My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #916: Time to Scroll Saw!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-28-2012 12:12 PM 4237 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s hard to believe that it is the end to another week. I suppose holidays do that to us all. I suppose that any time our routines are changed so much that it is difficult to get our bearings. And next week will be somewhat the same.

It felt good to be back at drawing yesterday, and I hope that today I will be doing some cutting. I am working for the next project for the magazine and also an accompanying article. Both the project and the article are for the May issue, and it seems even to me like it is so far away. But the materials are due in a couple of weeks, so I plan to get that all buttoned up by the weekend so I can send it off on Wednesday when everything is open again.

I am still somewhat organizing my lists of what to do next. There are several directions that we are heading in and sometimes it is difficult to decide which to do first. I know that is a good problem to have, but sometimes it can be unsettling, as we never really know which one (or if any) will pan out. I suppose that is part of the process though.

The important thing is that the opportunities are there and we need to take advantage of them in the best way that we can. In an economy such as ours is now, it is good to have positive things on our plate and not be struggling for ideas and direction. We are both very grateful of that.

As always, it will be good to spend some time at the saw. It always seems like far too much time passes between sessions, but that is again part of the process. All of these inner workings of the business seem to take over sometimes, and I am afraid they aren’t very glamorous.

I am going to keep things short today, as I want to get right to finishing up my drawings. Hopefully by tomorrow, I will have at least a small preview of what I am working on for you all to see. I sometimes wonder if it is good or not to share pictures of upcoming projects for the magazine here in the blog. When speaking to my editor about this, she felt that there was no issue with it at all. After all, they themselves provide previews for upcoming projects in subsequent issues. If anything, it keeps others interested.

I hope you all have a good day today. Unfortunately, the lovely snow that fell yesterday lasted only a short time. By late afternoon, it had turned into a treacherous rainy mess that was both ugly and dangerous. it rained all night and there is little evidence of snow apparent on the ground as we speak. I suppose that is for the best. We only have a couple of short errands to do today and they are close to home. Hopefully, after that I will be able to spend the weekend here and accomplish some work.

That leaves only one more important question . . .

Enjoy your Friday! :)

-- 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 12-28-2012 01:52 PM

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 05:52 PM

Good morning Sheila. One more day of entertaining visitors and then it’s back to the creative work for me! It’s amazing how a break from the workshop will make you realize how much you miss working with wood.
Looking forward to a preview of your new patterns.
Enjoy your day.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 10:42 PM

here its raining with supercold rain on freezing roads so now they are glezed with ice
but will be gone tommorow since its get warm 4-8 degree celcius the next week or so
one good thing about is it wont be so expencive to heat the house :-)
nothing much happens in the shop beside I planed one board and exchanged it with a broken
one in Silke´s bed …. now she can get her beauty sleep with out worrying about to woke up on the floor :-)

enjoy your evening

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 12:39 PM

Yes, Anna – I think the break was much needed for myself. It is hard to do sometimes because there is always something that has to be done. But it gives us a chance to enjoy our life and our families and all the things we are working for in the first place. I am glad you also took some time to do so! :)

Dennis – That is just how it is here. Wet and cold and icy after the initial snow melted. It was pretty for about half a day and quickly turned into an ugly and dangerous mess. It is gone now, but they say some snow will happen this weekend. It is a good reason to stay home and do some woodworking. Happy to hear your princess will sleep comfortably in her bed! :) I used to have the same type of support on my mattress when I was a child and we had some trampoline classes on the bed and broke them from time to time. :( (Yes! I could be quite a handful!) LOL

Have a great day!


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

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 07:10 PM

so thats where your get the bid from the woodworking bug …. lol

I don´t think there is many woodworkers … if any was the quiet nerd burried in books all day long
always ready to correct teachers …. :-)

take care

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