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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1059: A Very Rare Opportunity I Want to Share With You

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-14-2013 11:10 AM 951 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am still going to be working on painting today, and I prefer to wait a little until I give you all some previews of what I am working on, but there is something else that I want to bring to your attention today that many of you who read may be interested in.

A while back I told you about a wonderful artist that I stumbled across on Facebook. His name is Ryan MacLeod and he is extremely talented as a sculptor. His specialty for sculpting is dragons, and you can view his web page here:

http://www.macleoddragons.com/

If you view his many galleries, you will also be amazed at the quality of work and his talent.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to commission Ryan to create a piece for me. Each of his pieces are hand sculpted and require hundreds of hours of work. Since each piece is hand made, there are very few of them available and as his popularity grows and more people see his work, his list for creating commissions gets longer and longer (I understand that the wait for a commissioned piece is now over a year! Way to go Ryan!)

In addition to his growing popularity, Ryan has recently been married and he and his wife are expecting their first child! His life has certainly been full and busy!

When I received my dragon last December, I posted pictures of it here on the blog. I had requested a Steampunk themed dragon, as I love that genre and felt it would be a good fit for my place here. Below are some of the pictures of what Ryan came up with for my dragon:

Of course, Ryan needed to include a kitty – at my request! I gave him license to do whatever his heart desired and I am absolutely thrilled at the result. Every rivet and cable and piece of this artwork was just perfect, and I cherish my piece!

So why am I bringing this up again?

I wanted to share the news that Ryan is holding an online silent auction to sell off one of his amazing pieces this weekend. The auction already started, and will run until midnight on Sunday.

The piece he is auctioning off is call the “Blue Dragon” and here is a picture of it:

As with all of his pieces, you can see the extreme amount of detail that he uses to create them. Every one of his creations are awesome and this is a once in a lifetime chance to own an original piece of art by this very talented designer.

You can bid on this item on Ryan’s Facebook Auction Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/MacLeodDragons

Even if you don’t bid on the piece, I invite you to stop in at Ryan’s web page and take a look at his amazing work. I know that this is just the beginning for this talented young man and I am so fortunate that I have one of his hand-made creations.

I also wanted to let you know that Richard (one of my cats) is going to be fine. I took him to the vet last week to have a small lump that I found on him looked at and they did a biopsy. I had several people ask about him and I did get the results yesterday and it turned out to be a small calcification that was benign. I am very relieved, as I love him very much and didn’t want to see him go through surgery if he didn’t have to do so. I hope to have him with me a long, long time.

I should have something to show you by tomorrow on what I am working on. I hope you all have a great day today.

Happy Friday to you all!

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 02:01 PM

Sheila Awesome what a nice share. :)

Jamie
In Sunny Scotland

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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scrollsaw

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 02:05 PM

I’ll check out the web page he does great work .Thank you Sheila for sharing this.

-- Todd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 02:15 PM

I am glad you both like the share. I want to do everything I can to help get word out about him and his work. He is so talented and besides that he is honest and polite and hard working. It would be great to see him succeed and make a big name for himself in the art world. :)

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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Vicki

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 03:08 PM

I’m glad to hear Richard is OK. I have a cat that looks a lot like him, Toby. I know what you mean about loving the cats so much. I have a second dark gray cat as well, Woody. They are best pals and play and sleep together.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Celticscroller

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 05:10 PM

Ryan’s work is amazing. It’s great to hear that his work is so popular that the waiting list is one year to get a piece created. I love hearing about artists getting out there and getting their work known. It’s not easy making a living as an artist/designer and the art work needs all the support it can get. Thanks for sharing Sheila.
Enjoy your Friday!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-15-2013 10:08 AM

Thank you both Vicki and Anna! At nine years old and as an indoor cat, I hope that Richard still has many, many years left with me. He is so affectionate and really has a sparkling personality. It is funny how they all shine in their own way, isn’t it? As I said, I am very relieved and thrilled that he is OK. It was weighing rather heavily on me these past weeks. :)

And Ryan is really incredible Anna. The detail in his pieces is astounding. As you may have seen with his new pieces, he just gets better and better! He is only in his 20’s too, so there is a lot of good things ahead for him I think. I love promoting other creative people and I will continue to do so as much as I can. :)

Take care, 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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Roger

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 02:30 AM

Steampunk stuff is way kool also.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 09:51 AM

I love my cool dragon! He ROCKS! :D

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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