What’s on YOUR workdesk this Wednesday? To show the world, hop over to Julia’s blog (click on the WOYWW link in my sidebar) and the Queen of Desks will enable you to join the happy throng!
On my desk this week:
Slow progress is being made on my Choc-a-Bloc mixed media project. In the black bowl you can see the little pebbles I’ve made from Fimo air-dry clay (packet on right hand side of desk). These haven’t taken long to dry as most of them are very small, but I’m leaving them another few days just to make sure the big ones are thoroughly dried through.
At the back of the desk, on the left, you can see my Polyfilla One Fill which I have used to fill the spaces on the choccie box insert to make the panel, together with my new large tub of gesso. On the right are some of my Golden products – gel medium, gesso and some GAC-100 polymer which I am going to use to make up some acrylic glaze, and also as a sealant between the various layers once I get painting on the Choc-a-Bloc project. Just in front of those you can see a plastic wallet with pens in it – these are the new archival black pens I bought at the art shop last week for my Zentangling.
At Spyder’s request, I have put in the latest Zentangle – a drawing I have done from a photo she kindly sent me of the beautiful Venetian Carnival mask she put on her WOYWW post a couple of weeks ago. This is actually a smaller-than-original print I’ve made, and mounted in black, ready to send this lovely lady as a thank you for letting me loose on her gorgeous mask! Here’s a photo of the original Zentangle so you can see the detail closer up:
I have done a separate post on it. I have been delighted with everyone’s response to this – quite overwhelming in fact! Everyone has been so kind.
I cut the black mount for Spyder from black card, using Sheba, my Cougar cutting machine. First time I’ve used her for ages and she was very pleased to have the dust blown off her and get her teeth (tooth, actually!) into something again!
Also last week, I had a lovely card from a very poorly friend and her mum. At the end of last year she asked me to help her with some alphabet album pages her mum had bought but couldn’t use because they were in a file format for a cutting machine (which she doesn’t have) and asked me to convert them to pdf for her. Not having the correct software for doing this, and deciding anyway that they were pretty inaccurately drawn, I redrew the whole lot from A-Z! I really enjoyed doing it and certainly wasn’t looking for any reward for helping two special ladies, but her mum made me this beautiful easel card with so many of her skills evident in it – beautiful decoupage etc., and also a generous voucher for anything I want to get from Joanna Sheen’s online shop! I am so thrilled! Here’s a photo montage I created in Serif PhotoPlus, of the pictures I took as I opened the unexpected parcel.
Wasn’t that a simply lovely gift?
Hope you all have a happy WOYWW, and a creative and fulfilling week to follow.