My goals for today are to really make a lot of progress on the new designs.
It is funny how I can work so much in between designing, and still feel sometimes that I am slacking or not doing enough. As I look at my pile of eight projects that I was going full steam on last week, even though Keith and I produced 160 kits in a couple of days, I feel like I have been neglecting things. Now that those kits are out the door, all that remains is the box of partially finished projects that I need to focus on and I want them to be finished. There is so much that I need to do!
Between sending out the kits and going to pick up our taxes, yesterday was pretty much shot. We got a late start, as we had to wait here until the parcels were picked up, and then we didn’t return home until supper time. By the time we ate and I answered all the emails that were waiting for me in my inbox, it was nearly time for bed. I had thoughts of taking some photos of projects that I need to do at this point, but I was really too tired to drag everything out and start at nearly nine at night. So we called it an early night and went to bed.
Today I am determined to make some significant progress on things. Most of the work at the saw is done and what remains is just a small amount of cutting as well as finishing things in various ways.
This will really be the fun part though, as I will be able to see everything come together and be completed. I just need to tune out the world and get to it and focus.
It does feel good to have the tax thing done. Since I am a landed immigrant here in Canada, I do wind up paying two sets of income tax. That always seems to bring some anxiety in me, even though I know I have things under control. My estimations were pretty much spot on though, and I feel good seeing that it wasn’t more than I expected. With that behind me, I feel good about things and can move ahead with things without worrying.
So today I will spend the day focusing on accomplishing as much as I can, and getting back on the track of the new designs. It will feel pretty good to finally see some of the new pieces finished. While I only drew them up a short time ago, it seems like quite a bit longer.
It is warm out today and they are calling for rain the rest of the week. It is only a little overcast today, and calm out now. There are new birds in the tree outside and they sound like cardinals. We don’t see many of them here, but they are around. Overall, it is a nice morning and looks to be a good day. I hope I can accomplish a lot.
Have a good one!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"