My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #708: Which Direction First?

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-21-2012 11:13 AM 1062 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some days we just can’t get up early enough. Today seems like one of those days. There is so much for me to get done today that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed as to what to do first. While these orders that I have been doing are very welcome, and I am truly grateful that I have had help with them, it seems like forever since I have taken care of the day to day tasks of the business.

I spent the first part of the morning catching up on the emails that were piling up in my mail box. I have finished with that and it is already getting to be much later than I anticipated. We are working on the site update today and getting things on that front done and then I need to finish writing the instructions and article for the holiday issue of the magazine. I have two projects and an article to work on there so looking at is can be a bit overwhelming.

I keep telling myself ‘one thing at a time’ and trying not to look at the big picture all at once, but sometimes it is difficult not to do so. In all this work that I am doing, there doesn’t seem to be much that points to me making new patterns. How can that be? It seems like months ago when I worked on the birthday overlay for the calendar and word piece. Was it only a week or so?

We took a ride yesterday to the beach for an hour and grabbed a quick lunch at a little place near the water. We took our walk along the boardwalk, as it was a warm and beautiful day and I didn’t want to let it pass without at least enjoying it for a bit. The total time we were away was under two hours, but it really felt good. I suppose that was our “weekend.”

I am keeping this short today because I need to move on today. While I am glad that I am caught up on the mail, I still have a full plate in front of me of things that I need to get done before I can feel comfortable again. It is a holiday here in Canada (Victoria Day) and many things are closed so it will give me a chance to move ahead in other areas and perhaps catch up.

I wish you all a splendid Monday!

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

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 11:23 AM

I can relate to that look. I see it in the mirror a lot. :) Happy Victoria Day as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 06:35 PM

as I remember it was only a two-four weeks ago you said you had enoff idea┬┤s
to the rest of the year to work on …. you better get back on that track and fast :-)
grab the notebook and see what you had in mind – go to the playroom and be creative
with the same speed we had to be in the croquis (live-drawing class )
1 – 2 minuts per sketch 1 hour and see what you come up with maybee nothing
but it will deffently get you back on track :-)

have a great day

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