Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Click on the WOYWW logo in my sidebar and visit Julia’s blog, to find out what this is all about, if you are not already part of the fun, nosing around other people’s work desks!!

Here is my desk this week.


I don’t know why it is, but each week these days, I seem to be between jobs when WOYWW comes around, so I never seem to have anything very interesting going on on my desk! This week you can see the mini-album I’ve been working on, now complete (the book at least – the pages have yet to be decorated). It is made entirely from recycled materials, and anything else (metal embellishments, paint, etc.) were already in my stash.

To the right of it, you can see the small piece of roofing felt with my test samples of different finishes – acrylic wax, gel medium and acrylic varnish – to help me decide on a finish for the half-binding of the book.

I tried to include my iMac in the picture, because on the screen there is a nifty little gear wheel that I have created in Inkscape, but it doesn’t show up at all! I’ve been struggling most of the afternoon trying to get Inkscape to work with the Mac, and it seems to be OK now. I am designing a gear wheels stencil which I intend using to embellish the pages of the mini-album.

The little purple box contains my Zentangle pens and other drawing stuff. The cream coloured tin bath is a convenient place to keep things tidy – on top is Lunch Lady Jan’s pincushion which I really treasure! Beside that is a selection of gel mediums, gesso and paint that I was using for the book, and a jar of dirty paint water. (Well, there has to be some sort of evidence of work going on, doesn’t there!)

You can see better pictures of the book if you scroll down to previous posts.

The rest of the room is, as usual, in utter chaos. Still loads of teabags hanging around feeling neglected!

Have a great week, everybody, and may your creative juices flow, your mojo reign supreme, and may you have lots of goodies to share with us!


  1. And here you thought there wasn't much going on on your desk today. But I think there must be some activity every day, since you have so much to work with.

    Still in awe of your tea bags and your lovely new studio. Happy WOYWW from # 1

  2. All neat and tidy. It's great to have tools and supplies within easy reach. Good job on using recyclables, it looks great. Be well Carole #44

  3. Hi
    It's been a while I know, since I last managed to link up but I'm back now and just popping my head round the door to say hello!

    Thanks for sharing your creative space and I hope you have a good week too.

    Neil #10

  4. That's the best way to work- with recycled materials and using what you have on hand!!! Have fun!!! (I'm curious about the tea bags! Patsy from

  5. Not sure how you can say it's so messy - looks fab to me! Have a great week, Chris # 23 xx

  6. Your studio looks so neatly organized, Shoshi. The album sounds very interesting, by the way. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

  7. This is a great place to work.
    Far more tidier than mine but there is a bit more room which helps.
    Hope you have a lovely week of craftiness.
    Angela x 50

  8. Hi Shoshi,love the shot of your workspace, so much to see. I know what you mean about nothing in progress, despite what my desk usualy looks like, I tend to clear away after a project, then I have a bare desk for Wednesday. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

  9. I'm still slowly hopping, Shoshi! I love your neat desk and I love how you are such a great upcycler, recycler, and stash/snippets user-upper!! You are an inspiration! Enjoy the rest of the week and happy WOYWW!! Hugs, Darnell #24


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