Wednesday, 29 July 2020


Hello peeps, back on my desk this week and playing catch up trying to finish my August page for the 365 Journal challenge.  I worked out the other day that this notebook has enough pages for 3 years of this monthly challenge so in December I will be able to see 3 years of daily updates in one book, it is quite interesting to look back and see what I did on the same day across those years!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Blind psychic Dog Bites Mayor'!!!

So, What's on Your Workdesk this Wednesday?


Wednesday, 22 July 2020


Morning fellow deskers. The comments on my last WOYWW post made me laugh! Flatlaps are indeed what you place on your lap to use a laptop, cuppa and biscuits, sometimes my sketching kit too and when mine break i try not to spend money and fix them! 

This week is another difference: 

My desk is my allotment!!! I am taking a well deserved day off work and thought i would grab my man bites dog cards and use my compost bin as a desk! 

I have blogged this on my phone so hoping it has come out ok! Hope you all have a fabulous week and i look forward to having a look at all your workdesks too.


Wednesday, 8 July 2020


Happy hump day and "What's on your Workdesk Wednesday" where across the globe we bare our desks!  Well, mine is boring today because both our flatlaps broke so I am having to glue them back together and to be honest its easier to keep them clamped in the craft room out of the way whilst the glue dries.

The "man bites dog" cards this week are not pleasant 'missing nude singer dead' - mmm, well they are drawn randomly, some weeks are odd others not as great.

Anyway, hope you are able to get some crafting done and keep safe

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Urban Sketchers Bristol

Hello peeps, I forgot to blog about our last Bristol Urban Sketchers meet up (we have the latest one this afternoo) .  Usually we meet in town and chat, sketch, regroup for some lunch and sometimes a cheeky pint too.  Well, under lockdown this of course has to change so we have gone virtual!

We sketched using google etc in Alhambra, Spain at the suggestion of one of our members.  Well, what a beautiful location, some amazing scenery, small backstreets and amazing buildings too.  It was also great being able to catch up with the others and sketch whilst chatting to others too.

Sadly my notebook is not great for watercolour as the paint sinks straight in so ideally I should just use pencil or pen and ink (as we know from an earlier post on here its not like I don't have a "few" blank notebooks in the stash!!) but I keep forgetting that I am sketching at home and don't have to use my travel kit and could actually pop upstairs and grab the pencils!!

I am looking forward to being able to sketch again outside and meeting up with the group, but in the mean time, this is a really good alternative and a great way to explore other places, albeit virtually

Happy sketching

Wednesday, 1 July 2020


So, hump day and that means What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we share our desks thanks to the lovely queen of desks Julia here  and it is also the reason some of us know it is a Wednesday in these strange times!!

So, on my desk this week, dont be too shocked, some crafting!  I know, go me!!  I admit I have a couple half days off work in the past week so I was able (between the garden and allotment) to get some crafting done.  Not much I admit, but its a start and does use up some more stash so that can only be a good thing to be honest!  As well as a couple of handbag cards (I think I may have bought the card blanks at a WOYWW crop years ago and still have about 4 or so I haven't used so thought I could use some of the bigger pieces from my off cuts box up.

Also is a sketch of a lady picking lavender that was cut out of a calendar from last year (tell me I am not the only one who reuses/upcycles calendars etc to make cards/tags etc and it seemed fitting since I have just started cutting this years crop from my front garden ready for drying.

My "man bites dog" cards this week are 'Lost Blonde Blames Brave Nude'!!  Well, considering some of the scenes we have seen in Weston Super Mare and Bournemouth over the past week I could imagine this as an actual headline!

Happy crafting