Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW once again ....

Hi to all you What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday people - and if that baffles you, get on over to Julia's to discover what it's all about! I'm only offering this close-up of my desktop today because the rest of it was/is embarrassingly tidy, which is how I like it. Sorry, but I can't help it, its a birth defect. Anyway, this is what was occupying my pink mat yesterday afternoon, which is (of course, what else) another journal page in progress. I've been following prompts from an online course, which encouraged you to try zetti doodling, which I love, so this is the result.

And there is a relationship in my life which is and always has been very tangled and complicated, so this style really fitted well with my attempts to understand and explain it (I can't). There's a liberation in that at least - admitting that it doesn't make sense and being OK with that.
So I just thought about my mum and doodled madly away and it sort of grew and grew ... This is amazingly relaxing to do, I can really lose myself in funny little spirals and dots, its all a bit obsessive/compulsive really. My tools for this are a variety of black letraset pens from a very fine 0.3 point upwards, and a black sharpie for thicker lines.

And in the end I couldn't resist adding a teeny bit of colour ... not sure now whether I regret doing that or not, but anyway its done. I promise to try and mess up the desk again before next time!!

38 comments:

Sue said...

LOVE the page.....especially like the red bits, really brings it to life!

Anneliese said...

Love your doodling, you've made a stunning job of it, particularly like the way you've highlighted bits in the red ..very effective
Take care
x

Cheryl said...

gosh your doodling is brilliant really love what you have created and love a tidy desk I too am the same cant help it hugs cheryl xxx

Cardarian said...

Ohhh love your zentangling....I think that is the new expression for it! Very relaxing isn't it?? I have used it on a few cards but lately I haven't had time to do it - I guess long winter evenings will get me started again! Anyway lovely work!
Hugs,
Cardarian

S said...

Such artistic doodling; I need a little art therapy myself; but it wouldn't look nearly that good. Thanks for the peek. S #80

Alix said...

nice page, neat~freak!! lol xxx

ooglebloops said...

Zetti or zentangle- your doodling is just plain artsy!! I love it!!!

Helen said...

Hey, it looks great. I love the red bits too.

Minxy said...

awesome page Rosie, and i love the added red, there is just the right amount not to over power it, happy woyww

Lou and Mel said...

Its beautiful - very intricate.

sasa said...

Ooh - Rosie - even more fabulous doodling and art - love it every week. Thanks for the visit - I need shelves, storage, paint and wallpaper galore - throughout the whole house!

Theresa said...

Doodling is so relaxing! Looking very much like "zentangles"...have you checked out this phenomenon? Suits you.

butlersabroad said...

Love the journal Rosie, it looks very complicated, the red really makes it imo.

Hugs
Brenda 96

Teresa said...

Hello! Recently I met your blog and your work and I was amazed by them. Many details really inspiring! a beautiful lesson for me! Greetings!

Sherry said...

Your doodling is amazing! What a fantastic job you've made of it.

secret scrapbooker said...

Great page so effective :0)
And nothing wrong with a tidy workspace ....i just wish mine would stay tidy for longer.
Kate x
Ps im no where near organised im just making up for last year when i made only four christmas cards ....and didnt send any. oops.

Kathy said...

Hey, some crafters have to be tidy workers, if only to give the rest of us something to aim for!

I adore your journal, all that doodling is fab

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fantastic page Rosie I always think red works well with black + white. Very therapeutic page for you :-) Thanks for popping by
Anne x

Twiglet said...

It's a super page and I can imagine you feel good when you have put your thoughts down and then spent time mulling it over as you doodle around them!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could doodle like that. Mine just turn out like a tangled mess, but then perhaps that is how I am inside.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow, I love your page, It's amazing.

A.xx(29)

voodoo vixen said...

No regrets on adding the colour, it was stunning before but that little bit if red has really lifted the entire thing to another level!! Is this a zentangle? I have read about them but never attempted... my doodles were always a bit childlike so I can imagine when a zentangle thingy would turn out like! LOL Happy WOYWW from Annette #100

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, I absolutely love this, the whole process to the final result of this incredible page!

Faye said...

Love your art!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the black white and red combination and this page is amazing! i would be proud if my work desk is tidy!

Wipso said...

Fab design and I think the red bits give it a lift :-)
A x

Candace said...

Lovely artwork

Thanks for sharing Hugs

Candace
(late again hence #150!!!!!)

The Taming of the Glue said...

I really like the splashes of colour. It's a fantastic way of getting your thoughts onto paper and letting your mind go on autopilot. I don't think you're taking this "mess" thing seriously though!!!

Susan Allan said...

It was the right decision to add thta splash of colour...brings the page alive.
Sue xx 66/88

Neet said...

Gorgeous zentangle - love how you show how it built up. The red bits are just the right touch. Lovely work. #142

Doone said...

ah this is true Art, this is a deeply moving piece, and it is such a sign of acceptance to be able to just BE with another person and not have any demands or expectations and just to somehow be connected without any analysis, and it is simplicity as well as complexity...

fabulous,

Dxx

Morti said...

oooh - zetti doodling. I kinda prefer that to Zentangle....LOL Fab page, actually, and quite inspirational in its own way... thanks for stopping by!

Paula Gale said...

wow - this looks really effective - I hope the subject matter and the thoughts you laid down helped you exercise your struggles.

Paula x x x

Linda said...

Another fab page...and therapeutic I'm sure. You're a whizz with that pen.
(Isn't the whole point of WOYWW to show the desk...tidy or not? We promise not to tease you about your neatness anymore ;-)
(Maybe :-)
XX

akilli melek said...

i like the colour in the doodling. thanks for popping by on wed. caroline #1

Claire said...

This looks phenomenal Rosie and I love the way your photos show how it grows.

Linda C said...

Love the doodling and the splash of red looks really good too! Linda #78

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

See, you say "RELAXING," and I say "FRUSTRATING." I simply can't doodle, but you do it marvelously. It takes a real talent, one I don't seem to have (OR a grip for holding a pen, either). I always say mine are more tangles than zen! Happy belated WOYWW (#2).