Wednesday, 26 March 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday WOYWW 251

To sum up, my desk is in desperate need of tidying and in doing so I hope to find my mojo and finish some nice cards. Oh my.  It's 250 weeks too late to be ashamed, but really, this picture makes it seem so much worse.  

And worse..this is how I left it on Sunday afternoon.  Photographed late Tuesday afternoon and erm, as of Tuesday night when I'm writing this...it's unchanged yet.  Although I have moved the basket of unpacked supplies from the chair to the floor...I felt that despite everything, I still deserve to sit whilst I type!  
So the mess comes from making cards for the Marathon (are you sick of reading that yet...) I squeezed - literally, squeezed one out of my mojo on Sunday and then realised that in order for the Marathonista to consider making it, I'd have to pre-cut the leaves.  So you can see the pink pot and a pile of leaves.  I'll show you the card..after the Marathon and tell you how many ingrates didn't bother to make it despite my efforts.  
No, it's not a plastic Antimacassar, it's a 12 x12 cello bag....waiting to be put away. Hmm, not exactly surprising.  
Come on then, shame me by showing yours..tidy and productive, no doubt....  put WOYWW in your post title and link here so that we can visit at leisure.  You may need to put the kettle on.

86 comments:

Robyn said...

If I didn't know it was your desk, I could think it was mine.
I'm a messy artist and I'm proud!
I do tidy when needed and then I mess my desk up again.
If you can't make a mess you can't make anything at all.
Ok- enough-thanks for the snoop around and I hope you find time to take a look at my mess!
Robyn 6

Judys Fabrications said...

Gosh, sounds like you've had lots of prep for the marathon. Maybe you need a little rest.I always find tidying to be quite therapeutic.
I had a massive toss out/ clear up this past week.Can you see my halo glowing Julia?I feel so FABULOUSLY free. I have more to go, but I'm on a roll.
Judy #4 xx

Daniella said...

It's all good! I just moved a bunch of stuff out of the way to take my picture. I've been mono printing and making a mess of epic proportions!!
xxDaniella#2

Deb said...

Nothing to be ashamed of there, I think it looks perfect and I do love your cello bag antimacassar, very retro!
have a great week! Debxx #9

Monica said...

Messy, never just a working gals station. I too tried Tuesday to clean up and have to admit defeat when I reached the levels of scraps and bits that I want to save but don't know where. Never mind tidy desk means nothing to do.
monica 7

Krisha said...

Isn't the floor a great place to move stuff to when there is no more space on the work top?

I did run in here and pick up and stash stuff out of sight before the PC technician arrived this morning. LOL

If Betsy is too tidy it means I have left home, slightly tidy means I'm chasing my mojo. This week....well come by and see for yourself (grin)

April Story said...

You're right - your desk is a mess! But I think if you look under that stencil over there you might find your mojo. I could have sworn I spotted it. LOL April

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Definitely need the kettle on, Julia!

.. but hey think you are ultra brave showing us your space ..
I tend take cunning shots, I shall confess, so look much tidier than is - as have done usual push and shove..
mm definitely think you deserve to sit down whilst typing I stand to craft however.. unless doing something tedious like the stamp sorting, speaking of which do love your leaf stamp! Shaz in Oz.x #15

trisha too said...

Nah, never be ashamed of a messy desk. You know the saying--better messy creativeness than idle tidiness!

Or something like that . . .

:)

trisha too said...

It's been so long, I forgot how to WOYWW--the number! It's always good to leave a number:

:)trisha
#16

my cup of tea said...

I have a hard time showing 'messy' which it always is....so this is out of my comfort zone BUT if I waited till it was clean, well you would never come visit me! LOL So come on over!
Donna

Eliza said...

Oh Julia,

I think we have the same virus at the moment, it can't be the weather because we are in different seasons so just blame it on Mr Who-knows, but it isn't our fault anyway... LOL

Funny I have leaves stamp on my desk too.

Have a great week and happy desking.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 19

Hammers said...

Love the mess..chaos means we have been at our desk at some point. The marathon has kept you busy..can't wait to see the card. Cx #21

Andrea said...

its is a mess;-)... but we would not recognise it if it wasn't LOL... sitting down is a must and very well deserved ...that's what the floor is for...excess storage space!...I do hope you find your mojo I'm sure its around there somewhere...and nope definitely not sick of reading about the Marathonista /..hope to hear and see more next post. A very happy WOYWW and enjoy a sit down and a rest while you go do some snooping... crafty hugs Andrea x #20

Patsy Paterno said...

