WOYWW 355

It was a dark and stormy night. … Happy WOYWW. Check out Stamping Ground for even more colorful delights from around the world.

my desk in black

my desk is black

So today I’m all dressed in black as I start working on two projects.

  • Life Book 2016 – Week 13 – Layers of Love with Rae Missigman, on the left is the beginning of much fun with layers and layers and layers of love
  • A Colorful Journey – Carolyn Dube – Hardware finds, on the right there are 2 pages of fine and very fine sandpaper painted black. I plan on pulling out my metallic and florescent gel pens and the like for a kindergarten inspired garden.

I did want to share with you something I finished up earlier this week.

  • Wanderlust – Week 12 – Flora Bowley – “Brave Intuitive Painting”. Wow such fun and I am working big and bold and planning on wall art for my studio. You probably can’t see the shimmer effects from the new Dylusions Mica Sprays, but they make me very happy. And later today I am supposed to be receiving a complete set of the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. Look out world.
circles rule

circles rule

dripps and bitts

dripps and bitts

What mark making tools do you see in the prep area for the two masterpieces above?

everything but the kitchen sink

everything but the kitchen sink

 

 

 

Tea Time

Use something that would have been thrown away. Challenge Accepted.

So at the end of the day I gathered items from the recycle container. A couple of Kleenex boxes, my grocery list, smaller boxes, and the cardboard insert from our pizza dinner.

Items from the recycle bin

Items from the recycle bin

Wow I am so thrilled with the end result. I had no idea where I was going, but I knew I wanted to use the pizza round as my surface. Added Gesso and some favorite acrylic paints to get things going. Cut flowers and decorative items from the boxes, ripped up my list, and selected the 3 cups of tea from the Apriva box. You can’t see the dimension, however the short flower is placed on top of the seal from the new tube of adhesive, and the top flower has the “guck” from the top of the paint tube. I did add the tea bag cover this morning as a final touch. A bit of yellow sharpie decoration and then the quote, on a home made tag of course.

Would you like to join me for a cuppa?

Would you like to join me for a cuppa?

WOYWW 344 Happy New Year

I’m back. After a very long absence from WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday) I am thrilled to begin the new year with the wonderful and creative desks from around the world. Thank you so much Julia from Stamping Ground for keeping this going for so long.

So here was my desk on January 1st.

OMG where to start

OMG where to start

And here is my desk this morning.

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

My word for the year is ENJOY and I am planning on participating in a number of year long projects. Starting in the front row…

  • My keep my self organized lovely purple journal: I know I can keep things on my computer but my lifestyle and my memory really need a hard copy version of everything I am working on. Oh so organized for 2016 will definitely let me enjoy my life.
  • Carolyn Dube A Colorful Journey and Permission to Play: I am part way through permission to play, which is the colorful cardboard pieces. And for the monthly challenge we are supposed to create art from something we were going to throw away.
  • Jane Davenport classes: Draw Happy, Supplies Me and Miss Quoted. Just started on these and will devote a lovely Strathmore Mixed Media 500 series small hardbound journal for playing here.
  • Wanderlust: The Strathmore Mixed Media 300 series small wire bound journal is at the ready for the adventure that awaits here.
  • Journal 52: The amazing Effy Wild and cohort in crime  Sarah Trumpp will be conducting us through 2 prompts each week. This is totally free and absolutely amazing. You see my work ENJOY as my first spread.
  • Artfully Inspired Life : the ever awesome and absolutely fabulous Joanne Sharpe classes are the pile of composition books and Strathmore 500 hard cover Mixed Media journals.
  • Lifebook: The crowning glory of my Lifebook 2015 experience. I have about 9 more projects  to complete. I have them all downloaded and now I can pick and choose to add to my beautiful book. See other page for a flip thru if you are interested. And of course I’m enrolled again this year.

So that’s my plan for the year. Ambitious, perhaps, but I feel so much less stress going into 2016. Last year was definitely moving up my learning curve and this year I am ready. So ready. To really ENJOY my artistic life to the fullest. And WOYWW is going to be a part of this. Oh yes and I think Newton may have something to say along the way.

My trusty supervisor in his favorite spot.

NEWTON: My trusty supervisor in his favorite spot.