My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #958: Website Updates

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 02-12-2013 12:00 PM 4642 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I had a good day. I spent the majority of the day catching up with emails and communicating with customers, as well as working on the site update. I had hopes of finishing my newsletter and sending it out, but I just ran out of time and plan to get that done today.

I also was able to talk to my editor from Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine and we mapped out the next couple of projects. I really like how open she is to trying some new ideas and designs, as well as new ideas for articles. I like contributing not only projects to the magazine, but also articles that help teach new techniques and methods of creating. You may have already guessed that I enjoy writing, so these articles are a lot of fun to put together, and the response to them so far has been very positive. It makes the job a lot of fun.

I was happy to see the mask ornaments finally up on the site too. After spending nearly two weeks on them, I am happy with how they came out. I played around with some of the photographs too and posted some pictures which showed the painting detail a bit better. Overall I think the project came out nice.

SLDP210 Haunted Masquerade Ornaments

Keith had some nice new projects to add also. Among his new items is this beautiful self-framing butterfly plaque:

SLDK230 Self-Framing Leaf Bordered Monarch Butterfly

Keith still doesn’t add his projects in the gallery here on Lumberjocks, so I thought I would show it here. I suppose that I am just as guilty as he is though, as I frequently forget to add my new things.

All in all, we are still growing and producing a good variety of work. But there is always more that I want to do, and it is fun to think of what lies ahead for us.

With that said, I am going to keep things short today. I want to get started on the newsletter and get that out in the email today. Again, if you are interested in joining our mailing list, you can do so here:

Sheila Landry Designs Mailing List

We send out approximately two newsletters per month to let you know what is new and what we are up to, and we never share your email with anyone.

I hope you all have a good day today. I hope my friends who were hit by the storm are thawing out too. As I look outside, it is hard to believe that only two days ago was a blizzard. Besides the mounted drifts, most of our lawn is visible and much of the snow is gone.

Spring is definitely on its way.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

-- 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 02-12-2013 12:18 PM

Looks like you had fun with that mask Sheila.

Keith, nice one mate, a very neat piece.

Have a stupendous 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 01:07 PM

Yes, I did, Jamie. The earlier pictures I had shown here on the blog were what I call “snapshots” (that means I took them at 5am on the fly so I could post them here in the blog!) Since then, I used the light box and did some nice ‘photography’ to make them look good and the color be true to the real thing. That is really, really important on the painting patterns. Much more so than on the woodworking patterns as you can imagine. I am very happy with the final pictures, although they do take quite a bit of time. It is well worth it!

I love this design that Keith made too. He certainly has a knack for drawing (and cutting!) It is wonderful to have a partner that is so talented and adds so much to the company. We do well as a team!

Thank you for your nice comments. Have a wonderful day today! :)


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

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 02:51 PM

Oh wow! I like that butterfly cutout

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 06:41 PM

I love getting your newsletter. And how perfect, I need to make a garden/flower themed thing for a school slient auction, the butterfly might be perfect!

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 10:45 PM

Hi Sheila. Love the butterfly pattern. Great detail and depth in it.
A typical Westcoast damp, cool day here but I’m going to put some more layers on and get out to the workshop.
Enjoy your day. glad to hear your snow is disappearing.

-- Anna

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 12:21 PM

Thank you Roger,Katie and Anna. I love this pattern too. I think that it is one of Keith’s best and that he just keeps getting better all the time. It is really a pleasure to work with someone who is so talented and I think everyone benefits from it because as a company, it gives us a wider range of projects. :)


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

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