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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wednesday's Workdesk lots of Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold

Checking in with Whats On Your Workdesk Wed again. More time is spent at your desk 'not making a project' than producing a project. The things that turn out to be a project for me they are the ones that fly along. I think I resolve things when I have a clear path in mind an end rather than a starting point. I know that is not how it works for everyone. I admire people who can just start to play and end up with something amazing. I am definitely a planner.

WOYWW is a great prompt to share the stuff you do that may not otherwise see the light of day - stuff that might be interesting to others but is not 'a thing.' I suppose Journals are a bit like that but people tend to post pages that are resolved from their journal rather than those still hanging in the air. Well here's today's desk:

Ive been playing with lots of paint, ink, infusions, embossing powder, lots of different media but all in one palette Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold. Paperartsy's latest Challenge suggests these colours. So far its all experiments.

I am not sure where they will go. last month I spent ages trying transfer techniques. All interesting but none that I used to make 'a thing' with. I am enjoying this play and I like a lot more of the results. I am planning to carry on for another day and then tidy up and actually use them.

Hope you having fun at your desk this week. Thanks for calling in to mine. x

If you haven't heard of WOYWW Its been going since 2009. Julia Dunnit, who began it, says she started it "because I'm nosey and wanted to see what other people have got and what other people do at their desks whilst I'm busy procrastinating."

Bit like most of the Internet then!  I like this outlet for the chaos that sometimes reigns on my desk or head.


  1. Hi Amanda, playing with stash is a great way to see what products can do, and maybe end up with some great stuff to use later. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

  2. Sometimes it's hard to just play with no real end product in mind. But when we do great ideas are sparked. Karen 26

  3. Hi Amanda, I find that I often find things in my stash that were originally play with no set idea in mind, but later turn out to be just what I need for another project. Those transfer pieces may yet come in extremely useful. Have a great week. Sarah #19

  4. Good to have a play like that ... you never know what success you'll have and something useful for the future. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW #15 x

  5. What a gorgeous workspace under the eaves...
    A very happy WOYWW to you!
    Claire no.6

  6. A fabulous workspace Amanda. And playing without results is something I do very often as well. The backgrounds and papers often came handy a year later or so. In the poast I was always a bit disappointed when I didn't get a perfect result immediately, but meanwhile I have learnt that just messing around and playing brings so much knowledge in the end!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Hope really to see you at Art Journal JOurney Challenge this months again!
    Hugs, Susi

    1. Thanks Susi lovin your blue poppies piece. Thanks for all your support. x Amanda

  7. it's a great colour challenge, I must try and find time to enter! been so long.... Have a great WOYWW Helen #1

  8. I really admire people who DO plan as it's something I can't seem to master! My crafting is definitely more the sort of let's see what turns up in my brain today, loL! I love the colours you've worked with this week, great challenge.
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

  9. What a fabulous space to play and experiment. I tend to have a direction of where I want to go creatively but it usually turns on it's heel half way through..
    Hope you get to finish your piece for the PaperArtsy challenge it's a fab colour challenge.
    Creative wishes & Thank you for sharing WOYWW Tracey #3

  10. Happy Belated WOYWW. Another 'under the eaves' crafty workspace! I have a long and narrow craft room in the very oldest part of our farmhouse. I love it, except I do often wish that I wasn't upstairs above the kitchen (a long walk every time I need to do anything). Ali x #7

  11. Your ceiling is whats catching my eye! So much inspiration - I have desk in my (attic) bedroom and have a sloping roof like that - I have been squeezing art onto the tiny bit above my desk - well actually my desk has been a wardrobe over spill lately but you are inspiring me to spread out onto the ceiling :)

    Have a lovely week,
    Carmen x #35