My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1149: Romance in the Air

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-09-2013 10:34 AM 2196 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 01:14 PM

Morning Sheila classes or demos are a LOT of planing
We have done them up and down the country. We have a check list
which sounds very organised but each time there will new items to go
on the list. We had them laminated but now leave them plain so that
we can write on them.

However I’m sure you will both be super-organised :)

Is that teaser from the new box?

Have a sublime day


-- 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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#2 posted 10-09-2013 05:06 PM

Good Morning Sheila! Your trip is coming up fast and what an exciting trip it will be. Hopefully you get some wonderful Fall colours on your drive down. The colours in your neck of the woods are so much more brilliant than ours at this time of the year.
Looking forward to seeing the new box pattern. I enjoy doing boxes.
Another beautiful sunny Fall day here. Off to the workshop!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 05:09 AM


I sure hope we can see the new box before you leave for your road trip. I always look forward to view your creativity.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 10-12-2013 09:37 PM

I like your “sneak-peaks” :)

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

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