My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1138: Site Update Complete!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-27-2013 11:07 AM 4583 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1137: Time for Another Site Update! Part 1138 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 1139: Painting With Friends »

What a busy day yesterday was again! Once again, the week just flew by and here we are looking at Friday again already. I try to take time to enjoy these autumn days, but with so much to do, I seem to get wrapped up in things and before I know it, the day is over.

As I look back though, I did get a lot of things done. I finished putting together my last packet for the new site update and also was able to write the newsletter and get it out by late afternoon. Writing the newsletter is coming easier to me now (after a year or so!) because it seems that we update things ever other week or so on the site. Like anything – the more we do it, the more familiar we are with the process, and it isn’t as painful anymore.

I had planned to spend a quiet evening painting – and I did get some painting completed – but as soon as I sent out the newsletter, I was pretty busy filling new orders and answering questions. Believe me – I am not complaining! It is fun and exciting to get such a wonderful response to our new items. I love having a real, working business! Unlike selling wholesale, I love the direct contact that I get with my customers and seeing how much they appreciate our designs. That is more valuable to me than anything.

My three new designs all were very well-received, but so were Keith’s new items that he added to the site. He has a new set of filigree ornaments depicting the 12 Days of Christmas that are just stunning!

He also created a beautiful set of three “Olde Christmas Fretwork Plaques” :

And finally a set of “Olde Christmas Fretwork Ornaments

All three of his designs are beautiful and classic.

We decided to have a couple of “Secret Specials” on our new items for our mailing list subscribers. We have a growing list of subscribers and we want to let our regular customers know how much we appreciate their support. I think that is one of the best parts of owning my own business and being “the boss” – I can do pretty much what I want without having to go through red tape. I like giving discounts and letting people know we appreciate them. Without our customers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love so much!

All in all, it was a really great day!

Today the sun is shining brightly and it looks to be beautiful and cool out. My plans for the day are to work on the pattern packet for the first painting pattern that I am creating for the “Painting With Friends” group. I have had the piece painted (twice actually!) and only need to write the instruction packet. Then I will be able to move on to making more designs. :)

Everything is flowing very nicely right now. It feels good to be productive and happy. I think that lends to further success.

I hope you all are happy it is Friday! I know that so many of you look forward to the weekend and time you can spend with friends and family. I look forward to working on my new designs and having a good weekend myself.

Have a great day!

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

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 11:27 AM

Wow, Sheila! Some superior, fine scrollin goin on there… always. Good stuff

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 11:29 AM

Thank you, Roger! I love showing off Keith’s amazing talent! He really has some great project designs! It just makes it more fun when working with such a talented partner! :D

Have a great weekend!


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

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 01:22 PM

I hadn’t opened the newsletter yet and now I really have to. Have been considering what to do for various people that help out and up jumped the 12 days of Christmas. Outstanding, just not sure I have enough time to do that much for several people.

-- Kepy

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 01:59 PM

Hi Sheila: I’m glad I have flowerbeds to get me outside my workshop in order to appreciate the beauty of Autumn every now and then! I know what you’re saying, about wanting to … but at times not such an easy thing to do. You are one busy gal! These Xmas ornaments are mind-boggling beautiful!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 04:46 PM

Beautiful projects Sheila. I love all of Keith’s filigree work. Thank you so much for the link to the shading and highlighting colours. It will be very helpful.
After a beautiful sunny Fall day yesterday, we are back to our rainy season here. Still mild though.
Enjoy your day.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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