Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WOYWW 164

I've been making the blog rounds the past few weeks, and have noticed a weekly installment many bloggers present called "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday", where artists share their creative spaces with the beautiful chaos of tools, supplies, and works in progress. I've decided to join in, so enjoy! (if you want to see other people's workdesks, check out the Stamping Ground blog, the host blog for WOYWW)

There it is! Please note that I actually share a craft room with my Mom - so those pom-poms, flowers, and Popsicle sticks are not actually mine!
I'm currently working on illustrating a 100-word story that my co-worker wrote. I'll post more on that project in a few days, but right now you can sneak a peak. That book bound with binder rings near the top of the picture above is the book itself, with blank pages. The two pages next to the book are the almost completed pages.

Those Tim Holtz red-handled scissors are my absolute favorite, and believe me, I have tried a lot of scissors! If I had these and a pair of needle-point scissors I'd be happy, since the point of the red scissors isn't that sharp, though it is adequate for most things. The huge, delightfully textured handles are great for guys - it's so nice to have scissors that fit my hands!
Decided to go all arty and see what the desk would look like posterized. Interesting!

24 comments:

  1. Welcome to the WOYWW, I'm a fairly new newbie as well, this being my 3rd week. Your desk look great. Francesca #54

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  2. I get crazy enough with just my stuff around, don't know how good a sharer I'd be...kudos to the two of you.. I love Tim's stuff too! #102

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    1. Thanks for the yummy kudos :-) Unfortunately, my Mom doesn't get much time to craft, so generally I can have my stuff layed out for a few days before I need to clean up. I do look forward to the day I can have my own dedicated workspace (might be a while!), but for now we work together to share this one. Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I love that your desk has stuff everywhere! I'll have to check back to see how the book is coming, looks like it'll be cool! Your desk looks pretty neat-o posterized.

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    1. In some ways I, too, like stuff everywhere on the desk, and in some ways I don't! Also note the stuff hanging off the edge :-) I hope the book will turn out cool - I'd love it if you checked back to see it! If you want an easy way to here about new posts, check out my right sidebar - it has Facebook, Twitter, and email sign ups. Just if you want, but I thought those might be helpful.
      Illustrate on!

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  4. popping in from woyww. Love the mess.

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    1. Sometimes a mess is a beautiful thing, and beauty comes out of first making a mess.

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  5. Welcome Zach. I haven't participated in many months and just returned this week myself. Good luck with your project.

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  6. lovely crafting desk with lots going on . happy woyww . jill #32

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  7. Great to have you join in & share your desk ! My Mum lives 6 hours away & I miss being with the family a lot - so the thought of sharing my crafting with my Mum would be very appealing ! Hope you both have fun sharing a happy hobby ! Have a great crafty week ! Ali #97

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  8. It's a mad, addictive, crazy, voyeuristic, idea-inspiring whirlpool, this WOYWW lark - but it's the best fun! I've met some awesome folk and admired some fantastic artwork too. Welcome! I look forward to seeing a bit more of your illustration soon, the sneaky peak was tantalising!
    Hugs, LLJ #28 xx

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    1. It is fun - and rather addicting! It's neat to see the variety of interests (drawing, stamping, computer design, sewing, jewelry making, etc.), and the tools associated with each. Definitely reminds me of a whirlpool, too! Thanks for the comment, the full story on the illustrating will be coming next monday!

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  9. Hi Zachary Welcome to WOYWW. Great first post - I think you love the pom poms really!! Your posterised picture looks great - neat way to get rid of the cute pom poms! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

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    1. Hahaha! Pom-poms are okay in my book - it's glitter that I have REAL problems with. *shudder* I heard someone say the other day they would dive into a pool of glitter if given the chance, but that sounds like torture to me! :-)

      Happy WOYWW to you too!

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  10. Great desk, Zach, and love the idea of poserising it too. Very artistic! Like you, I am a lover of TH's great scissors - best scissors I've ever owned. For cutting EZ mount foam there's nothing like them!

    I'm a mixed media artist too and enjoy being creative in many different ways. Your blog is great, and it's lovely to find another tangler! I love Zengangle art. I'd really like to follow your blog. Tried to find a "follow" button but you don't seem to have a normal one - just subscribing, which seems to be different... I'd like to follow in the normal way so your blog shows up in my blog list - I don't need emails too.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - pure serendipity, that caddy was - £3 at our village fete last year, and the circle cutter bought about 3 months later. The whole thing takes up a lot less room than those Making Memories (?) ones - the octagonal white ones that cost an arm and a leg too...

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #51

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    1. Hmmm...I'm not sure how to add a follow button, but I do know how to add blogs so they show up in your blog list! When you are viewing your blog list, you should see a button that says "add". Hit that and a box will show up. Type in my URL (www.createdtodesign.blogspot.com), and hit "follow". That should do it - hope it works!

      Some of the best ideas happen by happy accidents :-)

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  11. The book project sounds exciting! Illustration is something I would love to try, but firt I want to WRITE a book. Have fun in your space!
    Lisa (thanks for visiting my desk!)

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    1. If you want a place to start on story writing, you might want to try a hundred-story. If you go to this site: http://site.flashfiction5.com/Writings.html , and scroll down just a bit, you should see a list of five words (they're purple and bold). They put up five new words each month, and invite folks to write a hundred-word story utilizing a form of those five words (for instance, if the word is rock you could use rocked, rocker, or any other variation on the word rock).

      Thanks for visiting my desk too!

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  12. Welcome to WOYWW - great to have you along, and a twofor at that - wonder if yuor Mum will mind us rummaging on her desk too! Love the start you've made on the book..and the fact that you've put it all together already..I work exactly the opposite way! Posterising makes your table look frightfully arty....perhaps we could get someone to make a tidy-eriser!

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    1. Don't worry, I cleared it with her before posting the pics! She was a little hesitant about showing a bit of clutter to the world, but I reminded her that a desk can't be clean all the time! You have to make a mess to do something properly sometimes - nothing to be ashamed of.

      A tidy-eriser is a great idea! Must ask Picasa for a tidy-up-button...

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  13. Good luck with your project! It sounds like fun. You should post your progress next week :)


    Katie (109)

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  14. Welcome...glad you have found a scissor that fits your hand! I have large hands too and I know how uncomfortable they can be if not the right ones.

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