I am going to post quickly today (really!) because I have much to do. I have been working on cutting the wood kits that were ordered for my haunted carousel and I spent much of the day doing that. I was happy with how things went. I did everything in a nice, organized way and it made things pleasant and I got lots done in not too much time.
Yesterday was cutting all the large circular parts for the carousel. Any scroller can tell you that cutting circles can be a challenge. You would think that the large, gentle curves are easy, but for most they are harder than the more intricate designs. It takes full concentration, but with some good music playing and everything set up just so, things went really well. In just a few hours I had everything that I needed to have done.
That's "inspector Pancakes" in the background! I 'suggest' to the cats to go to the other room while I was cutting. (And YES! I did wear a mask!) For the most part they cooperated and napped in my room away from the dust and noise. That photo was taken after all was cleaned up.
The messiest part of things is over for this batch. Cutting MDF is not the cleanest, as one could imagine. But I really do love painting on it and it is a great surface for bigger stuff like this. I really think it is the best choice.
Today I will be multi-tasking. I am going to start cutting the small figures and tower for the carousel, as well as work on a pattern that I am creating that will be presented in Tole Town, an online painting community. I drew and painted the design over the weekend, and I just need to create the packet for it:
It is a pretty table runner painted on Roc-Lon fabric. I love painting on Roc-Lon and I plan to do more of it. I am also going to make and offer a video which will show how to do the cool marbling technique that I used for the background. I used the DecoArt Media paints for that and I think the results are wonderful.
So you see, I have lots to keep me busy today. It is raining out and kind of dull anyway. A great day to stay in and accomplish something.
I wish you all a great day as well. Have fun and do something that feeds your soul.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"