If you're a weekendaholic you wait for Friday. But if you're slightly bonkers and are thrilled by a new splodge of paint or the angle of a inky flourish, then Wednesday is your day. This is just my second WOYWW and third week at blogging, but I have already experienced cold turkey yesterday by not having a blab about something.
Anyway...my desk. It looks like a right old flea market in there... I am only showing the one half of the room. It is the spare room/dumping ground/garden shed which had yet to be decorated, and is supposed to be my craft room one day. Cinderella, you shall go to the ball... I am sharing it with a triple wardrobe, a dresser (temporary embossing station and beauty/girly corner) stack of crates, a big wooden chair (paper stash babysitter) junk shop finds and a whole load of other paraphernalia. Sigh.
I had tortured myself by looking at too many articles from "Where Women Create" and was holding out for the finished palace. In the end - I had to just buckle down and put my paper passion before my perfectionism. So it is a fold out vintage kitchen table, an old bookcase (bought for a tenner), loads of plastic boxes and a lot of improvisation. It is getting kind of crowed as the supplies increase. Yet, I am convinced that even if I had a football pitch to work on, I would end up with mess everywhere, still stuck in the corner with 5 inches of space.
There is an array of things going on. Mainly my Claudine Hellmuth on-line course stuff. You can see some prepared pages of a book for our sampler. Done two techniques and a mini-project so far. Never done an on-line workshop before but I really can vouch for it - especially all the interaction, global experience and nosing at the work of others.
Here is the finished mini-project - canvas with gesso and ink transfer. I have to say that the CH paints and brushes are a worthwhile investment. First time I could paint without thinking a shaggy dog had done a few twirls over my stuff.
Breathe and just be...