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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What's on Your Workdesk ~ WOYWW


Hmm...well I'm a little ashamed to show my desk this week for numerous reasons. Mainly it’s a mess, plus the fact that after being away for the weekend everything has been dumped on it. There's been no art work done here for what seems like years, but I know I'm slightly exaggerating here (Just between you and me I tend to do that ~ a lot!)
I apologise for not visiting everyone last week, but I hope to be back to normal from next week (normal for me???...now there's a frightening thought) If you popped by my place ~ thanks....I'll repay the compliment as soon as I can.
You may now realise when you see this photo that the sun doesn't always shine in the land of Oz. We've had two days of wintery weather. The thunder rain this morning was torrential.But that's Melbourne for you...the weekend on the beach...today snuggled up inside.
The garden lounger cushions just landed on the table too. I think they'll hibernate now until spring but not on my desk! ;(

I've got lots of creative idea's fighting to be set free so hopefully next week you'll be amazed! Well I will be :O
Oops...forgot to display my WOYWW badge. Julie kindly sent one to me...12,000 miles! I was so excited when I saw the envelope in my post box. Once I find a suitable spot to honour it I'll let you see. Thanks Julie I really appreciate it. 
I've also started to fill the blank wall opposite my desk as an inspiration wall. Only three things stuck there so far but it's a work in progress...like my life!  

So maybe if you want to see more productive creative workdesks, then just click over to Julia and you'll be able to snoop at some amazing crafty people, their desks and what they're up to...they won't mind...honest! 
For all those Australian's and New Zealand readers...Enjoy your ANZAC day ;D

46 comments:

  1. Neesie, my worktop is always a mess, especially when I am creating!! I can't get what I want to down on paper fast enough. When I cook, I'm a clean as you go cook, but when it comes to my artwork, I get completely lost in the bliss of what I am creating. It is not until I come up for air that I realize the mess I've made!! xxoo

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    1. Oh Marie, that sounds sheer heaven to me.
      I'm going to need to calm down when I do start and not rush in...that'll be my challenge.
      Hope you're week is going well...I'm so sorry I haven't even had a peek to see what you're up to...but I will soon :D

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  2. Aleast it will not take long to clear your desk when your ready to do some crafting....mine is a bit fuller!!!!
    Jackie 45

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    1. Hi Jackie,
      I'm hoping after tomorrow I'll be able to spend some time in there...although don't tell anyone I did nip in earlier ;D
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Have fun with WOYWW :)

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  3. Now that is one desk that wont take long to clean up, then you can get creative and make a bigger mess of the right kind.

    Eliza #26

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    1. That's sounds good to me...I can't wait.
      Have fun with WOYWW and thanks for popping in ;D

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  4. ooh loving having a nose to see what I can see on your desk! It's definitely not spring weather here today, it's torrential rain and blustery wind, so am glad am staying in nosing through the desks! Seeing your lounger cushions reminds me of my parents conservatory, where I can often find piles of lounger cushions too! Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 77

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    1. It sounds the same weather just seasons apart Zo.
      I would love to be just browsing through the desks but it's my SiL's last night so only just getting snippets as she's packing.
      Sneaky I know but I'm hooked!
      Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy snooping ;D

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  5. If you call that messy, don't look at my desk before the cleanup! I hope you can get to art again soon, nothing worse than having ideas and not being able to get to them.
    Have a great week.
    Von #65

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    1. Hi Vonny,
      It's great to know lots of other people who can relate to your pain...that's what's great about WOYWW. Like minded people :D
      Have fun and enjoy your desk hopping ;D

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  6. Your desk looks no different as far as mess is concerned, mine often looks a lot worse.

