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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #601: The Courage to Think Ahead

02-02-2012 02:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Thinking ahead is something that we do on a daily basis. several times a day. From the time we wake up, most of us begin to organize our days in our minds without much conscious thinking. For many people, the planning begins early, with that first cup of coffee. From choosing breakfast to deciding what we will have for supper and everything in between, we plan the short term activities that fill up our day. Then there are the long term plans. (When will I do my taxes? When will I begi...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #600: Kicking it Around

02-01-2012 01:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

I sometimes wonder if it is legal to have so much fun! I have had some really incredible days and there seems to be no end in sight. There is such a wide world of creative things to do that seeing each one come to life is just one thrill after another. Keith has been no slouch either. I see what he has come up with in his designing and I think he gets better every day. It is nice to know that you have a partner with so much talent. What is good is that we both enjoy different types of...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #599: The Blink of an Eye

01-31-2012 03:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

When I lived in the Chicago area, I grew up with the notion that the weather could change at any time. One minute it would be 70 degrees and sunny and half an hour later you would need your heavy coat and rain gear. It was one of the residual effect of living lakeside and many errant weather forecasts were attributed to ‘lake effect.’ I find that living here in Nova Scotia is no different. Whether it is the ocean or the changing climate that the entire planet is going through,...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #598: Moving Right Along

01-30-2012 12:18 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday turned out to be a really good day. It was one of those days that was somewhat quiet and I stayed focused and made good progress on my project. I tidied up the house a bit and then I spent some time refining some of the drawings. When I draw on the computer, I do so at 600% or more and sometimes what I am drawing comes out a bit more detailed than I want. I usually know what limitations that I have when scrolling even if things are magnified quite a bit. I forget about it some...

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Dice Tower #5: Painting

08-29-2011 08:27 AM by ChadR | 0 comments »

I have decided on painting the case and tower blue and green. I chose a rather bright color because I love bright colors. I did not paint the inside bottom of the tray because I want to purchase some reflective tape and line the walls for easier viewing of the rolled dice.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #397: Unexpected Success

07-11-2011 12:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

It is odd how some days can begin by being just ‘ordinary’ days, but by the time the sun sets, they turn into something special. I love when that happens. It fills us with promise and hope on the not so good days when things don’t seem to be going exactly as we planned, and a sense of adventure in knowing that any day could turn into something special. Yesterday was just like that. It began ordinary enough. I did my blog here and my emails and all the morning house ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #396: Productive Days are Good

07-10-2011 01:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

For a rainy day, I didn’t do too badly. In fact, I got a lot accomplished yesterday. It was one of those good days where everything flowed along nicely and even though I was in several different directions, things seemed to move right along and by the end of the day, I made a nice sized dent in what I wanted to do. I got 20 sets of the little skating pond cut. Psychologically that was a huge boost. Just seeing the little figures pile up so quickly (in only a couple of hours) made ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #338: "De-Bugging" and Some Project Progress

05-13-2011 12:54 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Well, it looks like help is on its way. After Verna’s suggestion of trying Avon Skin So Soft to combat the black flies, I also did some reading on the subject and found that many of the other commercial brands of insect repellent used basically the same formula. I remembered that I had received a gift set of SSS for Christmas and dug it out to see what I had. Although I didn’t have the oil in the traditional form, there was a tube of gel oil. I thought I would experiment to se...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #330: Many Business Decisions to Make

05-05-2011 01:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Yesterday we spent most of the day updating the website. Although there were not loads of new items, there were enough to give people a variety of new items to work on. I also switched the free pattern that I am giving away. This month I am offering a couple of mini songbird plaques that are self-framing. They have the option of coloring them in with some acrylic paint and hopefully it will encourage others to get their feet wet with painting a bit. I suppose the teacher inside me always ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #316: Sharing Through Teaching

04-21-2011 01:23 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I am very pleased that you all liked the short videos that I posted yesterday. It shows me that there are lots of people who are interested in scroll sawing and would like to learn more about it. It also makes me want to do more teaching and help people understand how much fun and how relaxing scroll sawing can be. Earlier this week, I received some wonderful pictures from my friends Erwin and Edith (Bearpie here on Lumberjocks.) While I was away, I had received a message from Erwin tha...

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