My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1578: Summer is Here

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-25-2015 10:27 AM 1135 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I didn't post yesterday because I got a good deal of drawing done. I am on a drawing binge and actually working on several new scroll saw designs at once. It seems that I get like that – work in a flurry and then move on to something else – but I hate to stop the process when I am on a roll. Not even to take the time to cut things out. I will probably be doing that over the weekend and then have the projects ready for next week. I think it will be fun.

Here is a sample of what I am working on. . . 

Fretwork is cool. I can't wait to get to the saw. 

Other than that I have been doing some things around the house. There is lots to do, although everything isn't 'blog-worthy'. Like everyone else, the daily chores of cooking, cleaning and laundry take time and sometimes fill the days more than we anticipate. 

I recevied more photos of my car. Actually I get them each morning showing the previous days' progress. I have been posting them every day on my Facebook page and everyone seems to enjoy seeing the progress. They are coming along just fine with it and I am glad to see how thorough they are being with everything:

I guess they call this the "ugly stage". It will be nice when things are put back together again. I hope to get it back sometime next week. With the warmer weather and the summer in full swing, I would love to be able to get to the beach. 

Today we are taking the day off and heading to Sable Island. I have lived here in Nova Scotia for eleven years now and have never been. I am taking my camera, so I hope I have some photos to show you tomorrow. Then back to work. 

The sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky. It is a beautiful day to escape. While being self-employed is like having two full time jobs most days, the days like this are what I think is the reward. Sometimes it is nice to just look outside, see the beautiful day, and decide to drop everything and go. It makes it all worth it. 

I wish you all a wonderful day today. I hope you find time to do something that feeds your soul.  Happy Thursday to you all! 

-- 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 06-25-2015 11:43 AM

Thanks you for your daily blog. The scroll saw pattern is absolutely beautiful! And the auto will be fun to be back in. Enjoy your excursion today. So glad things are progressing so nicely for you.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 08:23 PM

It will be like getting a new car when you pick your Mustang up.:) The fretwork looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing the new patterns. Enjoy your trip to Sable.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 11:42 PM

Thank you both. We did have a good day and I will have some photos tomorrow. What a beautiful place we live in! It is so wonderful to be able to take a day or half a day and go exploring. I am very fortunate! :)

I am also getting more excited about the car. Although it is scary to see, I know that they are taking the necessary steps and doing it right. I do think it will be ‘better than new’ when they are done. I can’t wait!

I will see you both tomorrow! :)


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

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