Wednesday, 14 July 2010

AND ON MY WORKDESK THIS WEEK ....

YEE HAW I'm back! Don't ask about last week I really don't want to go through that again. Anyway here I am with the WOYWW inspired by the wondrous Julia and on my desk this week is my gorgeous new pink mat, which sort of fell into my trolley when I went to the Range to buy PVA glue. In my defence I have to say that it lifts my spirits summat wonderful, so was a complete snip at the price. You may notice a slight fondness for pink here and there if you look around ...

And having taken to art journalling like a duck to water, as you can see I was working on another entry here - but it can't be revealed because it's not finished. Don't know if I've ever mentioned that the "hutch" at the back of my desk is an Ikea CD shelf which I turned upside down, so that it gives me a shelf and those little cubby holes. Works for me and is great for ink storage, although this is far from being my entire ink pad collection, just my most used.
Anyway, thought I'd do a bit of a swing for you this week, so this is the left side of my bay window desk, which offers a view of my Homebase cake stand, sprayed pink by me. I really really wanted one of these, but since I've had it am not sure if I've found the perfect use for it yet. I do keep my Distress ink knobs (applicators) in the top, but otherwise it's a bit of a dumping ground. Suggestions for using the lower portions welcome!

And last of all, here is another journal layout - don't read it if you are of a nervous disposition, it wasn't a good day. Am happy to report that a more positive one followed ... Distress ink background, some bits punched out of scrap paper, a stamped face (I forget whose) and LOTS of doodling, which is my favourite bit.
Will be back to look at other desks later - I never get to all of them and have stopped even trying, I just dip in and out at random because that's the best I can do. Sorry if that bugs you.

22 comments:

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Gorgeous desk, love your mat! Journal page is lovely too :)

Alix said...

good to see you joining in again, hon...and i'll be round after napsville...so pop the kettle on, eh? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deezines Art said...

Morning Rosie - love the pink mat, and the journal pages. Hmm what to put in the cake stand......have you tried....cakes???!!

joey said...

Hiya

lots to look at, love that your dotty cup matches your cutting mat lol

Joey.x

Artyjen said...

Like your journal page....blue days suck!!! But perhaps it makes us appreciate the good ones better....that's what I keep telling myself anyway!!
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

Love the journal page.

Linda Elbourne said...

That journal page is absolutely stunning!!!
P.S I want that mat :0)

Wipso said...

Love your journal page.
A x

Doone said...

arggghhh - can't stop - off to the Range to get me a pink mat......

Sarah Anderson said...

thanks for coming by my blog, love your journal pages, and think it's great that that pink mat knew just the right person to go home with lol Great desk, I'll be joining in later

Sue said...

Hi
i think random is the only way most of us can do it now, fabby pink mat, gorgeous journal page, have good day, sue,x

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely desk and your art is amazing, love your doodling, that's something I need to perfect in my journal. Tracy Evans x

butlersabroad said...

Love the pink mat Rosie, the journal pages are great if a little sad, hope whatever has invaded your life leaves again soon, in the meantime it looks like it's fuelling your creativity some what!

Hugs
Brenda

Darcy said...

great journalling, you really are good at it!

how about keeping glues,pritt sticks andd rolls of tape in your stand.

Twiglet said...

Great pink mat - have you seen my pink wool today?! lol

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Your work space is so pretty and your journal page is fab!

xx

Amanda said...

I love your 'blue' journal page and you just had to have that mat it matches your mug :)

Julia Dunnit said...

I cannot imagine that dipping in and out of the huge list is bugging anyone - please carry on being ad hoc! Ah the pink mat - hope you weren't so distracted that you forgot the glue! The page is a beauty, however melancholy...I think that it's ALWAYS worth it..whether you fight or wallow...somedays only you can know which to do. Glad you're feeling bouncier.

Kathy said...

Your desk looks so busy and productive - I enjoyed the "swing" to the other pic too

Hels Sheridan said...

lurving your journalling hun x

Spyder said...

This is a fabulous desk, and sooo much going on, love your page. realllly good...I was here earlier but blogger was being a real pain, have a great day
(lyn)

Tracey said...

love the journal pages and there is so much to look at on your desk.

Have a great Sunday and sorry this comment is late
Tracey