Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOYWW #433


Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

Another short, but not nearly as shocking as last week’s post. My main desk, side desk, floor and storage sideboard are still organized.  Yes, that means I haven’t been over to that side of the room. LOL!  Instead I took my short stints at the journaling desk, where you see this WIP for the Wanderlust course.  It is to be an exercise in “Mindful Art Journal Painting”  I think that means the doodling part, with gel pens.  I don’t like doodling.  And I suck at it; just sayin’. 

The container to the left is my “good” acrylic paints, Distress, Liquitex soft body and inks, and a few of the larger tubes of Dina Wakely’s Heavy Body ones.  The white envelope is the September Stencil Club stencils from Stencil Girl; can’t wait to play with them!  Some of the new flavors of Dylusions spray inks, that don’t fit in the current container, and some of the other stencils I’ve just finished with on the spread I worked on from last week. Oh, and the fan is back, since we’re back in the high & humid 80’s in Upstate NY.  Yuck!  Oh, and the bar across the front is my new Ott Light!  I figured I spend enough time at that desk now that I deserved a real light.  Thank you Joann's for having a sale at the time of my revelation! 


Speaking of last week, here is that finished page, also a Wanderlust prompt. 


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WOYWW #432

Hello WOYWW Deskers!  It’s Wednesday, which means its “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”, a blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

A rather short post today, as its Tuesday, but I’ll be traveling for work for the next few days, so I want this drafted up.  But just because its short, doesn’t mean its been an uneventful 2 weeks.  Should I first tease with what I ended my Sunday working on?  This is the WIP for the September Wanderlust Journal page, waiting to dry so I can finish it, which fingers crossed will be next week.  It is a combination of Dylusion’s sprays and Dina Wakely paints, with Stencil Girl stencils.  The area of interest is the fact that you can see desk top…did you? And the clear futon cushion? 


Now, for those who know and love me: Get ready. This is going to be tough to see…




 
That is three days of nothing but clearing, tossing, organizing.  After the craft show craziness, it was too much for even me to handle; I couldn’t even walk to the chair!  Now, I’m still not completely done; I have two corners of the room that still need attention: but am completely motivated to finish it.  For Christmas Card Season is upon us, and heaven knows I’ll need all the space I’ve got! LOL!

So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WOYWW #430

Hello WOYWW Deskers!  I can’t believe how long I’ve been gone! What started as being away for work for 2 weeks stretched into eight missed weeks of the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground

At least it wasn’t eight weeks away from my craft room; actually, I’ve spent more time in there since...well last fall when I was in full Christmas mode. The reason: my girlfriend got us into a craft show this coming weekend.  So, I have been in a card-making frenzy for the last 3 weeks.  Yes, I had planned to add other things, like the wine journals, maybe some mixed media canvases, but nope; all I’ve gots is cards. 

And I will only admit this to you, my WOYWW Comrades in Arms, I think I have too much stuff.  For every evening, I’d sit down at my desk, thinking I can bang out 6-8 cards, and then be paralyzed with all the possibilities and choices.  And all the muttered “Just pick up a stamp and start” wasn’t doing it-because which inks should I use? Oh, I want to use the Gelatos...or maybe the crayons.  Wait? the Color Burst powders would be awesome!  Grrrrr.

So what you see: A tin of Distress Crayons, which I didn’t use for the last set of cards, but had to be moved to find my phone. A roll of painters tape, for my attempt at keeping my Clean and Simple cards clean; didn’t work…all those fishy cards: those are the pile of rejects. Of 8 panels, only 3 came out CAS.  A new tube of Black Gesso, because I don’t know where the other tube went.  The acrylic blocks are flattening the 3 good fishy cards.  There are inky foam applicators spewed everywhere…Oh, and the box of glue dots I was looking for—hiding in plain sight.  


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  I'll  try to get some photos of the cards as I unpack them, so until next time: Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WOYWW #422



Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

A quick post this week, as the auditors just showed up at my credit union…and we all know once I’m home I never get a chance to do this.  So, after finishing my clay tile for the Wanderlust class, which you saw the start of last week, as well as putting a canvas together with found items (leaves in this case) also for the Wanderlust class, I still had “me” time to craft, but was more than a bit overwhelmed with the mess my room was in, and too frustrated to move anything to start something new, so I somehow decided that sorting my stencils was the way to go.  Well….I got piles.  Still there….Hey Muse!  Are you happy now?

