New Pattern and Progress Photos

Well, here I am  – posting again! I told you all that I was a ‘creature of habit’. I am hoping that I can get in the habit of posting my creating progress just about every day. That way I won’t feel so overwhelmed when I have lots to show you.  I spend most of…

Our Goals Regarding Creating

One thing that I have always found in creating things is that there always seems to be several different methods and/or techniques to create something. As I teacher, I have found that some are comfortable with one process and others feel better about doing things using another completely different method. This, to me, makes art…

Mid-Week Check-In

In my quest to resume blogging at regular intervals, I decided to do a quick ‘check-in’ with you guys just to keep you posted and to keep caught up.  I find if I wait too long between posts, they tend to become quite lengthy, and the more I have to talk about, the more intimidating…

Getting Caught Up

As usual, I have about 50 projects that I am either working on or thinking about working on in the near future. Believe me when I say that this is not what I perceive as a problem, but rather an excellent place to be as a designer. As I filter through all the ideas I…

Lots of fun Creativity!

We’ve all heard the saying that “Old habits are hard to break”, but I am finding out that sometimes “Old habits are hard to resume” as well. After years of writing almost daily, and after being away from it for the past several months, I find that it has been difficult to get back into the swing…

Back to Blogging after a Break

After taking some time off from blogging, I decided it was time to come back and once again post. Last year was a tough year for me. In December of 2016, my little “Studio Assistant” and best friend (my kitty) Pancakes suddenly passed away. We knew he wasn’t feeling well and he was going in…

#1855 Settling In

It has been a wild and crazy month here for us at Sheila Landry Designs.  Both Keith and I have been busy changing, rearranging and updating things at all of our venues. It has been thrilling and exciting for us both, and we are truly enjoying seeing everything come together. It is hard to believe…

#1854 New Patterns and Adventures

As I sit here and begin writing this morning, I realize just how much things have changed since I began blogging several years ago. What began as early morning conversations between you all and myself regarding what the plans were for my day and what the previous day had brought to me has now evolved…

#1853 New Project for Toletown for September

In keeping with my promise to myself and you all to try to do better with blogging regularly, I decided to post some pictures of a project that I am working on for the Toletown painting community for September. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Toletown http://www.toletown.com it is an online painting group that is…

#1852 Lots of Changes

Try as I may, it just hasn’t been possible for me to write and blog the way I used to. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. It is funny, but we work so hard to achieve a level of ‘success’ and sometimes we don’t realize that along with those successes come added responsibility…

#1851 Tall Ships

Yesterday I did something I rarely do – I took the day ‘off’. There were several reasons that I did this. Lately, things have been busier than ever and I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed. After many years of having my own business, I realize that working seven days a week – even…

#1850 – A Milestone

A long time ago, I read that in order to achieve your goals, you need to first set them. As simple as it sounds, how many times is the list of things we wish to accomplish undefined and ‘blurry’?  How many times are we flying by the seat of our collective pants and not really…