Wednesday, 6 October 2010

WEDNESDAY MORNING! WOYWW

Good morning WOYWW'ers and to the weekly reveal of the workdesk (if you've no idea what I'm on about all is explained here). Held an Open House at the weekend so the Studio got tidied to an unusually high standard, and I'm loving how uncluttered the desk is - I work better like this! Have gone for the wide view today, so that you can appreciate just how lovely my window is with its view of the garden. As you can see, I keep stamp pads and other basic essentials to hand in the hutch/shelf (which is an Ikea CD shelf upside down IFSWIM). On the top my pink binders house collage sheets and the catalogue of my stamps - nothing fancy, I just stamp an image whenever I get a new one, and note whether its wood or unmounted, and maybe a clue about where to find it ....! It would work better if I went through them all and re-did the catalogue with themes, ie words together, flowers in one section, but I've got so many stamps I come over all faint at the very thought!

If you've had a good look at the desk you may have spotted a just begun journal page and a finished one. These are the work in progress pictures of the finished page ...
I'm pretty sure they don't need any explanation, but they do show the starting point and how I build up from there. Apart from that first question, I didn't really know where this was going.
But as you can see, I got there in the end! Not sure what it is with me feeling a need to fill every available inch? Maybe its not that so much as generally having more to say than I can actually fit on the page, so I squeeze in as much as possible!
Happy Wednesday one and all, the sun is shining (for now at least) so we're off for a spot of retail therapy and lunch, and once returned I'll have a happy time noseying about your desk ...

35 comments:

Sue said...

Another fab journal page......and a very pink work desk!

Diane said...

Fantastic workspace...wish I had a view like that from my desk..
Diane 67

Linda Elbourne said...

It is all looking very pink around these parts this morning! Beautiful journal page my friend ... beautiful!

Artyjen said...

Love the journal page :) Another neat desk....I can but hope my megga sort out will one day mean I can be tidy too! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Susan Allan said...

i love the journal pages and i would like to know how MANY stamps you actually possess... just nosey
sue xx 88

Claire said...

Pink pots, pink binder, pink workmat!!! Love it!! Fabulous journal pages and I love how you have showed us the build up.

Claire
WOYWW #78

Linda said...

Lovely page Rosie; that diver finishes it off a treat! Hope you're enjoying your outing.
xx
(PS I think you already have wings... :-)

Sue said...

Hi Ya
lovely tidy desk, your journal page is fabulous,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Rosie, thanks for popping by and leaving a comment :-) Fabulous journal page. Am loving all the pink.
The diecut flower is a Sizzix Bigz daisy die - I managed to get it half price at JGD Crafts but they don't appear to have any at the moment
Anne x

dosfishes said...

Great page. I found you through Linda Vincent. I just love all your PINK in the studio.xox Corrine

butlersabroad said...

Lots of lovely luscious pinkness again. And your cyclamen is still in flower! love the journal page too.

Hugs
Brenda #105

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous window view and I love your Journal page.

A.x (22)

Helen said...

Lovely neat desk, and great journal page!

Anonymous said...

Your "diver" page says what you need is wings----
or dare I suggest padded knickers??

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you're right - your uncluttered and neat desk is a sight for sore eyes Rosie. And by the way - you can't fail. You just have to start over in a different direction. Are you selling up?

Twiglet said...

Hope you had a good shop! I spent day washing, ironing and tidying for M. We had a lovely meal out for my birthday and now I am tucking into my chocs!! Have a great week.

Glen said...

Hi Rosie. This is my first visit to your blog and I love all the pinkiness. Thank you for the snoop on your desk today and I love your creativity in your journalling pages. TFS. ~Glen~

Ophelia said...

Awesome studio picture...and your journals as always are amazing!!

Wipso said...

Thats a really fab journal page.
A x

JaneH said...

Another fab page indeed! Your art journal pages are really inspiration for me.

Anneliese said...

Wow ! what a tidy desk ( i have desk envy mine desperately needs sorting out !) Love the beach hut on there too. That journal page is scrumptious :D If you like full journal pages have you seen Teesha Moores ? could be right up your street ! :D x

Glen said...

Hi Rosie. The spare pants are in case they need them after seeing the tarantula that I have coming for Halloween! *Ü*

Jules said...

Your desk is fabulous! Jules (72)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love your journal page - very nice. I know what you mean about having to fill every inch - white space brings me out in a cold sweat too! Thanks for sharing.

Shari said...

Rosie, your workdesk is to die for! Truely, I adore the pink coordination, even the coffee mug matches; and oh the view, I am a bit envious of your windows, to gaze out and steal a moment for daydreaming! Thanks for the snoop and for visiting me! ~Shari

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love your journal pages..totally inspiring. Pam (21)

Biskit said...

Great page Rosie, and I love your cartoon strip one. I wouldn't know where to start doing one like that. No, I would, I probably would never give it a go though in case I hated it at the end.

Ann said...

Lovely to see the page 'grow' and it is a beautiful page.Tidy desk too ;)

sasa said...

Another truly yummy journal page to brighten up my day - they are fab and so vibrant!


sasa 18

Sherry said...

What a pretty crafting desk and area. I think your idea of using the Ikea CD rack upside down is phenomenal! You've given me food for thought there!

Your journal page is great. So far I haven't been brave enough to reveal my innermost thoughts and feelings, so your 'fearless' page is quite thought provoking for me too.

Sherry (117)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Love your workdesk, so airy and light! Fabby journal, love the image. hugs Heidi x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I work much better in a tidy environment, too. Looks like you have surrounded yourself and your sill with lots of red. Love the garden view, too.

As for the journal page, thanks so much for sharing the process. It's always fun to know how something is made. (#1).

Kay said...

Love the journal page, it's beautiful! Your workspace is amazing with such a fab view, I envy you.

Daniele said...

great journal page....never done anything like that myself, looks interesting though
thanks for the peek
hugs from #45

natasha said...

Love the page Rosie, the journaling is fab. I do love the way you put ogether your page, its as if you have planned it in deatil it just looks so finished. I know thats not how you work though so its nice to see the process. Thanks for sharing :)