My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1122: More Spooky Things

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-04-2013 10:37 AM 1453 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1121: Painting Progress on New Ornaments Part 1122 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 1123: Late Blog, but Happy Blog »

I did accomplish a great deal yesterday, although much of it was the type of stuff that I can’t really show pictures of. I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon editing the photographs that are going to be included with my Snowflake Damask project for the magazine. I shipped out the project already, and I must say I really hated to see that one go. I probably won’t see it back until sometime next spring.

I did get to spend some time to do some painting, although not quite as much as I would have liked (what else is new?) I think it was past 3pm when I finally sat down at the table to work on the Halloween ornaments. But that is OK. It was nice to get back at them.

I got to finish up two addition ornaments in both the keys and the plain ornaments. I also base coated the third pair, but I was just getting too tired and decided to call it a night. Today is a new day and with only four and a half to go, I have aspirations of perhaps finishing up all 12 by tonight. We’ll see . . .

Here is a picture of the additions that I finished yesterday:

Not the best picture, I know. It is dreary and rainy here and pretty dark. I am going to have some nice presentation pictures for the pattern packet and the site when I am finished with everything. I just call these snapshots because they are taken without much thought or fussing to give you an idea of where I am at.

Besides painting today, I have some wood orders to cut. I’ll probably get that done in the morning and then I can settle in and paint. I am really happy that many of the painters are coming to me for wood kits, as it is a nice break and gives me a bit of time at the saw in between everything else.

Yes. It is busy!

With that said, I had better get to it. By the time I post and clean out my email that came in overnight it will be a decent enough hour to get to the saw. It’s going to be a good day.

I wish you all a wonderful and creative day as well. It’s hard to believe it is Wednesday already, but with the short week because of the holiday, things seem to move a bit more quickly.

It is muggy here but it seems like it is cooling off. Yesterday was one of those clammy days that aren’t very comfortable. Damp. warm. sticky. I can’t wait until the crispness of autumn arrives. favorite time of year.

Have a good 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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#1 posted 09-04-2013 02:39 PM

I can hear the sounds of a few ghosts in my head…....... wooooo ooooo oooooooo….........spooookee

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 02:43 PM

Spooky is the “Key” nice work :)

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 05:50 PM

Is that crackle paint I see? Looks like it could glow in the dark!

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 05:56 PM

Hi, everyone! Thanks as always for the nice words. Yes, Candy – that is crackle paint as well as a neon green wash which could also be washed with glow in the dark paint. I don’t do that because it is hard to photograph with that on it, but it would look very cool. More to come soon . . . :)


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

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