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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What's on Your Workdesk ~ WOYWW 162

Morning WOYWWer's....well it's Wednesday again and it's time for show and tell...
I'm going to be superduperly brief this week...(is that a sigh I hear?) because I actually have an appointment that will take up most of today and of course Julia at Stamping Ground likes us to keep it short and sweet if we can. That way we can tootle around everyone's desk to check out what's happening in the creating WOYWW world.
If you're new to the term WOYWW or just here for the first time and wander what on earth I'm talking about....then take a look at Julia's blog at Stamping Ground to see crafts, cards, creations and great talented artists work spaces throughout the world. It's amazing and you never know what you'll see...but be warned it's addictive.
And so here's my desk...yep the dining room table yet again. 
Not much happening at the moment, but I hope to make up for that after today.



I'd just like to apologise to everyone that I didn't get to visit last week, but please believe me I wanted to...and maybe I'll manage it this coming week. ;D
Thanks for taking the time to visit me...I love to have visitors and if you stop to natter then that's even better. 
Have a wonderful creative week ~ enjoy!

72 comments:

  1. Hello Nessie,

    Looks like you have heaps on your plate today, make sure you get in some crafting time and at least do some work on the Kooka. Keep smiling and be happy.

    Eliza #11

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    1. Hi Eliza,
      I'm not free until later today, but I definitely plan to spend some time with the Kookaburra, but it is Wednesday after all so I'll have to juggle my time between desk hopping ;D
      Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment.
      Have a great time with WOYWW and I'll try to visit soon. Enjoy :D

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  2. You definitely don't have to apologize to me, because I left town even before a friend linked me to Julia. But I sure like that bird and want some of those Inktense pens (grin).

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    1. Wow Elizabeth, you're clever to post whilst your out of town, even with a friends help ;D
      I'm happy with the Kookaburra design and have plans for him...plus I may even use the pencils on him :D
      Have a great week and have lots of fun ~ enjoy!

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  3. busy busy is a good thing, i like the look of whats going on at your desk, those are some fancy pencils!

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    1. I know Laurie...if only I knew how to use them!
      But some of the brilliant kind WOYWWer's have sent me links and youtube video's to help...all I need now is to find the time to see them.
      Thanks for popping by...I plan to nip over to you later once I'm free.
      Have a wonderful week xoxo

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  4. You look busy this week. The drawing of the bird looks good. Dani #31

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    1. Thanks Danielle,
      Yep it's another full week but hopefully I'll be able to cram some desk hopping and drawing in it somewhere ;D
      Have a great WOYWW ~ enjoy!

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  5. G'day Neesie, just watched a YouTube vid on the Inktense pencils, they look awesome - so nice to be busy too. Love the Kooka.
    Cheers, Elaine #26

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    1. Hehe G'Day Elaine ;D
      I've got a lot of links etc to put me right on the pencils but haven't had chance to look yet. I'll get there but probably after visiting a few desks first!
      Thanks for popping by today ~ Have lots of fun desk hopping! :D

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  6. Love that bird, can't wait to see how you finish it off. #29

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    1. Hi Joynana,
      Thanks neither can I ;D
      If only I could get to him...ho hum!
      Have fun with WOYWW....enjoy.

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  7. Busy busy love your kookaburra. Sandy :)

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    1. Always busy Sandy...I try to make the most of each day ;D
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great week ~ enjoy!

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  8. Will be lovely to see how the Kookaburra evolves. Woyww are very understanding .... we all get caught up and plan to do way too much.
    Sandra @43

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Poor Kooka is still waiting because I didn't get a chance to draw today after all..."C'est la vie" ;D
      Thanks for popping by. Happy WOYWW ~ enjoy!

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  9. It's a lovely desk and love the beginings of your bird! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. Thanks Sandee,
      I've wanted to draw the Kookaburra for some time, so it will be good to get on to the detail next.
      I see you've changed your photo :D
      Happy WOYWW!

