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

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

What's on Your Workdesk....WOYWW

I'm determined to be brief with my entry for 'What's on my Workdesk' this week...HA! If you know me you'll know that that is quite a challenge, but I'm going to give it a go....
This week's entry photograph isn't actually taken in my studio as previous Wednesday's, but in our junk office space. All of the boxes you can see contain photographs. Zillions of photographs in fact, recording all our events and travels from over the years.
I have started to group them together but as you can imagine it's quite a task. The trouble is when you start looking through them...oh my...the week can disappear never mind the hour!


The large blue album on the far left hand side is a scrapbook that I created for our 25th Wedding Anniversary...unfortunately it isn't complete. I had to enclose an I.O.U in the cover to say I will finish it one day ;D
I did actually join a group of ladies a few months back at a Creative Memories workshop which was fun. I actually completed three additional pages that day, but I've still got a way to go. I only have to go up to 2004 but with time going so quickly, I'd better hurry before my memory goes and I won't be able to remember events.
We're now approaching our 33rd year, so I'd better get on with it. It was such a great thing to do because it shows our kids that we actually had a life before they arrived. Oops...just reminded myself I was to keep it brief so I'll finish here today....
There surprise surprise ~ I can be brief!
If you're confused by what I'm showing you here 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!
 
Happy WOYWW everyone...have fun ;D

74 comments:

  1. Its true once you open the photograph albums you may as well kiss goodbye to the rest of the day.
    Lynn
    One I Made Earlier Today
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    1. Hi Lynn, well I've not been near the desk since I took the photo...I daren't whilst I have my visitor here.
      Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a wonderful WOYWW ;D

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  2. I have dozens of photos that need to be organized, scrapped or even scanned and printed. Thanks for the share.

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    1. It's a little daunting and there always seems to be other things to do first. Thanks for stopping by Angie.
      Have a great WOYWW ;D

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  3. I feel your pain! I'm so behind on photo albums, I may have to pass them on to the kiddos and have them try their luck! Have a great week!
    Lisa #21

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    1. Hi Lisa, sounds like a good plan to me! Thanks for visiting...
      Enjoy your week too :D

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  4. What a daunting task you have ahead of you. I'm sure it will be well worth it when you are finished. Have a super WOYWW from # 9 this week!

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    1. I'm not so sure it's a task I'm going to partake in at the moment. That's why the boxes are all out of sight.
      Have a great WOYWW ;D

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  5. So many photos and never enough time. When you finsh yours, will you come and help me with mine? #26

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    1. I'd love to visit Joynana but think if I finish mine I'll never want to see another photograph again!
      Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy your WOYWW ;D

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  6. Bet you have travelled far down Memory Lane thios week.Daunting task, but enjoyable I expect.

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    1. Hi Judy, it's amazing how much you forget over the years, but then photo's bring it all back...sometimes too much.
      Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a great WOYWW :D

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  7. wow, that is some task you have there... wishing you much luck!! Helen 39

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    1. I think my luck just ran out Helen...I'm in need of a break already. I'm itching to get back to drawing again.
      Enjoy WOYWW ;D

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  8. I started a scrapbook 12 years ago. I have never finished it. I need to kick my arse and return to it I think!! Love ya! xxoo

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    1. 12 years ago Marie! What have you being doing??? ;D
      My SIL arrived okay by the way and I'm busy being the tourist guide so apologies for not visiting your blog...
      Have a great week xoxo

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  9. Think I could win the 'who has more photos' competition, I have a drawer full and some albums in the top of the wardrobe. Thank goodness for digital files. Hope you get time to finish the scrapbook someday soon.
    Ann B
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    1. But I feel the digital files are getting out of control too Ann...I feel I'm going under....glug, glug!
      I just can't resist taking photo's.
      Thanks for stopping by ~ Happy WOYWW

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  10. I gave up scrapbooking and started making cards! I really need to re-visit the art. So many pictures, so little time!

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    1. Hi Glenda, it can be so daunting when the collection is large. I keep coming up with other things to do, but hopefully one day I'll finish.
      Thanks for stopping by ~ Enjoy WOYWW ;D

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  11. so many memories are tied up in photos,enjoy
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay,x

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    1. I just love old photographs...but should have put them straight into albums. I'm getting swomped with my digital one's now...ho hum!
      Have fun with WOYWW ;D

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  12. Looks like you have a fab collection there! Good on you for sorting through, I want to do that too, as all my boy's photo's from when he was little are put away and I now want to use them for crafting. Didn't have digital cameras back then though it wasn't that long ago really. I'm going to scan them in to use. Take care, enjoy snooping! Love Zo xx 74

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    1. There's soooooo many Zo. I'm not sure I'll get very far because I'm desperately wanting to get back to drawing. So much to do and so little free time!
      Have a fun week and thanks for popping by :D
      Happy WOYWW

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  13. Oh crikey, I get so overwhelmed with the zillions of photos, AND I have my Father's pictures in the garage too. Don't know whether I'll ever get them organised. Maybe never, maybe delegate the job. Erm, nobody's in the queue!! I love your idea of an IOU.
    All the best,
    Ros. #90

