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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #643: Still Painting

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-17-2012 11:28 AM 2429 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am sorry that I don’t have more exciting things to write about these days. While I am busy every day, it seems that I am just kind of caught up in the day to day stuff of life and haven’t had time to create anything new. I haven’t even been here on the computer too much, except to answer questions and fill orders. I only have had time to socialize a little and try to keep up with my friends.

I find I go through phases like that. I have lots of ideas that I want to work on and getting to them can be a challenge. I remember when I used to long for the days where I could do nothing but work on projects, but in real life, those days really don’t come. There is always routine stuff that tends to get in the way, and even if you are focused on work, there is other stuff like housework, cooking and organizational projects that get in the way.

The reorganization from getting the new dressers was all positive and functional, but it did create a ripple effect of moving things around and restoring order in all other places in our home. It is funny how that happens. After all, how is getting new bedroom dressers related to reorganizing the kitchen cabinets? But somehow it is and I am sure if I back track I will be able to see the logic in it all.

I did at least begin to work on painting the little hat pieces yesterday and I have truly and honestly dedicated the day to working on them. I began the base coating process at about 9:15 last night and worked on them for a bit until I really got tired.

The good part is that once I began painting, I also remembered how much fun painting is and things are looking really nice. It isn’t as if it is going to be a chore today working on these. As a matter of fact, I am quite looking forward to making them. My goal is to have the three sets out the door, along with copies of the kits by Monday. That will allow me plenty of time to get everything ready at a good pace. Then I can start the week off fresh and move onto new things.

Since today is St.Patrick’s day, I will celebrate that by making a good Reuben sandwich. I have all the necessary things to make one and I am sure I will enjoy it. Coming from Chicago, there was always a lot of fanfare regarding the ‘holiday.’ Not only did they dye the Chicago river green, but they also had an annual parade:

http://youtu.be/9YhWzrvWcRI

It was a big thing where I grew up and part of my own tradition. There were also parties and such for the holiday, although I never really knew what we were celebrating. Maybe it was just a reason to celebrate in general.

I hope you all have a great day today. Have fun and play nice! Maybe do a little dance, too!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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



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HamS

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 11:55 AM

Top O’ the Morning Sheila, m’ lassie.

I have also been very busy and not tending to my coorespondence as diligently as I would desire. I am now embarked on far too many projects for my available time. I do enjoy my life :)

Julie was reading Irish toasts

“There are many good reasons for drinking
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living
How in hell can he drink when he’s dead.”

“When St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland they swam to New York and joined the police force.”
Eugene O’ Neill

“It is better to spend money like there is no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there is no money.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 11:57 AM

I think the snakes that slithered all the way to Chicago became politicians! :)

Have a fun day Ham! Create something fun!

Sheila

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

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HamS

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 12:00 PM

I loved it when I lived and worked in Chicago. It is the only place where politicians CAMPAIGN on how crooked they are. Today is drywall and moving computer and cooking some pig in the smoker. I think I might have time to get a little more done on the hewing and reclamation of the ash logs.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 03:36 PM

Cheers to all. Happy St. Pats

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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patron

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 05:49 PM

happy paddy day too

i decided to take control of my life again

i am baking a cake
don’t have any food coloring for it

do you think my green hobby paint will do

here is something to think about

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 05:52 PM

Just make sure the paint is non-toxic. It should do fine! As for Mike – It will all come out all right in the end. ;)

Happy green day to you too!

Sheila

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 07:08 PM

Happy St. Patty’s day!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 07:11 PM

Same to you, Joe! Have a great day! :)

Sheila

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 07:22 PM

COOL Cat!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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