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  10. Your kookaburra looks interesting.Looking forward to seeing it take shape with all those patterns.Very relaxing making patterns isn't it?
    Judy #19

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    1. I find it incredibly relaxing Judy. Unfortunately I can't get to him when I want to...maybe tomorrow will prove more successful?
      Thanks for stopping by my place.
      Have a wonderful weekend ~ have fun desk hopping! :D

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  11. Great bird and the pencils are fab eh?? eep creating
    Frankie 10
    xx

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    1. Not sure I'm in a comfortable place with the pencils yet Frankie...but I hope to be.
      I'm going to keep using them ;D
      Thanks for your comment and I hope to desk hop tomorrow as I'm running out of time today.
      Happy WOYWW!

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  12. I love my Inktense pencils - I use them just for my own pleasure, the results will never make it online! Your kookaburra is lovely, suh eceonomy of line, but captures the essence of the bird :)
    Hugs, LLJ ~57 xx

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    1. Aww that's a shame LLJ...you should be brave and let us take a peek. I posted my first attempt which was scary and I didn't like it but then that's what its all about. Learning and improving (hopefully) as we go!
      All the WOYWWer's are so encouraging and helpful :D
      Thanks for your comment...I appreciate it.
      Happy WOYWW and enjoy desk hopping!

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  13. Have a great day, find time to play!! Helen 16

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    1. I'm afraid I ran out of time today...it's getting quite late now so I'll have to try and play tomorrow.
      Enjoy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by :D

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  14. Hi Neesie, hope that little plan you had worked out. Love your workspace and those gorgeous pencils. Wonderful bird too. Crafty hugs, Anne x #54

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Thanks for your kind comment. I hope the Kookaburra ends up wonderful but we'll have to see!
      Have fun desk hopping...I hope to join in the fun tomorrow. :D

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  15. Hello my friend, sorry not been by, been resting up and taking time out as such. Fab table, with some starting of stunning work as always. Take care, enjoy desk hopping! Zo xx 62

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    1. Hello my friend,
      I missed you...and I hope you're doing okay? I'll pop over to check on you hopefully tomorrow...get the kettle on ;D
      Have fun and enjoy WOYWW xox

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  16. Another Inktense lover here, so easy to use, even if my results are not that good. First thought it was a Kingfisher then realised it was its bigger and much noisier cousin the Kookaburra.
    Ann B
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    1. I'm amazed so many WOYWW love the pencils...that's a good sign so I know if I stick with them I'll hopefully feel the same.
      Although we do have kingfisher's here (I haven't been lucky enough to see them) I couldn't go without drawing a Kookaburra.
      I hope to spend some time with him tomorrow ;D
      Thanks for hopping over here...Happy WOYWW!

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  17. Woo Neesie, here we go again. First thing that hit me is the 36 (thirty-six!!!!) Inktense pencils. Fantastic. Looking forward to your productions.
    Next thing is the Kooka. He will be great, I have no doubt. We have a tribe of them in the trees around us and they seem to laugh at any time of the day or night.
    Take care,
    Ros #76

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    1. I know Ros...shh...don't tell anyone. They had 24 but I thought well why not! So 36 it is :D
      I'm thinking I'll maybe add a little pencil to him because I never realised that they have blue on them, until I looked closely at my photo.
      Maybe a good trial for the pencils. My hubby adores hearing them and we all have to stop want listen when they laugh.
      We don't hear them so much in this house but in the last one they were regular visitors.
      Have fun desk hopping...I hope to join in tomorrow. Need my beauty sleep now ;D

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  18. Hi Neesie - Great outlines. Is that a Platypus I see peeking out from the pile? I hope you get time today to add more detail. Look forward to seeing the finished works of art. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

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    1. Ah ha...you noticed Mr Platypus! You're the first person to spot him Helen.
      Hopefully by next week I may have finished both him and the Kookaburra. That's my goal anyway :D
      Thanks for popping over to my place...enjoy WOYWW!

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  19. Mr Kooka is looking good and you are teasing me with those gorgeous inktense pencils again. So want to get some. We are still on school holidays, so no art for me this week either.
    Have a great day.
    Von. #51

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    1. Sorry Von I didn't realise they were teasing you. Maybe you should just give in and get some ~ then you can tell me how to use them ;D
      Well I have links and youtube video's to watch to learn all about them so we'll see how it goes.
      No art :( what a shame but then you're probably having fun doing lots of other things.
      Thanks for taking time out to visit. I appreciate it especially when it's holiday time.
      Enjoy! xox

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  20. It so makes me wish I could draw when I see the beautiful pictures you create Nessie, that Kookaburra is amazing

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
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    #94

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    1. You say the nicest things Sue...thanks ;D
      I'm so thankful that I've now shed the guilt of sitting and drawing. It's now my time and I'm determined to keep Mr Mojo happy and occupied.
      Have fun desk hopping!