Love it Julia when someone's desk is messier than mine! The only reason that my desk is a little tidy today is because I had to take my table to the art fair, and so of course, I had to remove EVERYTHING on it. Now, I can't find most of the stuff and expect to see it pop up in the coming months! Happy WOYWW!!!! patsy

Nikki C said...

Messy girl but we've all been there one day or the other with our spaces. Mine more regularly then I would normally like it but I will just have to wait till I get my own space once it's built hugs Nikki 4

VonnyK said...

Now Julia, it's only a mess when you can't see even a teensy bit of your desk and I can see plenty, so it's quite neat really. I had thoughts of you perched atop your basket on the chair until I read that you put it on the floor to type. Shame, it gave me quite a giggle. My desk is it's usual trashed self, can't work any other way really.
Have a great week,
Von #23

Nikki Davey said...

My photo is from Monday as I had training to go to after work last night, I have to admit it loks even worse now as when I got home, I dumped even more on top.

I really love the way the light hits your desk & especially how it highlights the desk top.

Can't wait to see what the card actually looks like.

Helen said...

Your mess is tidier than my mess, lol!! After your hard work with the leaves (loving all the shades of green on your desk!) I'd force them to make the said card... Have a great day.

Sandy said...

Love a messy desk well mine was nice and tidy till I hit the Gelli plate.
Sandy :)

fairy thoughts said...

No, not messy but productive. That is a lot of leaves to be cutting, I would make them start with that one ..... Just to be sure.

Jackie said...

More like my desk than yours this week Julia!
Jackie 24

Kyla said...

Hurrah another desk that looks creative (neat ones freak me out a little!). Love the use of the word ingrates too!
Kyla #32

Ann B said...

At last, my desk is tidier than yours, waited months for that to happen. Think you may start a trend for altered antimacassars, just needs a little alcohol inks and it's ready to go.
Ann B
31

Kim said...

Messy desk? Na, just a space were lots of exciting things have gone on. The more mess the more fun was has in making it I think.

Have a great week Julia

Kim 33#

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia- stuff, more stuff and even more stuff! Love it.Lots of nice inks about, I see. You got me cardmaking with the Brilliance pads last weekend. Forgotten how much I loved them. I'm off indeed to put the kettle on, a cup of decaff before bed, and I'll catch up with everyone later. Have a lovely week, Julia, Hugs Shaz xxx

Donna Wheat said...

its not messy, its creative! Thanks for sharing, Donna

Twiglet said...

Yes my table looked like yours -so I threw a couple of crafty items that I was making over the whole lot for my photo - yes I know I am cheating!! x Jo #36

misteejay said...

It's not that messy...honest.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the fab creations that you have produced for the marathon.

Toni xx

Annie said...

Mess? what mess? I saw no mess....just lots of creativity. A girl can't do what you do without it.
Big hugs,
Annie x
ps not quite the happy week I was hoping to share today. :-(

Mrs.D said...

Oh Julia, I do hope you find your Mojo under there somewhere, I get like that too if I haven't done any crafting for a while. Wanting to make a card but absolutely no idea what to do
Hope your mojo is back by now. Looks like a nice foliage stamp on the acrylic block, maybe that will get the mojo on fire.
Chris # 36

Lynn Holland said...

I find clearing the decks clears my mind for the next task ahead.
I forgot to say last week congratulations on 250 weeks last week, that's amazing and what a great following you've built up Julia.
Lynn x

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW - and nice to be back after a long break. Messy but creative desk - love the green inkpads. I have become a bit obsessed about tidying and decluttering - hubby is always wondering where things are; I have tidied them from under his nose as soon as he puts something down! Ali x #42

Karen Ives said...

Oh dear....not getting any better!
Karen #44

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Antimacassars? Said in same tone as Lady Bracknell's 'a handbag?' You've gone all Downton on us!!
Xxxx

MrsC.x said...

thats nothing miss juila i havent tided my desk for 3 weeks i just used the dining table instead for what i needed....i have a very patient husband!

Mrs C.x

Sue said...

I love looking at your desk. You see things and then if you look again you notice something else:)

Have a good WOYWW. Sue 45

Shoshi said...

Well Julia, I don't think that's too messy - it's busy and productive! At least you can see the surface of the desk in one or two places and can see what colour it is. There are times when you couldn't do that with mine. Sometimes when you are being really creative and productive, tidying up is a counter-productive activity which stems the creative flow (at least, that's what I tell myself). I think your desk is a nice desk - this week and every week! Keep up the good work!

