Wednesday, 2 March 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 352

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Hey ho. Here's my mess today:
My word that's a clear picture isn't it...the camera has shown way more than I expected! It's nothing I'm ashamed of though, so I'll explain a bit and see if it's even vaguely interesting. Inevitable there's my glasses. And an ice cream pot full of refills and re-inkers which I recently found in my old workroom. Aka the Room of Shame. Aka The Wrapping Room. etc. Despite their lengthy hide out, they are all OK, so I shall assimilate them into my stash soon-ish. You can just see too on the near right, the shelves that hold my stamps and other stuff. There's a tin of what was playing cards but are actually now ATCs. Mine to send to others...the received ones are much better treated! Just on the floor, but supposed to be under the desk, is my tote for scrapbooking. You know you have more stuff than you need when such things don't need to be unpacked in between crops! It all looks clear and ready to roll huh. Well it is. I finished prepping for a Workshop on Thursday evening (stuff now cluttering a seat in the lounge) so the table itself is momentarily clear. But not for long. Or so I intend. Share with us your work surface, and what you're up to - it's inspiring. Put WOYWW in your post title and link here; we'll visit.

61 comments:

Helen said...

I can picture you standing just inside the doorway taking this photo. Great angle, you get lots in... love the clear space on your desk; hope you get some play time soon, and that the workshop tomorrow goes well.

Judys Lace Creations said...

It's always nice to come back after a break, and find everything ready to go for the next Creative Project.Hope the workshop goes well.

Annie said...

You always sound so organised Julia....you work, you craft and you run workshops. Tell me.....Do you ever sleep?
Have a great week my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x

Patsy Paterno said...

That's not much of a mess, Julia! You can do better than that! Ha ha! My ATCs are in a clearbook for baseball cards. And also in a scrapbook. Once when I was making my trip to Europe scrapbook, I asked for travel ATCs in exchange for mine, and now I loooove my Europe scrapbook! So art-filled!!! Happy WOYWW, Julia! patsy

Lynn Holland said...

Wish I was staying in desk hopping but I'm helping a friend move today and it's flaming snowing :-(

Vicky Fisher said...

a very clean inviting desk, ready to be messed up again, have fun doing that.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Julia, maybe I need to do an angle shot too, as you do get in a lot that way,very interesting indeed!
... and well done on achieving prepping etc... nice to be ahead there.

Funny how things appear like that, you know you have them somewhere but just where escapes you till lo! there they are!
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 11

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Neet said...

I remember when ATC's were all the rage and Jo bought me a little book to keep mine in. Was great to carry around with you to do swaps at shows etc. Folks don't seem to do that swapping nowadays though. I must remember and do a blog about my various ATC thingies.
Great desk show Julia, not sure I could keep my bag packed from one crop to another - you must have lots of stuff.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

sue jones said...

yayyyyyy for new "old" stash :) . I find stuff all the time.Like the different angle . Have a great week xxSoojay 13

Kathyk said...

WOW! What a creative desk to admire today? Mine's just a mess!

Kathyk

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I find things I've forgotten all the time....unfortunately that rarely involves £20 notes!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Barb said...

It looks nice and tidy Julia all ready for some messy crafting. Barbxx

misteejay said...

Lots of clear space this week Julia. How super that you re-discovered those re-inkers...I'm always putting stuff away and forgetting where I put it LOL
Toni xx

Kyla said...

Ooh a clear and clean desk,that's a sight that unsettles me :-p
Good find with the reinkers, though as Jan says, never seem to find money though.
Kyla #17

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

I like that view of your desk, it shows it's a nice large space, and I like the way everything is within reach. Enjoy your crafting
Jill #21

Sue said...

I had to make sure I had come to the right blog, as I have never seen your desk so bare. Maybe we should take bets on how quickly it will be back to normal:)

Happy WOYWW
Sue #19

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia. Love the shot of your desk today great viewing angle. It's so light too. Your desk looks so empty in comparison to how it usually is so I expect something exciting is about to happen! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 22

Michelle G said...

It's a picture of organisation, but if you're anything like me it's all too brief.

