Wednesday 18 January 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #137

It’s a bit of a contrast to last week’s ‘pristine’ desk, as one commenter referred to it.


For one thing there is definitely not one ray of sunshine, just damp grey mizzle and my work space has filled up considerably since then. I’ve been assembling bits and pieces to try out the first ‘lab’ in my new book. I don’t have any heavy watercolour paper and wanted to make do with what I do have. I’m recycling the cardboard packaging the book came in instead. I think it will work just fine.

Visiting Alexa’s blog this morning reminded me of learning The King’s Breakfast by AA Milne when I was at primary school. The dark blue book on the left is a copy of When We Were Very Young, which has the poem in. I still remember it almost word for word, especially the part of the dairymaid, which I played. Happy days.

In the middle is my daughter’s latest drawing. She often settles herself at my desk, when I’m busy elsewhere (even though she has a perfectly good one of her own) and I don’t mind sharing. On the right, the remains of my ‘little something’ for elevenses.

If you’re not yet familiar with this sharing of desks, from all around the world, on a Wednesday, then get yourself over to Julia’s place to see what it’s all about.

PS The bag is not abandoned, but a work in progress for now.


Melissa said...

Looks like some fun going on there at your desk - for you & your daughter!

Jackie said...

That's my kind of desk :)
Jackie #119

505whimsygirl said...

The book looks very interesting. Might have to pop on over to Amazon and check it out. I too, am going to concentrate on mixed media this year. I just love all the textures that we can add to whatever we are using -- cardboard, canvas, old hard back bookcovers (cut to repurpose as a canvas).

Your desk looks very nice with a pop of color. Oh, and I do love bananas.

WOYWW #117

May said...

Such a happy desk sharing with your daughter, lots of fun going on, Hugs May x x x x x

Neet said...

It may be damp and grey outside but yur desk is a ray of sunshine. Just look at the beautiful colours on your photo. A cheery desk this morning. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 11

Sian said...

I always enjoy seeing what you have been working on - it's one of the desks I most feel like sitting down at myself!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's a bitsa desk today!! Bits of this and bits of that :) Nice that your daughter gets in on the act too. I applaud you trying to use up what you've got. I succumbed to buying a bit of fabric today.. but it is for a commission, honest!!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Harborough Dad said...

Happy WOYWW!

Just had to pop by as love the name of your blog.

It looks like you have a very productive, creative desk going on there. Is that a DVD of Cowboys vs Aliens that I can spy? Daniel Craig, oh my!

Thanks for sharing.

Jumbleberries xx

Karen said...

Looks like there is a lot of creativity happening on your desk by both you and your Daughter :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

Jaki Morris said...

What a lovely tidy desk, must remember to pop back and see what you have made!
It was mizzley here today too on the south coast

Jo.C said...

Still looks really neat even when you are in the middle of something. The banana skin is in order :0)
Mine looks quite tidy but that is because I am not doing anything crafty. Will share later.

Sandra said...

You're being so creative, super impressed

VonnyK said...

What a wonderful desk. I love it when my daughter leaves me a picture on my desk. Not too happy when she uses my best paper to do it though.
Happy creating.
Von #30 :)

Neil said...

Hi there, just a flying visit this morning, trying to get round to as many desks as I can before work starts! Thanks for sharing your creative space.
I hope the rest of your week goes well for you.

Minxy said...

Looks like an interesting coloction on your desk, the book looks cool, i've added to my wish list.. Glad I could enable you to find Snazzy's.. I'm sure you'll love it as their chock a block with yummy stash!

Twiglet said...

Busy space today. I am having a rest from making little frocks - I have been making children's dressing up outfits for a friend instead!! Have a good week. x Jo

Mrs A. said...

Love the characters in your daughters picture . Don!t let my monkeys see the banana or they will be straight over! Hugs Mrs A. #107.

famfa said...

Daughters picture is great. Lots to see on your desk

buggalcrafts said...

a messy desk is a sign of creativity!

Katie said...

I love your daughter's drawing!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16