I had a decent day yesterday. For the first time in a week, it was a beautiful and sunny day outside. It was still quite cool for this time of year, but seeing the sun after so many overcast days in a row was a welcome sight. I truly enjoyed doing my errands in the morning, and it was hard for me to come back inside to work, but I knew I had to get drawing done for my final submission for the holiday issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine.
This final designs would be simpler though. Much simpler than my other holiday submissions. But sometimes making things simple takes more thought than some of the more complex designs. I find the trick is to make something that is attractive and fun to make without it being difficult. Knowing which steps to keep in and which to eliminate are sometimes a challenge.
But I did figure things out, and as usual I find myself with several different options in my head, wondering which one(s) I should implement. The more I think about it, the more ideas I get. Time to just jump in and do it! :)
So today I will be cutting the pieces out and beginning the work on them. Since they are simpler, I feel that the cutting should only take a short while – depending how many versions I plan to make. I woke up excited this morning because I think they are really going to look cool. I like days like that.
Here is a ‘teaser’ for you to think about:
As you may have guessed, she is an angel. But that is all I am going to say for now.
I woke up this morning to another rainy day. Not a violent storm, but soft and gentle rain. I suppose it is all part of spring and it is difficult to feel bad about it when I see all the trees finally filling in with leaves and things all greening up. Down the road from us, there is a pond that now hosts two families of Canadian Geese. For several weeks, all we saw was the lone male, and I rather felt sorry for him. He would be sitting by the pond by himself most times when we went by, and I had thought he lost his flock.
But someone said that the male will scout while the female nests, and apparently that is what has occurred. There are now four adults and probably ten goslings that are living on the banks of the pond. Yesterday, when coming home, we saw both families taking a swim in the river. I wish I had my camera.
The warm weather will come with time, as will the sunshine. After the long winter it is sometimes just hard to wait. But I will keep busy until then and look forward to taking a road trip or two this summer when the time is right. For now I need to work and keep up so that I can take off on a whim if I wish and do some exploring guilt free.
I look forward to working on these today. The pictures of them in my mind are nice and seeing them come to life will be exciting and fun.
I hope you all have a great day too. Happy Thursday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"