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Hello from sunny Oregon. Today my desk is ready for action.

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I will be working on DLP weekly fun with Dyan reavely,s inspiration and products.

Socrates

Socrates

both cats are settling in for our summer stay.

check out more sneaky peeks at Julia stamping ground . Apologies for spareNess of text. No keyboard. is challenging.

Newton

Newton

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Good morning all. Welcome to my desk.

Newton

Newton

As you can see my art director is making sure that I’m staying on track with my DLP projects. This is the beginning of Gelli Plate “a lot on my plate”.  I plan to work on this on the plane later today.

I also wanted to share the completed items from last week’s Lifebook class. I showed you the backgrounds for the 5/10/15 minute challenge and here are the completed works. The first one has a southwestern flair, the second one is so me, and the third is my dark primitive image. (I understand that some people can see a hedgehog here. Hey Marit)

Southwestern style

Southwestern style

Sunshine on my Faces

Sunshine on my Faces

7 Creative Habits

7 Creative Habits

Next week I’ll be posting from Oregon. Until then have a look at other amazing creative desks around the world at Julia’s Stamping Ground.

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A gracious good morning fellow crafters. Thanks for stopping by to see what kind of er mess my desk is starting out as today.

15/10/5

15/10/5

Yesterday I started the 15/10/5 challenge for Lifebook . The idea is that we were supposed to be focused on just our art for 15/10/5 minutes. Well that worked well for me, except I essentially finished 3 backgrounds. Pretty good I guess. So today I plan to finish off the details without the stop watch at the ready. I used my newly acquired discontinued Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers and my Neocolor II crayons on three different substrates. From the left:

  • 15: Watercolor paper with earthtone colors listening to Epic soundtracks. Very dark for me. But as I worked a strange face emerged. I have been binge watching Supernatural lately, so this is no surprise. I plan on using my white pen collection to add crazy details.
  • 10: Backing from printed scrapbook paper with a variety of bright and light colors listening to Broadway tunes. This is definitely more my style. Had such fun messing with the background using my Artist Loft Academic Level Metallic White and whatever blue was on my recently used dabber. You can really see the brush strokes.  Adding a mixture of greens/teals/blues to the bottom and sunshine yellow for the “globes”. First time using Winsor & Newton Ink for accent. I definitely see happy faces and sparkle dust in it’s future.
  • 5: Thanksgiving Day card with a Southwest color scheme listening to smooth jazz. Copper and gold found their way onto this small 5×7 piece with Terra Cotta, Hazelnut and Phthalo Turquoise. I plan on adding a sentiment to the positive message peaking out from behind the paints.

My art director oversaw the action from on high.

Newton

Newton

 

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Welcome to my WOYWW (What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday). Actually it is Tuesday evening, but I’ve been such a busy girl I just couldn’t wait.

State of my desk after working on this week’s Lifebook 2015 lesson today. Wow. I still have some details to finish off, after all It’s all about the little things. Really pleased with my face (mind you she looks rather hard core to me, would definitely be a survivor on TWD) and the floral stem. I had problems spraying through a stencil and it just looked wrong. So I will be putting together a 3D short fascinator to make me happy. I used some of my gelli plate deli sheets. And had such fun while Newton and Socrates cuddled for the entire time I was playing.

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I was incredibly productive this weekend finishing off a number of WIP. Hope you enjoy them.

The first 3 are Documented Life Project from the last few weeks. An Arizona night sky inspiration, a collage of things I have made myself, and a salty water under the musical bridge watercolor.

Coming into Focus

Coming into Focus

Ride the energy wave of your own unique spirit

Ride the energy wave of your own unique spirit

It's water under the bridge.

It’s water under the bridge.

The next one is from Lifebook. So glad this was our second lesson on feathers. I love drawing them.

Field Journaling Feathers of Hope

Field Journaling Feathers of Hope

And finally my first two practice pieces for the {100} Artists. I will be doing 5.5 x 5.5 mixed media pieces.

1 of {100}

1 of {100}

2 of {100}

2 of {100}

I hope you enjoy the tour. If you are curious about WOYWW follow the link to Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Here you can travel the world, peaking into creative spaces, all while sipping your favorite hot beverage.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a wonderful day.

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Hello out there and welcome to April. No jokes, but lots of fun as we EXPLORE WOYWW (what’s on your workdesk wednesday).  To hop along around the globe check out the lovely Julia’s Stamping Ground site for lots of creativity.

A peak at my desk shows I’m definitely busy in a happy way:

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  • Top 2 items are WIP one for Lifebook (light blue and green for feathers) and the other for DLP (dark moody Payne’s Gray and deep blue for focus Arizona landscape). Started with the backgrounds and planning on tackling them today or tomorrow
  • OWL: bottom left is the Wise Old Owl that I started last week (Lifebook). Really really happy with this. you might not be able to see all of the glitter, but it is definitely there. (close up below)
  • CREATE: from an art journaling workshop I attended on Saturday. Not my usual palette but that okay. Lots of layers including hemp for the stems. Still needs some doodling and the word timeless needs to be there. Second time using crackle paint, still need practice (close up below).
OWL close up

OWL close up

CREATE close up

CREATE close up

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the hop.