Wednesday, 9 July 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 266

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Well looksee everybody - she's actually doing something at her desk!  Yep..this was taken on Tuesday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 6pm it was such a mess that I was happy to back off and leave it. Honestly, I may want to be stamping and playing, but the inspiration part of my brain doesn't want me to be! You can see my trusty iPad, playing some comedy which I love.  Alcohol inks dripped onto vellum is the blobby mess you see - I like it actually, and will probably show the card off at some point after the workshop.  The stamps are cast-asides that I've picked off the shelf to use and either used and erm, cast them aside, or not even bothered to use them.  The Copics are for an entirely diferent workshop that was postponed whilst I was poorly, and the rest is frankly, just rubbish!

I'm getting there, and there's no doubt that your desks are more interesting than mine, so   join in and inspire - purleeeease!

86 comments:

Helen said...

Lovely to see you back at your desk, however briefly! I love the blobby mess too, will be interested to see that explained in more detail sometime. Have a good day.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I do love that blue blob. Fab. Whatever will you make with it? Glad to see signs you are truly on the mend,

Have a great WOYWW day.

Mary Anne

BJ said...

I'm Back! Loving the AI blobs, did AI at my last craft club but not on vellum, might have to try that now. BJ#9

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I'm glad you're feeling better. I like the blue globs, looks fun. #7

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I'm glad you're feeling better. I like the blue globs, looks fun. #7

RosA said...

Good to see you back at your desk Julia. Is that a little drink you have there ... for medicinal purposes? Or is it just red cordial? :)

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia
Glad to see you back to crafting! I will wait to see what you do with that blue blobby mess!
Hugs
Lynda B 12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah great to see desky work in action Julia and quite frankly am with you on liking the blue blobs .. very usable!!!
I I do hope the feeling "poorly" soon dissipates and your creativity catches up with the rest of you :D happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #13 methinks

glitterandglue said...

Trust you had a really great birthday, Julia. Good to see you are up for a little time at your desk. Must mean you are gradually feeling more like yourself. Well done. Love those blue blobs! Take care.
Margaret#15

Andrea said...

belated birthday wishes for monday..loveth photo great disguise ...that was kept very quiet ..like your post too..lot softhought went into that .I like the inky blob and its good to see you back at your desk , hope the progress continues take care an debst wishes andrea x #16

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the desk is looking very interesting, and I am curious about the comedy. although i probably wouldn't get half the jokes!
happy WOYWW!

VonnyK said...

You're getting into what I love best, inky blobby messes and I love your blobby. The desk really makes me feel at home. Hope you are much better and fighting fit now and happy 50th birthday.
Have a great blobby week.
Von #18

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia, good to see you up and at 'em! Very inspiring artistic collection on your desk- see, that was nicely put, wasn't it? I spy an Artiste Palette inkpad- I got a few of those a while ago, not really used them yet. I'll be truthful- I'd actually completely forgotten about them till I saw that one. The Alcohol inks looks good on vellum- I tried it on mirror card this week, you will love how it looks, you need to try it. Keep looking after yourself, Hugs, Shaz xxx

Twiglet said...

Lovely inky splodges there Julia! Hope you are having a great week and that slowly but surely you are feeling better and more crafty. x Jo

Nikki C said...

I like the blob art on your vellum glad to see your crafting again and that your on the mend and ope you had a fabby birthday with lots of cake hugs Nikki 2

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Good to see you were back at your desk, if only for a little while. Now I'm very interested in the alcohol inks on vellum. I've got a few bottles that were gifted to me and never got round to buying any of the glossy card to use them!

Jackie said...

I like the blob art on the velum, be good to see what you do with it!
Good to see you back at your desk, now your getting better
Jackie 10

Robyn said...

Getting there is half the fun!
Mess away! Welcome back!
Robyn 26

fairy thoughts said...

Good to see you getting messy again even if your brain is slightly reluctant the bubbly thing looks like an interesting background ..... Keep going you'll get there
Have a good week
Janet @20

misteejay said...

