Yesterday turned out to be a bit of a change of plans. I had intended to get to the saw and cut out my new ornaments, but the weather was nice and we had some things to do in Yarmouth so we decided to take off and go there instead. I didn’t feel too badly about it because we really worked all weekend long. I suppose one of the good things about being self-employed is being able to do that once in a while.
The weather was clear and the roads were too. Besides the small amount of snow we had over Christmas, there hasn’t been any on the ground. This morning I awoke to a light dusting and I was happy that we had our trip behind us. There is nothing really threatening as far as I see, but I am glad we got it over with in any case.
Today I plan to stay in all day and cut. I have finished all the ‘tweaking’ on the new drawings and now comes the fun part – making them. I am excited because I have a couple of more ideas of things I want to do immediately after this project is done. I am eager not only to see how these will come out, but also how everything else will too. It is a good place to be design-wise.
I also wanted to mention that I received a wonderful photograph from a customer of mine the other day. He had used my “Rocking Reindeer” pattern and modified it to make a Christmas Carousel. I thought that this was ingenious and it got my mind going in lots of directions. So often with scroll sawing, we think in only two dimensions. This expands designing to three and I absolutely love the concept of doing more projects such as this. Here is the picture he posted on my wall on Facebook:
I want to thank John Cosens for sharing his wonderful idea with me. I think it is a wonderful example of taking a design and modifying it to your own liking. He truly did an incredible job!
I truly appreciate when customers have fun with my designs. It just goes to show how much we encourage and inspire each other through our communication here online.
I hope you all have a great day today. I truly look forward to having some fun and seeing my drawings come to life!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"