It is getting to be that time again (actually, it is a little late!) for our next website update announcement. We usually try to send out a newsletter about every other week, but this time was just a tad longer. I have been somewhat side tracked with my haunted carousel project and I am afraid that I don't have anything new to offer this time around. I think that is a first for me, but in seeing the results of my last couple of weeks of work, I know it will be worth the time and effort. After all – slow and steady wins the race, right?
Keith on the other hand has several new plaques for you all to enjoy. I have mentioned most of them here in my blog on the previous few entries, but last night he finished one more new one. This one is SKD587 Good Beer, Good Friends, Good Times:
This fun plaque would be appropriate for a family room, den, or recreation area of your home. I would look great in any 'man cave' setting and would also make a nice Father's Day gift as well. I hope you come and check it out on our site, as well as our other beautiful patterns. With Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, we have a great variety of fun, attractive projects that can help you create the perfect unique gift for your parents or grandparents. There are still a couple of weekends left!
As for me, today I plan on finishing up on creating the two benches for my carousel. Hopefully I will get them painted as well. Then I will only need to paint the inside pillar and it will be pretty much complete. I have some cool thoughts on the pillar design so it will be fun to see that come to life.
Other than that, I had lots of 'office work' that had to be attended to yesterday. My plan was to work most of the day on the benches, but it isn't always possible to do what we plan. I used to think that if I could design for a living, I would spend all day, every day creating. But as our little business gets larger, I find that there are days when I have little or no time at all for doing any woodworking or painting. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though, as it means that we are growing. It also really makes me appreciate the time that I do have to do what I love.
I want to thank everyone again for such wonderful support that you give both Keith and myself. I don't think there is a day that goes by when we don't hear from several of you with stories of how you feel our work has touched your lives. It really makes us feel good about what we do and it makes us want to do even better in the future. And it makes for a happy life for us all.
It's cloudy here in Nova Scotia today. We are due to get some rain later today and tomorrow. Hopefully it will wash away the last few remnants of snow remaining. Saturday we are supposed to see the sun. That will be a welcome change after a week of clouds. Keith and I are planning a day trip to Halifax to get some things done and get some supplies. After the long winter, I look forward to getting out.
I wish you all a happy Thursday. Have fun and do something that makes you smile! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"