Love the inky blobs, can't wait to see what you create with them. Good to see you back at your desk for a bit of mess making.

Toni xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm loving your messy play and so glad to see you doing so! I think we all can relate to your post today. Good to see you getting back on your feet lovely. Take care Zo xx 29 yep top 30 for me this week. Go me!!

Annie said...

Love the effect you've got there Julia...my colours too :-) Keep on that steady road to a full recovery my friend and mojo will return when he's ready to play.
Hugs,
Annie x

Robyn Oliver said...

Great messy desk Julia, glad you're having a "play"...and wow I'm loving the blue blobs, must try that. I see you've having a red cordial...are you still celebrating your birthday? Have a super duper week Cheers RobynO#28

Shoshi said...

Julia, the alcohol ink background you've created is lovely. Got to try that... Vellum is something I rarely use but I know I've got some somewhere!

Happy belated birthday, and happy WOYWW.
Shoshi

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia it seems we all like those drippy bits, I might have to have a go with that myself. I was working on greens yesterday and couldn't get a feel for it at all and wanted to to add a other colour. It's obviously something I need to get over. Hooe you feel a bit better each day xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow man, it's like ....far out and groovy. Blue psychedelic blobs, huh? What exactly IS in that glass?? :-)
LLJ xx

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, love the alcohol ink blobbing on vellum, might just have to have a go at that and those stamps look gorgeous.
Mr Mojo will return, never fear, and then you will be doing some more of your usual brilliant stuff. Be patient, bless you
Chris #32

Anne said...

Hi Julia good to see that you've had a brief dabble at your desk! Love the 'blobby mess' :-). Keep getting better. Anne x @ 35

Create With Joy said...

The blue also caught my eye.
Nice to see your desk again - although, truth be told - I rather enjoyed the visit to your garden last week! :-)

lisa said...

Lovely to see you back at your desk, Julia. The inspiration will start to flow, don't worry, just take your time. Love the alcohol inks, looks great on the vellum.
Take care
Hugs Lisax #36

Diane Baker-Williams said...

So glad to see your messy desk. don't be too hard on yourself, The creativity will return when you body is ready. Just glad to see you feeling better!

Karen Ives said...

I hope there is wine in the glass, that should get things flowing! Karen #39

Diana Taylor said...

I love what you've done with the alcohol inks - what a cool effect. Glad you are feeling well enough to craft again! Have a good week.
Diana #40

Angela Radford said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the blobs.
It's ages since I did anything with alcohol inks, you've inspired me already!
Take care Angela x #41

Christine said...

Your desk is looking a lot better, I hope you are feeling much better too and still taking life easy.
Love the blue blobs as well - look forward to seeing the finished card.
Thanks for having us round to yours, have a good week.
Bishopsmate #42

Paula Gale said...

Oh Julia

being off myself and not well so not been joining in the world of social media (apart from yesterday), I hadn't realised you'd been poorly. I'm so sorry to hear that. You're like one of the people that I don't expect to ever get ill - you're a rock you see!!! I really hope that you are on the better side of getting better!!! So, in that case, it really is nice to see you back at your desk...

Lovin' the blobs of ink - bet it will make an interesting background piece for a card or other project!

Wishing you better and better as the days pass - big hugs

Paula x x x

Evalila said...

What a creative, happy mess! Happy WOYWW!! Evelyn

john-w said...

Hi Julia, or may be that should be bye Julia! As you will see, my web site is closing down. I've had real fun with WOYWW until my health has deteriorated and I can no longer do my Pyrography, so haven't joined in with WOYWW for months.

Thanks to all the WOYWWers who have been praying for me and I wish you all well for the future. Margaret (glitterandglue) will keep me up to date with all your goings on.

Kind regards,
John W.

john-w said...

Oops, should have said, I'm #44. Sorry! John W.

Neet said...

