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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1278: Back to Drawing

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-29-2014 11:47 AM 790 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After the last couple of days of chaos, it seems as if things are settling down. Richard is looking a bit better, and acting a bit more like himself. I think the medicine is starting to kick in and he has been able to catch up on his rest and recuperate from his ordeal. We are all relieved.

I am happy he likes his new food. At $30 per 4 lb. bag, it was a risk to buy it. I hope he doesn’t find out the price because surely he will then stick his nose up at it, as most cats do. It is supposed to be excellent for his digestive system and good for his “lazy bowels” and keep things moving for him so he doesn’t have any more episodes. We had tried different oils in his food, as well as tuna with oil, salmon, and even sardines. He shunned all of them. Any of you who has ever tried to get a cat to eat something that they don’t want to eat knows just what we are going through. It is frustrating to say the least. I appreciate all the advice and suggestions and I assure you that I will try them or keep them in my pocket for the future. Rich is a relatively young cat (about 10) and hopefully if we can get this under control he has many good years ahead of him.

I find it funny that the other two cats also really enjoy the expensive food. Part of me feels a bit guilty for not giving it to them as well, but with the amount that they go through collectively, it would be quite expensive to feed it to all three of them. I don’t see the harm however in giving it to them every other day or so because I know it is probably better for them than the food they are getting. I just have to sell more patterns. ;)

Speaking of that – I was able to settle down and draw some yesterday. I have a teaser to show you here today:

With Easter approaching, you can probably guess that it is an Easter theme. It is simple, but pretty and I think I really like it.

I look forward to cutting and spending some time at the saw today. Even though I feel like I am always doing “something”, I don’t feel like I am making many patterns. Keith noted that he has over double the amount of new patterns that I have, but he also noted that the reason there is because I usually have two or three versions of everything I create.

There is nothing wrong with that, I think. I always say that having a variety of things is good. I don’t think that we would do well together if Keith and I were the same. I think that we compliment each other nicely, and that is part of the reason we are successful as a team. Our styles and personalities are so different that it helps us to appeal to a broader audience. Fortunately, we both try to have the highest standards in our work and that benefits everyone as well. We do believe that is why we are growing as a company.

In any case, I have a good day ahead. Thank you all who have expressed your concerns for Richard. While I still feel very sad at not being able to go to the show, I am comfortable in my decision and I am grateful for the understanding notes of support that I have received. There is always next time.

I wish you all a wonderful day. Happy Saturday to you all!

-- 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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#1 posted 03-29-2014 02:43 PM

So glad kitty is feeling better, almost back to his frisky self. But, I terribly sorry his condition and the massive storm prevented your trip stateside and teaching your courses. However, you were so grateful to send the packets to them as a display of your good faith. God bless both you and Keith in your daily endeavors. I thank Him daily for your super artistic contributions to the many individuals that benefit from the works that are derived from your efforts.

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 04:42 PM

im glad you stayed home, it was the right thing to do, to many things were going wrong, gee with the airport’s closed, that for sure means its bad out there, and richard was not doing good, and i know how you love your kitties, take it easy , get some rest,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 05:27 PM

Ah, that is a teaser. I like the scrolls on the lily. Looks great! Hmm….. plaque? tray? candle holder? ??? The imagination is off and running! I’m glad to hear that Rich is doing better.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 11:48 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I feel good having gotten back to drawing again. It is probably the medicine that I need to feel better about things.

I’ll have some new stuff to show everyone soon. I hope you are all getting to the point where you can back into your shops as well.

Take care, 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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