Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WOYWW 147

Good old Wednesdays! Another one has rolled around again before we had time to notice, and it’s time to show off “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday” to a nosey world! Thanks to Julia for organising us all and doing her best to keep us under control. If you want to join the fun, click on the WOYWW link in my sidebar.

Well, my ARTHaven is certainly a lot tidier than it was last week, and you can see the desk again! I haven’t done a lot sitting at it this week as I took a dip health wise after doing all that shifting of stuff last week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creative – on the recliner instead.

I have started knitting my unravelled dress, and in the foreground of the picture you can see how far I’ve got. This is the bottom border complete, on the back. I’ve now got quite a lot of straight knitting to do in the tan coloured wool before doing some more pattern at the top. I don’t suppose I shall complete that in the coming week, but hope to make good progress.

The other thing I’ve found myself doing this week is a new craze – Zentangles! I have done a couple of blog posts if anyone is interested, and on my desk you can see my Art Journal that I’ve started, open at the latest page where I’ve done a series of small Zentangle designs in the form of a sampler for easy reference. Some of my finished pieces are on my other blog posts.

I’m trying to restrain myself as this is soooo addictive, and I’m likely to empty my pens before I can get some more!

At the back of the desk you can see my Choc-a-Block mixed media project and the tub of Polyfilla Once (US: Joint compound) – I’ve made absolutely no progress on this at all. Still mulling what to do, and don’t want to rush into it. You can also see one of my small Indian flowers that I cut with Sheba, my Cougar cutter, a few weeks ago.

The other thing I’ve done (starting yesterday) which isn’t on my desk, is that I’ve signed up to Deviant Art – a huge website/worldwide community of artists – anyone can upload their art in any shape or form, of any standard, to be shared with the community, and there is the opportunity to sell prints of your work through the site.

http://www.deviantart.com/

My album (not very full yet, but watch this space!) is here:

http://shoshiplatypus.deviantart.com/

I hope you’ve all had a good week, full of creativity and fun, and I look forward to visiting as many desks as I can over the next few days. Happy WOYWW, everybody!

37 comments:

  1. There must of been something in the air as i too have a clean desk this week!
    Your tangles look cool btw.
    Happy Woyww'ing
    Minxy #11

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  2. This is one of the reasons I don't crochet or knit, although I know how to do both. They take TOO long to make any project. Keep plugging away at the knitting and the Choc-a-Block project. Happy WOYWW from #3.

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  3. Another tidy desk... it must be the spring cleaning feelign that is going around!! I don't knit or crochet... but love to see what other people are making!! Annette #22

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  4. Shoshi, your knitting looks fabulous! I can crochet a simple scarf or baby blanket, but these patterns, wow!

    :)trisha
    #43

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  5. LOVING your zentangles, do you meditate while your doing them? I bet they can be very addictive! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  6. ...tangled wool always cool yet daunting...used to loVe to knit and crochet sadly don't do anymore..have a loVely week...Mel :)

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  7. Good luck with your knitting - I haven't done any for years and years! Have a good WOYWW, Helen, 9

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  8. great zentangles! the circular one you did is wonderful!
    happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,#21
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  9. Keeping a log of the zentangle patterns is such a good idea! I have such a butterfly mind that I see a pattern then promptly forget it! Hope the Deviant Art site sells some stuff for you :)
    Hugs, LLJ '76 xx

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  10. Your journal is looking great !Ive not tried zentagles they have been round sometime never ventured .Have fun with the knitting
    Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 67

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  11. Fab knit and zentangles. Am going to start my own soon. Thanks for the link to deviant art will go and look. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

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  12. O my!! Your knitting is gorgeous, love the colours... Lovely clean desk, Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No14

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  13. Those zentangles look interesting, I'm off to look at your other posts about them.
    Suzanne desk 90

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  14. I haven't knitted anything since my daughters were babies, that pattern looks fabulous, and the zangywhatsits, I must have a go, a friend years ago made a lovely owl this way, but didn't know it had a name! Thanks for my snoop, blogger is being a pain this morning, but I hope to beat it...there's only a few I've had to miss so far!
    Have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
    ((Lyn)) #19 now!

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  15. Well the zentangles look great! Have a great day hugs trace x no70

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  16. Love the colours of your knitting and I enjoyed having a browse through your zentangle patterns. I think your work is amazing. Amy #132

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  17. Love the piece of Knitting in front of your desk. Its very neat and tidy really. Have a Great Week. Hugs Rita xx

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  18. I crochet, but not as much as I used to. I want something with quicker gratification. I would love to see your zentangles. They are fun to do. dani42

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  19. Your Zentangles and knitting look good. Have a great Wednesday Elaine

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  20. Sorry to hear your health issues had a flare up! I find it amazing that cooking a meal, changing linen on the bed, and little else can put me down for a couple days. I am ever envious of the stuff I once did without a second thought now I have to plan and stagger everyday chores so I don't over do! Have fun with your knitting. Border really looks nice! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #138

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  21. wow that knitting is beautiful, I agree the zentangles are addictive, great work desks projects you have goiing on, you're very talented you are.

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  22. Loving the zen tangles and despite the health issue you could keep creative!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Catherine
    #82

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  23. Hi, looks like the start of something great! Love the blog! rach #101 xxx

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  24. Your knitting looks great so far (or zetangle?) Thanks for sharing

    #163

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  25. great progress on the knitted dress,hope you feel better soon,have a great week :)
    #64

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  26. I machine knit - not enough patience to do what you're doing!!! Love the zentangles!
    Happy WOYWWing
    #163 Caz
    x

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  27. Hi Shoshi,

    Wow - look at that knitting! I've been a beginner for years now! haaa I will also check out your other posts of zentangles. Is there a difference between that and doodling?

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #48

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  28. Oh, boy, I might have to look into this zentangle business. Looks like doodles I used to make in homeroom class, so I think I would get hooked easily. I love how you are making a sampler book of your work. Have a great week! #158

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  29. Knitting and zentangle such vareity. And both look wonderful. #29

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  30. I am soooo impressed with your knitting! Can't wait to see more. Sorry your health set you back a bit, but at least you could knit.

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  31. HI
    i love your zentangle log book. I did try this last year & got quite interested - must pick it up again.
    Visiting everyone whose number ends in 2 like mine. x
    mistys mum #122

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  32. Hi Shoshi. Your knitting is looking good. I haven't done an unravel and re-knit for years but we were always doing it when we were younger. Your photo of the skeins hanging up to dry brought back some memories! I am trying to finish an aran jacket ready for next autumn, but it is getting too warm for me to knit now, so I will probably have to leave it and do some more lace instead. Your Zentangle is interesting. I can imagine it is quite addictive. Kate x

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  33. No matter how hard I try I cannot get into that zentangle thingy. Can we have a close up of your journal page next week, I want to see what you did, it looks amazing
    Bridget #79

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  34. Hi Shoshi, sorry to hear you've not been well after your sorting out session. That's what happens to me ... I've been told I should pace myself :) I hope you feel better soon. In the meantime, the knitting is looking gorgeous - love the colours and patterns. Wishing you a better week. Elizabeth x #145

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  35. Goodness your zentangles are just awesome, so so amazing. And its good to see some knitting too :-)
    Sophie no.183

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  36. Oh Wow! That knitting is gorgeous - can't wait to see it finished - and modelled?
    Am not into zentangles myself but do love to look at them and can admire them so much. Love to see yours as you go along and what a fabulous resource you are making. Well done you. Hope you are well. Hugs, Neet x

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  37. YOu naughty naughty woman!!! you have led me astray and will be pleased to know I started zentangling today, love it and it is very addictive
    grrrr

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