Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday...well, me actually!

Dearest All,

The finest, cosiest, most inspirational and healthy greetings for 2011. I have been away from both blog and desk since December the 23rd and it feels like an absolute life-time. Whilst most people worry about gaining ten pounds, I think I gained ten years. I caught the same lurgy as the rest of The World and his Wife and spent most of the hols being rather ill, fed-up and oh so lethargic. Went into over-drive for two days doing "Thou shalt be merry..." and delivered "The Big Lunch" for twelve but the festivities were a short-lived affair which is a right downer as I love Christmas.
 Just back from visiting the in-laws in Bruges. My tree was doing it's own striptease act and sadly it was time to re-box all the glittery stuff. Still feeling rough. Ugh! I have actually got a few days off now, which I hoped I could spend as a pig in mud in my craft room. The reality is me just coughing and shuffling around in my slippers, lots of big sighs followed by long gazes of bewilderment at all my arty goodies. Just hoping that the creative tingles will soon return. I was thinking of getting into the loft along with all The Christmas decorations and staying up there a month or two...
That all said, I have managed some fiddling around. Yet more cards, you ask...indeed so. I am planning on taking part in the House of Cards Exhibition at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Friday is the deadline! It was great fun last year and a good platform for real hand-made art-work.





As said - just starting to find my way again, so got all sorts of ideas going on and just moodling about. Darling, it's what's known as an eclectic style. Was also listening to Monteverdi, Abba, Blondie and Michael Bublé - so there you go.













Pure and simple can also hold it's ground. Punched paper flowers and one stamp on a manilla envelope...

And whilst we are on the subject of simple, I shall just say have a great Wednesday - savour a few moments of joy as you go.

Hoping to do a few desk-hops and be wowed by all you WOYWWers!

Take care,

Sarah.

35 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

sorry to hear you haven't been well. i hope you will be all well as soon as possible. glad to see the "lurgy" (another word i've learned from WOYWW)can't stop you from creating for the exhibit. the pieces you did are excellent. i love how you used the book pages. happy WOYWW!

jude said...

Sarah ...Well so many have had this bug and we were one luckily i managd to miss but the girls and o/h had .Takes so long to shift though,hope your feeling yourself soon.Your art work looks fab good luck for the show friday.Have fab wedensday hugs judex3

Rhonda said...

Hope you feel better soon Sarah. Your cards are fabulous! Good luck in the show. Happy WOYWW! #11

Minxy said...

Oh thats bad luck, nothing worse then being down with the lurgy, hope you start to feel better soon, Love your cards, there all beauties :D
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #2

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards. Hope you feel better soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My dear, you are finding your way pretty good. I was in a dry spell since Thanksgiving (in November in the US) and I am still in a dry spell. Your cards are incredibly beautiful. I'm sorry to read you have been so sick. I guess it really hit in the UK. I've been very lucky this year. Hope you get better soon. We miss you when you are gone (#7).

Marjo said...

Hi Sarah,

Beautiful cards! Dang that lurgy...Lovin your creative workspace.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Sue said...

Hi ya
sorry to hear you were poorly, my gr was to not much fun eh, lovely creative desk, gorgeous cards, have great day,happy WOYWW, sue,(25)

Helen said...

So many people have been ill over Christmas, hope you recover soon. However, you have been producing some beautiful art, so it has its benefits. I love these pieces.

Morti said...

Glad to see you're back and fit enough to craft - Happy New Year sweetie!

alexa said...

Sorry you've been poorly - the bug this year has been a real lingerer. Glad to see such a vibrant desk, despite it all and your cards are lovely...

Kim Dellow said...

Glad you are feeling better and love your makes! Fabulous work space too! Kim

Pam said...

Lovely cards. Hugs Pam x

sandra de said...

Love the eclectic style, hope you feel better soon.
Sandra

okienurse said...

I love the term eclectic! It sounds so...awesome! Love the cards!

Scrapcat 1 said...

sorry to hear you've been poorly, love the cards

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sarah, sorry you have been poorly, hope you are feeling better now. Love your desk looks like a lot going on and what fabulous cards you have done. Have fun. Hugs JO.xxx**19**

weewiccababe said...

wow, what fantastic creations
nice to meet you
Debbi
xx

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Beautiful cards, love your colors and style! Hope you are feeling better very soon.

Tertia said...

Hope you are feeling a lot better already. I just hate it when I have all these ideas and no energy to do something about it. Lovely cards.
Tertia93

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Your cards are beautiful. Congrats on submitting to the House of Cards Exhibition Hope it all goes well. With stunners like these you'll do great.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Sorry, you aren't feeling well. This is only my second time doing this and I'm loving this Wednesday thing. I'm trying to visit all the blogs but my goodness there are a lot of you! Looks like you have a lot to play with when you feel better!

Doone said...

hey mississ - next stage of post viral misery you progress to:

rib fybromyalgia (from the 3 weeks of constant coughing) so you feel like someone with sharp little feet drop kicked you in the ribs durign the night. and I think i would say formt eh art on display you are moving from

eclecticism to a personal stylised integrated collage statement!

Dx

Stressed Stamper said...

everyone has had this bug I do not want it...fab desk - HUGE space
Sarah - Stressed Stamper #28

Violets Corner said...

Stunningly beautiful artwork, love them! Hope you'll feel better and can enjoy the art fair. The lurgy cough is just awful.

Hugs
Maarit

Nicky said...

Hope you feel better soon this lurgy seem to be a bit a a lingger, love the art work you have been creating ~ Nicky ~45

Susan Allan said...

Just love your eclectic style. Those last two cards are gorgeous. If I saw them in a shop I would buy them. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Sue xx 67

Pam said...

So hope you are back up to snuff soon - certainly the color in your cards must be cheering you up! They look so happy.
xoxo, #16

HarmonySweetpea said...

Hopefully you're feeling 100% again soon. What lovely cards!

MaggieC said...

From one lurgy sufferer to another, I hope you soon feel a little better. A week of no voice, coughing and sneezing, has already led on to the next stage. Still not much voice, still coughing, but now it hurts everywhere - try swearing an official oath with no voice. Interesting! On the bright side, you do have lots of lovely stuff to work with, so many lovely ink pads and stamps.

karen said...

Sorry to hear that you were hit the horrible bug :( I hope you will feel back to yourself very soon! The cards you have created are super fabulous though! I am especially loving the tag card!
xoxo Karen

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous artwork there - sorry you were ill over Christmas and I hope you had a good time in Bruge (one of my favourite places!). Thanks for sharing. No. 29.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear you are not well and have been having such a miserable month or so - hopefull, now that we're on our way to Spring you will start to feel better and find your enthusiasm for crafting again. Although your lovely cards tell me you have not been as much of a craft slouch as you think. Take care and get well. Elizabeth #87

butlersabroad said...

The lurgy can't keep your creativity down Sarah, beautiful cards, especially the punched flower one and the second Love card. A truly eclectic bunch!

Hugs
Brenda 99

Ali said...

Oooh your cards are beautiful!! And your desk looks fabulously intruiging with all those goodies on it!

Sorry to hear you've been ill over Christmas - like you and seemingly everyone else in the world, I've had several run ins with the ongoing lurgy too and actually came down with what I thought was a bad head cold the day before going into labour and giving birth to my DD2 on xmas eve (great timing!!) and found out later, because the hospital took swabs because I had a temperature, that I'd actually had swine flu!!

Hope you feel a lot better soon and are able to spend some quality time in your craft room. :)

Ali #77