At last I have got my mojo back and a bit more time and energy for making art again!
I am very happy to hear that our hostess for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, Julia, is now back in the driving seat after her major surgery, and I join with the others in wishing her well for her continued recovery, and to say a huge thank you to Jan for hosting us unruly deskers during her absence!
Here is my desk for today.
If it looks a bit staged, that’s because it is!! I had just cleared up after Tuesday evening’s marathon with my Cougar cutting machine, and there wasn’t really anything on the desk, so I thought I’d put some of it back. You can see the plastic ready-meals bowls holding the various parts of the project I am working on. I can’t say a lot about it yet, because it’s for someone who sometimes visits my blog.
The left-hand bowl contains some papier mache boxes which I am altering. I will be doing a blog post about this in due course. Not much work done on them yet apart from covering them with some random tissue paper collage.
The next bowl along contains the flowers I made recently with my new Infusions paints, which you can see are still out on the right-hand side of the photo. I am in the process of using some of these flowers – some will go on one of the boxes, and some more are on the small mixed media piece that I am working on, seen front left on the desk. This has some tissue paper collage on it and it’s being worked on in conjunction with the altered boxes. Again, I shall be blogging about this in due course, as well.
The two bowls on the right contain the fruits of my labours yesterday – cut pieces from white card, and gold mirror card.
On the right of the desk you can see some empty face cream pots. I have decided to use these to decant a small quantity of different gel mediums into. I have found that constantly opening the original pots, the stuff tends to dry out – it’s so expensive and I hate wasting it! Decanting it in small quantities which get used up more quickly should prevent this problem.
Just over a week ago I developed a frozen shoulder, and spent most of that weekend in agony. I have written about this on my blog, so I won’t go into details here, but suffice it to say that with the benefit of the cortisone injection into the joint, and the stronger prescription meds I have been on all week, things are now very much improved and I’ve got a lot of movement back, and the pain is considerably reduced. I have a physio appointment booked for this coming Friday but the way things are going, I’m not sure I’m going to need it! However, the meds may just be masking the problem so perhaps it will be good to go, if for no other reason than to learn some exercises to keep it moving and to prevent a recurrence. I have been very fortunate because I’ve heard horror stories of people suffering for two or three years, for whom treatment has been of little benefit.
While being fairly incapacitated after the initial acutely painful period was over, but wanting to do something creative, I have been working on my “Gothic Series” – a collection of designs in Inkscape for cut-outs and stencils. I shall be blogging about this once I’ve got something to show for my efforts.
My hubby’s efforts in our lovely garden have really paid off, and it’s looking so pretty now. Here are some photos.
The sweet peas are a bit of a surprise – I had neglected my dead-heading duties and they were covered with little pods, which I finally got round to pulling off, but I thought I had left it too long and they would have finished flowering. In spite of being plagued with some leaf-tunnelling bug which has turned a lot of the leaves yellow, they have burst into a second flowering! We are delighted. They’ve been a huge success.
Finally, a picture of Phoebe in her latest favourite sleeping place: the compost heap!
It gets lovely and warm up there, but the trouble is, she comes in smelling of compost and grass mowings! She always has been a bit of a grubby little tyke.
Have a great week, everybody, and happy WOYWW.