Wednesday, 1 March 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 404

Gentle desker, there is controversial excitement... I have put up a page about WOYWW's 2017 Crop. You can find it as a permanent page and access it at the top of the blog. Or you can use this link.
Meanwhile, I'm back with the crazy birds...
Just by placing the basket of sponges and Cut N Dry foam on my desk, I've halved my working space. Ah well, tis just for one birdy. I took the picture late yesterday - look it's still light at gone 5pm. This makes me very happy. Still doesn't help the colour matching though, evening card making is too vexatious, so the desk still looks just like this in the gloom of early Wednesday! Nothing exceptional to report really, just happy to have something crafty on my desk at this point....month end and all that!
Show and tell how your desk shapes up as we March into a new month. (See what I did there?!). It's fun. It's free and it contains no calories!

42 comments:

Helen said...

excited about the crop but not sure I will be able to make this one; some travel prep work needs to be done.... busy desk ( I know all about end of month busy, though ours is busy in different ways) Glad you're still enjoying the crazy birds!

Robyn said...

those Distress pads a e reminding me of my reserve, NOT to rush out and buy all the new pads. Where will I even put them? 1st world problems!
Robyn 4

Neet said...

Good to see you doing some birdie stamping - I just love those crazy birds - and with a Distress background - sheer heaven! I so enjoyed the workshops I did using both Distress Inks and Crazy birds, somehow the cats and dogs don't do it quite the same for me.
Good to see it so light early evening. Now to open the curtains and see if there is snow like yesterday.
Hugs, Neet xx 2

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Didn't have time to read it all as I'm on my way out the door....but.....crop....yippee!! I'll be back!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm not sure about the no calories there Julia a cuppa always leads to a nibble as we browse around deskland!
Impressed your desk is tidy, and also profitable, mine can't be seen as it is inundated in other items so crafted today post on dining room table am sure something is not quite right there!
well its just 6pm here i had better go for my walk while i can then get tea and other things :D!
Glad to be here after being away from blogland for couple of weeks apart from yesterday's necessary post!
Thanks so much for sharing your desky inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x #6 i think?

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Well, you've bitten the bullet and announced to the world Llandudno is the place this year.... and I see you already have two folk looking up dates and details! Well done on the crazy bird effort. Those sponges really do take up space don't they - on my desk too - I end up with stuff in a semi-circle around me on the floor!!
Take care girl. God bless.
Margaret #9

Elizabeth said...

Hello there on the other site of the world(?) Have a great day. What a good idea you have with the stamp. I can use this also. groeten uit Nederland. alles-panellis

Elizabeth said...

have to be: alles-vanellis

Lynn Holland said...

Daylight makes such a massive difference to the colour of stuff doesn't it. I've been knitting again in the evenings and when I look at it in the morning I'm always amazed at the colour and texture
Have a great week Julia
Lynn #11

misteejay said...

Lovely bit of crafting going on there Julia.
It is so much nicer having some daylight whilst getting ready for work of a morning (still dark by the time I come home but it is improving).
Have a great week.
Toni xx

Bernice said...

Lovely work with the sponging of ink on the crazy bird, Julia. I have spotted a very pretty card over on the book rest thingy - I have that paper but had to buy a second set as it was just too nice to use up!
Bernice #13

Kathyk said...

From one crazy bird to another ... morning! Fab desk. 2017 crop? I shall be checking it out in a mo, if you'll have me back again

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've been enjoying the lighter evenings too! Great news for the Crop, it's going to be different but just as much fun 😊
Hugs LLJ 15 xxx

lucy Knight said...

Congratulations on having something on your desk for the beginning of a new month. My desk will get a look in once I can enter the room again. I started building a wardrobe. Then stopped. Haven't used my room this year so far. Hope to finish wardrobe today!! Have a great week - EmbroidRage #3 x

BJ said...

Ah No Calories, that does it for me! Trying to give up Meat, Chocolate and Crisps for Lent so hopefully I'll lose a bit of weight too. Hugs BJ#16

Bubbles said...

Seeing as I have been away from my crafting desk for a while, I have no idea what these crazy birds are all about - but I'll be sure to check (your projects are always great - so I'll probably find some fantastic inspiration). I LOVE that paper in the foreground - where is it from do you know?
Happy Wednesday! :)
Sheleen #17

Twiglet said...

A crop beside the seaside, beside the sea! Sounds like fun. Lovely to see your crafty activity too. xx Jo

Annie said...

I'm off to check out South Wales this morning 😀😀😀😀 can't wait.
Hugs,
Annie x

Patsy Paterno said...

Bright and colorful desk today with those sponges! I am sure there's much excitement about the crop, what fun! :^) patsy

Sarah Brennan said...

I too am addicted to all things distress or crazy. Funnily enough I made a card with one of the Crazy Birds myself this week. Spooky! Happy WOYWW Sarah #24

Christine said...

Great news about the Crop - details will have to be discussed cos of the chucks but we'll see!
Love those bird stamps - look forward to seeing the completed card.
Have a good week and take care
Christine #25

Angela Radford said...