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  21. Love the bird drawing. Your table looks very interesting. Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

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    1. Thanks Hazel,
      It's just a shame I have to clear the table every time we want to use it. Thank goodness that I don't need a lot of equipment to do my stuff!
      Enjoy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by ;D

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  22. Ooh, you can just tell that kookaburra is going to be awesome all tangled up.
    How do you go about starting your outlines? They always look beautifully proportioned.
    Laura
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    1. You have such faith Laura, I just hope I can deliver!
      I'm terrible when it comes to pictures hanging on the wall or in fact any lines...they have to be straight. My hubby drives me mad if he doesn't line something up properly to put on the walls so I suppose it's in me. It can be a pain and lots of errors or alterations but I know when I hit the button and it's right ;D
      Thanks for stopping by...I plan to desk hop later today.
      Have fun with WOYWW!

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  23. Lots of this and that going on today. I see you are prepared in case of power outage. Have fun playing!

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    1. Be prepared is my motto...Ha!
      No seriously, I nip in and out getting bits and pieces ready because I only seem to manage bursts of creative activity...all the other stuff just keeps fighting for my attention.
      It's a challenge ;D
      Have a great WOYWW and I'll pop over soon to see what you're up to.
      Enjoy creating!

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  24. fabulous pencils... love your work..looking foward to the completed art works... Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#8

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    1. Morning May, (I know it's evening with you but I couldn't resist...it sounded better ;D)
      Glad you like what you see...I hope to get back to complete a little more today...but who knows?
      Happy WoYwW and I'll be over to your place soon...pop the kettle on! :D

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  25. Looks like wonderful creativeness going on at that dining room table!!
    Happy WOYWW!!
    xxDaniella@27

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    1. Poor dining room table...it's seeing a lot of action this last year. :D
      It's just a pain when I have to move everything in order for us to have a meal there. Thankfully that tends only to be at the weekend. But I'm now spilling over onto the dining room cabinet! eek!
      It's still not warm enough yet to return to the studio.
      Have fun desk hopping...I intend to start visiting later today so pop that kettle on ~ have fun! ;D

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  26. Hi Neesie,

    Would love to hear how you are liking those Inktense pencils?
    Happy WOYWW!

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    1. I'm not sure liking is the right term RosA,
      At the moment we're like strangers trying to get to know one another. ;D
      I'm just heading off now to have another play. I'll let you know hopefully by next week how it's gone.
      Thanks for popping by ~ Have fun!

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  27. Australia has such interesting animals for you to draw! that's a kookaburra and a duck-billed platypus, right? your dining table looks beautiful and it's a good thing you don't need too many bits and pieces to do your art. it would be a whole mess if it were me and my paints, papers, etc. happy WOYWW!
    thank you for visiting me and sharing this post!
    hugs,#21
    peggy aplSEEDS

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    1. Bingo...yep you guessed right...it is a Kookaburra and a Platypus.
      Not sure about either yet but I'm heading off the desk hopping to actually do some drawing. It's hard to balance the two ;D
      You're right about being lucky I don't need much because my hubby would have a dickydydo fit if I used the dining room table like some WOYWW desks!
      I'll have free reign when I return to the studio...but got to wait for the temperature to rise first!
      Thanks for stopping by ~ have fun and enjoy desk hopping :D

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  28. Hi Neesie,

    Thank you for coming by my place after you got back home! (It's hard for me to keep my eyes from staring out the window at my garden, too!)I think you keep a tidy space using the dining room table so husband doesn't have a, a what? I'll have to look that word up! (Reading your reply above!)

