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…"
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"