Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WOYWW 256

Wow! It’s the WOYWW-ing day again! In case you don’t know what I’m on about, click on the WOYWW logo in my sidebar which will take you to our hostess Julia’s blog, where all will be explained.

Another week has gone by and I haven’t yet plugged in my new sewing machine! I did manage to do a few more rows on my knitting, though, but not enough to make an interesting photo.

Most of my time has been taken up working on my recycled mini-album which you can read about here and here, as I have now updated my blog with a couple of posts about it, slotted in in date order. I have also been working hard at the videos, and there are now 5 instalments of this project on my Youtube channel. I will be adding them to my blog when the work on the album is finished. I am now using Final Cut Pro X on my iMac, having got totally fed up with Pinnacle which kept crashing and not playing ball, and various other video editing programs I’ve tried over the years. FCP is a total dream in comparison – it just does what I want, when I want, and it is so powerful. There is loads of fabulous help online and I am now feeling very at home with it, and wished I’d made this investment years ago. It is all such fun, as well as producing outstanding results for me.

My desk isn’t looking that interesting now, but here goes anyway:

WOYWW 256

On the left you can see my iMac with FCP running. Moving to the right, the pile of white paper is copious notes and instructions gleaned from the Internet to help me achieve what I want in FCP. To the right of that is the mini-album, now with its pages painted black and the binding more or less complete. Behind it is some talc and a small bowl – I have been lightly dusting the pages with talc in an attempt to prevent them sticking together. Further right, black gesso and black acrylic paint. Just in front of these you can just see the end papers I’ve made for the album. Further right is my palette, followed by more piles of scrap paper with notes on them. These notes relate to the planning of the album and what photos I will need, etc.

Hopefully soon you will see something from my new sewing machine. In the meantime, the rest of my ARTHaven is cluttered up as usual with drying teabags! Nothing new there, I hear you say.

Have a happy and productive week, everybody, and a very happy WOYWW.

21 comments:

  1. What a great desk, but I do hope you get to use your machine soon! Have a good week. Helen 9

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  2. Hi Shoshi! LOVE your work space...what a desk and so much in easy reach. What a clever idea with the hanging rack for stamps and stencils...hmmm might have to pinch that idea! Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #5

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  3. Hi Shoshi and happy WOYWW. You have a very neat and orderly desk, glad you got your videoing worked out and that the mini album is nearly done. Hope you get to your new sewing machine soon. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

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  4. This is my first visit...I'll remember the platypus.What a wonderful work space, well organized and loads of tools and supplies. This is the first I've read about FCP. I look forward to learning more about it. Be well Carole #68

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  5. I had to go and read about your sewing machine story! Must have missed that somehow.....am so please that you've got a new one that you like. Mine is a lot simpler but I enjoy using it so much and really missed it when it was away being serviced!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

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  6. Sounds like you've been very busy, Shoshi, and I'm glad you resolved the sticky page problem. Can't wait to see the album once finished. Love, Chris # 15

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  7. Wow what an awesome desk set up you have, love the rod with all your bits clipped onto it for easy access. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47
    Happy WOYWW

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  8. As always, I'm impressed with your recycling efforts. A gal after my own heart. I look forward to seeing more of this album as it progresses.

    Love the way you store your rubber stamps on a rod. I am not much of a stamper, but I really like that clever idea.


    Thanks for dropping by my place while I slept. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

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  9. You are so organised Shoshi. I can't wait to see some more of your work on all those tea bags

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  10. Sounds as though you have been keeping yourself busy, trying to figure things out.

    Great work space, really like how you have it organized.

    Happy WOYWW
    Krisha

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  11. It's always interesting to see desks that aren't our own, no matter what they look like!

    Happy woyww to you!
    :)trisha #84
    (not showing
    the mess.)

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  12. I love your mini album so far, the faux leather cover is great.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #39

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  13. Your space is so tidy and neat with all those paints in a row funny thing is at Micheals I spent the most on paints they had 4 little acrylics on for $1.00 for their grand opening would have bought tons but don't know when I'd be using them so I behaved :)
    hugs Nikki 7
    thanks for the visit

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  14. I just love your desk, it's so organised and especially like the cord with the peojects hanging from it, what a great idea. Happy crafting, Angela x 49

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  15. I had a look at how to do the mini album but it looks a bit too complicated for my blonde brain. I'm lazy and would have bought black paper (he he). Sounds like you are really mastering this video utube thing. Hope you get to play with your sewing machine soon. I was forced to use mine this weekend (urgh) as my dad bought five pairs of trousers and I had to take them up. I even managed to get most of the legs the same length :)
    Have a great week.
    Von #11

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  16. Thank you for visiting yesterday and your king comment what a great desk shot its so organised and neat I love it have to go check out your album as I'm now intrigued have a great week and hope you manage to get the new sewing machine out crafty hugs Andrea #1

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  17. Sounds as though you have been very productive and I envy you the video making, I have bought the tools just need to set my mind to learning how to use them!! LOL Off to check up on your album, it looks rather fab! Annette #6

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  18. In answer to your question regarding Yoda's breed he is a Devon Rex. He has a history on the WOYWW group that goes back 18 months to when he was rescued be me from his abusers.

    Thanks for asking.

    Hugs Eliza

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  19. Very interested in Final Cut Pro - I have been muddling along with iMovie and never really considered a different package. I'm sure it'll do what I need but perhaps not easily so I'll be watching your posts on this with interest, not I have my camera rig set up and can actually experiment! You desk is so lovely and organized too. Pea green with envy at your organizational skills!

    Happy (day late) WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (8)

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  20. Talc on the pages! That is inspired! I'm off to have a look at your videos now too as I keep thinking about trying to do one. Have a great week Shoshi! x#37

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  21. I had a look at your album. Love that faux leather look! I must look closer to see if you tell how you did it :)
    Thanks for dropping by,
    RosA # 10

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