Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW


Time to join with all the lovely WOYWWers over at Julia's blog. I love having a snoop around at everyone else's desks, don't you? It's fun to see all the creativity that's going on and that my desk is not alone in its messiness :)

So here's how my desk looked first thing this morning. There's a journal page I finished last night (see the picture below) on the left. The book I was making in the last WOYWW post is now finished in the centre. A card that needs to be sent, a pile of books on leatherwork that were given to me yesterday. And all those white items on the blue tissue? Those are fish bones that my daughter is using to make a dragon skull. What you can't see because they're on the other side of the room are the piles of sewing that are in progress, and a manuscript that's ready to go in for the Text Prize. 


This is the journal page that I finished last night. I'm loving the turquoise paint I bought recently. As you can see, I've been using it a lot:




The photo of this page doesn't show the more delicate colouring on the right hand side very well. There are feathers stamped in the background. I didn't want the journalling to be too bright so went with white. It's easier to see in the flesh, as it were. 

When I started this page I wanted something between the two colours to tie them together. The gold that I splatted with the side of a paintbrush made me think of stones, so I outlined them in black. That set me thinking about stepping stones. Some of them are wobbly. Sometimes it feels like they're a little too far apart for comfort. But eventually you get across to the other side. Several small steps get you across the river. Several small steps can take you to where you're going without it feeling like a huge leap. Before you know it, you've arrived where you didn't think you could go.

16 comments:

  1. Great pages and a great outlook too. Have alovely week. helen, 11

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  2. Great WOYWW thanks for sharing xx Jan (77)

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  3. love your thinking with this piece, really creative - Beautiful :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #46

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  4. Love your journal page!She is fabulous! I am eyeing that roll of blue tissue, I have never seen one like that! Your tag is going along great also. I think it is cool that your daughter is creating at your desk with those bones. Two creative souls! Winnie#65

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  5. I love the page spread with the portrait. Blessings!

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  6. your journal pages are really lovely and your desk very interesting
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria 60

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  7. Oooh I love the segue from colour to colour! Fab idea. Lovely pages too.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (21)

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  8. Great pages, they are truly work of art.

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  9. Love your pages and your words. Happy WOYWW Anne x #137

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  10. Love your desk with all the inkiness on there. :-) Brigita #116

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  11. great looking pages! I love the turquoise too! I think purple and turquoise are beautiful together! Have a great week! Vickie #1

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  12. The turquoise is indeed beautiful (I bought me turquoise paint a few weeks ago too) and the white writing on the page is very subtile. Happy belated woyww, Marit #79

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  13. yep that's me....taking those small steps...loving your work space!! I also love to click and explore everyone's space...mine is a total mess!! Manuscript?? What is Text Prize?

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    1. The Text Prize is a writing competition here in Australia. You write a story of at least 20,000 words suitable for children. The prize is a $10,000 advance and a publishing contract. One never knows unless one enters...

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  14. Interesting how a simple splash of color can turn the entire page around the stones were my favorite part.

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  15. Love the colors you're using! Fish bones, huh?! Hope we get to see the finished skull. a couple days late Happy WOYWW! Nan #25

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