Wednesday, 21 April 2021


 Hello peeps, its another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we share our desks.  Well, I loved having a mid week day off last week so I took another this week so I could craft for a bit again!  

On my desk is my 365 journal and I thought I would get an early start on the May month page.  I found a few years back that adding a layer of gesso helps the inks flow across the page and not bleed through as much so I tend to use this as a base layer on my pages now.

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Judge Stabs Teen Actor' - not great but that was how the cards came out randomly drawn!!

Moving on - you may have seen this on my IG page etc but at the weekend we had our regular Bristol Urban Sketchers meet up (apart from one last summer they have had to be virtual for the past 13 months where we chat on live video call whilst sketching-the positive is that we can sketch ANYWHERE in the world!).  

This time we sketched in Jerusalem.  There were some amazing view in the old city etc, but I also found this fascinating structure where it appears to be a large circular structure held aloft with wires!  

So, whats on your workdesk this wednesday?


Wednesday, 14 April 2021


 Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, well I have a cheeky day off today so my desk is somewhat different, this morning it is the kitchen.  We are just on the start of the new preserving season (I have already made a large batch of Wild Garlic salt and a jar of dried Wild Garlic powder in the past few days so the new preserving year is well under way!) and this is going to be Dandelion Honey!  It's dandelions flowers, water, lemon and sugar, that's it.  I love the taste of it and last year I did NOT make enough so this year I am hoping to make a few more jars!

The allotment site has loads of dandelions and as its fenced there are very few dogs or people so less chance of them being polluted.  Its nice an easy to make and I use it instead of agave which is my usual "go to" liquid sweetner but this is a LOT cheaper (hence I need to make a lot more this year as I ran out by the Autumn last year!!)

Forgot to bring my Man Bites Dog cards down, sorry will try to remember next week, I will also try to do another post as I have been doing some more sketches recently, yesterday I sketched on the allotment and we have another Bristol Urban sketchers virtual event at the weekend so I will try and post my sketches.

So, are you sharing your desk (or workspace) with us? All the details are the the lovely Julia's Queen of desks blog here