I am typing fast, as I am running out early this morning. There is lots to do on this busy Monday and I want to get an early start.
One of the things that is on the list is to contact the place where I purchased the magnets sheets from and see what different types of materials they have to offer. Even though I like these thin sheets, I would almost like something that is just a little thicker with slightly more holding power. As I indicated on yesterdays’ blog, these are pretty much decorative and self-supporting, which for the most part I feel is fine, but I would like to see if they had something that is available that is also functional as well as decorative. I will have to see what the cost will be and also if they would be willing to send me a sample or two. It would just be another good selling point if I were able to find something that would hold more than its own weight.
I could see making some cute picture frame designs using this material if I am successful in locating sheets with stronger hold. As long as you were still able to cut it with scissors, I think it would be nice.
I played around more with the sheets I did have and I printed up a couple of sheets with the witches’ hats picture of the ornaments that I painted. Even on my cheap printer, it looked beautiful and professional. I then sprayed the sheets with a couple coats of poly varnish so that the ink would set permanently and they looked like they were manufactured professionally. That was pretty cool, because it will possibly be another way to market my own original artwork and paintings.
I am kind of excited about these magnet things. I like that they are easy and inexpensive and have so many uses. As I said yesterday, everyone has a refrigerator so it is the perfect canvas for cute holiday decorations that are fun and easy to do and don’t take up a lot of space.
In other things, I need to work on the latest project for the magazine. I am sorry to say that it is somewhat taken a back seat to the magnets the past couple of days. That in addition to the fact that I worked on two lessons for the class just about killed my entire weekend. Once again I ask myself “where did the time go?”
I am also doing an update on the site today and sending out a newsletter. I have a sale going for those who are on the mailing list and need to make a coupon code for the site before I do that. I like offering special offers for those customers who are loyal. Even if they are new customers, it is a fun thing to do and I like to think that I can show them my appreciation for their loyalty this way. The mailing list is growing every day and that will ultimately help my business grow too. It is a ‘good thing.’
So it is off to the races this morning. I need to get out of the gate early if I want to accomplish all that I have planned. It is still dark out and blissfully it is less humid and cool.
I hope you all have a great Monday. I know mine will be full of adventure!
Have fun and do something creative!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"