I woke up this morning to NO new snow! There was only a light coating of frost on the deck, cars and places where the grass what peeking through the drifts, but no new snow. There is HOPE!
Yesterday's storm was rather short-lived. After the morning blanket of snow re-covered the melting drifts, it too succumbed to the warming temperatures and sun throughout the day. By the evening, all the new snow was gone and little by little the drifts are shrinking and receding. I am sure it will continue. After all – we are one week into April.
It was a wonderful day yesterday. It was Keith's mom's birthday and we spent the entire day together. We went for a nice trip to Yarmouth to shop a bit and had a wonderfully dinner at our now favorite restaurant in town. When we got home, we unpacked our treasures and settled in and just relaxed for a bit, topping off the evening with a nice cup of tea and some home made blueberry pie. It was a 'perfect' day.
I feel as if I have been on vacation these past couple of days. With our holiday visits and my last minute touches on some gifts, the days have been busy and passed quickly. It seems I have been really busy, but I haven't been doing much drawing. I want to change that later on today.
Sometimes it is good to change gears. Being away from our daily routine leaves you 'hungry' to do something new again. I find that rotating my scroll sawing, painting and embroidery always keeps me moving ahead. While I am doing one, I am thinking about projects for not only that medium, but also the other two. It seems that I am always longing for time with each of those three aspects of creating and can't wait to get time to do them all (oh – and I still love the needle felting, too!) It makes for a very full and happy life.
Today I will be here at the computer drawing some new designs. I have new ideas for both scroll sawing as well as painting and I can't really decide which to work on first. I am sure once I am ready to sit down and draw, I will have a clearer picture in mind. I am excited about so many of the new ideas I have. I just need to sit down and do one at a time.
Keith has created a new set of plaques as well, and they are already up on the site (SLDK570). It is a set of seven Biblical plaques that feature the "I Am" sayings from the book of John:
We hope you enjoy them.
I also wanted to mention that I have had the honor to be chosen as the Creative Artist Resource Artist of the Month.
Creative Artist Resource is a wonderful site put together by Vicki Alley which offers information on artists, teachers, and suppliers all in one place. It is a great way to find resources in your area, or even find some new teachers or suppliers. I really appreciate this opportunity and I invite you to check out the site. (My fellow artists/designers may want to consider listing yourself there as well – email Vicki via the Contact Page or check the page for details)
I hope to have some new things to show you soon. It will feel great to get back and draw again. While it has only been a few days since my last project, somehow it seems like it has been a long time.
It is sunny and calm here this morning, and promises to be a beautiful day. I think that spring is (finally) taking its turn and slowly and surely replacing the cold and long winter. With a little patience, it will arrive soon.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"