Finally managed to get back onto WOYWW this week, as there is atually something slightly different on my desk! My sewing machine is still in hospital so the direction of my creative flow has been somewhat diverted this week.

Have a great week, and thanks again for all you do to keep us unruly WOYWW-ers in order.

Shoshi

okienurse said...

People of like minds I hear make good friends...I think with this group we could throw like desks in and it would apply. My desk only got straightened cause I needed space for the canvas I am working on! Have fun cutting all the leaves out! I am currently working on trying to put together all the gears I need for a tag class. I love steampunk but it can be a lot of cutting! Have a great week! Vickie #49

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Now that is dedication! I cut most of what is needed and give my ladies everything in kit form, as you know, but that would be a step too far for me! Here's hoping they all give it a bash.

Artyjen said...

I'm trying to tidy as I make stuff too...but it does not seem to be working! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Ruth L said...

My desk is so messy now I don't even there to make a photo of it!

Annie Claxton said...

hehee I always enjoy a virtual rummage through all the goodies on your desk - and messy is good, as long as you can find stuff, otherwise it gets frustrating and I have had one or two tantrums ... cant's wait to see the finished marathon card :o) Annie C #74

Antonia said...

looking forward to seeing the marathon card, I did tidy my desk a but but much good it did me as you will see when you visit
Toni #54

My name is Cindy said...

Nothing wrong with that desk - just looks busy! Please tell me you die cut those leaves - hand cutting for mass production would be the work of a crafty saint! Have a great Wednesday, Cindy x

Lynsey McGreavey said...

My desk doesn't have much on it at the moment Julia, but it's definitely not productive... I have found my mojo is a bit boggled at the moment too! If you find yours could you have a check to see if mine is there too! Lyns xx

Angela Radford said...

No need to feel ashamed Julia I'm sure there will be loads more desks just like yours, including mine lol!
Happy Crafting, Angela #59

Jan Ltc said...

Great space Julia! It looks tidy to me!! xx Jan

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

A messy desk is a thing of beauty! I have to keep mine sort of tidy or I lose stuff! It can be lying right in front of me and I won't see it sometimes. Hope your mojo comes home soon!
Glenda #63

Christine said...

That is one lovely desk - shows creativity (or was it dressed like that to make the rest of us feel good?)
Thanks for hosting, enjoy the week ... and the Marathon...

Bishopsmate #62

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia how could a messy desk be anything but a creative busy space,I always love to see it all, I'm out for the morning so I'll be snooping later I can't wait,wish I could stay home,have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Tertia said...

You made me smile today, needed that. The desk makes me very envious, wish I had time to mess mine up.
That is some pile of leaves you have there, if I was closer, I would offer to help make them.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia #67

famfa said...

Not messy just productive. At least you moved the stuff off the chair before sitting, that's something!

butlersabroad said...

Wisht that's nothing that a quick 5 minutes clean wouldn't take care of! I'd come and do it for you if I wasn't so far away. Being mojo-less when you HAVE to have mojo sucks. Having been there myself from time to time, I hate it.

Hugs
Brenda

BJ said...

Gosh you've busy busy busy as usual. I'll be glad to at last see the cards you've been doing for this marathon. BJ#70 - rather laid back today as son's school is on strike so got a sort of lie-in.

StampinCarol said...

What a busy desk! I'll be watching for your cards from your marathon! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #71

Cathy L. Calamas said...
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Cathy L. Calamas said...

Oops sorry, I accidentally linked to last weeks post. sorry about that. Couldn't see a way to delete #72.
Anyway..... Messy means creating is going on in my book. :) love that large leaf stamp. Who makes it?
Cathy C #73

Gill Edwards said...

I hope that darn pesky mojo returns soon, perhaps its trapped under the debris somewhere on your desk?

Gill xx

sandysewin said...

Wow, you are dedicated to cut out all those leaves. Hope they make the card and hope your mojo comes back soon!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #10

Sandy Leigh said...

I think it was a valiant effort to move the supplies from the chair to the floor! Well done! I had such a lack of energy over the weekend, that I couldn't even think about moving something from my chair to the floor, let alone pull one teeny card idea out of my mojo. Your desk is not a horrible mess though. It's a gorgeous scene of mad creativeness! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Kelly said...

You've been creative and busy. Why put stuff away unless you're done with it. True?

Your desk shows happy activity. Nothing to be ashamed of. Creative Blessings! Kelly #77

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi there Julia, this week, I have to agree some days other things in our lives get in the way of our mojo .. like having to cook meals or remember to hang out the washing. I'm sure your cards are gorgeous and everyone will love them.. Cheers and have a wonderful week RobynO#78

Lindart said...

