Welcome to the last Wednesday of 2016….which makes it the last “What’s on your Workdesk” of 2016. And with such a seemingly bizarre, stressful, annoying year that it has been for so many…it’s been great that we can count on visiting Julia at The Stamping Ground for some crafting comradery and grounding.
So jumping in to the whole reason why we are here, and as part of that grounding, centering, and soul-fulfilling act that is art, I took the day off yesterday and spent half of it in my craft room. First cleaning my second and third desks. And for those who remember my last post a few weeks ago, this mostly in an attempt to find missing stash I know I brought in. Found the WoW Embossing powder, found but didn’t know was lost the Tim Holtz snowflake charms (x2) but still missing...the Dina Wakely Mica Sprays. And that is really annoying!
And then I got out my poor neglected art journals; they have not been touched since I took a workshop with Dyan herself in October! So on my clean journaling desk, with the stencils somewhat sorted, I jumped in getting all paintey and making a mess. What you see is the 2nd page I played with. Not sure what I’m going to do with it yet, but it was fun getting there. The tray upper left has water, in my attempt to keep my stencils somewhat clean. There is a mug of egg nog…nicely nogged—it is my day off! LOL! the whole back are piles of my stencils; not as neat as they were when I started (and no; can't blame that on the Nog). Oh, and my new grey craft mat comes from Ken Oliver Crafts…billed as the Best Ever Craft Mat. I like the heavy feel, the fact it won’t crease or curl; but I have to say, the non-slip, or to me, stickiness is sorta driving me nuts. Also it doesn’t seem to clean nearly as nice as the Ranger craft mat.
So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of crafty stash (I got the Everything Art year-long Wanderlust online course! Yipiee!) And I wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017! Stay Crafty, my friends!