My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #947: Show and Tell

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-30-2013 12:47 PM 3268 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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From time to time I have customers send me photos of the things that they have made from my patterns. They also send pictures of their own projects and designs. I love to see these things because it is always inspiring not only to see how they may have changed or modified my designs, but their own creations too.

Since I am still finishing up painting on my mask project, I thought today would be a good opportunity to share some of these pictures with you. Maybe it will give you an idea or two for how you can apply them to your own projects that you are working on and make your own variations.

The first picture is from Lyman Hannah:

Lyman did a beautiful job on my SLD407 Elegant Slotted Ornaments

Edward Orr made this plaque that Keith designed:

I really like the blue he used for the Gone Fishing plaque!

Jeffery Oliver sent a picture of the Seashell Candle Tray that he made.

I loved that he put a rhinestone in each of the shells! Just a little bit of sparkle really makes this project look great!

Barbara Raymond sent her version of Keith’s Let it Snow overlay plaque:

I love it and I think she did a great job with the painting, too!

And Kevin Colf sent this picture of how he modified Keiths’ SLDK147 Heart Votive and Candle Tray pattern.

He redesigned the pattern to make one heart and bevel cut the center to make it into a really nice candy dish. What a great idea for Valentine’s day or an anniversary!

And finally, last week I received these beautiful earrings from Jerry Mc Guire:

They are not from my designs, but Jerry designed them himself. I LOVE the beautiful natural colors of the wood and they are very small and intricately done and not at all heavy. I thought it was so thoughtful for Jerry to send me these sets and I really appreciate it a lot!

I hope you enjoy seeing these. I know I am bad and don’t always get to posting the pictures that are sent to me, but I am going to make more of an effort to do so. I love seeing how creative people are with my designs and it really inspires me knowing that what I am doing is appreciated.

Thank you so much to all of you who take the time to send me pictures of your work. I really love seeing your projects and not only does it make me feel like people appreciate the designs I make, but it inspires me to make more. I have the best customers ever! :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 01:59 PM

Hi Sheila those are really good they must make you proud
I hope Jerry is going to enter the competition?
Like having puppies you feel soo proud
Your stack cutting sounds an idea as I’m finding the saw just
wants to cut fast.

Have a Sublime day

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 03:16 PM

these are just great, to see what your customers make from your designs is always so fulfilling, i thing scroll work is one of the greatest sides of wood working, and i really enjoy seeing this type of work…

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 03:27 PM

I agree. This is really something that makes me feel good. No matter how long I design, I still always feel really flattered and grateful that others would take the time to make one of my projects. I always am really proud to see these beatiful variations. :)

Thanks for the nice and encouraging comments guys!


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

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 05:58 PM

Good morning Sheila. These are great and beautifully scrolled. Your designs are such an inspiration to us all and it’s great to see what your customers do with them. You remind me of a local artist I took lessons with a while back. He said “I not teaching you to become a mini me. I want you to go beyond me and fulfill your true artist.” Like yourself, these are the artists I have learned most from – those who are very generous with sharing their knowledge and skill and encourage us all to be the best we can.
Enjoy your day Sheila. Dull and drizzly and typical Westcoast weather. Good for a walk and then indoors to carve.

-- Anna

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-31-2013 12:14 AM

Thanks Anna. I think we all are great encouragement to each other. I know that since I joined this forum, it makes me want to strive to be better and better. Seeing the work of all the people here and my friends really is wonderful.

It is really windy here today Anna. Warmer too. But I don’t think winter is over yet.

Take care and have a great night. :)


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

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