After what seems like months (it really wasn’t!) I finally got back to drawing and I will be working on a new painting/wood design today.
I know I have said that before recently, but “life” and a busy, growing business just got in the way. Believe me – this is not a complaint. I love being busy doing what I love to do but it seems that there are so many creative things that I like, I have difficulty finding the time to do them.
Several days ago I bought an avocado because I was going to make some home made guacamole and some enchiladas. At the time the avocado wasn’t quite ripe yet and I knew I needed to wait a couple of days. Well – the last couple of days I think it has been ready and I have been putting it off so many times that if I don’t make it today, I may not be able to use it. Every time I had good intentions but just got caught up in things and dinner time seemed to sail by and I wound up pulling something easy out. Last night I had Ramen noodles for dinner at 9pm because I got so caught up in things. I think I am in a good creative mode though and I know MANY of you that read have been there as well.
What I worked on yesterday was another “Painting With Friends” design which was inspired by Terrye French. I explained this program before, but for those of you who missed it, it is a collaboration with Terrye and a select group of painting designers to develop wonderfully cute and whimsical primitive painting patterns. I was accepted into this group late in the summer and so far I have only completed one design. The good thing about it though is that there are no “deadlines” and we get to work at our own pace – as we all have other things on the go. This will be my second contribution to the group.
I spent yesterday drawing and laying out the design. I think that was the most difficult part for me, as I had several visions in my head as to the direction I wanted to proceed. But I finally settled on a plan, and I spent the day developing my idea and getting everything drawn. Here is a sample of what I came up with:
(Of course you didn’t expect me to show it in its entirety yet, did you??)
Today I will be cutting the wood pieces and I will begin to paint it. I am rather excited about it and seeing it come to life. I hope I do it justice.
With that said, I have a busy day ahead of me. I was playing around on the computer this morning and time got away from me so I am keeping this short.
I promise I will have more to show you all tomorrow. It looks as if I will actually be able to PAINT today! :)
I wish you all a wonderfully creative day. Happy Tuesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"