Yesterday was another great and productive day. I don’t know why things happen this way sometimes, but I wish I could bottle up the formula so that on my unfocused and unproductive days I could take a dose of whatever it is that is driving me right now.
I am sure my fellow designers know the feeling. It is when you just can’t seem to draw fast enough to get all the ideas out and you don’t want to stop because you know this feeling may pass. I love when I feel like this and I want to take full advantage of this creative flow and keep going.
My designs to cut are piling up. In the past two days I have drawn up six complete designs – and they are all ready for the saw. I have one or two more in my mind right now and then I just have to stop drawing and begin cutting. The next deadline for the magazine is rapidly approaching and what I have planned for them takes some “building” time. I am going to take today to draw up that pattern and perhaps maybe one more scroll designs for myself. Then it is time to get to the saw.
I don’t remember the last time I was able to do so many different things all at once. Perhaps I have finally learned to not think about things too much and “just do it!” Sometimes all the planning and thinking about new stuff slips into a form of procrastination and I wind up putting things off until something else comes along.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to continue on like this?? I think ti would be awesome.
So here are today’s sneak previews for you to see . . .
One design is a fretwork one with overlay pieces:
Another has some pretty lettering:
And still another one has some fun stand-up pieces:
Do I have your curiosity peaked? I hope so. Won’t the next week be FUN to unveil these pieces one at a time!? I know for myself, seeing them come to be is going to be exciting.
And to think that what I have planned here for today is still another totally different type of project altogether!
I hope I have you all thinking and anticipating. The next couple of days will be pretty cool for me. I can’t wait to get at the saw and start really creating these pieces and showing them all to you – one at a time.
So it is off I go to draw again. I hope you all have a great day today and I hope it is warm enough for you all to get out into your shops and do something creative. It really is exhilarating!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"