Despite so many things that are going on, I was able to sit down and concentrate and get the drawing for my next project completed. It shouldn’t have been the task that it became, but there were just so many odd things going on that it seemed that I couldn’t get the job going. Once I started though, I put on a couple of good movies and was able to stay focused and get the job done. I think in the end it is going to be pretty nice.
The project is for the February (I think!) issue of Creative Woodworks and crafts magazine. That’s the issue that will be in the stands in January, right after the new year. The heart shaped keys and locks were also for that issue and as you can guess, there is a theme of “Romance” throughout.
As I mentioned with the other project, I don’t think that the keys should be limited to only Valentine’s day decorating. I made them a bit more generic so that they could be used for weddings, shower favors, anniversaries or any type of occasion to commemorate and celebrate “love.” I think that the next project should be the same.
I decided to make another box, although this time it will be a bit different in size. My last box (the Christmas Box) was so well-received that it was hard to resist making another one. Lots of people enjoy boxes, as they are not only pretty to look at, but also functional to both hold gifts (CHOCOLATES!) or be the gift itself.
Here is a small sampler of the design:
I have everything laid out and ready to cut. That means that I get to spend several hours at my new saw today! You all know how happy that makes me! I look forward to getting to know the new saw and seeing how well it performs with cutting such as this.
It’s going to be a fun day!
I have several other things that I need to accomplish as well. It looks as if we are leaving for Chicago in about a week. On the way, we are stopping in New York to teach both a painting class and a scrolling class. I look forward to that and seeing people, but it means that between then and now there is a lot of prep that has to be done. Time for some major organization tactics.
It was cool this morning, and there was a light frost on the grass and cars today. The sun is just beginning to arise on a quiet and clear autumn day. The trees across the road that line the river are really looking pretty. I hope there is some color left along our way in New England. That would be an added treat! :)
I hope you all have a good day. Perhaps by tomorrow, I will have the finished box to show you. I know that sound ambitious, but I hope I can make it happen.
Have a great Wednesday!
-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"