Today's post will be short. (Really!) It seems that the past couple of days, I have awaken to a lot of emails that need my attention. I have spent much of the morning working on that and I am anxious to get to finishing up my latest painting. Then on to writing the packet.
I made good progress yesterday, adding details and thinking about the finishing touches that I will add today to complete it. I am pleased with how it looks, and feel good about it in general.
I have enjoyed hearing the feedback from people regarding the piece. There have been both positive comments, as well as some things that people said they would change. Keith mentioned that he thinks things look 'too deliberate'. Another comment mentioned that she preferred it with fewer objects.
This is good.
My goal as a designer isn't just to offer designs to copy exactly, but to also evoke thought and offer a base so that others can use their own preferences and creativity and have fun with the elements given. I could never expect everyone who sees my designs to like them exactly 'as is.'
I often receive questions from customers asking if it was "OK" to alter my designs. My answer is always "Of course you can!" I actually enjoy seeing others' takes on my original ideas. I only ask that you don't claim them as your own if they are derivatives of my work. That is only fair.
Since I am in the final stages of the painting, I am only going to show you a little hint of what I added yesterday:
There are some cool additional 'final touches' that I will be adding today as well. But you will just have to wait to see them. (Yes – I can be mean!) But I hope the wait will be worth it.
I also wanted to mention in today's post that Keith has added a new pattern for a set of Classic Filigree Ornaments to the site:
The link to them is here: SLDK600 Classic Filigree Ornament Pattern.
It is our first of many new holiday patterns we hope to add to our site. We hope you enjoy them.
Today is another bright and sunny day. It seems a little cooler than the previous few days, which is much more comfortable. All in all, it has been a really nice summer.
I wish you all a wonderful Thursday.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"