I can’t believe another week has gone by so quickly. Time yet again for our weekly Nosey Fest, which is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – to get involved or to find out more, click on the link in my sidebar which will take you to Julia who organises us all and makes it all possible.
Sorry I didn’t manage to visit many of you last week – these days I barely seem to manage more than a handful, for which I apologise – as usual I’ve been struggling with my health and am very behind with all the things I have to do, and then end up with very little time left for blog hopping.
Here’s my desk this week.
I have been working on some zentangle ATCs this week, and colouring them with the Inktense pencils that my hubby gave me for my birthday. I was so sorry not to be well enough to take part in the recent WOYWW special 3rd anniversary ATC swap, but would love to swap now, if anyone wants to join me! I’ve had one or two offers already.
Towards the back of the desk you can see some small 3 x 3 inch zentangles – some of these are traditional ones, drawn within an abstract shape, or “string” as it’s called, and one or two coloured zentangle art squares as well. These are going to be made into cards. We have got a craft exhibition/sale coming up in a couple of weeks, so am getting ready.
The large picture is the zentangle Poppies picture that I drew this week, and coloured with my Inktense pencils. I’ll do a post about that to show it in more detail. I am hoping to have a series of these to show at the exhibition and maybe sell some.
The picture is balanced on top of my ATC box, which contains several in various stages of completion – when I am experimenting with new techniques or materials, I tend to work on ATC-sized samples so nothing is wasted if it all goes pear-shaped, and if all goes well, I end up with a useable ATC! Most of these are mixed media.
At the very back of the desk you may be able to spot a small mixed media box that I’m altering – I’m doing a couple based on the same idea as a recent box I altered for a friend’s birthday. Hopefully I’ll have time to make a few more for the craft exhibition.
This week I had a lovely surprise in the post – an absolutely stunning card from Cindy, with a double-layered removable tag, and also a little bag of goodies for embellishing projects – a RAK and a half!! I was so touched, especially at the amount of work she has put into this beautiful creation. I am not sure how she actually did some of it…
Isn’t that all just gorgeous? Isn’t she talented!! Thank you Cindy!
This week I also made my dad a birthday card – I’ve done a separate post about that – on a steampunk theme, in mixed media. We’re hoping to see him on his birthday on Friday, and I’ll give it to him then. Also this week, I’ve been designing stencils in Inkscape, and cutting them with Sheba, my Black Cat Cougar cutting machine.
Wishing you all a happy WOYWW and a fulfilling and creative week to come!