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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1165: A Day of Drawing

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-15-2013 12:09 PM 905 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I suppose that yesterday was a pretty straight forward day. I mapped out my new project and got to work on the drawing part of things. I felt as if I was slow in starting, but once I got rolling things went along nicely.

The next pattern that I am working on is a set of ornaments. They are what I call ‘classic’ in shape and I have chosen to make some pretty Damask scroll cuts on the inside of them. My Damask plaques have been very popular, so it just seems natural to follow up with some beautiful ornaments in that style. It seems that I can never have too many pattern sets of ornaments to offer.

Below is a sample of what I am making:

It seems that I am at a loss for words today. Perhaps my brain has not awoken yet. I got involved in these and was drawing until nearly midnight last night. As a result, I slept in a little later than normal. But they pretty much speak for themselves anyway.

It’s Friday already, and I have a busy day ahead. Hopefully, I can get back to the saw today and begin cutting these. I think they are going to be very pretty when finished, and I am already thinking of my next projects, as well as my next painting project.

I do have a quote for you all today that I love and would like to share:

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime. ~Ray Bradbury

With all the wonderfully creative people that I have come in contact with, I see how true this statement is. We look at things and cherish things not only because of their physical characteristics, but because of who created them and how they were created. Each of us who crafts/designs/paints leaves part of our souls in every piece we make. And that is part of the value of these things that people treasure.

I hope you have a wonderful day today. Have fun and try to do something that will feed your soul.

-- 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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jerrells

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 01:05 PM

Great quote – I love it

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 01:08 PM

Thanks, Jerrell! :)

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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#3 posted 11-15-2013 01:12 PM

Very well said. Thnx for sharing that

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

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Celticscroller

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 05:30 PM

Love that quote Sheila. Thanks for sharing. Your ornaments look very beautiful. I have a feeling they may be on my list of projects – a box with one of your damask plaques as a lid to hold your damask ornaments!
Enjoy your day.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 06:32 PM

Thanks, everyone. I love the quote as well. It sure fits so many of the people I know here on Lumberjocks. We leave a legacy of ourselves behind with each project we make.

Now that’s a nice thought to carry though the day . . .

Have a great Friday everyone. :)

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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#6 posted 11-15-2013 07:21 PM

Hello Sheila

Another great project in the future ….

I’m pressed to see the result

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 10:18 PM

Thank you so much Diggerjack! I am having FUN and they should look pretty cool when done. :)

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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