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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #870: A Wonderful Day Ahead

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-09-2012 11:16 AM 4567 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 869: Death of a Keyboard Part 870 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 871: Trial and Error »

I am extra anxious to get started working today. After the little hiccup that I had mid-week with the keyboard drama, I felt I was getting behind in my own schedule. But yesterday was a good day, and I stayed focused and I was able to finish drawing the next 12 ornaments for a new pattern that I want to have done by the weekend. I was very happy with that accomplishment.

Today is a day when I get to go to the scroll saw. These are always among my favorite days. I can’t wait to see the new designs come to life and I am very much looking forward to spending the time cutting.

This next group of patterns is for some traditional ornament shapes, but I am adding some wonderful bead embellishments to them. Last year I had made some embellished trees and snowflakes and they are still very popular and great sellers. This time around, I used some traditional shapes and added swirls and cut outs that will make them look beautiful and delicate, along with the embellishments of small metallic beads that I plan to use. I can’t wait to see them come out. Below is a small sample:

I am also planning on making a special ornament to offer as a new free pattern on the site. I think it will be a nice way to introduce people to this type of cutting.

I am going to keep things short today because I want to get right to it. I have a bit of fine tuning on the drawings that I need to do before I cut and I want to get busy on them right away.

I love when things are like that. Even though the sun is just now starting to rise, it is already a great day. I feel like I am back on track and that the day is going to be full and fun and creative. Seeing these ornaments come to life will just add to the excitement for me.

I wish you all a wonderful day today. I hope you all find something wonderful to inspire you too and help you enjoy every minute. Have fun and be 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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#1 posted 11-09-2012 01:32 PM

Hi Sheila,
It is indeed a creative day! As I look at your circles within curves, my mind suddenly build a layered block of pieces glued together to form a 3d …. a bowl, a tower, a windmill…. etc. Thanks for giving me a stimuli for the next concept. Congrats for having a new keyboard.
Enjoy the work and take care. Be safe.

-- Bert

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