My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #473: Starting Off Another Week

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-26-2011 02:07 PM 1078 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today is going to be a short post. I am just getting started on my next projects and I don’t really have much to say about them right now.

I spent most of yesterday painting my little Halloween bunnies. I am getting close to finishing them and I may be able to do so by tonight. They are more detailed than I initially anticipated (like most things) and are taking a bit longer than I thought they would. But that is fine. They are fun and relaxing and coming out nice I think.

I had some requests to show some videos on painting. I would like to do this and plan to follow through with it in the future. I think that painting, like anything, is quite easy when broken down into steps. Painting has taught me to look at things in layers. I find that this applies not only to painted things, but also other things too. I tend to think of the steps it takes to get from point A to point B.

It also develops patience. If you look at how things were made one step at a time, you have a much better understanding of how things work and can apply that to other projects in your life. Lots of people sometimes forget that everything in the world isn’t instant. It often takes much more than meets the eye to get a certain look or feel on a project and more times than not it involves several steps.

I know that I should be putting up a new lesson for the scroll sawing class soon and that has also been on my mind. I need to designate a day this week to prepare the lesson and get it posted. For those of you who are following along, I thank you for your patience and promise to get it up by the weekend.

My mind has been in lots of directions at once these days. I don’t feel that I am my focused and organized self. It is because I am overwhelmed, or just in a lot of directions? I don’t feel the usual anxiousness that I experience when things seem to take over. I feel in good control and actually quite at peace. Perhaps I am just in the process of regrouping and reorganizing things in my mind. That process is sometimes more work than doing the physical things that I am able to show you.

With that said, I will continue on with my Monday. It looks to be another bright day out today and perhaps I will finally have a chance to take a hike in the woods. I have errands to run including a trip to the post office and I may treat myself to a half hour walk. It will probably do me good and help me map things out.

Have a wonderful and productive day.

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

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