Wednesday, 16 June 2010

THAT CAME AROUND QUICK!


Here we are again revealing all for the benefit of the WOYWW crowd - only this time it's my desk rather than my workdesk if you see what I mean, because this is where I'm working at the moment. Things are flowing rather nicely with Bestseller No.2 (and no, thanks for asking Bestseller no.1 hasn't attracted a bidding war just yet)!

It's a lovely big desk - I got a joiner to build me two drawer pedestals and the top is a flush door, £11.99 from B & Q! How's that for money saving, and I've had it donkeys' years. I've got a few art postcards on the wall that I like to look at, and some of my smaller altered pieces on a shelf above with reference/inspiration books. The pink letter trays were a gift from a friend who knows I am partial to such things, and you can also see one of my two noticeboards - the other is mainly for notices and photos, but this one contains lots of pieces of art, many of which were from friends.

A closer view below shows you the precious little things which live on the monitor stand - gifts from friends, a fossil I found, that sort of stuff. And this gorgeous girl perched on the edge is Lizzie, my best friend and sternest critic. If what I'm writing is utter b******s she gives me this look, and I know it's time to hit the delete button. If you're interested to know such things she's an Obitsu jointed doll and completely poseable - they arrive bare, without even a face, so I painted her features and gave her this wig. I think she deserves a better one really but they're a bit expensive. This is actually her winter outfit - I've got a more summery one somewhere, but forgot to change her into it. She's not bothered either - it's not like its tropical out there is it? How do you like her nifty pink trainers?

So anyway, the reason I'm working here is that I'm well into chapter two of next Bestseller, and you can have a sneak preview below. Made a good start by getting my heroine away from dull, bankrupt and unfaithful husband and off to start a new life ... she's about to go to Tesco for some cushions. Blimey I know how to tell a rattling good yarn don't I??

Usual disclaimer - I'm afraid that I already know I won't get around all the other desks - my enfeebled physical condition doesn't allow it now WOYWW has got so big, but I will drop in and out randomly of as many desks as I can get to. Go on over to Julia's place if you want to know more ...

19 comments:

Sid said...

Very interesting monitor stand, and wow what a really economical desk !!

Lothian Crafts said...

Was wandering about the things at the monitor and got to read futher and yes all explained so thanks.

Cheryl said...

oh lots of great things on your desk,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Linda said...

Ah...made me wish I was there with you, picking up and admiring all those things (as I've done a few times before.) Lizzie is gorgeous ...but should have her summer gear on by now I think :-)
And guess what? I can't stop singing 'we will fix it....' Oh no!!!!!
xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Rosie-Think I should stop trying to visit so many desks too as it is wearing me out. I have fallen in love with your dolly and am just about to look them up. Can hear DH opening the gate so think I must stop now anyway and get the tea. He has been off visiting his 92 year old friend.Your workspace looks so feminine whereas mine is more utilitarian methinks. BettyXXX

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not exactly sure how much that comes to in US dollars, but it sounds really inexpensive. Love the little Lizzie hanging out helping you with your writing.

Gotta love those pink letter trays. They look handy for quick sorting and such. Thanks for sharing your new desk this week. Happy WOYWW.

Alix said...

she's not got much imagination if she can't think of anywhere more intersting than Tesco's to buy cushions, huh?? lol

love you xxxxxxxxxxx

Nicks said...

can I have a signed copy when your book is published?? LOL
a very creative desk!

Julia Dunnit said...

Random visitng is good Rosie, don't sweat over it, please!
Lizzie is lovely...love the glimpse into your working life. And seriously - are you writing my life story??

Twiglet said...

Love the doll!

Helen said...

Great space, good luck with bestseller 2!

Darcy said...

love your collection under the monitor, snazzy pink trainers indeed!

I think your heroine should be making her own cushions!

Heather x said...

Hope the bestseller 2 goes well hun and that your joints leave you in piece to create with fluidity :0)
Fybromialga - bummer, I think I'll stay with my arthritis I've got that managed, its just when it flares in my fingers it P's me off :)
*hugs* Heather x

Sunshine Girl said...

What a lovely workspace - very creative!

Candace said...

Thanks for sharing your writing desk with us this week

Enjoy this lovely sunny weather Hugs Can x

Esther said...

HI Rosie - I'm still trying to catch up on WOYWW thanks tothat work thing! I can't get round everyone but I at least try and visit people who've left me comments...great colleciton of things on your desk, but I agree with Darcy - your heroine could be in some tucked away little curiosity shop buying fabulous fabric to make her own cushions!! My mum has Fibromyalgia and she finds her crafting healing too..

Spyder said...

Your desk is really tidy, and its a prober one, mine's just some MDF on sticks! Still, hubby did it all very quickly so I could (make a mess) craft. Love the little mouse and that doll is rather special too, I imagine she gets up to all sorts when the door is shout and the lights go out!
(Lyn)

you're code thingy is getting mad with me....five goes so far....I'm sure it;'s getting redder and redder!!

Jaqi said...

Ooh its fab to see where it all happens....keep going , I know you will be doing an excellent job.

Helen said...

I was really lucky today - got round loads of desks from work (but don't tell anyone, cos obviously I was meant to be doing something proper!!) Love your space and continued good luck with the bestseller!