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

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What's On Your Work Desk..(WOYWW #180 I think...?)

I unfortunately missed the eclipse of the sun this morning, but I don't think I'd have seen much here in Melbourne anyway and it did only last 2 minutes and 5 seconds!
The best viewing advantage would have been in Queensland's tropical northeast. It was the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years and thousands of visitors have flocked to the region booking everything from hot air balloons to dive boats to watch the phenomenon.

But one other phenomenon I wasn't going to miss today is the WOYWW (What's on your Work Desk). 
I've been AWOL for a few weeks on holiday ~ I know terrible isn't it? 
But it's about time I settled back down now and return to my normal routine. Normal 'ha' who am I kinding?
I haven't much to show on my desk this week because I've been trying to catch up on all the exciting domestic chores! Don't you just love them? :$
Although having said that I did manage to start a silk painting...of a sunset 
You can just see it standing against the wall.

 The studio is finally the same temperature as the rest of the house so it's easy to just walk in and pick up a paintbrush or pen...so there's no excuse now ;D
 
Well that's it for this week. Julia our lovely host of WOYWW at Stamping Ground will be pleased it's such a short post!
Hop over there using the link above to see what everyone else is up to...I'm sure there's going to be lots of Christmassy ideas and creations! 
Eek! I can't believe it's only 6 weeks to go.
I've only just come off my summer holidays and could do with 6 months! 

Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate your time...
It's great to see you and I hope you're having a fantastic week so far whatever you're up to.
Catch up again soon https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1511763.gif

56 comments:

  1. now thats a table where beautiful things happen, sorry to hear you missed the eclipse

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I do hope so Laurie...although I'm right out of ideas at the moment.
      I think I've got a Christmas panic just bubbling under the skin.
      I feel I should be doing some xmassy designs :$

      I watched the eclipse on the news...not quite the same but what can you do?

      I'm on my visits today, so pop that kettle on my little chickadee :D
      xoxo

      Delete
  2. I love the look of your silk screen. That looks like so much fun. I agree, your table is fab. so much space to work. 322

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hmm...I'm not so sure it was fun Joynana, I'm still trying to get as familiar as I used to be with the paints.
      The table is actually two kitchen tables pushed together. Thankfully the room is a great size to fit them and everything else in.

      It's great to see you again...it feels like its been years.
      I hope your week is going well with lots of creativity. I'll be over soon to see what you've been up to. ;D

      Delete
  3. love the bright sunny table, very tidy too! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tidy...okay if you say so Lindsay ;D
      I feel its a little disorganised at the moment. There's not a lot happening but I hope to have a rush of ideas once I visit the WOYWW gang.

      I'll be across to your desk soon.
      Enjoy WOYWW and thanks for popping over to my place :D

      Delete
  4. Fantastic table with so much space! I probably just make it soooo messy! Have great week! Happy wOyWw
    ((Lyn)) hugs! #21

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh hello Lyn, its great to see you again. It feels like it's been ages since we last met. So what have you been up to...okay I'll nip across and check it all out ;D

      It is a great place to work...but I just need the ideas now.
      I'm hoping that all the WOYWW gang might get me going.

      See you soon :D

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Trisha,
      It was a spur of the moment thing but sometimes that's the best way to work.
      I'm thinking I should be creating Christmassy things but still have my summer holiday head on so there's not much happening.

      I'll nip across to your desk to see what you've been up to ;D
      Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy WOYWW!

      Delete
  6. your silk painting looks wonderful! and i love how your table is so big! happy WOYWW!
    thank you for sharing!
    hugs,#12
    peggy aplSEEDS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Peggy,
      As I mentioned above the table is actually two!!! LOL
      Thanks for your time and comment ~ I really appreciate it ;D

      Have fun with all your visit ~ Happy WOYWW to you too :D

      Delete
  7. No you didnt miss anything being in Melbourne it went a bit darker but nothing like in Queensland.. Here we only saw a partial eclipse Sydney was better they had 60% we had less than that.. Saw it live on the TV this morning they where all ewwing and ahhhing lots of engagements where happening apparently.. Look at all the room you have now you will really be able to get lots of things happening at once now.. Sandy :) #50

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sandy,
      I'll just have to wait for the next eclispe now ;D

      I'm iching to get going on something now that I'm home and the temperature in the studio is okay...just need my creativity to come to the party! I think Mr Mojo might still be in New Zealand!
      I'll nip over to see what you've been up to...maybe that'll help?
      See you soon :D

      Delete
  8. Warmth and sunlight something we crave in the UK.
    You have some lovely colours on your silk painting
    Lynn //57

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lynn, well we have the sunlight but not so much on the warmth. I think we've had a few days into the high 20's but summer hasn't really got going yet. When it does I'll make sure you're on the mailing list!

