Here in Nova Scotia, we had what turned out to be a fabulous weekend. While Saturday was a bit foggy and rainy, it was the perfect day to stay in and draw. I had fun 'playing' with my new tablet that I showed in the previous entry, and the more I worked it it, the more I fell in love with it. It really makes drawing and being on the computer a pleasure. (As if I NEED anything to entice me to be on the computer longer!)
The results of my day of work was pretty impressive. At least to myself. Not only did I draw and cut several wood pieces, but I also mapped out at least THREE new projects in my mind:
Can you guess that autumn is in the air?
I feel like a child in a candy store with unlimited funding! I was so thrilled and excited to see if I can duplicate the ideas that I have in my head that I couldn't wait to get started working on them. I had some wood kits ordered and cut them out yesterday as well, but my main focus was on the new projects that were still materializing in my mind. It was truly exciting for me to think about.
I spent the day working on two of the projects at hand. Kieth's mom was over for the day, which meant we made a decent meal (that is when I do my best eating!) and we spent the afternoon creating. She is an excellent embroiderer herself and her cross stitch pictures look like they belong in a museum. We had a great afternoon chatting, being entertained by the cats and creating, and it was nice to have another sounding board and set of eyes to share my progress with.
At the end of the day, I am coming along nicely, and very happy with what I have done so far:
The photo below is of pieces from more than one project. Sometimes it is best to go in several directions at once. Otherwise my head will explode.
Today promises to be a very exciting day. While these projects were initially a bit vague, the fog seems to be slowly lifting and the changes that I am making to my original thoughts are turning out to be good ones.
Can you tell I am excited?
For now, this is all I am going to show. Yes. I am a tease. (But isn't that part of the fun and excitement?) Anticipation is a thrilling emotion.
I awoke early this morning (thank you, Richard the cat, for singing the song of your people at 5:30 am!) but I suppose that I didn't really mind. The sun just came up and it was a spectacular way to start off my Monday. My coffee tasted extra good today (I had found a caramel flavoring for it in our travels and find that 'just a touch' added in gives it an incredible flavor) and I look forward to continuing on the path I was travelling yesterday. I know it is going to be fun.
It is good when you can wake up and truly look forward to your day. It is even better when those things you look forward to are considered "work". What more can you ask for?
I wish you all a wonderful day and week. Happy MONDAY 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"