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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1414: Autumn Has Arrived

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-03-2014 11:43 AM 1363 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Did I mention that October is my favorite month of the year?



I love the cool, crisp weather and the warm and rich colors of autumn. Living here in Nova Scotia, we have an abundance of hard wood trees that paint our countryside with a beautiful array of fall colors. Just now, they are really starting to change color. As I look across the river, I can see green, yellow, pink and orange. It is that perfect time of year when the leaves are still on the trees, but displaying a vibrant palette. I wish it could last for weeks like this. 



I also love creating fun Halloween projects for the season. I have so many cool and creepy ideas, and only so much time in which to work on them. I keep on vowing to myself to try to start earlier on making them, but as circumstances dictate, my plate is always full and I just get done what I can. There is always the next year. I think that I could work on Halloween stuff all year long and still not complete everything on my mental list. (But that is a good thing – right?)



Yesterday I was able to get to drawing and I finished up all the line work for my next project. I am really excited about this one and I think (and hope!) that it will turn out as cool as I see it in my head.  I can't wait for the rest of the world to wake up today so I can begin cutting it!  (I love when I feel this way!) And hopefully, by tomorrow I will have something fun to show you. 



For now though, I am just going to tease you with a little portion of the drawing . . . 





(I know – I can be mean!)  But I love sharing just a little bit with you all to get you thinking. 



Since I have been working on some painting patterns, this one is mainly a scroll saw pattern. I have another one in mind as well that I will be working on this weekend proior to next week's site update. Hopefully I can get everything done in time, as I know the clock is ticking. I think you will all like this, as well as the others that I have been working on. It is going to be a great weekend! 



On another note – I want to give a shout out to my friend Charlotte Fletcher. She is a wonderful painter and she has a great blog in which she not only shares her adorable paintings with us, but she also shares stories of her wonderful family and amazing recipes that have been passed down to her from generation to generation. Below is an adorable painting that she will be giving away on October 16th to one of her followers:



You can find Charlotte's blog here:  Roma Land Woodcrafts and I know you will enjoy getting to know Charlotte as much as I did. She is a delightful storyteller and a wonderful painter and teacher, and her inspiring posts are sure to brighten your day. I hope you stop by and show her some love! :)



The sun is up now and I need to get ready to get moving. My scroll saw is calling me and I  plan to have a wonderful day covered in sawdust. 



I can't believe how quickly the week has flown by! I hope you are all getting nice weather and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead. Enjoy the season! 



"Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance

With the stars up above in your eyes

A fantabulous night to make romance

’Neath the cover of October skies

And all the leaves on the trees are falling

To the sound of the breezes that blow

And I’m trying to please to the calling

Of your heartstrings that play soft and low…"

 

~Van Morrison


 

-- 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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patron

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 12:14 PM

looks like you are going bats to me sheila
always a pleasure to see your new works

got up at 3:30 this morning
35 out now
the new shop is rather cold
a fire is bringing it up to 40

without insulation
laying more floor to get the tools homes worked out
instead of the jumble in a section

course i won’t have many fires in there this winter
already saw some snow on the mountain tops here yesterday
but the sun is clear and warm still
autumn is a time to slow back some

love the turning of the trees that i have seen
we don’t get that here much with pine abounding
just some aspen’s turning yellow for a bit
up in the mountain valleys

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-03-2014 12:20 PM

Good morning, David – your shop is coming along so nicely. I have enjoyed watching it evolve.

Is it the aspen trees that turn yellow? I asked Keith about that last year. We were driving along the highway and the hardwoods were already bare. About half the remaining trees were yellowish. That must be them.

I don’t mind winter or autumn. I don’t mind any of it really. I accept each day as it is given – like the gift that it is. I suppose I can find beauty in just about any season or day. Besides – it is more fun to look for good things than to seek out the bad things. Don’t you agree?

I will be in my glory today. Scroll sawing. Painting. Perhaps cooking. I have a zucchini and I have been intending to make a zucchini/pumpkin bread from it. It has been warm all week, but cooler today. Now is the time it seems. :)

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you. Life has been busy so I don’t comment as much as I used to, but I do read and watch.

Take care my friend. :)

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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#3 posted 10-03-2014 12:28 PM

the aspen grow like bamboo
where there is water in the mountains
they turn yellow in the fall
and go bare
the pines just keep on being green

i come by and look and read too
but been to busy to just sit and write to much
maybe when winter keeps us inside more :)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 04:56 PM

Looks a bit batty to me too! Looking forward to seeing how the project turns out.
Today is sunny and warm here – perfect Fall weather and the trees are beginning to turn. We don’t get the beautiful reds and oranges that back East gets but still a wonderful palette of colour.
Enjoy your scrolling!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 11:06 PM

Yes, we do get beautiful colors here. Some years are better than others. I think this year will be fabulous! It is already pretty! Have a great weekend! :)

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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