Tuesday, April 5, 2011

WOYWW.....is it Wednesday already!

How warmly you welcomed me last week....I haven't had time to personally thank everyone, but I so appreciated your gracious comments.

So, here is what's on my work desk this Wednesday.

IMG_0483Last week, I shared my VERY tidy work space.....one of the things I did, that I thought would keep it tidy, was cover the area with some wide paper.  Turns out......that's a handy tool......I experimented on it.......

IMG_0486  IMG_0485  I used it to plan and sketch out ideas........

IMG_0484And, best of all, my granddaughter left a sweet note on it!  You can bet, this piece of paper will end up in my journal.

Speaking of journals, I just completed another page in mine and added some of the envelopes, from the ABC Envie Swap, that I received last month.

With the brief glimpses of sunshine came a "small windows of opportunity" to work out in the yard......so, that has been my priority this past week.  Art work was neglected.  Some how, I like to think I can out smart the weeds if I get a head start on removing them.....yeah, right!  I try.

It rained again, all day, yesterday so, I'm back inside to work on my journal....here are the newly completed pages!

IMG_0478This was a fun page to do......gesso first, wash of aqua, then squeezed some acrylic paint directly onto the page and spread with a credit card, stamped with a piece of bubble-wrap with white gesso and some yellow paint.  Then I stamped with the bird stamp I carved....I outlined one bird, but I think I will go in and outline the others, as well.  I cut out the tree trunk...used it as a stencil on the left hand page, then glued the cut out part onto the right hand side of the page.....finished off with some rub-ons and a little graphite pencil.  Woo Hoo, fun!

IMG_0479  This photo was taken at a different angle, laying flat, and more direct light.

I shared the envelopes I had received in a swap, recently on my blog, here is how I am preserving the ones I received.  I journal in this book everyday..saving these mini-pieces of art in my journal preserves them as special reminders of the artists who have shared a part of themselves with me.

IMG_0481The envelope with the bird was created by Bridgette........

IMG_0482  the cool fingernails with "bling" came from Jeanene.

I hope you are finding time to be creative!  Thanks for stopping by, let me know you were here with a comment.

I am linking to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

26 comments:

Amy said...

Man, you are on the ball.

I haven't done my woyww post.

I LOVE your journal page.

I really do.
I love that you use so many different media on one piece.
so many people do NOT think dimensionally, you do.

You are a good one.
Xx,
Amy

Julie said...

These are really neat pages! I was doing pages for a while, but now never have time...i hope one day to get back to it! Happy art making!!!

sasa said...

Fabulous pages - just adore the colours in the first two pics - so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your space today. Have a fab week...
Sarah (sasa at 2)
www.blueboxbabe.blogspot.com

jude said...

Love your journal page and your grandaughters message too.Happy creative wednesday hugs judex9

Helen said...

Love your journal pages, I started one recently and have done - one partly finished page...

Rebekah said...

Stunning work, the journal looks superb! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah xx (63)

Neil said...

Hi, Love your journals, very creative. Thanks for sharing
Neil (80)

triciasconfetti said...

Love your journal - mine is very boring. Love the idea of the white paper too - just use A4 sheets but a big piece wuld be much more usefull.
x Tricia(84 )

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I really love these pages, I started doing an art journal but not gone back to it for a few months. This makes me want to get right on and do it again.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy WOYWW Rebecca (48) x

Caroline Hallett said...

great journal pages. Thanks for Sharing and hope you have a happy WOYWW. Caroline (No 31 x)

Elaine Harding said...

What a wonderful journal! TFS! xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely journal pages!

butlersabroad said...

Very interesting desk and artwork, how lovely you GDaughter leaves you notes! Love your garden right now, it's still miserable in Michigan with no flowers yet, well, the crocus flowered last week but everything else is still curled up tight! Love your painted cabinet in the earlier post. Can you post a bigger picture of the makers signature from the bottom? I looked in the 1920 US census and there are 23 Cady's in NJ, but none of them are your man!!

Hugs
Brenda 98

okienurse said...

Awesome journal pages. I def would add Ashleys to the book. I always have a Stampin Up grid paper pad on my desk and I can just trash it when it gets too messed up. I like being about to 'practice' Thanks for sharing. Vickie #88

Sarah Anderson said...

I'm always using the 'under' paper for my journals or cards - your journal pages are lovely - must get back to mine!!

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

Now there is a desk I love to see. I was just thinking how your paper protective cover was in itself becoming a 'work of art', when you mentioned how you would use it in your "Fabulous" journal pages! You know, I think it would make a gorgeous background for a painting. You've got my muse pumping!!!! Thanks. x

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful art journal!

Angelfish said...

That big sheet of paper is a great idea and has become a work of art itself:)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Very nice journal pages. I love the way you use different medias and textures. #114

Sue from Oregon said...

Can't believe we have similar profile pics and I have a doggie that looks like Captain Jack even! Love the note from your granddaughter!!!

oneoff said...

Gorgeous journal pages, and I love that you are adding the swapsies too. Your backing paper on the desk is lovely; mine just looks like trash!

Bernie x

Karen said...

Your artwork is so inspirational. And you find the time to work on it during gardening season too, which is something I need to pay more attention to. Sometimes the gardening season takes over everything and my other hobbies and passions fall by the wayside. You've shown me that even a few minutes a day working on something I love can pay off with big rewards.

Cathy said...

Love your journal pages and what a sweet message from your granddaughter. Sorry for the late visit, my internet is being a bit tempermental as I am on holiday this week.
Hugs
Cathy xx (121)

Ana Goncalves said...

Your journal pages look incredible, and it seems like you are making great use of them by experimenting with new ideas. Happy Spring, and a very creative every day month. :)

lisa said...

What brilliant pages, so full of colour and I love those nails!!
Your scrap paper has definitely turned into it's own work of art.
Sorry the weather has been dismal. I hope you have sunshie now.
Hugs Lisax

Tertia said...

Love your journal pages! Isn't it amzing how art just sometimes happens in the most unexpected places?
Happy very belated WOYWW