it has not been too exciting here this week, but at least it is productive. I spent the majority of the day yesterday working on the pictures for the next pattern. I am just about done and should be able to assemble the pattern packet today and then get ready for the site update.
I also began the process of the mandatory switching of credit card processing to the new merchant account that is required by my bank. We began the process with a conference call and the main processing company, but after we were well into the process, it was discovered that I would need an entirely new merchant account and had to stop so that it could be set up. Hopefully, we will finish the transition by next week and I will be able to continue processing orders without interruption. They promise me that will be the case.
The rest of the day was just routine things that needed to get done.
I did have some good news from a couple of my friends here on Lumberjocks. I saw that Grizzman was recognized in a local paper (and will be in a subsequent magazine) for his outstanding bird house that won the recent contest here. There is a blog about it here if you want to read about it.
The other thing was that my friend michelletwo posted a new video on YouTube showcasing her amazing array of work. She is so talented and I love to see the different type of woodworking that she has mastered. The video is here and you may want to check it out and see what she is up to. Her projects are amazing!
It is so wonderful for me to know such talented people and see them get the recognition that they deserve! I have such cool friends! I hope you take the time to check out their stuff. It is really fun to see others’ successes. It is a great inspiration too. I love how we all seem to inspire each others’ creativity.
I am going to keep this short today. I have lots to accomplish and want to get started on things. For the moment, things are going as planned and that is a good thing. I am planning a ‘painting day Sunday’ to kick off the fall season and hopefully I will be able to follow through with that all winter long. I miss having those days and even though they do pertain to what I do with work, there are no rules or deadlines except what I want to do with them. It is amazing the difference that makes on my mindset.
I hope you have a good day today. Enjoy your Friday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"