Today is going to be a busy day. I spent my Sunday catching up on some things that I neglected. I was also researching some new designing possibilities which I am very excited about.
There is so many new and exciting ways to create! The internet really opens a whole world of possibilities for us as far as creating. I must admit, I got lost in my cyber-adventures of inspiration. One thing leads to another and before I know it, I have spent an hour or two looking at some incredible ideas.
What started me yesterday was a photo I saw on Facebook. The soft, pastel colors of spring were represented in the picture and it actually lifted my entire mood. I got it in my head that whether it was dull and dreary outside or not (we are now going through that “ugly” phase of spring – rain/snow mix will grey skies for the most part and a muddy mess) and after a long, cold winter, I found even myself being a bit depressed.
But looking at the soft, pretty and inviting colors of spring, it actually changed my mood completely and I began to feel much better. Invigorated even. And before I knew it, I was back to my cheerful self.
How incredible is that?
Yes – I have been accused of residing on the “pink cloud” from time to time. But from what I have experienced so far, it is a wonderful place to be and when I am in my pink cloud mode, I seem to be my happiest. So that is where I will choose to remain.
With that said, you can imagine how excited I am to get to work and develop some of these new ideas that I am having. I can’t wait to show you all!
But for today, I have to keep my attention to the task at hand – updating our site and sending out a newsletter.
I still have to finish the instruction packet for the new “He Is Risen” candle tray that I highlighted in yesterday’s post. I am happy that so many of you liked it and sent me messages, etc. saying so. It really is rewarding to have my work so well-received.
Keith uploaded our new book to our site and it is available now for ordering.
It is a compilation of the classes that I hosted on the lumberjocks.com site as well as some very informative articles that cover many of the basic questions that Keith and I receive on a daily basis. We are really proud of it and we think that it will be a great reference guide for those who are new to scroll sawing and even those with some experience.
We have it available in digital (PDF) format, but we also offer paper copies to those who wish. It covers several different techniques we use on a daily basis with the saw, as well as some maintenance procedures, articles about choosing blades and wood and many other helpful ideas. We are very excited about it.
With that said, I need to head off today. There is much to do and as always, time is not my friend.
Richard is feeling a bit better it seems and he is down to the last couple days of medication. Hopefully he will continue to recover and not have future problems. He thanks you all for your concern and well wishes.
I wish you all a great day and a great week ahead.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"