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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #712: A New Project in the Works

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-25-2012 09:59 AM 952 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 711: Double Duty Part 712 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 713: The Best Laid Plans »

It feels good to have some solid directions to move again. It isn’t that I haven’t been busy, but being able to focus on pushing forward a new design is probably my favorite part of the whole process. There is something about taking a vision that you have in your mind and slowly seeing it come to life. I know you all understand that because I have seen the same thing happen to many of you. There is something exciting when we transpose an idea to an actual tactical piece that we can see and touch and admire. It makes us push hard to see things come to life.

I am working on a couple of things like that now. One thing in particular is going to be quite fun to cut. It is still in the early stages of drawing, but already it looks decent and I can picture the final pieces and I think they will be something that others will like too. I find myself thinking about it while lying in bed and I can’t wait until morning when I can get back and work on it. Those projects are the best, as they are driven by nothing more than the desire to be creative.

I can give you a little hint of what I have so far as a teaser:

It may not look like much now, but when it is finished, it will be something cool, I think.

I still could go a couple of ways with the design too. I haven’t quite decided on the final way I want to do things. That will come eventually though, and I am not worried that when the time comes to choose, I will know what I want to do.

I am keeping this short today, because I have a lot of drawing ahead of me. In the next few days I will have some additional pictures as things unfold. I want to get an early start and accomplish a lot on it today.

I can’t believe it is Friday already. My this week passed quickly! In the US everyone is preparing for a long weekend that officially kicks off the summer. Here in Nova Scotia I believe summer has already arrived. The days have been warm and sunny and the nights have been cool. Just how I like it.

Have a great day today! Enjoy what each day brings you and try to do something wonderfully 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"



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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 10:30 AM

well your back at it, good to hear, the gears are turning and your back with designing, feeels good huh, yesterday afternoon i had to go to the dentist, 2 more teeth are gone, the shots he gave were reqlly bad, one or more was into the roof of my mouth, my hands were clinching the chair arms..and my right jaw hurt so bad i could hardly open my mouth…its doing much better this morning..you have a greqt day, and let the juices flow…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 10:36 AM

Wow, Bob! Dentist stuff is bad. I am sorry for what you had to go through. I hope you are feeling better soon and back to normal. Take it easy today. I am glad that it is behind you!

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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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 07:13 PM

Grizz, having only 24 teeth left (virtually none on the upper left) its not all bad in the long run. You learn to adapt. I eat mostly on the right.

Sheila, intriguing!. I await more of your design.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 07:29 PM

Oh, I am having FUN today! These are coming out really cool. I have been drawing most of the day and can’t wait to begin cutting the pieces out. It feels good to be back in this place again.

So sorry about your tooth problems. I had a crummy dentist when I was a teen and he ruined several of my back teeth. Later on I needed several root canals/crowns because of what he did. :( Tooth pain is the pits. I also am very careful about how I eat. Part of me getting older I guess.

Perhaps I will be able to show more tomorrow . . .

Hopefully I will be nearing the finish of drawing and will be able to begin cutting.

Have a good evening . . .

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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