My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #39: Quiet Weekend

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-12-2010 12:13 PM 4514 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, here we are with another weekend under our belts. It was a nice, quiet weekend though and I accomplished a lot. Nothing really exciting to talk about though. I got a really decent response on my site from the emailing that I sent and only one person asked (politely) to be removed from the list. I am happy to say that the number of customers that are on the mailing list increased by over 100 since the last time I emailed. That is great in the long term. The site, however hasn’t shown any stats since Thursday. I guess it is a problem across the board, but it is another indication that it may be time to move to another service provider. Just the thought of redoing the entire site makes me cringe, however. There are over 400 products and it will be quite involved. For now, I will stay where I am.

I got my work and photos and reference pictures all in order and began my back up. It takes quite a while to do because it is over a network and quite a bit slower. I do have patterns backed up on disk, but that was a couple of months ago and at the rate I am producing new stuff, it isn’t current. I will spend most of today transferring files I expect.

The only other significant (sort of) news is that I saw a great movie last night. It was called “The Soloist”. it was about Los Angeles journalist (Robert Downey Jr.) befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician (Jamie Foxx), while looking for a new article for the paper. It was an amazing story that apparently was based on true-life. It really touched me.

So for today, I don’t have much to write about that is of interest. I am, however beginning new project(s) and will be drawing and hopefully cutting either by tonight or tomorrow and have more wood-related stuff to talk about.

It is odd being in this ‘caught up’ phase. It is quite rare for me and somewhat unsettling. I guess this is where self-motivation comes into play. Once I start though, I think that I will be rolling again It is a good time to catch up and read on all the other blogs and work here on the site, too.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone! :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 03:09 PM

glad to hear you had a great weekend…being caught up lets you have more thinking time for new projects and going forward with them….have a great day sheila…im off to get a few supplies for the shop myself….and maybe buying a little exotic wood today…ye haw…..a good day to make sawdust….....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 03:49 PM

I don’t know what kind of host you are using now, but I switched last year to DreamHost, which was been amazing in their service… AND I was able to port over everything so that I didn’t have to set it back up again.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 01:49 AM

OOOhhh, Grizzman! you have to let us know what you got! Whatcha going to make with it?

Lis – I don’t think it will be that easy because of the stupid template we are on. All the coding is on their plate and anything that we did that had to deviate from the template had to be overridden in the coding. So for now, I am just hanging in there. But I copied the name down (and may ask you later!) for when I am ready to switch. :) Hope you had a great day!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 03:45 AM

Glad to hear you hit the caught up stage, use this time to take a much deserved short breather after the hecticness of making the deadlines that have been sucking up all of your time and energy.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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