    My son lives in Mornington, so I know all about Melbourne weather, the difference between you and us in the UK is though, that here it's supposed to be spring and with you it is autumn... Anyway, happy WOYWW #34

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    1. Hi Astrid,
      I hadn't really got going with my work desk when I had to stop so there's lots to collect and organise once I get back to it...I might well have more mess then.
      It's a small world isn't it. We had a trip to Rye on the Mornington pennisula at the weekend. I'll be writing a post about it later in the week.
      It sound's like we're having the same kind of weather...yukky wet and cold. Not good for spring though :$
      Have a good time visiting everyone's workdesk and thanks for stopping by. I love having visitors ;D

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  7. Hope you get to set those crafty ideas free soon.. The weather here is wet wet wet! Yuck! Have a great week hugs trace x 97

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    1. Thanks for popping over to my place to visit,
      I hope I can get in the studio before the weekend.
      Sorry to hear about your weather. Try to enjoy the week anyway ;D

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  8. Hope your creativity gets lets loose soon! weather is much the same here in England at the moment too! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

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    1. Hello Sunshine Girl...I used to have the title 'Sunshine Lady' for a time, when I lived in Brunei. I used to visit all the new arrival families and take flowers and information to help them settle in.
      Wow that seems so long ago now ;D
      Enjoy WOYWW ~ have fun!

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  9. It does seem the 'norm' here in the Uk to be wild, wet and windy but I guess that is why we talk about the weather so much! You have such a lovely workspace, I hope you get chance to do some art soon. thanks for the snoop! Anne #61

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    1. It sounds like your discribing a fun park Redanne :) Wild, wet and windy! It looks so much better here today and thankfully the temperature is set to rise a little. I need 16 degree's or over to be a happy bunny I'm afraid.
      I'm looking forward to getting into the workspace before the end of this week. And here's a little secret just between you and me...I snook in there yesterday for an hour whilst my hubby took his sister out for some sibling bonding ;D
      Have fun with WOYWW and thanks for popping over to visit. Enjoy :D

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  10. Whats in the bag? It's spilling out and I still can't tell! Hopeyou enjoy getting back into your groove when the time comes!

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    1. I knew someone would ask that question and I suppose you are the expert snooper, so it's only right it should be you Julia.
      I threw some of my art supplies into it ie pens, paper, watercolours and idea's journal for our weekend at the beach, just in case the weather was bad or everyone decided to leave me in peace to be creative. It didn't happen.
      The bag is from a swimming costume shop that has the best swimwear. They have designs for all shapes and sizes. You can also buy everything seperate ie tops and bottoms. The quality is fantastic too. Pity they don't sell the bodies to go with them ~ like their adverts!
      Thanks so much for taking a peek...I know how many visits you make. I am trying but it'll be from next week onwards when I've finished my hostess duties.
      Happy WOYWW and thanks again for my badge :D

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  11. Not a thing wrong with workspace at all. You cannot create without a mess. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 67

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    1. Hi Rita,
      I just wish that my mess was from creating and not just being the dumping ground most handy from entering into the house ;)
      Maybe over the next week I can get the right kind of mess going on.
      Enjoy your WOYWW :D

      I see you've joined as a follower...thanks so much. I get so excited to have visitors. Maybe next time I'll pop the kettle on ;D

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  12. Your desk is just fine Nessie... have a look at mine... would love to see more of your fabulous artwork, Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x No10

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    1. I hope to show you some soon May. I really do :$
      Have a great week and enjoy WOYWW.
      Have fun :D

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  13. Neesie, I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!! LOL. I was given a recipe for Anzac biscuits by my Aussie visitors recently, think I'll give it a go in honour of the special day :)
    Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

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    1. LOL ;D
      I've got a recipe too but didn't manage to make any biscuits this time. I cheated and bought some. But I've also had quite a few whenever we've visited a coffee shop! :D
      Enjoy your WOYWW ~ have fun and thanks for visiting.

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  14. Well yes, Happy ANZAC Day to all you good folks in OZ and NZ. They're lovely biscuits I think...

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    1. They are indeed Mark. I'll have to post the recipe as I've just checked back through the blog and haven't done a post on them ~ which is very surprising.
      If you would like the recipe just let me know :D

      Enjoy your week and watch the happy veggies grow.
      I'll try and visit again soon ;D

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  15. Not a messy desk at all. Shame those garden cushions need to hibernate soon - in the UK we're hopeful that we'll soon be able to get ours out, although atm we are getting a lot of rain ... to make up for all the dry weather we had - (Hazel, #173) x

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    1. It is a great shame Hazel that my cushions had to come indoors, but maybe we'll manage a few more sittings if we light the fire? ;) I'm hanging on to the last minute before I give in to winter! (although its hardly like a UK winter)

      I heard that you have a hosepipe ban in some area's which is unbelieveable this early in the year but so typical.
      My 11,000 litre rainwater tank keeps me going during the summer months. You really get to appreciate how precious water is here.

