Well, I didn’t get as far as I wanted to yesterday. It was one of those days where I blinked and before I knew it, it was over. I am hoping by the end of today I will feel as if I was a little bit more productive.
I spent the bulk of the day trying to get proper photographs of the recent pattern set. While that sounds like an easy task, it turned out to be more challenging than I had anticipated.
Since the word ornaments were not in a bulky font, I found that they were getting ‘lost’ in the backgrounds that I was choosing. I spent a great deal of time taking individual pictures, only to find that the ornaments looked very small on the white background and to me anyway looked quite ‘unimpressive.’
As a result, I picked around for most of the day, trying different things to make them look nice for the patterns and also for the website, as these were the places that needed to attract attention to them and make them look like something that others would want. I don’t know why, but I was not entirely happy with the results. I finally settled on what I deemed as ‘acceptable’, but by that time it was after 7:30 and I was tired. As I look at the pictures this morning, they are good, but I don’t know if they really show how nice these ornaments look in person. But I have to move on, as people are waiting for the packets to be posted on the site.
Am I being obsessive? Or just thorough? Sometimes there is a fine line between the two.
But time is ticking and I need to move on and write today. I know people are waiting and there comes a time when I have to know I did my best and continue ahead.
So I will keep things short today, and get on with my task. I want to do some writing before the rest of the world is awake and while it is quiet here.
For those of you who are waiting, the site should be updated by today and the new items posted. Thanks so much for your patience.
I wish you all a wonderful 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"