Today's blog is going to be a bit shorter than what you are used to (I promise!) I am still getting back on my feet and I spent the day yesterday finishing catching up with things and beginning work on my new project. This project is a Halloween themed item and it is really going to be cool (I hope!) It is more of a painting project, but I also think that I am going to make a scroll sawn version of it as well, as I think it will appeal to the scrollers and adapt well to an all wood presentation without paint.
I was doing the research for it when I lost power on Saturday. I like to research what I am doing, as it is important to make sure that my subject matter is labeled and depicted correctly. You would be amazed at how many emails Keith and I get when we do subjects of animals such as Elk and Caribou and call the project one or the other. Even though we both have looked into this extensively, the similarities between the two always offer some amount of confusion. They are very closely related and it is difficult for the experts to distinguish one from the other. While the subject that I am working on is NOT the Elk or Caribou, it still needs some research to make sure I am show it correctly.
With that said, I need to keep things short today. I slept in a little late and that always puts me behind. Usually I am up at around six but this morning I didn't get up until just after eight. I must have been sleepy from the excitement of the weekend!
One more thing I wanted to mention was that wanted to send a big "thank you" to my friend Suzanne from New York who sent me some of my favorite snacks.
It is funny how we sometimes can't get the things we like here in Canada that we used to get regularly in the United States. I mentioned this to Sue the other day when we were talking on the phone and yesterday I received a box full of Oyster crackers! What a wonderful and thoughtful treat! I am sure it cost her more to ship them than they cost to buy. I met Suzanne through a wonderful group on Facebook and we have since become good friends, as I have with so many from my social media groups.
Networking and meeting other creative people is really uplifting. Not only does it help you find answers to particular questions you may have regarding your creative processes, but it is also very inspirational for you to have others to share your passions. It keeps enthusiasm at a high level and really enriches your life.
Today, it is more drawing and (hopefully) I can begin painting. I hope to have more to show you tomorrow on my progress for this project. I see it in my mind and I am excited about making it a reality.
I wish you all a wonderful 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"