    Have a great week! Darnell #34

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    1. Hi Darnell,
      Sorry I have lots of my own words...even if you look up the word I don't think you'd find it....maybe if I said 'a tizzy' you might know what I mean or maybe not! Well, let's just say he wouldn't be pleased.
      Thanks for popping by my place ~ enjoy desk hopping and hopefully no-one elses comments will be as confusing as mine ;D
      Have fun ~ Happy WOYWW!

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  29. happy woyww,loving those candles and what fab drawings :)
    thanks for visiting me
    have a fabby crafty week
    kay #52

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    1. Thanks Kay...the candles caused quite a stir when they appeared on my first photo. It's funny because I never even gave them a thought!
      Enjoy your desk hopping ~ have lots of fun and thanks for stopping by :D

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  30. Happy BWOYWW (belated WOYWW). Thank you so much for stopping by and being so lovely. Are you enjoying the Inktense pencils? I'm curious about them and would love to know.

    Hope you had a crafty Wednesday afternoon.
    cheers, rachel #11

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    1. Was I lovely? Oh that's good to hear! hehe ;D
      I had a little play with the pencils yesterday but not for long...I'm hoping to play more today.
      Things just keep getting in the way ~ phewph!
      Anyway, thank you for popping over.
      Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy! :D

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  31. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely welcome. See you next time. M #66

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    1. My pleasure M,
      Enjoy your desk hopping ~ Have fun! ;D

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  32. Hey, Neesie! I hope your appointment went well, and you have some time to work on that sweet drawing!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog this week!

    :)trisha, #36 this week

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    1. I did get a little time yesterday thanks, but I'm working on another project just now, so the Kookaburra had to wait.
      I'm hopping to get to him over the weekend.
      Have a wonderful weekend whatever you get up too...have fun! :D

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  33. Neesie, your drawings are awesome... I spotted your gorgeous little platypus under the bird - as I expect you realise, I adore platypuses! I've got a rough sketch of one for an ATC but not sure I like it enough to continue. I think it would be fun to do an Aboriginal Art-style zentangle of one!

    Your table looks lovely, with the two silver candlesticks to draw by! So classy.

    Thanks for your lovely comment - glad you like visiting my ARTHaven! I'm hoping for great things from Shoshi's Blog Shop but we'll hve to see how it goes.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #4

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    1. Thanks Shoshi,
      Yep platypus is there in the pile waiting my attention. Well spotted! I thought you might like him ;D
      I'll be interested to see your ATC when it's completed.
      Can you imagine drawing by candle light!!! argh! I have enough trouble in good full sunlit daylight! :$
      I like the classy bit though.
      Good luck with the blog shop...I'll be interested to hear how you get on. I'm still not knowing all the tricks of the trade with the Etsy. I've got masses of info to read...but when..heaven knows!
      Have a fantastic creative weekend. Enjoy yourself and thanks for stopping by my place. I appreciate it ;D

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  34. I never get all around the WOYWW I've tried and it never seems to happen maybe one day love your drawings you are quite talented thanks for sharing. Peggy C

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    1. Hi Peggy,
      I've decided I'd never make it either...so I'll do what I can.
      I'm not getting time to do the actual drawing and creating!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting ~ I really appreciate your visit.
      Have a wonderful weekend :D

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  35. 90F here today Miss Neesie and very sunny, can you please send that rain soon?? Hope the appointment went well and you got back to your crafty table. I have those Inktense pencils on my wish list! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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    1. Hi Brenda, oh how I wish we could swap for a while...your heat for our rain. ;D
      I didn't actually get much time after my appointment but made up for it today. I've nearly finished illustrating a recipe to enter into the Artist Playroom this week...I know I need to rush but I've been playing with the pencils so it's all a new experience for me. (I hope to post the painting tomorrow)
      The colours are vivid but when adding water they change, which is something that's catching me out at the moment.
      It's a work in progress shall we say! :D
      Have a great weekend and hopefully a little rain cloud might appear...I've popped one in the post.

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  36. Ooh, more new zentangles in progress for us to gawk and ogle at - excellent!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Hehe...I'm not sure how much will be completed by Wednesday because as you know we have three Wednesdays per week...well that's the way it feels. They come around so quickly and unfortunately this last week other things have won the battle for my attention.
      Thanks for peeking in (the eye always catches my attention ~ so blue ~ is it your eye by the way?)
      Have a great week!

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