      So what have you been up to...guess I'll nip across to check it out ;D
      It seems ages since I did the desk hopping.
      Thanks for your comment and time ~ it's great to see you again :D
      Enjoy WOYWW!

      Delete
  9. great looking work space with so much light and space to spread out. Your sunset picture if beautiful...love the vibrant colors. Glad to hear your able to use your space again. It is starting to get really chilly here. We went from 80 degrees on Saturday to 41 today...brrrrr...I don't like winter at all. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #63

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Vickie,
      Great to see you again ;D
      Thanks for your lovely comments. Silk painting can really produce vibrant colours and I suppose that's what I like about it, especially after the black and white line drawings.

      It is lovely to just walk into the studio and not have a chill run over me. I really don't like anything below 16°C but then I do like winter as long as I have a heat source nearby! I know I'm strange.

      Stay cosy and I'll pop and visit you to see what's been keeping you busy lately. :D
      Enjoy WOYWW!

      Delete
  10. I just saw some pictures of the eclipse on our News, last time we had one here in the UK it was too cloudy to see properly! Hope you enjoy your studio now you're back and don't freeze! 6 weeks - help!!!! Helen, 3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh don't please Helen...you'll really make me panic! :$
      I had thought I'd have some new designs and cards for my Etsy shop by this time but then I didn't plan to be away for six weeks.
      I'll have to plan for next Christmas now and just relax into this one ;D
      Sounds good to me anyway!

      I hope you have a great week and enjoy your desk hopping. I'll be over shortly to see what you're up to. :D

      Delete
  11. Yep, you swan around New Zealand for EVAH and we turn on the Christmas for ya! No pressure! Your studio looks so welcoming and the light is awesome..so need some of that southern hemisphere stuff right now. We have friends at Mission Beach who report an epic eclipse. It went dark. You missed nothing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Julia, great to see you after all this time ;D
      As if we didn't have long enough away...dare I tell you that we are heading to Canada for the Christmas holidays! I'm wondering how we will go from an Aussie summer (although it hasn't really arrived here in Melbourne yet...I'm still cold) to a Canadian winter with heaven knows how many minusessssss! :$

      I had to look up where Mission Beach was located. It sounds fantastic...So when are you coming over??? ;D
      It's great to see all the gang again so thanks for your continued dedication to the WOYWW.
      You're a star!

      Delete
  12. Hello lovely! No desk from me today but wanted to pop by and say Hello anyway. Your silk painting is stunning! Wow. So glad you had a fab time away, I enjoyed nosing at your pictures. I'm off on a mini break this weekend, I'm going to meet up with my fellow Crafty Boots DT on Saturday but cos I can't cope with travelling up and back in one day me and my friend Debs are going Friday and coming back Sunday! I haven't had a holiday this year as I couldn't afford it due to sorting Keagan's bedroom, new carpet and furniture the lot, expensive! So this break will be fab, away from everyone. As much as I love my boy and mum and dad I see them every day so it's nice to get away and be Zoe, not mum or daughter. Hope that makes sense! Right I've got my coffee so I'm off to snoop some more! Take care. Zo xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Zo,
      You sound like you're in for a great weekend. I can hear the giggles already. I think it will be brilliant for you to have a girlie time away.
      You make the most of it...and tell me all the news, gossip and scandal when you get back! ;D
      Keagan's a very lucky chap by the sounds of it....but then he does do such a good job of looking after you.
      It seems silly to say enjoy yourself because I know you will. :D
      xoxo

      Delete
  13. What a wonderful work area - I love all that natural light! Lovely busy desk... happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #4

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Alison,
      I'm afraid my desk may look busy but it's all an act! I really do need to get busy but I'm having trouble starting anything. I feel I should be doing something towards Christmas but I fear my Mojo is still on holiday!
      Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

      I'll pop over to your desk to see what you're up to...maybe that'll help me ;D
      See you soon...In the meantime have fun with WOYWW! :D

      Delete
  14. What a fab work area - so much space and light!! It's cold and dreary and miserable here so it's good to go for a wander around the WOYWWs to bring some cheer"
    I just love your painting - beautiful colours!!! So vibrant!
    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #98

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Caz,
      I'm sorry to hear about the cold and lack of light there, so I'll share my sunshine with you...how about that? ;D
      It's very bright here this morning but still rather fresh. One of those mornings that'll put a spring into your step. Well hopefully into Muffy's dogwalk too because she can only do slow and stop some mornings. ^..^
      Thanks for your lovely comments...silk painting is perfect for giving vibrancy to a painting.

