Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday and The Three Muses

Dearest Papery, Arty, Inky, Painty, Stampy, Knit Folk,

The weekend had but fluttered her eyelashes and she is gone...and we arrive at the very lovely mid-week blogaround again. Well - I will jump straight in...and show the goods. For any rookies - head over to Julia's to see what this big nosey around is. As you can the desk is in full swing with bits of this, that and the other, and all the rest. Doing a lot of dabbling in between work on my course. I suppose you could say I am at Collage Collage (well, it works when you say it out loud...)

 Working on different backgrounds, compositions and techniques in the form of ATCs at the mo. Still adore the beauty of being able to do so much with so little. Here is a young lady who is also my offering for the Wings Challenge over at The Three Muses. Used torn papers, DI inks and gesso for the background. Added collaged images, copper-dabbed scrap metal corner and finished off with the lace, text and gold thread.

The second one uses colour shading techniques with pastel chalks. The original image was black and white. It is not my usual style but it was a challenge to try something different and create the final piece. I love vintage but this has more of a French rustic feel. Quite pleased with the tones though and rather enjoyed sitting there just colouring, smudging and doodling away...

Big hooray too as this weekend I am off to the Artsy Crafty weekend from LB crafts and Paper Artsy. Really looking forward to another fabulous and crazily intensive time there. Already invested in my own nail brush and soap! Got loads and loads to do before then including the housework and two Christmas cakes...and I really need to get some sleep (seem to be somehow welded to my crafting desk during the early hours... ) so I probably won't be blogging until I'm back. Hope to have some nice shots and stories to share soon.
So, loving you and leaving you for this week. Many thanks to all my visitors last week - glad to have you here! Enjoy yourselves - wherever and in whatever takes your fancy ...

Sarah

51 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

How lovely!!! Hugs, Terri

Judy said...

Wow, such beautiful pieces!

Faye said...

Gorgeous.

Ozstuff said...

For anyone who follows my comment!! Please enlarge the pictures. They are exquisitely beautiful in their small size but to see them in larger size is well worth the effort.
Sarah, your artwork is gorgeous. A standing ovation from me.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sarah, these ATCs are awesome. I am in total awe of your backgrounds and the shading on that one is incredible. I never know where to shade, and when I try, I get it all wrong. Yours are incredible. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

Candace said...

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace #15

Neet said...

Loving your artwork - thank you so much for sharing those beauties with us. #22

Sue said...

Hi ya lovely creative desk, your ATC are beautiful,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

Rein said...

Gorgeous art work!

Junibears said...

Two gorgeous ATC's. beautiful work. Hugs xx

Kaz said...

Hi Sarah

Wow these two are so beautiful I love them they look so delicate and vintage. I have to admit sarah I am sooo jealous that you are off to LB crafts, can I squeeze into your kit bag??lolx Im 40 next month and think I need to have a treat ...right? I may have to book on one Have an amazing time and be sure to take lots of photos
enjoy xx
kazx

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVING your vintagey collages.. beautiful! Have a great day! Hels (40)

Helen said...

Beautiful!! have a good weekend, (so jealous!) 38

Maria (inkymits) said...

Lovely artwork!!
Maria #73

WrightStuff said...

Such pretty things, they are absolutely adorable with the just the perfect amount of detailing. Really enjoyed looking at them.

Cardarian said...

Your desk is intersting and busy and your artwork is just so beautiful! I have been looking at pastels in the store the other day but haven't got the courage to start yet - it does look lovely I can see!
Enjoy your crafty artsy weekend at LB Crafts and Paperartsy I am sure it will be lots of fun!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Jules said...

Love your ATCs, have fun at your weekend away! Jules (63)

triciasconfetti said...

You have just reminded me it 's christmas cake week - better put the ingredients on my shopping list. Thanks for a snoop around. Very tidy desk with all those inks laid out. #Got to find some place for the distress ones as they are all piled up in the corner at the moment.
x Tricia (79)

Twiglet said...

Fab ATcs - have an exciting weekend!

Rosie said...

