Morning all and the first What's on Your Workdesk of 2021. On my desk this week (albeit on Monday as I had a cheeky day off) is my new 365 Challenge journal. I have been doing Kate Cranes original challenge for about 6 years or so and can usually fit 3 years worth in one A4 book. This year its a new book - ooh clean and not covered with sticky stuff!! That will NOT last long before it is covered with glue, spilt paint and glitter!!
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Oops forgot it was Wednesday so a bit late in posting What's on your workdesk Wednesday!
On my desk this week i am playing with trying to capture figures better when i am sketching. Still got a long way to go but its not like i don't have the blank sketchbooks to fill up!! Seriously, i am like a sketchbook hoarder!! Mind you i only have one water colour pocket one so that is something I need to buy!!!
So, what's on your workdesk this Wednesday? Dare to share?
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Happy hump day so that means sharing our desks for What's on your workdesk Wednesday. This week (well last night) i was making a card, from, i think a die i cut at the last WOYWW crop!! I cut loads that day and they have stood me in good stead (probably Shaz, Helen or Julias!)-thanks ladies.
And an update from last week, these are the blanks i was covering with the tissue paper and 3 layers of yatch varnish! Took 3 days and boy did the house smell!!
So, What's on your workdesk this Wednesday?
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
I found some really nice script tissue paper so thought I would see how they worked out. When the glue has dried I will sand them down on the edges and do a couple coats of yacht varnish (which is what will take a few days to let to dry between coats, last time it took 3 days in total to varnish). I am thinking I may do some coasters too as a nice set with the wine holder.
My 'Man bites dog' cards this week are a bit grim, 'Priest shoots suspect killer'!!
So, what is on your desk this week? Sorry if I didn't get a chance to revisit everyone but the week flashed by (even though I was on annual leave for most of it)!
Sunday, 13 December 2020
I wasn't too keen on mine but i don't really mind as for me it has always been the joy I get from sketching and learning from the very talented members.
Its great seeing the others via the video call and you can use various tools, but Google streetview is a great tool to tour round an area to sketch. During lockdown etc its been brilliant and we have sketched in some stunning places.
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
For those that were on the 600th WOYWW zoom calls at the weekend (it was brilliant and the longest i have crafted for since last year so brilliant) i spent the calls making my first ever willow wreath with items from the garden, allotment and bits foraged on my walks. This is the finished wreath, quite pleased with it as it was free!
So, what crafting have you all been up to? Feel free to join the gang over on Julia's blog and dare to share!
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Welcome to hump day and What's on your workdesk Wednesday where we celebrate all manner of workspaces messy, creative or sometimes oddly clean (not mine but some are)! Well this week the Queen of desks the amazing Julia at https://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/?m=1 is celebrating the 600th edition!!! I bet she never imagined how this would grow and we owe her so much as its enabled many of us and created some fantastic friendships from virtual to physical via the crops too.
My desk is from last night and i am making a few more Christmas cards, these from images i think i stamped maybe from shaz or helen at a previous WOYWW crop!!
So, join in with us in celebrating the amazing weekly event that Julia created, and possibly the main reason why during these strange lockdown times that some of us actually know what day of the week it is due mainly to WOYWW!!
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Just a quick update. In these strange times when travel is restricted and meeting up off the cards the amazing Bristol Urban Sketchers (who i have been a member of for a few years now) have done virtual meet ups and sketches. We all chat on video call whilst sketching an agreed location (got to love google street view its almost like you are walking around).
This time it was Kathmandu!!
The meet up is a couple hrs just as our regular meet ups were and although my sketches are very amateur (albeit better than when i joined a few years ago as you learn so much from the others) the talented group never let you feel disappointed and are so supportive (their sketches are amazing and such a mix of styles too, i love it)
However my wee desk looks like a bombs hit it!!! Remember that when you pop back for wednesdays 600th WOYWW anniversary-there is sometimes arty stuff on my desk!!!
Hope you are all having a fab weekend
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
So looking through my pre cut stash in my craft room whilst on annual leave last week I came across some Christmas die cuts from previous crops and decided this was a great opportunity to make a dent in the stash and use some of the small card blanks that I also found at the back of the card blank box!
I thought it would be safe to use the 'Man bites dog' headline cards again-maybe not!! This is the order they were drawn in but any order isn't the best headline considering!!
So, dare you bare your desk? Clean, tidy, creative or full of new stash (looking at Shaz Silverwolf and Helen as the long standing enablers!!) feel free to share via Julia's blog (link on the right hand).
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Hump day so that means sharing our desks with the queen of desks the lovely Julia (nearly at the 600th one!!!)
My desk this week- well, wet and a day off so seemed like a good idea to plan the crop rotation for the allotment. It starts in the early winter for me as i plant garlic and onions before christmas so need to ensure they are rotated. Not sure how far i will get before i loose the will, but its a start!
No Man Bites Dog cards again this week, i can't trust them with everything that is going on at the moment!! Too likely to get an actual bizarre headline!
So, what's on your workdesk this wednesday?