Today’s post will be short, as I am in the drawing stage of things and I must admit that I didn’t get a lot done in that department yesterday.
My car has just turned ten years old, and as it gets older, I realize that it will require more maintenance. It is part of having an older car, I realize and I just have to allow for some extra time to take care of things.
But the day was somewhat shot, so I really don’t have a lot to report.
I can say though that last week I did hear back from Artist’s Club and they want to carry the “12 Days of Christmas” key designs. Although, they decided that they didn’t want them in key shapes, but asked if I would like to do them on their own ornament surfaces.
I didn’t mind that, as it meant that I would only be providing the pattern packets to them, and not cutting the wood. While Keith and I enjoy cutting the production pieces, I was a bit worried because cutting the keys for that pattern was a bit more involved than the previous pieces that we had submitted. I was a bit worried because when I timed myself cutting them, it took over double the time to cut a set of keys as it did to cut the other sets of 12 ornaments. Actually almost three times.
I will still be offering the pattern in “key form” on my website, as the pieces for that are already finished, but I will also offer them on the shapes that are at this time being sent to me that Artist’s Club provides. Either way it will work out.
That will mean that we will have more time over the summer to create new patterns for the holidays, which are when we sell the most patterns. So it isn’t a bad thing.
I will still be represented in Artist’s Club by the Haunted Masquerade pattern, and then the 12 Days of Christmas pattern will take me thorough Christmas. So I am happy.
Today I need to really focus and draw. I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to do, but I need to put it into motion. Sometimes that is the most difficult part.
Thanks once again for your nice comments yesterday on the projects. It really makes me feel good when my work is so well-received.
Have a great Wednesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"