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.