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  16. Looks like you have a lot of creativity in the works! Thanks for sharing! Glenda#103

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    1. I just hope my mojo sticks around until I can do some of it!
      He's very fickle I'm afraid ;D
      Thanks for popping over to visit ~ Happy WOYWW

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  17. We have had miserable weather over here in South Africa too. For a country called the land of sunshine, there sure has been very little sunshine for about a week.
    Your desk looks positively neat compared to mine.
    Happy WOYWW

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    1. Thankfully our weather has improved today and is due to be a little warmer over the weekend. We have to remember that we're in autumn so I suppose we shouldn't expect too much.
      I loved visiting South Africa. We had a brilliant time there a few years back.
      Thanks for visiting and I hope to return the compliment ;D
      Happy WOYWW to you too!

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  18. weather not brilliant here either but you could use your seat pads to be extra comfy....lol
    thanks for popping by my blog
    happy belated WOYWW
    kay #98

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    1. No need for extra padding on the seats here Kay, I've enough of my own! :O
      Enjoy WOYWW ~ Have fun and thanks for popping over to visit.

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  19. That's not terribly messy. I think the cushions do need to go hibernate elsewhere thought. It looks like you have some interesting things going on there.

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    1. Yep the cushions are about to be stored away in the cupboard until the warm weather returns.
      That'll free up more space although I haven't collected too much art supplies yet...I'm still new to this game.
      Learning from the WOYWW masters I think I've got a lot to learn!
      Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by ;D

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  20. Hope you had a great weekend, how lovely to be on the beach! Thanks for sharing Liz no 194

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    1. I can't actually believe we were there now I'm sitting in my fleece with the fire on!
      We did have a great time and I hope to post some more about the weekend during the next week ;D
      Enjoy your weekend ~ Have fun and that's for popping in for a visit.

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  21. I personally think cleared desks are over rated cause when I clear mine up I can't find a darn thing. I am one of those visual people that have to have everything out where I can see it to play with it. Love that big window beside your desk. Would love to have one in my craft room. Have a great week next week and create and craft it up! Vickie #41

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    1. The location of my desk (which is really two kitchen tables pushed together) isn't ideal because the desks I've seen on WOYWW all seem to be up against a wall, with lots of shelving nearby. The wall I'd have to squish up to is the wall that the door opens up on to the rear garden, so not ideal.
      A good point is the other side has yet two more big windows ~ making the light brilliant.
      I'm taking the softly softly approach with my supplies as I'm not sure about my creative journey just yet. I'm letting it lead the way and hopefully it won't do a runner like before.
      Thanks for visiting Vickie...have a great weekend ;D

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  22. Hi Neesie. Good huddle-by-the-fire weather. I haven't turned the heating on yet, not until end of May usually so the fire is it. Luckily I'm a fire-bug.
    You desk looks quite tidy to me, in a frozen moment until you get going. Your measuring tools tell me you like to be precise. Me too.
    Enjoy the week, and thanks for coming by.
    Ros. #27

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    1. Hi Ros...well I have turned the heating on! The house we are currently in is a double brick house, which is cool in the hot weather but really quite cold in the winter. The fire is a constant companion just now. I hate to be cold.
      I've just remembered your wood shed, so you'll be having lots of lovely real fires. Unfortunately mine is a gas fire...it just doesn't compare.
      My visitor is on her return flight to the UK as I type this so once I've had a rest and done some housework, I'll be free.
      I'm really looking forward to getting back to it!
      Enjoy your cosy weekend, although I believe the temperature is about to rise again :D

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  23. Is that 2 drawers under the window? very interesting if it is. I wonder if I am ever getting a badge lol
    Bridget #1

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    1. Since I posted my first photo of my studio they have caused comments...they are in fact not drawers but vents. There are photos of them open in one of my previous WOYWW if you would like to see them in action.
      Have you asked Julia for a badge? If you pop an email to her I'm sure she'd send you one. Mine came really quickly once I requested one.
      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by :D

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