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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #876: Ideas, Ideas, Ideas . . .

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-15-2012 11:57 AM 3953 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday was one of those days where I did a lot of busy little things and worked toward getting everything in order. While I kept busy all day, if I were to have to talk about what I accomplished, it probably wouldn’t seem like it was very much. But sometimes those days are very important, as they help lay the foundation so that everything runs smoothly.

I am working on the new designs today, and still getting my footings as to which direction I want to head. I will admit there is still a fog in my creative air, and I have not quite decided yet what to work on at full force. I am closer though, and I feel that by the end of the day, I will have a clear idea of my next project and be able to attack it at full force.

Indecision can be a crippling force. Even when there are many ideas, if we aren’t focused and clear on what we want to work on, struggling with choosing can slow things down considerably. I find this happens from time to time if I allow myself to get caught up in it. Right now, I am thinking in several different directions at once, and they are all pulling me in some way or another. In my head, I have categories of designs such as Christmas, Winter, Spring, Painting, Scrolling and Yard Art. Then there is the next magazine article that I need to begin thinking about. They are all equally important, but I need to really prioritize them and sort through and decide what to do next.

The obvious choice is Christmas, as time is running short on that one. So that narrows it down a bit. Then there are the sub-categories of ornaments, plaques, word art, etc. that need to be considered. But I am getting there, and the fog is lifting. It gets to a point when I have to “just do it” and force myself to think in one direction and filter out all the rest for now. And I am just about there.

I apologize if this doesn’t make interesting blog material. But it is part of the process and many of my fellow designers talk of getting ‘stuck’ and I believe that it is partly due to this phenomena.

So for now, I have something that I thought was pretty cool for you to see. My brother sent this video to me, as he thought it would interest me. I found it to be very cool and I thought I would share it with you, my fellow artists and woodworkers. It may give you some inspiration for some ideas, but either way I found the process fascinating.

It is called “Marbelous Marble Wood Flooring by Snedker Studio” by Pernille Snedker Hansen.

The link to her website is here if you wish to see more about it: http://snedkerstudio.dk/Marbelous-Wood

I find it to be an interesting and unique process. I could see this also done on a small scale for boxes and other projects using your own choices of colors. It reminds me of Malachite:

In any case, I hope you enjoy it and it perhaps gives you some ideas.

I wish you all a wonderful Thursday!

-- 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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BertFlores58

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 03:30 PM

I like it specially the blending of colors but there is limitation….. when sanding
Is required then you peel it off. I like more the nature.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 04:23 PM

Talking of Malachite, I picked up this little box (12×9 x 5 cm) whilst working in South Africa back in 1997. It was a wedding anniversary present for Sue.

As for being stuck, been there, done that and I’m sure I will again.

This has given me an idea for a box of my own in wood, thanks, Sheila.

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

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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 06:03 PM

Amazing work! Thanks for sharing Sheila. I’ve seen this done on paper but never on wood.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 08:48 PM

Just to share
This cabinet is made from 3/4 plywood and finished with painted stain, topcoated with laquer. Looks like a mahogany finish.

Everyone are amazed with the finish.
Have a nice day!

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 09:06 PM

Martyn – that is just beautiful! I think Malachite is so lovely! And Bert – the cabinet is really beautiful too. Faux finishing is really an interesting part of woodworking that I would like to look into more. I had a couple of classes in it a while back and I really enjoyed them. Thank you both for showing these pieces. :)

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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Roger

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 12:42 AM

I’ve never heard or seen this, but, holy moly. Wow, pretty awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 10:30 AM

I am glad you enjoyed it Roger. I thought it was pretty cool! :)

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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#8 posted 11-17-2012 04:18 AM

Wonderful material. I see a peacock.
Nice Blog Sheila.
Thank you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 11:16 AM

Thank you Dave! :)

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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