I love, just simply love, that blue on the vellum. It's gorgeous! Makes me want to break out my AI's again - must say I have not used them in ages. So many things I want to do, just wish I was 20 and where I am now in my thinking (and not having to go to work as I did at that age).
Glad you are beginning to feel much better Julia, it will all come back, nature has a way of protecting us from overdoing things when we have been ill. Take advantage of the sunshine and get some rest and vitamin D from it (if I have the right vitamin LOL)
Hugs, Neet xx

Karen said...

Hello Julia!!! I've been lurking around your site but not posting for a while. Now I'm catching up again!!! Happy WOYWW! Karen x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad to see you are back - in full!!! Don't feel so bad about my mess now! Chrisx

Gillian Pearce said...

Glad to see you back playing at your desk. I really like the blobs on the vellum. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.
Have a lovely week.
Gillian #49

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your desk shows me that you are truly on the mend. It is so nice to see you there again. Love your space and as always thanks for letting us be a part of your life!

Sue said...

I love that effect on the vellum.

Happy WOYWW.


For some reason Sue No.23 is also bold as well as my Sue No.48???

Sue McDonald said...

Alcohol Inks on Vellum not tried that before Julia, may just have to get them out at some point this week.

Happy WOYWW Sue #23

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit and your encouraging remarks about my diet - I know it will start to show eventually! Meantime the scales don't lie and they are the best encouragement of all! Lol at your remark re my dirty kitchen paper - I had you in mind as I created the background and hoped you'd get to see what I eventually did with it! I keep all my rubbish these days and the more I do so, the more my imagination is trained to fly, and it's a really fun adventure.

Have a great week,
Shoshi

Bridget Larsen said...

Love this view but I miss my outdoor view too. I dont know how you can watch and craft at the same time.
Bridget #54

sandra de said...

Welcome back to creating a lovely blue blob on your desk. I have tried AI on everything but vellum.. will have to try this soon. AI work wonderfully on raw wood (don't tell your DH he would be horrified) I stained the little shelf on my desk to match my cedar table. My DH was amazed and he is rarely amazed at my craft:(
Sandra de @55

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, what's this I hear about a birthday ... you kept that quiet :) Anyway, belated good wishes to you ... I hope you had a wonderful day. Great to see you doing a little bit of crafting ... the alcohol ink blobs look lovely on vellum so that's something else for me to try out sometime. Take care. Hugs, Elizabeth x - a very late #56

Angie said...

I love the blue blobs! It looked like giant blue bubbles floating on a cloud. I look forward to seeing what they turn into! Do take your time getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes we just need to step away from the crafty stuff and recharge that battery in another way!
Angie #58

Hettie said...

Alcohol inks and vellum - now that sounds messy and lovely at the same time!
Glad to see you are feeling like crafting/dabbling!
Hugs
xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Love those messy ink blobs. Going to have to try that myself. Hope you continue healing right up!

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, hope youve recovered from any birthday celebrations.
Love the blue pattern on your desk, I love to play music while crafting,
Jan S No 58

Kelly said...

Baby steps, Julia. The inspiration will strike when you least expect it. Glad to see you playing. Creative Blessings!

Laura said...

Rather liking your inky-blob-vellum.
Do take care of yourself x
Laura 66

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Julia! It just made my day to see your messy fabulous desk!!! It doesn't matter what you made or didn't make--just so glad you are piddling around at your happy place. I hope you are continuing to get plenty of rest though, and letting your family take care of you. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Gita said...

Happy belated Birthday Julia!!! I like the blue dots thing you are working on - very interesting. :-)

Bernice said...

Hope you had a great birthday and glad to see you're recovering from your unexpected op - even when planned it takes longer to get your mojo back than I anticipated! Hope you're back to full health soon.
Bernice #3

Krisha said...

Glad to see you "playing" again, now your desk looks like YOUR desk...LOL

Love the inks on the vellum.

Mary said...

