My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1469: Back to Business

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-03-2015 12:43 PM 1202 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a good month taking it slower and enjoying the holidays. But now it is time to get back to working full steam. While slowing down was something that I felt was needed, somehow the ideas kept coming at the same pace and I feel that I have even more things that I want to make.  Time is ticking . . . 

I am excited about just about every aspect of my work right now. The woodworking part is as fun as ever. The painting part is also exciting. I even look forward to cutting out surfaces and working on my saw, which some may feel to be a bit mundane. And I also look forward to teaching the Art Play Date online course which I will talk more about shortly. I certainly don't think I will be bored in the upcoming year!

So for today, I want to get right to it. I finished up the final mask yesterday from the SLDP231 Romantic Masquerade – Red Passion set of painted masks. I think it came out nice:

That completes the two sets of six masks each. The "Red Passion" set is on the left and the "Pretty in Pink" set is on the right:

I am thrilled with how both came out!

Now I need to re-paint each of them and take step-by-step photos to build the patterns. I know some of you think I am crazy for doing that, but I really think the step-by-step photos are necessary so that even beginners can follow along and understand the process. That is just the way I am. 

I also have some other cutting and orders to fill so it looks to be a very busy weekend ahead for me. But I will be happy because I will be doing what I love to do. 

It is easy for me to fall into a 'relaxed' mode of operation, but I really need to keep things going at a good pace if I am to be happy with myself and accomplish all (or at least most) of what I want to do. Since I love what I do so much, it never really feels like 'work'. It is very much a privileged to be able to do what I do for a living. 

With that said, I will keep things short for today. I wish you all a wonderful first weekend of 2015. 

Happy Saturday to you! 

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 03:35 AM

Hi Sheila, I like the way you have used gold to accent the details on these masks. I was thinking you might have added rhinestones but I think that rhinestones would have taken away from the beauty of these. They are all quite stunning.

-- Anna

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 12:28 PM

Thank you, Anna. I am in the process of re-painting them for the patterns, showing the step-by-step photos and I am pretty sure that at least ONE of the sets will include rhinestones! I like to show both ways because I realize that not everyone may want rhinestones on them. (IMAGINE?) But they will definitely get some BLING! :)

I am so happy you like them! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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