“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ....Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What's on Your Workdesk....WOYWW

I'm spinning all the plates this week and just hoping they don't all come crashing down on me...but it's Wednesday and I haven't finished visiting everyone's work desk yet. I guess I failed that test.
Confused then just click over to Julia and it'll all become clear...plus you'll be able to snoop at some amazing crafty people, their desks and what they're up to...they won't mind...honest! ;D

I am determined to make my WOYWW entry brief today. As I mentioned I have so much to fit in before my SIL arrives at dawn on Saturday, appointments, and meetings etc on top of the usual stuff...that I haven't really gone into my room today...I just grabbed the pads and pens and sat at my kitchen workbench. The sun wasn't shining in that room, so that was my excuse. Not that I need one because there's no-one here to witness other than Mufftypup.


 Here's some of the zentangles that I've finished during to week...I'm still working on the teapot and cup.



Muffin actually was busy in the studio earlier...so here comes a confession...I don't only do art work in that room. There's lots of other activities that I may get to divulge at a later date...but today was Muffin's spa time.
I know quite a few of you mentioned how great it must be to have a sink handy...I think Muffin might not agree....what do you think?
With guests arriving a girl has to look her best though ^..^
Happy WOYWW everyone...have fun ;D

60 comments:

  1. Cute little dog :) Um my work desk is pretty organized at the moment...am in between two art works.
    Have a great week ahead!

    Eva

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    1. Yes she's cute but she isn't afraid to use it Eva.
      Two art works sounds exciting ;D
      Hope you have a great week too!

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  2. Your zentangles are breathtaking!

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    1. Breathtaking...wow Ali thanks so much :D

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  3. Wow, the zentangles are looking great! I absolutely have to have a sink nearby, that's why I work mainly in the kitchen! (Now there's a confession!) RosA#40

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    1. I like to work in the kitchen too Ros but the sink will come into its own if I start silk painting...its a must.
      Thanks for stopping by....Have a great WOYWW :D

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  4. Great art!! Have a good week. Helen 18

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  5. Boy, have you got those zentangles sussed - they are FANTASTIC! I love the citrus slices, they just make me smile cos they're just right! The teapot is going to be a fun piece too. I think your's win over others because you leave a brave amount of white free - it works!
    Hugs, LLJ ~7 xx
    PS Your doggie is playing the sympathy card there :)

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    1. Hi LLJ,
      Your comments are so kind ~ thank you ;D
      I was really pleased with the citrus slices too. Haven't had a chance to get back to the teapot today, but its a nice feeling knowing its there waiting.
      As to that look...yeah...she has quite a few looks and really knows how to work them. I'm a sucker everytime ^..^
      Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by :D

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  6. Neesie love your art work and your working space in the kitchen is lovely. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter, Erika.

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    1. My pleasure Erika, I'm so thrilled to be drawing again I want to share it with everyone!
      Thanks for popping over...Happy Easter to you too :D

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  7. Wee Muffin is sooo cute I knew that sink would come in handy!! Neesie your art work is really Jaw Dropping beauty, you are such a gifted artist!! love your work and your blog x x Have a super time with your guests and Happy Easter x x Hugs May x x x No11

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    1. Oh May thank you so much. I'm thrilled that people like my drawings. I enjoy doing them so much but feel I should try to do something else soon. Trouble is I don't want to frighten my mojo into disappearing again.
      I'm glad that you like to visit... I'll pop the kettle on next time :D
      Have a great Easter weekend ~ Enjoy Neesie #32

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  8. Oh WOW!!!! Those Zentangles are amazing!! Wish I could do that!

    Thanks for sharing,


    Jackie xx #17

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    1. Hi Jackie...if I can do them I'm sure you could. Seriously!
      The only trouble is they really do pull your eyes if you draw them for too long.
      Have a great weekend and thanks for leaving a lovely comment...I really love it when I get visitors :D

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  9. Fabulous artwork - and Muffin is just adorable :) Have a lovely Easter and a great time with your SIL, she's gonna be looking for some sunshine, I can promise you that much :) Di xx Oh, and Happy WOYWW of course!

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    1. I've just had peek at the weather for next week...Friday we have 26 degrees then it drops...typical eh? Melbourne weather changes by the minute though, so we'll just keep our fingers crossed. I still think she'll find it warm enough.
      Thanks for following by the way Di...I get so excited when I see a new follower!
      Enjoy your Easter weekend too and Happy WOYWW :D

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  10. oh my gosh your work is so beautiful and so time consuming, complicated, amazing, your little love looks so sweet bundled in the towel,

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    1. Hi Laurie,
      Thank you so much for such wonderful comments...I'm truly honoured receiving them from an artist of your calibre. It's all thanks to you though ~ you inspired me :D
      Have a wonderful Easter weekend and I hope life is good for you and yours xoxo
      Muffin say thanks too ^..^ x

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  11. Your zetangles are amazing - so very talented. Thanks for sharing.

