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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1042: More New Designs Added on the Website

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-24-2013 10:52 AM 1566 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1041: Preview of my New Design Part 1042 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1043: Busy Day! »

I had a good day cutting yesterday. My Christmas box is once again well on its way and I should be able to finish at least the cutting part by today. I am very happy with that and it will mean that I can button up these magazine project submissions for this issue.

While I have been working on my submissions, Keith has been doing some designing of new patterns for the site. It is great to have a partner because between the two of us, we are able to keep a pretty good flow of new items up on the site. A couple of weeks ago when he was working on his submissions for the magazine, I was able to provide the site with several new candle trays. This time Keith is in the spotlight on the site with several new word plaques and another addition to his Self-Framing Leaf Bordered Wildlife Plaque series, which has been extremely popular.

This time, he made a Lynx:

SLDK233 Self-Framing Lynx Plaque

I think it is a great addition to this series, and love the way it came out.

He also made some more word art plaques. These have been really popular too. As an expansion on his Bible quote series, he added this design:

SLDK312 Mark 5:36

He also started a new word art series which are more contemporary plaques. There are three so far in this series, and for those who love to cut lettering, they are fun and really nice.

SLDK314 Home Word Art Plaque

SLDK315 Family Word Art Plaque

SLDK316 Love Word Art Plaque

He is selling the patterns for these plaques both individually and in a set.

All in all, I think it is a pretty nice addition to what we have on the site. There are many positive things about having two people working together. It is at this time that I think our differences are really a benefit to both of us. By having two of us working and designing, we bring two different perspectives to our business and that allows us to appeal to a broader audience. I realize that it isn’t always easy to find a partner that is suitable in so many ways, but I am fortunate to have Keith here to contribute so much to the business and my life.

Even though it is “Sheila Landry Designs”, I like to refer to us as “Team Sheila Landry” and I share every bit of success with Kieth. Together we are able to accomplish some wonderful things.

I wish you all a wonderful Friday! For those of you in the States, I hope you have a wonderful long weekend and take time to enjoy yourselves and reflect and have fun.

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



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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 11:21 AM

Sheila, I’m particularly impressed by the Lynx plaque, the grass is just hanging there as if the breeze just blew it. The self-framing idea is smart as well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 11:28 AM

Hi, Martyn:
We both love the ‘self-framing’ process. It allows such a wide range of variations and makes it easy to create pictures that are polished and all-inclusive.

Keith is really getting good at making those background elements look natural. As with myself, that is sometimes the most difficult part of the process. Thanks for your nice comment. :)

Sheila

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 01:21 PM

Hi Sheila,

If those word art plaques were cut by Keith, he too is very skilled on the scroll saw.

It’s nice to see perfection.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 02:32 PM

Yeppers, Lee! He’s da man! He used to want me to cut his designs for him when he just started out, but I told him that he needed to cut them himself to learn the process. Apparently he listened! :)

I must be a pretty good teacher (wink, wink!)

Seriously – I am very fortunate that he is so talented and that I have someone that is such a great partner. I always say I wouldn’t be nearly as successful as I am if it weren’t for him. He is truly an asset!

Here is a close up of his cutting:

Can’t do much nicer than that!

He used solid birch on these (1/2” thick) and a 2/0 Olson reverse tooth blade. They really look nice in person!

Thanks for your kind comments. :)

Sheila

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 02:36 PM

Remarkable!!!

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Celticscroller

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#6 posted 05-24-2013 04:44 PM

Good morning Sheila. Keith’s new designs are beautiful and cut so cleanly! I love the word art ones. I liked them so much I just whipped over to your site and ordered the patterns. Now I really have to get back on the scroll saw next week! Busy summer ahead!
Enjoy your weekend.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 05-24-2013 04:51 PM

Hi, Anna!
I just sent out your order. :) I was just finishing writing a newsletter to our subscribers to announce it, but so many people have ordered them since I posted this morning that I am keeping pretty busy myself! That is a good thing. As soon as the newsletter is done, I plan to get back to the saw and finish cutting the Christmas box. Then on to new projects for the site.

We like keeping others busy! It really feels good when our designs are so well received by you all! Thank you for your order and thanks for the support and comments you give every day! We really appreciate it!

Sheila

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

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 12:22 PM

You are both super talented. Keep on, keepin on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 05-29-2013 12:39 PM

Thank you Roger! :) Have a great day!

Sheila

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

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