Wednesday, 31 July 2013


My minimalist old ARTHaven!

From this:


via this:

61 Boxes for Move 1, Mar 13

to this:

WOYWW 217 Minimalist Old ARTHaven

I’m writing this on Tuesday evening. Today all my black office furniture, including the big black desk that also served as my art workdesk, went over to the new house, courtesy of a friend and his son, and their huuuuge van. Everything disappeared into the van leaving lots more space, and he said “anything else to go over?” so we filled the whole van with lots of other stuff as well!

This is the office section of my new ARTHaven. The room is subdivided, providing what the agents’ particulars referred to as a dressing room – this will be my office, so the black desk will be back to its original single function again – a desk!

01 Office Furniture Installed

My large black storage unit (now reduced to a single section, the other two having  been given away) is also over at the new house, ready to be reassembled and put on the other side of the office wall, in the free-standing storage area.

Again (becoming a regular for me!) not strictly a “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday” post but we’re getting closer to the time when I really will have something creative on my workdesk. Meantime, bear with me as I share the long road towards that goal!

(In case you’re not sure what this is all about, click on the WOYWW logo in my sidebar, which will take you to our hostess Julia’s blog, where all will be revealed.)


  1. Well, Shoshi, you have a mighty tidy desk this week. No clutter there.Probably no dust either as it blew away on the journey to the new house.
    My goodness your fingers must be itching to make something.
    I get CRANKY when I can't make things!!
    Judy x

  2. They are making good progress on your house Shoshi. It will be great when you can get in there won't it? Kate x

  3. Onwards and upwards. You are getting there Shoshi. Hope not too long before you can create. Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

  4. Well it counts as a WOYWW, just yours is full of air. ;)

    Hope the move goes well and you can find time to craft soon

    Waving hi from The House of Bears @#78

  5. Ooooh !! - It's gonna' be awesome. Not long now :-D

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece #58

  6. Well, Shoshi, keep telling yourself it will all be worth it - REALLY it will. Hope and pray the final move goes well, and that you can soon get some crafting done again. Margaret (glitterandglue) and I will be down in Devon again end of September/ beginning of October. Might see you then. Have a great WOYWW week, with our love and His blessings, john-w #23.

  7. Thank you for your comment last week, Shoshi..sorry I couldn't get back to you but we were WiFi-less!
    Are you going far in your move? Well done with all the packing..brr, it makes me shiver at the thought. After many moves, I am very settled on our current house! Hope all goes well for you :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  8. You're getting there, Shoshi. Can't wait 'til we are down your way in September/October to see all the new yumminess!!
    Have a really exciting week.
    Margaret #9

  9. Well its all getting closer and closer to you getting all arty on your desk wont be long now..
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #13

  10. Glad to see the Arthaven coming along. Just had a look at the previous post- I worked all my dimensions out before I moved into my new room, definitely a better plan than getting it in there and moving it round after! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #22

  11. I envy each person who has an own craftroom - and yours will be great. Suzanne

  12. Wow you have a lot going on. But at least it looks nice and clean at the moment. I hate the thought of moving. Been here 13 years and have collected to much stuff to move I told my Hubby. lol Thanks so much for the share and the comment. Have a great day.

  13. wow, that space looks HUUUUUUGE. Will you get stuck in and sort it or are there other priorities?

  14. Hi again, Shoshi. Yes, John decided not to be outdone - my putting his work on our site wasn't sufficient - so he got his own!!! yes, he really is good - he has, over the years done scraperboard, glass engraving, oil painting, etc. we have taught classes - usually through the church, had folk in our home doing craft name it!
    See you late Sep early Oct.
    Margaret #9

  15. It's all coming along nicely. I've just been back on the progress since my last visit and just had to go and have another laugh at the hilarious bath goings on. You will all have a great house and some wonderful new friends too I'm sure. I think those guys will move in with you!
    Have a great week and I look forward to seeing this weeks progression.
    Von #34

  16. Getting there Shoshi!
    Take care

  17. Love the new black furniture, you cant see the paint on it when you craft so its a good choice
    Bridget #63

  18. I think it can be really invigorating to start creating in a fresh work place. Blessings!

  19. You don't just have a tidy desk, you have a tidy room! It's even too tidy for me, lol!

    Have a great weekend,
    Brenda 88

  20. It's going to be SO amazing when you get everything in place. Happy very belated WOYWW from #2.


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