Tuesday, May 26, 2015

woyww - Posting and collecting atc's

A packed desk this wednesday for the WOYWW 6th Anniversary.  A big thank you to Julia who brings us all together to have a peek.
 On the left ATC's waiting to be posted later today and in the middle a beautiful ATC from Angela (Felix the Crafty Cat) which arrived today in time for the swap.  Thank you so much Angela it is stunning. Then on the right you can see a collection of sprays and the top of another box.  Who would of thought I would need 5 bottles of different coloured spray to create that green/blue mix on the box.  Not what I had planned but I will just keep going and see what happens.

Finally a quick watercolour and as you can see my subject choice is always totally random.  
Have a wonderful 6th Woyww.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

woyww - new tool and other stuff

A few weeks ago I was looking for a heat tool and quite a few woyww suggested the Ranger Heat it tool.  Well.... I am so glad I asked for recommendations because it is a great little heat tool, quiet, hot and a neat size.  Best of all it took 7 days from when I ordered it online until it arrived from the UK.
It was put to work straight away drying the backs of a few ATC's I have on my desk.  That is about all that I can show you this week.  Hope to pop round and have a look at a few more creative desks via woyww.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

woyww - beginning of an ATC swap


This wednesday my desk shows the evidence of ATC's that are finally taking shape and might even be ready for the annual swap.  On the left hand corner of my desk you can see the side of one finished box and the plans for another box.  Here is a close up of last weeks box.



Have a lovely woyww and I hope to slowly visit over the next few days.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

woyww - sprays and a box

My desk this week is littered with sprays and left over metal parts and tools.  The little box is slowly air drying in between sprays of colour.  My heat gun has broken. The plastic on/off switch broke in half and fell out. I am thinking of  buying a heat tool from the hardware store in the hope that it would be better made and hopefully last longer.  DH thinks they could be too heavy duty and mumbled something about burning the house down.  I can see his point.... I think the heavy duty heat guns are used for encaustic work and stripping paint.   Hoping there is a woyww out there that has researched the best heat guns around the globe.

On a completely different note ...
Oriental Lily painted in my sketchbook journal.  
Have a great woyww.



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

woyww- box of metal and other things

An almost clean desk and a box of metal bits drying after a spray coat of gloss varnish.  I forgot to take a photo of the box I was decorating last week.  So this time I quickly took a snap of the new one I am playing with.  On the left is my little radio, getting on to 30 years old and still going strong.  The elastic band just keeps it all together.  

A close up of the lid,  heavily influenced by Finnabair.
 Rumour has it she may be back in Australia towards the end of the year..... Yay.  Seriously considering joining Facebook so that I can keep track of her class information. But the thought of Facebook puts an end to that idea.  I will rely on well informed scrappers to let me know when she is ready to take bookings. 

Finally a few lemons for my DH


and a chicken for no reason at all.

Have a lovely and creative woyww. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

woyww - metal bits

This week I actually have a photo of the desk and no pears near the desk!  What you see is a collection of metal bits and the small box I am decorating.  After all the bits and bobs have dried I will add some glimmer sprays and see how it all comes together.  

I promise this is the last William Bartlett pear I am showing on woyww.
I have promised DH I will move on to other fruits.  Possibly a lemon to capture the expression he keeps making.  
Have a lovely woyww and easter break.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

woyww - stuck on pears

No pic of the desk because it is a late post and really all I have been doing is painting pears.

Green knobbly pears.
Golden pears with a touch of script.
Pears with a touch of gold on the left and far too much gold on the right.

Over the week I plan to visit lots of desks and be  inspired to painting something different.
Have a lovely woyww.