Wednesday, 29 September 2010

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN ...

I've been absent without leave for a few weeks from Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) but am pleased to report that I managed to remember to organise myself this week (I usually remember on Thursdays) ... and took a picture of the desk on Tuesday! So here it is, and no surprises to find that the desk contains evidence of the art journalling which has now taken over my life! You can also see my Cath Kidston pink spotty mug (present from DD1), my brilliant Tim Holtz scissors which make it possible to cut out with my arthriticky hands, and the fine glue bottle with which I do nearly everything.
And here's a close-up of the page I was working on, and I changed to working in landscape rather than portrait to further illustrate my message about changing your point of view .... subtle stuff eh? There is of course a story behind this page, but let's just say that I learned the hard way ...

And below is the finished page, snapped first thing this morning. If you are also of a nosey disposition and love seeing other people's work spaces, then get on over to Julia's place to see hundreds more ...

29 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Love love your journal pages, not surprised it's taking over your life if you produce such fantastic pages. Tracy Evans (18).

Sue said...

Hi Rosie, I love your different point of view......might have to use that idea....turning the page round I mean! Love the little black birds too....hand drawn?

S said...

What a fun journal page. I'm tempted to start art journaling, but then remember I have sooo many pictures to scrap first.

Katie said...

Awesome page! It makes me want to try doing an art journal :)

Katie (83)

cauliflower cupcake said...

I LOVE your work - I now have my 12 year old drooling over your blog as she is very artistic too and wants to do her own journal.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca #61

An Zeelmaekers said...

love it...the birds are cute ;)I've started yesterday with my art book... its lot of fun!!!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Yuur journal looks great and I'm glad that you can craft, one of my best friends mum has a very debilitating time with the same condition, her passion is sewing :)

Little Celtic Fairy said...

when you do your block, bold writing on your pages, how do you do it? do you sketch it first? or just write straight on? i struggle with this, i hate my writing :(

oneoff said...

That's a journal to treasure: bold and exciting. It makes me want to keep turning the pages.

And I think I will steal that idea about turning papes the other way for impact.

butlersabroad said...

Lovely to see you back Rosie, I've missed your pinkness. Glad you've continued with the art journal, and loved the beach hut from an earlier post!

Hugs
Brenda

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful work, love the wording on your book and great WOYWW space, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi (#32) xxx

Dragon said...

Love your mug and I know what you mean about the TH s issuers and arthriticky hands... So helpful
Frankie
xx

Lou and Mel said...

Great jounrnal pages - I havent got into art jounralling yet - but I can see why people love it so much - its very unique.

Twiglet said...

Your pages are getting better and better! Each page must take an age - they are so beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in LOVE with that journal. The colors are perfect, and the POV is really emphasized by the turning of the page (so to speak). This has got to be one of the best journals I have seen in a long time. I'm not much for journaling, but I know what I like. Oh, and that's a cute mug, too. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Ophelia said...

I love your journal page! Really love your doodles and special touches....

Sheila said...

Nice art journal. I'm feeling inspired to start making one.

Susan Allan said...

Art journaling is a wonderful occupation. You have some great pages there.
Sue xx 15

sasa said...

Really like your work - enjoyed the peek. You have some lovely things going on...fab journal and style.

Sarah (sasa 27)

Alix said...

wow look at that messy desk ;0P

Joanne said...

I so admire folk who can do this art journaling thing. Your pages are really super.
Luv Joanne xx

Anneliese said...

Love your journal pages :D It is very addictive isn't it ! :D x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

What a cool project!

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the journal page...it's made me want to try my hand at it. Many thanks for the inspiration! Pam (12)

Aisling said...

Thanks for your comment, Rosie. I adore background techniques and I've been wanting to start journaling as soon as I discovered something like that existed! It's just difficult to get the ball rolling! I'm going to start following your blog, I'm sure that will inspire me!

Linda said...

Great stuff Rosie ....did you draw the birds? They are well cute :-)

minnie_mac said...

Great journal pages. Love all the elements.

Marilyn

Julia Dunnit said...

Do you know what Rosie, I think this journalling has allowed you to become a little fast and loose with your tidying up genes, your desk looks really quite relaxed!

Ohhh Snap said...

Wow, I'm loving your journal pages! The fine glue looks quite intriging is that a bead on the top? Wonderful workspace! TFS

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