    Miriam #107

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    1. Oh thanks Miriam for such a lovely comment.
      Happy Easter to you :D

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  12. I love, love, love the fruit and the beginnings of the teacup and the puppy is just too cute! Happy WOYWW from #31

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    1. I think it might be my favourite one too. And the puppy...she'd be really pleased to hear herself being called a puppy as she's 8 years old now.
      Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful Easter weekend. ;D

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  13. Super artwork - you'll be pleased to know, inspired by your good self I've started my own journal full of Zentangles, finished the first one, thought it was more of a discovery of pattern than an actual drawing! Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

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    1. That's great to hear Zo...I would love to see what you've done ;D
      I really find them incredibly relaxing ~ I hope you do to.
      Have a happy WOYWW and enjoy the Easter weekend. :D

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  14. Hi Neesie!

    Sorry I didn't get back to you last week, BLogger played up for me and then I had lots to do to organise Lil Miss B for her trip. But here I am now!

    Love the zentangle work - I like it a lot and would do more if everyone else in the family didn't keep stealing my pens... or wrecking them....sigh....

    Muffin made me laugh - that was a long suffering face if ever I saw one. Sinks in craft rooms are handy, but I don't think my dogs would fit in a sink!

    Morti #52

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    1. Blogger can be like that Morti...don't worry because I find it incredibly difficult to visit all I'd like to in the time.

      Thankfully no-one here has discovered my pens yet...I'm hoping it'll stay that way.

      Muffin certainly knows how to work it and although she doesn't look happy there, once she's on her way to drying...especially with the hairdryer on her...she's fine. If she looks like that there's a chance she might get a piece of chicken...so it's worth trying! ^..^

      Thanks for popping over ~ Have a happy fun Easter :D

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  15. I love your zentangle. I have discovered them and find them very calming. Dog looks cute.

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    1. Hi Famfa,
      I find them very calming too. Enjoy :D
      Happy Easter!

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  16. love your drawings, they look lush, poor little pooch lol, but as you say a girls gotta look her best - thanks for the snoop

    Hugs
    Judie xx NO 121

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    1. My pleasure Judie,
      I love having visitors over. Thanks for your kind comment about my drawings. I'm really enjoying being arty again.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  17. Hi Neesie - Your Zentangle artwork is stunning. What a lovely effect - I might have to try that. I look forward to seeing your teapot finished. Thanks for popping to my desk. Happy WOYWW Helen 29

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    1. I have no idea at the moment when I might get back to the teapot. This week is building speed and I've so much to fit in before my sister-in-law arrives and the Easter weekend...Ahhh!
      I could do with a calming session of drawing but it's looking unlikely...plus it's never a good thing to try and rush the creative juices as you probably know.
      Have a lovely weekend and enjoy WOYWW :D

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  18. Aw..he does look a little bit miffed! I would work wherever there was sun, Neesie, no question or doubt.

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    1. Thankfully with the zentangles I can be pretty mobile. I'm a little like a sunflower...I turn towards the sunlight. The light is amazing here and most days the sun visits. ;D
      Thanks for popping over...enjoy WOYWW and have a wonderful Easter weekend :D

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  19. Neesie, I think you are right--Muffin is NOT too pleased with the sink!

    Happy Easter to you,
    :)trisha
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    1. Hehe...I think its more about being wet than the sink Trisha. She is actually quite happy to take the plunge ~ its just the getting out bit she's not too happy about. A little like myself in a hot shower!
      Thanks for popping over and I notice your following now...I love to have visitors, so maybe next time I'll pop the kettle on.
      Have a great Easter weekend ~ Enjoy :D

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  20. Hi Neesie, great zentangles! and cute pup too!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog

    Debs #160

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    1. Hi Debs, my pleasure...
      Have a lovely weekend :D

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  21. Oh Neesie, your Zentangling is FAB!!! LOVE your cute little doggie.Your place looks gorgeous.So pretty, and clean and neat!! Very feminine without being OTT.I'm going through a Frou frou stage...!!