In my world, the words "tidy" and "productive" do not belong in the same sentence! You obviously have been busy, and sometimes when we are very busy, especially with a deadline, the mojo needs a rest. So, don't worry about the mojo, it will come back! #79

Angie said...

What one calls a mess others call it creative chaos or something like that ;) Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Angie #80 I think...

Sandy Trefger said...

Looks like a very busy but productive desk to me. Here's hoping your Mojo returns soon!

Kim said...

I think your desk is perfectly respectable...as long as you continue to clear the chair first before sitting.
And shame on them if they don't use the leaves...but I bet they all will! Have a good time.

Wendy L said...

Hi, I,m a newbie,
Your work desk looks lived in. xxxxx

Dawn Catmull said...

I love it when my desk is messy but it drives me crazy too so I have to clear it and start again lol. Love your big flower stamp :-) thanks for stopping by my blog....I love the idea of mismatching teacups too.
Dawn #39

Caro said...

It doesn't look that bad Julia - just nicely creative! I would love to come and have a play as it is so inviting. Thanks for hosting us as always. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#55)

JoZart said...

I bet you've never left it untouched for months, as mine has been. I've lost the will to paper craft in any way and have BOUGHT!!! birthday cards.
It's good to wrap yourself in your crafts and the mess really doesn't matter. The results are the main thing and you do well there.
Jo x

glitterandglue said...

Afraid I can't oblige this week, Julia, by showing you my neat and tidy desk - 'cos it's a state of total chaos! Sorry to be so unhelpful!!
Trust lots of folk use the leaves!!
Margaret #85

Amy Russell said...

Only my second time on Woyww. Introducing you to my dafty, crafty cat Willis! Being creative & tidy is impossible.
Amy #86

Girl Cave Craft said...

Mess just means a creative mind ... well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Have a great week. x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

An untidy desk means creativity is taking place. Looking forward to seeing your many cards.

Amy Weaver/The Weaver's Hand-Inspirational Mixed Media Artist said...

almost forgot it was Wednesday! cant wait to see what everyone is up to!

Tracy said...

I have to say, I love to see you store things on your chair as well, teehee.
A creative desk you have ;)

peggy apl said...

Haha, indeed it is too late to be ashamed. And besides, you know us to well by now to think that your desk will shock us. There are some of us who delight in spying on the messy desks!

Happy WOYWW!
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, it might be the angle of the photo, but I personally think that desk could be cleaned up in about half an hour. But if it was, we wouldn't know what to think. After all, we've now had 251 of these shocking revelations (grin).

Well, I made it home, no thanks to the biting cold, gale force winds (no, I'm not exaggerating), and blowing rain. Never been so glad to see Bleubeard and get warm. Hope you are having a great week.

Belinda Basson said...

Sadly my dear 9 year old had used up our bandwidth yesterday and I could not post...AliH has some pics of me at my desk though from when she ventured to my neck of the world last week! See you next week!

MaggieC said...

You think that is messy! If I had managed to get as far as my desk, then you would have seen real messy. I had to remove a huge pile to even run an embossing plate through the machine. Thank you for your visit. There is a very good reason for my loyalty to Clarity, and that is the high quality of everything they sell, and the friendly, helpful professionalism of everyone in the team. Barbara, herself, has been so incredibly supportive throughout this year. I did visit every stall in the show but like a load of others, kept getting drawn back to the crowd round her demos. Needless to say, it will be mainly Clarity stuff that I will be bringing to the crop with me, including the brayer and blending mat, and the Gelli. xx Maggie #8

Helen Campbell said...

I seriously don't know how anyone could create without having a messy table/desk. Hope your get your cards for the marathon done soon...
Thanks for stopping by to see my workdesk! Helen #17

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - thanks so much for taking the time to visit me for WOYWW this week, and for your kind comments. You sure are one busy crafter! Make sure you don't overdo things, and enjoy your week xx

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit and your comment, Julia. The scanned sheets would only be test pieces for experimentation to make sure what I wanted to do would work. Once I'm assured of that, I shall work on the originals. Each sheet takes quite a long time to create, because I only generate 2 teabags per day unless I stay for tea after church when I get about a dozen.

I use the computer quite a bit in my art and have no problems with that - it's just another tool, after all, and the actual creativity comes from the same source - me!!

Shoshi

Vikki said...

Woohoo!! I know I'm late posting but I'm finally here after many many weeks. Thanks Julia for letting us visit so many desks from all parts of the world, it's always fun.
Vikki #93

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