And here are the aforementioned tile and canvas.

 


















So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WOYWW #421


Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

Upstate New York has actually had some terrific weather the past few days—cool temperatures and no humidity. And just enough sporadic rain showers to not make me feel guilty of time spent in the craft room! (What do they say…Time is precious; waste it wisely!)   So I’ve spent my precious time playing with the Dina Wakely Media Paints and her online class “Ordered Chaos” as well as catching up on the Wanderlust lessons.  This week was to use Paperclay to create a tile or wall hanging kind of piece. 

So here is my desk as of last night….many different things going on.  First there is the Paperclay tile, hopefully drying nicely. The green prints were some Gelli plate cast-offs.  The flowers and gears above are what will be placed on it, and have been imprinted to sit nicely.  The word, scissors and chain were pieces that I experimented with the new Finnabair Patina Effects Paste I scored on the trip to Michael’s to get the clay.  (I also picked up the Jane Davenport Watercolor Brush markers!) Good chance those gears will get treated tonight!.  The Dina Wakely paints that haven’t’ put away were used on a canvas board that is under the craft mat-it was dry, and I needed the solidness to roll out the clay.  And then there is everything else that just seems to hang out on the journaling desk; I really need to take some of the precious time and find a way to not just get organized, but find a way to keep it that way! 

And here are all the ATC’s from our Anniversary Swap: I received lovely ATC’s from Kelly Henkins, Carol Norby, GlitterandGlue, Shaz Silverwolf, our own Julia, and Darlene Wright. 


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WOYWW #420

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

So yikes! You go away for one week for work, and it’s three weeks later before you get back into the swing of things.  And we’ve had a bit of hot, humid, icky (for me, in Upstate NY) weather, which makes my craft room unpleasant,  so I’ve been scrambling to work on my weekly projects for the Wanderlust and Dina Wakely “Ordered Chaos” classes, as well as all the summer birthday cards.  

This is the Journaling Desk…as I left it Saturday morning, as nothing was drying.  The top is a Dina project, the bottom is the June page for the Wanderlust year book…the prompt was “I collect…”  Duh…of course I collect just about everything.  You have all seen my room!

Here is my main desk, with remnants of a Birthday card.  I picked up Distress Oxide Inks at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show, (yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to get them...then I got to play…and they are pretty freakin’ cool) Now I need to find a place for them.












Oh, speaking of the stamp show…here is my backpack when I got home. Such a tease!



OK, and here is what was in it.  Plus the set of the Oxide Inks.  It’s no wonder I had to take Ibuprofen for the next few days after lugging that around.  And again, why we stop at the paper booths first always stumps me!


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WOYWW #417

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

My desk this week…the ugly.  Working on two large (out of normal comfort zone) canvas’s for the Wanderlust class.  So…if working on an A2 size card is spaciously challenging…why I thought I could do 2 of these (well, I figured while one layer is drying, move to the other) at one time is boggling.  Yes; there is now paint on the carpet…the wall, and more body parts that I care to admit. 

The piece on the left still has the stencil and mask in place, so as soon as the under layer is dry, I can put a lighter color on top…as this was last night, I’m hoping the stencil isn’t cemented to the surface.  The piece on the right…./shake head.    All the collaged papers that were to go under wrinkled big-time.  Now, your supposed to spray rubbing alcohol over pieces and rub the white paint away revealing the first colored coat….and some of the printed pages.  I’m thinking disaster is awaiting.  There are piles of stencils everywhere.  Yes, I’ve given up cleaning them unless I used Distress or Dylusion’s inks, since they will keep reactivating.  There are  a few piles of stamps hanging out, as well as ink pads, icky paper towels, and a journal sticking out under the long piece. 


And here are two ATC’s I’ve received so far, from GlitterandGlue and ShazSilverwolf!  Lovely! I still have one ATC to trade, so let me know if you’d like it.

So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.