My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #995: Strike While the (Inspirational) Iron is Hot

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-29-2013 09:00 AM 5462 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As the saying goes – I’m on a roll.

It seems a long time since I drew fretwork, and I really missed it. While I like to do a lot of different types of designing from painting to cutting to building things, one of the things that I find to be most satisfying to draw and cut is fretwork.

So that’s what I am gonna do!

Yesterday I hit a good rhythm and was able to not only finish up on the design I featured in the blog, but completely finish a second one:

. . . and do the majority of drawing on a third:

The good part is, I have several others in mind right at this moment. I really want to just keep on drawing at this point. So I think that is what I am going to do.

It is nice to be able to work like this and have trouble keeping up with my ideas. My notebook is full of new things to do after this series of designs is complete, so I want to keep on moving right along.

I am going to spend today doing as much drawing as I can, and perhaps by tomorrow I will be ready for for the scroll saw. I could probably get cutting right now, but I don’t want to lose the flow of work that I have going now and get off track. Now is the time to follow through with the inspirations.

I am going to keep it short today and get right to things. I hope you enjoy my little sample pictures. Translated to wood they should look pretty cool.

Have a great Friday. For those of you off of work today (everything is closed around here) I hope you take some extra time to do something creative and fun.

Enjoy your 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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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 10:34 AM

Sheila that top design looks sweet and it looks like what
I need for one of my projects,
Looking forward to seeing them in their final finish.
Enjoy your day drawing, keep the kettle on the boil and
the cats will enjoy chillin with you

Have a wonderful 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 03-29-2013 04:33 PM

Good morning Sheila. You have my curiosity peeked! I’m looking forward to seeing these in full.
Enjoy your inspirational day!
Sunny and warm again today here. Out to the workshop I go!

-- Anna

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 05:04 PM

I can’t wait to see what you are working on completely! These look really good! Have fun today!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 09:43 AM

Thank you all so much! :)


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

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