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    1. Me too Ros, but I do love the older photographs. I think they're priceless recording events and history for us to see.
      I think to delegate might be a good idea, trouble is to who?
      Have a good time with WOYWW :D

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  14. WOW!!! so many pics to sort, But will be lovely in the end, lots of memories you have there...enjoy... Hugs May x x xNo15

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    1. If you forget the rest of the world whilst you browse through then it is lovely May...but then everything else normally is shouting for your attention.
      Have a fun WOYWW ;D

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  15. Such a huge task! Isn't it amazing to flip back through it all? There are so many events big and small I forget until a walk back through the albums... or boxes. I don't know if mine will ever be organized - good luck to you!

    Cheers,
    Susan #130-ish

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    1. I think everyone has a few boxes like mine. Hopefully one day they'll be organised, but it doesn't look like it's going to be this week :$
      Thanks for stopping by...I love to have visitors. Enjoy WOYWW :D

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  16. Hi Neesie, I've been through the sorting phase, took me forever because we had photographs in drawers, albums, boxes and even a suitcase. Now my ambition is to scrap as many of them as possible before I leave this mortal coil ... much easier said than done :) Scanning them takes up a good deal of time too. What makes the task even harder is that I have this lovely digital camera and so I'm amassing even more pics on my PC ... many may never see the light of day :( Ah well, thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #26

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    1. Good for you Elizabeth...I'm impressed!
      I just think future generations will be grateful for our efforts. I adore looking through historical black and white photo's...not that mine are that old :D
      Have fun with WOYWW and thanks for stopping by.

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  17. One day I suppose it will get finished! Organizing photos is an opportunity to stroll through memory lane for sure, that's the fun of it! Happy WOYWW #47

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    1. One day hopefully Suzie(fingers crossed) ;D
      Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over to visit.

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  18. So many possibilities with those photos - have fun!

    #148

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    1. Hi Miriam,
      If only I could stop the clock to complete them...I think with the amounts it could take years!
      Happy WOYWW :D

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  19. #144. The best photos I am working with, is the old ones. My mother has been taken care of a lot, thanks God..

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    1. It helps when everyone gives a hand...unfortunately it appears that it's my job!
      Thanks for visiting ;D

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  20. I have a similar stash of old photos - perhaps even worse, because I inherited all my parents' ones, so I have many that are probably well over 100 years old. There are certainly a few from the pre-WW1 era. These days, with digital photos it is so much easier to manage them (though of course we all end up with many more to manage, don't we?)

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    1. I have my parents photos too Mark but they're not in that photograph. I think the old photos are priceless but I'm thinking ours might be treasures to later generations.
      You're collection sounds wonderful and so interesting. I'd certainly get lost in time.
      Thanks for popping over ~ have a great week ;D

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  21. Lynn is so right, once the pictures come out, that is IT!

    Happy woyww!
    #48
    :)trisha

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    1. Life stops! Hehe...It needs to be a wet wintery day before you open the box, but I'm hoping not to have one of those for quite some time ;D
      Happy WOYWW Lynn.

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  22. Well, today mine is anything but brief....I had to show my finished goosie...and then..had to natter on about it...and then..well, you get it..... ...

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    1. I know...but I think its a skill I don't have, but I'm working on it! I hope to nip across to visit but I have my visitor here so it's difficult to spare the time this week.

      Have fun :D

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  23. It's odd really, my photos are the thing that I would rescue from a burning building and yet I don't have many out on the walls or in frames. And I can lose hours too....
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

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    1. I would be the same Jan, although I do have quite a few out on display. Maybe because I'm away from my family, I like to have their image close by.
      Enjoy WOYWW :D

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  24. I'm thinking losing your memory may be the best way to finish scrapbooks! You'll be happy to put any old picture in there, because surely you must KNOW these people and you must have BEEN THERE! I made a scrapbook as a young child by cutting pictures out of magazines. I cut one picture out of a lady in pantyhose and a bra on a white bearskin rug in front of a fireplace (what magazine did I get my hands on??!). I remember being so enamored with that bearskin rug and thought those things on the lady's legs were so cool. Now I know pantyhose suck and a white bearskin rug wouldn't stay white for long!

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    1. What a giggle Princess Judy,
      I was wondering where your pantyhose and white bearskin would lead.
      Such innocence...bless ;)
      Have fun with WOYWW and I hope to sneak a few visits in inbetween my visitors activities. :D

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  25. Oh my, I feel your pain. I have albums and boxes of photos that need sorting and scrapping - there just aren't enough hours in the day! :lol:

    Ali #117

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    1. How true Ali...think I'll get back to them another time ;0
      So easy to come up with other things that need doing ~ like drawing!
      Thanks for visiting :D

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  26. Wow congrats on 33 years that is to be applauded and your piles of photos are just memories waiting to be rediscovered so don't waste too much time and forget to make new ones. Happy Woyww! #59

