There are few things that make me feel better than seeing someone enjoying my patterns and making projects from them. After all – the reason I began designing in the first place was so others could learn and have fun with them. I try to make each pattern I create into a mini-lesson, so that people of all skill levels can create the project themselves.
Often I get notes or emails asking me if I mind if people change up my designs a little bit. Not only do I not mind it, but I encourage others to do whatever they like to make their projects truly personalized. I love seeing the creativity of others and many times it acts as a spring board for my own future ideas. I think everyone 'wins' that way.
Yesterday I received a note from a customer who created my SLDP233 "Nevermore" plaque. It has been to date, one of my favorite projects. I love designing these 'darker' pieces and I loved the subject matter.
Roxanne Corey had found a surface at Michael's that seemed to suit the plaque perfectly. Here is a picture of her painting:
Isn't it amazing and cool? I thought so! The Gothic frame was the absolute perfect compliment to the design. I just had to share it. (Thank you, Roxanne for allowing me to do so!)
This is truly an inspiration for me. There are days (as with most designers) that we sometime question ourselves and wonder if we are on the right track. But after seeing something like this, and all the other wonderful photos that people send me of their renditions of my designs, I think I may be doing something right. It is a feeling that is "priceless".
As for my own work, I spent the day re-creating my decorated ice skates for my Art Play Date 2015 project.
I am really getting excited about it again and I will be shooting the video this weekend. I had forgotten just how much FUN this project was to make.
I am also going to work on the baskets that I showed you all the other day. We hope to have a site update completed by tomorrow, as well as a newsletter going out. Keith has been working on some new designs as well and I think you are going to love them!
With that said, I will keep my post rather short today. It is overcast and much cooler today. I can feel autumn in the air. My favorite time of year is approaching so I am really happy. I hope I am productive as well.
I hope you have a great day today and find some time to do something that you love.
Happy Wednesday to you all!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"