My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1485: Watching Paint Dry

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-29-2015 01:37 PM 1378 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We had some catching up to do on our errands yesterday, so I got a late start at finishing up my project for the Art Play Date.

It actually felt really good to get out and get some fresh air. The world around us was like a winter wonderland – so beautiful with the freshly fallen snow – and it looks like something out of a movie. The snow was still falling yesterday, but it was a very tiny, fine snow and there was still a substantial amount of wind. But as I wake up today, it is bright out and calm and even prettier than yesterday. It is going to be a good day. 

I worked on my project for quite a while, and I am in the home stretch today. I hope to finish it up for the most part, and later on take some really nice presentation photos for my class. Then I want to set up a sub page on my site so that those who come in can see what it is all about. The classes can't be purchased until Sunday, so I feel that I still have a lot of time. 

While my project isn't difficult of complicated, it consists of several different layers. Because of this, I could only go so far, and then I needed to allow the layers of paint to dry before proceeding. While I am usually a pretty patient person, I am anxious to see it all done, so I tried to busy myself with other thing in between things. I finally got to a point where I knew I needed to allow things to dry overnight before adding the final touches, so I packed it in for the evening. 

This morning I took a quick picture of some of the elements that I am using:

I thought it was fitting considering the weather outside. I am glad that my presentation wouldn't be until the end, as winter projects are probably some of my favorites. 

Today will be one of those magical days when everything will come together. I am excited to get started and should have some nice photos for you by tomorrow. Until then, you have to just wait (like I did) and try to imagine the finished project. (Yes – I can be a tease!) 

On another note, Kieth's new SLDK539 pattern that I showed yesterday was a big hit. We did have a suggestion from our friend Jeanette to add "Artist" to the group of sayings offered in the pattern and Keith did just that:

The pattern not consists of four sayings – Woodworker, Scroller, Teacher and now Artist. I think they all apply! 

I hope you all have a wonderful day today. I know my day will be a good one. It is already! :) 

Happy Thursday to you all! Your weekend is just around the corner! 

-- 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 01-29-2015 01:53 PM

A gr8 saying on that plaque, and the others that go with the kit.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 07:26 PM

You have me really curious on the painting method. I’m interested to see how the lace is used to get the effect shown on your previous photo.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 10:38 AM

Hey Shelia !!

I had a wonderful day and it was made better by reading about yours…nice work !!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 01-30-2015 12:39 PM

Thank you all! I am sorry I didn’t respond yesterday, but I was completely lost in working on these projects.

Keith’s plaques are really nice and doing really well. Thank you Roger for your kind words. :)

Anna – there were many new techniques that I am learning about with this project. That is one of the reasons that I like it so much – it is fun for me as well. I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Thank you Rob for your nice comment. I am glad you had a good one! Sometimes our days are what we make of them! Glad my post contributed in a good way to yours! :)


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

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