Annie Claxton said...

oooooh I love that feeling of a clear desk just begging to be trashed! I also still haven't unpacked my bag from the last crafty gathering - no point now, it's nearly time for the next one! :o) Happy WOYWW!! Annie C #25

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love the angle of your photo. You do get to see so much from that direction! Your desk is very clean and I can't wait to see what you do next. Have a great rest of the week!
Glenda #26

Shoshi said...

Nice to see a different angle on your desk this week, Julia. It all looks very industrious and organised in there! Hope you have a good week.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Christine said...

Love the different view - makes it look like you have an enormous crafting space ..... no-one has that but it's nice to dream!!!
Have a good week
Christine aka Bishopsmate #29

Twiglet said...

That's what I call a clean sweep of a desk there Julia! x Jo

Diane Futrell said...

What a nice big table! Have a great day!!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

It's been an age since I visited, but lovely to see your desk again Julia. Like you, I never unpack my tote either, it is permanently ready to go. I am looking forward to popping round to say Hi to some old faces, Judith xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great desk pic - very tidy. Love how everything is ready to go. Your huge pink tape gun always fascinates me, not sure I could lift it to use it!! Lol Take care Zo xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Don't you just love finding long forgotten art supplies you never knew existed? Of course, it helps if they still work! Would love to take closer look at your Room of Shame! I'm sure it's not as bad as you make it sound! I mentioned you on my blog today, Julia - you might want to take a peek (otherwise it's like talking behind your back, LOL!) :))

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You have a good space to work, so you have a great desk. Finding stash is always a plus, especially if it all is still in working order. Your term "room of shame" gave me a chuckle. Glad to know I'm not the only one who has such a place. I make no headway trying to declutter in there. Have a wonderful week. Thanks for hosting.

Caz Newton said...

So I 'officially' don't have enough stash/tools as I have to unpack after each time I take my craft bag out!!

2nd week on the trot so I am doing well!

Happy WOYWW
Caz
xx #37

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is an interesting perspective. I can see that I'm not the only one that uses the bottom of my drafting table for storage boxes too. Good luck with your workshops and blessings!

Sandy Leigh said...

Ooh I love this angle! Your workdesk looks every inch an artist's desk. No shame here...just creativity. Although now I'm sure we're all wanting a peek at the room of the shame! That could be a great metaphor. Anyhoo, are playing cards ATC size? I never thought of that. Brilliant! Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh

Dawn Catmull said...

Love your deckchair Julia...is that for an ipad to rest on, it's fab?
Dawn #43

dmgarafalo said...
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dmgarafalo said...

Isn't it great to find the forgotten stash! #44

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Ooh great angled shot! Looks like a fab space to work. Happy crafting, Max #46 :-)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I can relate to having too much stuff! Funny how the camera sometimes shows more than what is intended! tee hee

I don't know if I'd feel that way if I had a dedicated craft room though. It seems that over the years I've bought duplicates because I NEED IT NOW and couldn't lay my hands on it!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought the purpose of a traveling bag was to have all the tools and such you mind need in it and not have to pack and repack it all the time? You mean we're not supposed to have duplicates of everything (three times over)?! Huh? Who knew! PJ #47

Lisca Meijer said...

Your desk from a different angle. Great that you are doing workshops. I wish i could come...
Have a good week,
Lisca

Angie said...

Ohhh a new angle peek! Isn't it amazing to find things that you think are really truly dead, but they turn out to be most sincerely not! I've discovered a few such items in my recent cleaning and reorginzing spree. It's like finding an old friend lol! Have a wonderful Wednesday my far away friend..
Angie #48

Kelly said...

What a tidy area. My husband and I have dubbed my studio... The Clown Car. Just when I think I've got everything in place, something else materializes... much like your ice cream tub of stuff from the other room. LOL. Have fun at your workshop tomorrow! Creative Blessings! Kelly #49ish

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, must say your desk looks quite clear today, all ready for you to start. Pleased to see I'm not the only one to save old plastic tubs, whatever the size for storage
Jan no 33

Catie Cuddles said...