These are beautiful - especially the "French" one, lovely work. Enjoy your weekend, it sounds absolutely wonderful. (71)

Grannie Annie said...

Lovely vintage artwork Sarah...love the subtle colors...wonderful job.

Carola Bartz said...

Love your ATCs, they're absolutely stunning.

Terry & Kim said...

It's the desk of a busy creator! Love your ATCs.

Terry #4

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely workspace to sit at. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Sunshine Girl said...

Great ATCs there and I hope you have a fabulous time this weekend - thanks for sharing (no. 46)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wondeful ATCs, very lovely.

Sherry said...

Love your 'collage collage' comment - lol. Your 'French Rustic' ATC is superb! Great colouing technique - I must try that myself.

Hope you enjoy your AC weekend and come back and tell us all about it next week.

Sherry (103)

butlersabroad said...

You've got one or two inks there haven't you?? Enjoy your weekend, sounds great.

Hugs
Brenda 87

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

These are so beautiful, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi (#26) xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh have a fab time at LB crafts - don't worry about the housework, it'll wait. But do sleep - you need to be refreshed for your day at LB! Love your ATCs, isn't it great when you find something that can so do it for you!

Doone said...

i have loved every artsy crafts I've been to and they supply nail brushes as well as posh soap and handcream - (Leandra's touch i believe?) I am envious of your weekend, but plan to go again myself next October...might see you there?

dx 104

Susan Allan said...

Love your work, those two pieces are really beautiful!!

Have a great week
Sue xx 72

"MOI" Freubel said...

It is always a mystery to me how you artists make such beautiful things.
I only work digitaly.
Your work looks AWESOME Sarah and YESS I'm happy I've enlarged your images !!
******
Hearty greetings from the Netherlands.
Rian

"MOI" Freubel said...

Whahaha...wat een "moeilijk doenerij" van mij hierboven.
Ik lees zojuist jouw comment onder mijn blog.
Wist ik veel dat je Nederlands sprak !! LOL

Shari said...

Beautiful artwork, I love the nostalic/vintage look of them. Thanks so much for sharing!
~Shari #123

Linda C said...

Aren't collages fun to do? Great ATCs too! Hugs, Linda C #86

Christine said...

Both are fantastic. The mix of textures, the composition...

Tuire Flemming said...

Your desk looks like a nice place and your cards are fantastic!

Jackie said...

Two fabulous pieces, Sarah - I love the colours and textures.
Have a great weekend!

Kaz said...

Hello ....me again...thanks for your lovely comment, Just wanted to say wow!! how lucky are u... off to Paris!! you are soo lucky, please can i squeeze into your kit bag??lol, Just wanted to know if you were off to see lord tim in Feb?I am going on the wed night for the early workshop on the thurs would be great to see you we could swap being 40 tales and all the issues which come with it! lolxx

Taluula said...

Oh wowee, these MUST be enlarged, they are absolutely exquisite. Bravo from me.

Christine said...

Gorgeous ATC's. I admire you for packing so much creativity into a tiny card - I would fail most definitely at that - need space! Thanks for sharing. Christine #14

indybev said...

Beautiful entries for our challenge this week. Thank you so much for participating!

madebyKarla said...

beautiful pieces! Thanks for the snoop ;)

Blueberry Moonlight said...

Lots of inkiing going on there, love your ATC's.
have fun at your crafty weekend.

Lavender Rose said...

Fabulous artwork, the distressed background is beautiful.

Ciara said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)

Ciara
xx

Paula Gale said...

wow - busy desk - and loads going on... hope you get loads done this weekend.

Paula x x x (97)

Rosie said...

Gorgeous art work

William said...

I love the colors you chose to work with for the Three Muses challenge. Beautiful work!

Lizzie J said...

Hi Sarah,
Beautiful ATCs. Hope you had fun at the Artsycrafts weekend.
Re your comment on my WoYWW - you were right when you said baby wipe - useful for cleaning up inky mess asfter spraying but make great backgrounds when dry ;)
Lizzie #132