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    1. Hi Judy,
      Thanks for your lovely comments. Someone once said when visiting my home in the Middle East, that they were surprised and I'd made it just like a real home...I was a little confused because when you're an expat for so many years travelling, I think it’s important that you do make the space you’re in yours! If you live like it’s a temporary state then it’s very unsettling...especially for children.
      Have a great Easter weekend ~ have fun ;D

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  22. I adore the Zentangles! What a cutie patootie pup! Happy WOYWW and Easter! Warmly, Tracy #28

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    1. I didn't even have a clue about Zentangles until a few weeks back. I'd never heard of them.
      Mufftypup says thanks for your comment too ^..^
      Thanks for stopping by Tracy...I know it's getting to be a very busy time for everyone.
      Happy Easter ~ Have fun :D

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  23. Hi Neesie, Enjoyed the daybook entry. You've been busy, the doodles look complicated! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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    1. I always try to be busy and make the most of each day Patsy...normally wrecked by the end of the day but satisfied that I've used it well.
      Enjoy the Easter weekend and thanks for stopping by ;D

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  24. Hi Neesie, what adventures are you up with your SIL? Hope you have a great time.
    That Muff of yours looks pretty forlorn, and very cute. As you say, a girl's gotta look gorgeous.
    Those zentangles are truly amazing. I don't think I would stick at it but I'm certain that it must be quite meditative, very focused.
    Take care,
    Ros. #105

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    1. Hi Ros,
      I've got a lot of ideas but I'm leaving it until she's here, so we can decide together. We've never spent a lot of time together so I'm not too sure what she'd like best...so it's a work in progress. Isn't it typical after all this wonderful weather that it's going to change.

      Madame Muffty has forgiven me ~ she always does; a piece of chicken works wonders ;D

      I've been running flat out this week and we've nearly reached Friday...ahhh! There’s still so much to do before she arrives.
      I've had no chance to draw for days, but I hope to get back to finish a piece as she likes arty things...I'm going to get her to have a go. Hopefully she'll like it. It may help with jet lag.

      Have a wonderful long weekend...whatever you get up to have fun! Enjoy :D

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  25. What a cute little dog, gorgeous. I love your drawings, they are stunning x
    Sophie no.71

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    1. Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for stopping by...I know it's a busy time.
      Have a lovely long weekend ~ have fun :D

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  26. I'm very late this week, usually try to get around more desks on the Wednesday but having a 15 year old staying certainly limits my computer time.
    Love your art work, they must take an age to complete but results are more than worth it. Wish my little dog would sit there with a towel wrapped round her, it takes all kinds of tricks and bribes to get her in the bath - she hates water and runs off to hide as soon as she sees the shampoo bottle.
    Ann B
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    1. Hi Ann, I'm having terrible trouble myself fitting everything in this week. I haven't visited as many desks as I wanted.
      I've missed my drawing too...but hope to catch up soon.
      Muffin has always like having a spa day ~ she just doesn't like to be cold and wet. She'll do lots of tricks for some chicken...sit, paw, high five, turn around, lie down and roll over. Not bad for a dumb blonde. Your pooch sounds very switched on ;D
      Have a lovely Easter weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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  27. I, too, failed the test. I'll never get through them all....

    Vee

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    1. It's a busy time just now, so maybe we can all be forgiven if we don't manage to visit as many as we'd like.
      Have a wonderful weekend whatever you get up to ~ Enjoy :D

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  28. I struggled last week to get round just the people who visited me and a couple of others. I have no hope any more of getting round everyone, unless I do no crafting at all. All any of us can do is to do our best to visit as many as possible. Neither of our two dogs really enjoy being bathed, but we do cheat now and as very good lady brings her fully equipped van to the door, takes them out one at a time, to bath them and to trim them. She gets all the mud, and the tons of hair and we get two clean tidy dogs. Thanks for your visit and good wishes for Flash. Have a good Easter. xx Maggie #9

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    1. I think if we just took to visiting everyone as you say we wouldn't get time to do anything else. I'm still dipping in and out when I can but I know I'm not going to manage many more now that the holiday weekend is upon us.

      I used to have one of those van visit our driveway, but then with Muffin slung so low to the ground, I was always having to dip here to remove debris from our walk virtually everyday. I then thought I'd do the grooming course myself.

      Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek...http://neesienatters.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/muffins-grooming-at-dog-diversity.html

      Thanks for popping over Maggie ~ I appreciate it.
      Have a wonderful Easter holiday...enjoy :D

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  29. Love your ink works, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Tracy ~ I really enjoy drawing them, but unfortunately I'm too busy now with my visitor about to arrive, friends for dinner and the holiday weekend.
      Whatever you get up to have a lovely time...Happy Easter :D

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  30. Oh what an adorable little dog. So cute and in that towel - a sweetheart.
    Love your zentangling - but you already know that and what I think about your work and your room. Intrigued as to what else you do now you have set the scene.
    Sorry I am so late, things got in the way. Thanks for sharing, stopping by me and putting your number (so appreciated.) Happy Easter - Hugs, Neet #10 xx

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    1. Hi Neet,
      I've just entered a photo of Mufftypup into a competition in the cutiest category...wish us luck!
      I'm hoping there might be a little silk painting at some stage.
      Catch up again soon...enjoy the holidays and thanks for stopping by, I know it's such a busy time. :D

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