Back later as I have to go out now. Happy crafting everyone, Angela x 21

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

March into the new month! A good one, Julia, LOL! The days are definitely getting longer - it won't be long before I can sit outside at 9pm still painting - that's one of my fondest memories of last summer! Glad to see all this activity on your desk! Happy 404! zsuzsa #26

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Crazy birds and distress inks, how fun! Love your March pun and the birds stamps scattered across your desk. I took a year off from blogging and am glad to be back here at WOYWW.

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Wish the crop wasn't so far away:(

I love the Angry Birds.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue #18

Tracy said...

The lighter days really make a difference to how much I can get done in a day. Love the stamps you are using and I hope to make it to the crop. Tracy #27

Marit said...

Oh yes, we March towards Spring... the bright pink of the sponges makes me feel it even more - smiles are in the air! Enjoy creating lovely one, and happy woyww to you! Hug from (sunny!) Holland! Marit #30

Shoshi said...

Lots of fun pinkness on your desk, Julia. I love those round sponges - not seen them before. Have you thought about daylight bulbs? I have PureLight bulbs in my studio and they are brilliant, enabling me to work (and photograph) well into the night. OK, there is a slight blue cast to the photos but I adjust them back towards the yellow and all is well - photographing stuff under regular bulbs is a complete non-starter!! WOYWW is certainly a much more fun calorie-free way towards weight loss than emergency major surgery, which I would NOT recommend as a preferred dieting method - although I have lost 12 lb since going into hospital! Now, how do I keep it off?!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #29

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. There must be birds in the air this week. I doodled some crazy birds on an ATC yesterday. Have commented on the Crop post - very sadly have booked a holiday that week. One year I will attend!! Ali x #31

donna garner said...

oops - posted on the crop - intend it here - see - just tooo overexcited!!!! omg - I am in the Uk for my Sons graduation in October... I will have to look at dates and see what can be achieved in terms of crop attendance, though it will be a grand tour taking in the north ( 'tis grim but has to be done) the Sarf ( south london) and perhaps wales, though if I sail into and out of plymouth it is doable, and roscoff is only 2 hours from me... oooh ive come over all excited...As regards the desk ( I feign equal excitement)
it is amusing that for one tiny bird we need to be surrounded by so much stuff eh? But it does make us so happy - simple souls and all that... dxxx#28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, like the Crazy Bird! They are just awesome. Like the crop idea, can't see any reason why we won't make it, in fact we'll probably make a weekend of it too.Love & hugs, Shaz XXX

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I don't think there is ever enough space on our desks to work on when we have all our artsy materials and tools out. Blessings!

Sharon Koole said...

The crop is a month too late for me! I have scheduled a trip home to visit Mum (and I'll be staying 6 lovely weeks) but leave Sept. Oh dear.

Lovely desk - looks ready to go just waiting for that crafting. It is nice having the lighter evenings. They are beginning to stretch out!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #34

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your Oct crop sounds exciting. The area is on my bucket list, but no doubt only if my son would be on a transfer, maybe in 2 yrs. Then I could fly handicapped. Your inspirations of the "birds" has made me determined to get mine out and work with them. The mission for unused, stamping, seems to fit.
Enjoy a lovely week, sending sunshine.

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Julia! I see some pretty TH distress inks on your desk. A crop always sounds fun. Wish you were on this side of the pond. #38

Lindart said...

At first I thought that was a basket of strawberries on your desk! I have been enjoying imported Mexican strawberries this week, so I guess they are on my mind! Isn't it wonderful when we get our evening light back? Yahoo!!

Kelly said...

Wish I could come visit at the crop. I'm not a 'crop' person but I'd love to snoop and see what everyone else is working on. Desk looks busy. Yes, we are experiencing longer daylight hours here in the US and loving it. Do you have Peeper Frogs there? We have them here and their concert season is in full swing. Love to listen to them. Whipporwill shouldn't be far behind.
Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Julia, and you are right - slow recovery is much better than no recovery!! The oxides have the advantage over ordinary DIs in that you can layer them without them becoming muddy, and being opaque, you can use them on dark paper. I think they are perhaps more aimed at the mixed media artist, but we shall see - I am looking forward to experimenting with them! It's good that there's so much choice out there - there is something to suit everyone and all our requirements are different, aren't they.

Shoshi #29

Elizabeth said...

Sorry, not able to join in this week - will be missing in action tomorrow and Friday so thought best not to - but just had to pop in and see what you have on your desk. So glad I did. I almost whooped for joy when I read the info on this year's crop. You're not coming to Scotland but Wales is a very doable alternative so I'll be there - with the EM in tow :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Melissa said...

It's definitely a treat that there's light later in the day now!! Hope you found some FUN time at your workdesk today when the gloom of the morning wore off.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh I am so excited that its still light out when I get home from work now... and of course my husband will grin at me and say soon ( in a deep and terrible voice) they will switch us to daylightsavingstime and then we will have to get up in the dark... so, made me curious if you guys in the UK do the daylight savings time thing? ( I totally wish they would do away with it here) ~Stacy #44

Joyce Casaldi said...

Don't you just hate when you feel like your space is closing in around you! I love the lighter days, now if it would just warm up!