Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk- post of the week!

Well Wednesday crept up on me again, and I really have no idea what happened to the rest of the week, but I always manage to post a view of my desk on a Wednesday even if it has nothing on it! However this week, it has a page or two of my ongoing altered book, where I mess with ideas. I started this book about 10 years ago at a workshop at CHA , and it does contain some good stuff, and some not so good stuff. These pages are using new large A4 masks, and lots of gesso, and even more Colorwash, and Perfect Pearls mists... very quick to do apart from the drying, and I still am not sure whether to add more gold and blue....decisions.. decisions! Anyway, here is my desk, in accordance to the rules of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by the delectable Mrs Dunnit! A more than slightly odd view of my desk.. makes me feel giddy looking at it!



I am showing you mine, and hopefully you will show me yours!
Have a creative Wednesday

40 comments:

My name is Cindy said...

Today I found the pot of spackle I bought at Ally Pally and remembered I also bought some new masks - maybe even this one, it looks familiar. Can't find them anywhere (I tidied up the other week, so I know they are somewhere SAFE) so seeing this on your blog is like rubbing salt in the wound lol. Love what you've done with them and who ever knows when to stop..... Happy WOYWW

jude said...

What abeautiful page spread in your journal absolutely love the colours and design.Ionly hope it doesnt take another 10yrs to finish it as it looks beautiful!Would love to see the finished creation sooner rather than later.If only we didnt have this thing called life that gets in our way of crafting wed be ok?...lol
Have fab wednesday
hugs judex 6

Chrissie said...

Those pages look pretty amazing... sometime I must find out how to do all that stuff...it looks such fun!
Have a great week.
Chrissie #20

ScrappnBee said...

Ooohhh! I LOVE love love those pages! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda #5

Sarah said...

Ten years - that's a collector's item. Contains good and bad stuff? Sounds like life not just an art book. Those pages on show look fabulous and I love your busy desk. Thanks so much for my lovely prizes which are decorating my desk this week! Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

Helen said...

10 years? That's a long time to be altering a book. Love these pages... and seeing your desk at any angle!
Helen, 12.

Sunshine Girl said...

Pages are looking fabulous already - gesso and masks are such fun to play with arent they! Have a great week. Sunshine Girl - no 34

Ann B said...

Your altered book is a stunning piece of work, only wish I could see more of those pages. Love what I can see, the colour and texture are just right.
Ann B#39

Hazel said...

Lovely to see those gorgeous backgrounds in your book - that looks like a very handy mask you've been using - Hazel WOYWW #43 x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely pages, and a great idea. Enjoy WOYWW and have fun doing all the fun things you enjoy. Sylvia #47

Spyder said...

Great desk and what a fabulous Journal to have forever and to add to whenever. Priceless!! Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)) #53

Claire said...

Ten years..I bet it has some memories with it though...Love the page you have on show tho... perfect..
Claire #52

froebelsternchen Susi said...

cool!

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. That page is great, love the textures!
Neil #58

Annie said...

Gorgeous craty creating going on in your space today.
Hugs,
A x
#48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

Tuire Flemming said...

...so I have no hurry with my book...
This spread is gorgeous!
Have a nice week!
Tuire #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That reminds me of a stained glass window..beautiful :)
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

sandra de said...

I loooove the gesso and stencil technique. I do tend to be very heavy with the spray wash so I would go with even more blue and green. 10 years of work and styles must be fascinating to have a record of how your styles and techniques have changed.

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am get everyone visited!!! Fab pages, love the colours.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx #19

Clare H said...

OHhh fabulous book, I have nothing on my desk this week as I have man flu but visiting other peoples anyway!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely - a put down and pick up book of ideas a nd techniques with no pressure, no end game in mind. Me likee. Lovin the big stencils too...is it me or is that just plain sensible, as sizes go?!

JoZart said...

Those pages are absolutely YUM but I can feel the vertigo coming on from the pic!!! Must lie down... see what you've done?!?
Love joZarty x

Neet said...

Love the look of your pages on your AB - know what you mean about things started at CHA and not finished - it's always catch up time with those projects. Back to your pages - love the colours and they look so textural as well - gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us - Hugs, Neet #9

MvM-design said...

Love your pages, great work!!
Have a happy WOYWW!
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Laura said...

Lovely masked pages in your journal and what and interesting desk. Have a great day, Laura

Fuchsia said...

Your pages look great and busy work space
have a great week !
Fuchsia @ 87

sarahp said...

Hiya I have never tried using gesso is it easy to do love the look it makes . Busy desk there and plenty to keep you busy. xx Thanks Sarahp *56

Marjo said...

Great projects take time, your dedication is awesome! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

Viv said...

Lovely pages and nice to see your desk too, quite ordered compared to mine though :O) Viv xx

Robin Panzer Art said...

Love the textures you are achieving in your 10 year altered journal! I really like the view askew of your desk too! Happy WOYWW #18 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Bugged Designs said...

An interesting desk and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing #57

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never been any good with masks. Yours are superb. Have a great WOYWW from (don't ask how) #1 this week.

Sarah Anderson said...

well, since you showed me yours....lol Love, love, love this journal page (and the whole journal looks lovely and thick of full of gorgeous yumminess) fab colours, great choice of mask

VonnyK said...

What a gorgeous journal page, you are so clever. Love all the bits on your desk.

The Crafty Elf said...

Great post and thanks for the giggle! I love the picture you took of your desk. I've done something to my arm/elbow which has made me over compensate, so I now have issues with my neck. Figure that one out!! Na...don't waste your time! Looking at your picture put my neck in a position that didn't cause any pain. A giggle and a minute without discomfort - THANKS! Have a great week!

Bridget Larsen said...

What a hive of activity you have there, that book is looking awesome
Bridget #29

Elizabeth said...

Lovely pages - love what you have done with the masks and the results you've achieved with your mix of gesso, etc.. Your desk looks busy even at an odd angle. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #78

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Great colors! 10 years...work in progress...love that.

Happy WOYWW!

Angi
*69*

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that looks like a wonderful altered book! i like the idea of just doing little by little.
thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What as beuatiful technique you have used. Beautiful journal pages. Love it so much. Fabulous.
Lovely greet
Marja