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.
Keith had some nice new projects to add also. Among his new items is this beautiful self-framing butterfly plaque:
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:
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 (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"