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    1. That's the trouble...I'm taking photographs daily so I'm going to be knee deep in them soon.
      Yeah...33 years is quite a time isn't it...I should be let out now for good behaviour by now ;) lol
      Enjoy WOYWW #12

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  27. Hi Neesie, I have tons of pictures too! I asked my son to scan them in exchange for some nice shoes. He's doing it. I've stopped developing pictures till I catch up with my scrapbooking.
    I ove melbourne, have been there twice. My aunt lives there. My absolute favorite was going to see the pengins in Philipp Island! Adorable! :^) patsy

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    1. Now that sounds like a good idea Patsy....I'll have to give that a go. My son loves trainers, but the trouble is that I could buy a house for the same price!
      The penguin parade at Philip Island is a special treat.
      We may be visiting them soon with having my sister-in-law here from the UK.
      Happy WOYWW :D

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  28. I simply love getting lost in photographs... i'm one of those people who begs to see peoples vacation shots and family albums... it's just magic .... enjoy!

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    1. I love to look at other people's collections too...it's just trying to organise my own that's the trouble!
      Enjoy the weekend... Have fun :D

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  29. Ype I have photo boxes as well, ready to be made into something else. Didnt notice that your posts were long lol
    Bridget #101

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    1. Your very kind Bridget...but I know once I get started I can get carried away with myself. Maybe not on the WOYWW posts but certainly on other's.
      You only have to check out the Simple Woman's Daybook to see what I mean.
      Thanks for stopping by. Have fun with WOYWW :D

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  30. Wow, thats a lot of photos. Someone has got a lot of scrapbooking to do...
    Sophie x
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    1. I know Sophie...the scary part is that that's not all of them. :D
      Enjoy WOYWW and I'll try to sneak some time to visit.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. I admire your start on getting those photos organised! I couldn't agree more with all the comments, live just takes over sometimes!

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    1. It certainly can...
      Thanks for visiting ~ enjoy your weekend ;D

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  32. We have boxes and boxes of photos, not to mention loads of album that all need sorting. Very time consuming so the job keeps getting put off. The only album that is straight and finished is our wedding album, and even that could do with some kind of story attached. Have lots of fun with your memories. xx Maggie #2

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    1. Thanks Maggie...I will try. The touble is I want to draw, paint or anything instead of tackling them.
      Think I'll just have to dive in one day ;D
      Enjoy your weekend:D

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  33. You are so good getting sorted! I have boxes of photos but never seem to get round to doing anything with them. The photos on your most recent post are amazing. Thank you for visiting my desk xx

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    1. I started well but seem to have lost my momentum over the last few days...we took off to the beach today which seemed a much better idea.
      Thanks for popping over to visit...I'm limited with my blog time at the moment but I'll be back!
      Enjoy your weekend ;D

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  34. Hi Neesie, Thank you for paying me a visit, for now I have found your great blog. I have just spent a delightful hour scrolling through your posts and photo's. I neeeeed to visit that gorgeous Tea Shop, all the goodies look so tempting, and who would have thought a bulb of garlic could look so beautiful. Love it !
    Oh I almost forgot why I'm here, WOWW, we too have 'BIG' box's of photo's waiting to be sorted. The trouble is once they see the light of day we get side tracked with reminiscing and after a few hours they go back to their dark little world (unsorted), Oh dear, but we had a few happy hours in the process.
    Hope you had a happy day at the beach.
    Hugs
    Lottie x

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    1. Hi Lottie, thank you so much for joining as a follower. I get unbelievably excited when I see new people joining.
      I'm so glad that you've enjoyed visiting. I do love to blog and its great to hear feedback especially when its positive.
      We will be visiting the tea shop again in the next week or so and may well do a complete post on it.
      I love that picture of the garlic too. I'm going to do an A3 drawing of it as soon as I have some free time.
      Have a great week and thanks again for visiting :D

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  35. I love looking at photos. The ones from pre-digital days seem more precious -- I've had an album from my parents' house for over a year because I was going to scan the pictures. It's a dull task taking them out, scanning, saving, putting them back in. I think I need to just crank up some music and do it one of these days!

    Happy WOYWW on Monday from Laura #124 (Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.) :)

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    1. Music always motivates me Laura...I think that's a good idea.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great week :D

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  36. I so enjoyed your Sat. the 14th post! And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with so many photos! (But the vast majority of mine are saved in my computer.) And that Tea Shop! WOW! What great fun! Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope to come back here again!

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    1. I've also got to reorganise my digital photos too Carol :$
      I just have so many, but still I can't stop taking them!
      I capture so many images daily and am now thinking I may have a problem!
      I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit and may come back.
      Enjoy your week. :D

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  37. Hi Neesie, great blog, good luck with getting ur wedding acrapbook together, i feel inspired to dig out my wedding pics and do something creative with them! Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment :) Happy WOYWW and have a fab crafty week :) xx Angel Greetings

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    1. Hi Angela,
      My album isn't just the wedding day but 25 years of events so a major exercise! I think it'll be an ongoing project ~ maybe for the next 25 years :$
      Have a great WOYWW

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