Julia, my eye zeroed in on the alcohol ink on the vellum. I find this to be a real beauty! I can't wait to see what you create using it. Very pretty! Sorry I've been absent....summer is sure a busy time! Happy Wednesday young lady!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I like the blobby ink drops on the vellum. Very cool. So glad you are feeling well enough to do a bit of crafting.

I'm not participating in WOYWW this week but wanted to stop by and say hello!

Hugs,
Kay

Hammers said...

Good to see you back at your desk Julia. Alcohol inks scare me a bit. Love what you have done with them, Cx #69

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh on Vellum, I like that a lot :) the colors look fabulous ~Stacy #71

sandysewin said...

Julia, I think it's a common pattern to take while after an illness to get back into creative pursuits. So glad to see you better!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #52

Kim said...

SO glad your back at your desk! Huh...alcohol inks and vellum...sounds intriguing...never thought to try them on that...can't wait to see the finished card! Have a great week.

Kim #75

Nan G said...

Looks like you had a fun birthday! I vaguely remember that age. ;) Lovely to se you venturing into crafty-land again. Cool looking blobs! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great action shot of the desk! I love the look of the alcohol ink on vellum. Much fun could be had with that.

Caro said...

Nice to see you crafting a little bit this week...those blobs look great! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#77)

Sharon Madson said...

Good afternoon! Well, it seems that I either come very early or very late! LOL There are some very interesting things on your desk. Not only the stamps, but that clock like thing by the scissors. I wonder how you will use that? But I am glad to see you are in gear to craft some.

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hi, Julia, it's nice to see you back at your desk. Is it rare for you not to have mojo? I will say that I've never thought of using alcohol inks on vellum before -- so that seems pretty creative. :) Hope you're having a good WOYWW!

Carmen said...

The blue blobs are gorgeous - worthy of a frame as is! Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

okienurse said...

I like the look of your desk so quit maligning the poor thing!!! Love the start to the blobby mess too and look forward to seeing the finished projects. Vickie #82

April Story said...

Well look at you - all messy again. I like it. I know what you mean about lack of MOJO. It is sometimes quite painful to create something when you're not feeling it. I equate it to a running pushing through the wall. lol April

Sarah said...

Love what you've done with the alcohol inks, the pattern is really pretty.
Sarah #83

Ailsa Cordner said...

Loving the blobby mess!!

Ailsa #84

dottielottie said...

Well I for one love your blobby blue mess, I'm sure you will turn it into something terrific one day lol. Getting back to how you felt before your op can seem to take forever, but glad you feel you can give it a go. Take care
Hugs Lottie #85

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,
Looks pretty tidy to me - compared to mine! Please stop by when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
lulu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2014/07/woyww-9-july-2014-down-to-wire-mixed.html

RosA said...

Hi Julia,
Thanks for your kind offer to ask around about the cassette punch handle. I've probably had it for more than 10 years so am not hopeful about getting a replacement. It was a case of plastic stress failure so any others of that vintage are possibly about to suffer the same fate.
Eliza said she thinks there is a newer version which the old punch cassettes will fit, so I'm hoping to hear back from her. Meanwhile I will keep googling :)
RosA # 5

Nikki Davey said...

Nice blobbing.

Nikki D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am late visiting your desk, but glad to see that you are at least trying to get back in the swing of things. Of course, who can blame you if you want to take a few days off to extend your birthday celebration.

Sorry I haven't played along for a couple of weeks. I just can't seem to get my act together long enough to blog hop. And I don't believe in linking in if I can't (or don't) participate.

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the alcohol ink on vellum! Can't wait to see what you've made of it! I usually find mojo when I've done a bit of tidying up and stumble across something and then need to make something with it... which is why my desk is never fully cleared off... and now I've grown a bit superstitious about it lol. Happy (belated) WOYWW! #63

BJ said...

Look at me, loved your AI blobbyness that I HAD to get a turquoise AI to go with my Blue and white. BJ

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love the vellum/ink spots. Great blend of colors. Playing catch up but no free spots on the calender until end of July.

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