Those of you who read daily know that I like to make different versions of projects. I talk many people who prefer different techniques and I try to accommodate as many as I can. Besides – I really like the variety and playing around with seeing the different ways to finish projects.
Last week I introduced some new ornaments for Halloween. One set was of Halloween keys, with the key tops being made of cute characters. But some people didn’t care for the key theme, so I made the characters slightly bigger to make some regular ornaments.
I was very pleased with the positive response to them, but I also had several requests from my painting friends to make them into painting patterns, and offer the wood as kits.
So what I have been working on is just that. I probably will be working on them for the next couple of days and I will post updates as I go.
I have all the blanks cut for the two new sets, and I began the painting process. So far this is what I have:
The keys -
And the traditional ornaments -
So far they are coming out nice. I am hoping to finish up in a couple of days.
I am going to keep today’s blog short because it is taking forever to upload things to Lumberjocks.com which is where I write the original posts. Uploading these couple of pictures has taken me well over half an hour and I while I like writing the blog, I have too much to do today to watch and wait. It seems that the hours between 7am and 9am my time are a busy time on the site and I have had a lot of problems. Sometimes the blog double posts as well and I am embarrassed because I don’t want people who subscribe to think I am spamming their email box. I apologize for that, but it has happened several times recently and it is quite frustrating.
In any case, it is time for me to get to work. I appreciate all the feedback you all give me and have really had fun making all of these new projects. I still have plenty more to come!
Have a great Monday and for those of you in Canada and the USA who are celebrating the Labor Day weekend – Happy Labor Day! I hope no matter what you do, you have fun and do something creative.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"