I have some atcs on noticeboards near my desk and others in tins like yours in a drawer.
I also have lots of tupper ware repurposed into crafting storage!

Linda Harris said...

Glad your stash from the other room is still ok and now out on your desk. Have a great week of crafting Linda #51

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I have exactly the same playing card tin. I bought it with grand plans of decorating to house ATCs. It never happened. You're not surprised are you? Hope the workshop goes well tomorrow. That's me done for two weeks now.

glitterandglue said...

Great shot, Julia - sort of puts the desktop into perspective... Well done on the prep - enjoy Thursday evening. I'm late to the party today - actually had 24hrs away!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #55

Sharon said...

I found TONS of old, forgotten and neglected stash when I moved into my new craft room. It was like 20 Christmas's came all at once!
You desk looks brilliant, everything to hand, a real working environment. Hmmm...must work on that look myself.....but just can't seem to mess my room up for long at the moment.
Sharon xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Julia, I love this long view perspective shot of your desk. ( it really makes it look more like you do have more room than the normal 12" that so many of us have haha. also, what is in the clear box under the atg gun?
( it doesn't matter just nosy) ;)
~Stacy #53

okienurse said...

your desk is clear and ready to work! I don't think your room is at all messy compared to mine. Decided to put Alan's video on the WOYWW this week...OMG! Maybe someone can give me a few hints as what to do to pare down what I have. Hope you have a great week! Vickie #58

Nikki C said...

Your space is sitting there all set to go whenever your available to play you sure are a busy girl. From this angle there is a whole Lotta desk showing very tidy but makes me want to take a peek in the bins underneath your desk
Hugs Nikki 4

Sharon said...

Your desk looks great! I love all the pens I see in the background. Love pens and I love getting mugs to hold them all in lol.

Thanks for hosting this, Julia.

Have a great week
Sharon K #42

StampinCarol said...

I can just hear your desk saying, "come play on me, I'm sitting idle." LOL! Looks pretty organized! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #40

Kim said...

I'm so glad you don't intend for it to stay that way for long! And I find not needed to unpack between crops a sign of efficiency; not a surplus of stash! So good for you!

SusanLotus said...

Empty desk at my place too... Ok, not empty.
But I mean nothing going on today... ;)

Have a nice week!
Sussie nr 60

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Julia, and you are right - with the guitar playing, the only way through is through, and no pain, no gain lol! It's a pretty painful experience but that's what happens when you neglect it for several years! The callouses will come eventually but I have to keep at it and it's not very pleasant! I am definitely feeling a lot better these days and feeling very encouraged to be getting my life back, and taking up things again that I thought were gone for good. The biscuits went down very well on the chemo unit this p.m. with chemo-ites and staff alike, and I had some lovely conversations with several people.

Shoshi

Kim Collister said...

Love your space! Room of Shame..I cherish that title, it's my little bit of heaven!

Bernice said...

Lots of nice clear space to get busy on - and I have spotted a well used adhesive remover there - glad to see I'm not the only one who needs one! Thanks for calling earlier - no worries about my fainting fit - I have very low BP but a rare blood group so like to donate when I can - so sometimes if I rush about too soon afterwards I tend to collapse unexpectedly - but thankfully never in a shop before!!
Bernice

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I certainly like the view from this angle. It's fun to see the other sides of your desk as well as your back yard.

Hope all is well. I'm so far behind in my life right now, I can't join in, but hope to soon. Still, I'll wish you a lovely week and weekend, too.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Better late than never, I hope.
:)
I may try this again sometime--but on time.

Aimeslee W. said...

I'm incredibly late linking but better than never! Life got in the way, but I want to form my habit so one day maybe I'll be doing it on time every week! lol xoxo.

Marit said...

I hope you had fun at the workshop last Thursday... it's already a new week now so I'm laaate with my visits... enjoy your week and see you next Wednesday! Love from the Netherlands, Marit #57

Clair said...

Unpacking after a crop feels like such a chore, as I'm usually worn out from making (and talking!) Sorry I'm so late catching up this week - work, work, work! Hope to see you on Wednesday though!

Clair #8