Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WOYWW- spring

Quickly working on my September page for my calendar journal.  Adding some flowers and ribbons on a tissue paper background. Happy that I have been able to keep up with the journal.  Stunned to think it is almost September.  But, really enjoying the sunshine, flowers and birds outside my window .... so ready for spring.

Not a lot of crafty goodness happening on my desk.  A lot of time driving around for netball, physi comps, work and all the other things that add to a busy schedule.  Time to join Julia and see what others are doing for inspiration.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

woyww -Steampunk conclusion, finis, the end.

I know she is slightly out of focus (sorry!) and that would be because there are so many bits and bobs  she was actually quite hard to scan.   The ATC are all postal and I am pleased to see them go.  I don't think I have ever taken this amount of time to do an ATC.  You live and learn.

The only other thing on my desk is the Kate Crane art Journaling DVD which I am planning to watch tonight from beginning to end without interruption.  Well, I can dream.  Oh there might be a couple of breaks while I check out all the other woyww on Julia's blog.  Curious ? ...... go and have a peak.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

woyww - stay at home wednesday

Now, a funny thing happened while I was reading trashy novels (note to self do not read book 1 if there are 6 books in the series), not blogging and stalling on the steampunk atc.

A colleague (wonderful creative lady) showed me what she does to jumpstart her creative mood.   She has been painting with watercolours over old book pages.  She finds a word on the page and uses that word or sentence to create around it and over it.  Her pages were beautiful, inspiring pieces of art/ journal and poetry all in one.

So, that is what I have been doing.  I found an old book and started painting a lovely way to put the trashy novels to rest. Now I am back at my desk and playing with words, paint, paper and text all over again.   For added inspiration I have also been peeking around at everyone's desk.  It doesn't get any better than that on a Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

woyww -steampunk of sorts

Now this is my first attempt at steampunk and I have almost finished one little ATC.   I have always admired the look but never quite understood the genre/concept.  However, I have committed to this swap so I am trying to pull it all together without embarrassing myself.  While I wait for cogs to arrive I am playing around with the backgrounds.  Don't be alarmed by the hammer, I am using it for artistic purposes i.e hammering in some tiny eyelets.  DH thinks I have lost my mind and I probably have but I couldn't find anything else.

A big thank you to Jingle for my lovely PIF it is perfect.  Thank you.... thank you Jingle.  Sorry that it has taken me ages to post a pic.  I could lie and say I have spent all my spare time working on this swap and hammering the life out of little eyelets.  But, I am  still reading trashy holiday books and I mean really trashy.  So trashy I had to start a whole new collection on my kindle.  Link up to Julia's to see the wonderful creative desks that  DO NOT waste their time on trashy holiday books.