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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1181: FINALLY I am Back to Drawing!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-03-2013 01:09 PM 696 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1180: "Elf" Mode Part 1181 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1182: (One of) My Happy Place(s) »

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"



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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 12-03-2013 01:19 PM

Let me take a guess at what the word spells…......

Snorkeling?

Snoozing?

OH! I know now!

SNORING!

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 01:23 PM

Hummm . . . I WONDER . . . ;)

You will have to stay tuned! :D

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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Handtooler

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 01:41 PM

I’m so glad to read your short entry today that reaks of relief and smiles. I’m imagining your scare with the infringement of copyrighten material threat has since passed and you can “Press On With PRIDE” Professional Results In Daily Efforts.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 12-03-2013 01:56 PM

Yes, Russell. The more people I speak to about it, the less I worried. It was choking me and I had some days where I couldn’t accomplish ANYTHING.

But you know . . . the important thing is that I know I did the right thing and if it EVER got to court (doubtful!) I would be able to look the judge in the eye and tell the truth. And I find comfort in that. I can’t let it cripple me.

If I hear again from them, I will surely mention it.

I also find comfort in finding several new places with Public Domain images to post here. AND I can recruit my own felines and have fun dressing them up and making them look “festive.”

In the long run, this will make me more creative.

So I win – right?? ;)

Have a great day! 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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Celticscroller

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#5 posted 12-03-2013 05:51 PM

Oh, I just know this is going to be so cute! I’m curious as to how your wood surface will be shaped – I have visions in my head!
Cold and frosty but sunny here today. A good day to stay indoors and do something creative!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Roger

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 01:51 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… :)

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 02:37 PM

Maybe we will get some snow today, Roger! I am hoping! Have a great Sunday! :)

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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