      I hope you get lots more warming visits on your rounds today. Have fun!
      Happy WOYWW too. :D

      Delete
  15. Hi Neesie - You have done a fab job with the silk paints. I love to see a wonderful sunset. What are you making - a wall hanging or something else I wonder? I have only once seen an eclipse and I remember it cast a very strange light indeed. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Helen,
      Well I didn't quite finish the job before I posted it. It's difficult to revisit once the silk has dried but if I'm feeling brave enough I may try. It might give an interesting effect...there again it might ruin it...we'll see ;D
      I saw an eclipse once too when living in Brunei. We where on the beach watching and it went eerily like night. I hear birds can fall asleep or fly into buildings when it occurs. Poor things!

      Have fun with WOYWW and I plan to visit later today. See you then :D

      Delete
  16. Hi Neesie,

    I do love the long table! The sunset painting is amazing!!!! Wow. So glad you are able to enjoy your crafting room at a decent temperature.

    I'm not joining in this week but wanted to stop by and see what you're up to.

    Hugs,
    Kay

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kay,
      It's great to see you again and I'll nip over soon even though you're not playing this week.
      I feel I've missed so much with galavanting around for the last six weeks! Now it's time I settled down! Hehe

      Yep it's great to just wander into the studio and not feel a chill. I suppose I'll be heading in there more and more when the temperature rises outside.

      See you soon...in the meantime have fun! xoxo

      Delete
  17. Beautiful picture. What a lovely and brigh craft area to work in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Linda, I feel really lucky to have a room like this and want to make the most of it whilst I'm here.
      I just need to move up a gear in the creativity and production department now! ;D

      Have a great day whatever you are up to...have fun! :D

      Delete
  18. That silkscreen looks great! It is such a blessing to have a special place to create in. I sometimes just sit in my room and look at all my lovely stash.
    Hope the chores are done soon.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #40

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm happy to report we're all ship shape here on the chores front...so I'm sneaking so time to catch up with everyone which is great! ;D
      I do feel very priviledged to have the studio and want to make the most of it whilst I can.

      I hope your week is going well with lots of creativity. I'll pop over to have a peek soon. Happy WOYWW to you too :D

      Delete
  19. Love your great big table...so much room! Beautiful sunset painting!
    Karen 115

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by...there is a lot of room isn't there.
      I know I'm very lucky ;D

      Have a great time desk hopping...I'm about to start this afternoon. :D
      Enjoy!

      Delete
  20. Your workspace looks great...you have a lovely sized table and it seems rather neat and tidy... your picture at the end looks great..love the colour you have used take care
    Jackie 58
    http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jackie,
      The reason that the table looks tidy is that not much is happening at the moment...I fear that my mojo was left behind in New Zealand!
      I'm amazed that I managed to paint the sunset...but then I didn't finish that either. Ho hum. :$

      I'll have to pop over to your place to see what you've been up to...maybe that will help. See you soon.
      Have fun with WOYWW!

      Delete
  21. Now that looks like a table around which and on which good things happen! I'm popping around in 5 minutes = can you put the kettle on?? LOL!!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello LLJ,
      Oh I wish good things were happening on that table...but it's very quiet here at the moment. As I mentioned I think I may have left my mojo behind in New Zealand! :%

      Anyway, I've put the kettle on so come on take a seat and we'll see what we can create! ;D




      Delete
  22. That sunset looks awesome! Just beautiful!!! I'm so glad you are back in your craft room again!! Drinking egg nog and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sandee,
      It feels good to be back but I just need to get my toosh in gear. Trouble is we're away again soon so it doesn't look like much will be done before the new year! :$
      I've just got this vision of you in your Mrs Santa suit drinking your egg nog now or maybe its the Elf costume (yeah...that's more appropriate for you I think! LOL

      I'll be over to your place soon so get the grotto ready. ;D
      See you soon xoxo

      Delete
  23. Fabulous desk...how do you get any work done without wanting to look out of the window! ;o)x Laura #116

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Laura,
      If I look out of the window I'll see all the jobs that are clambering for my attention...so I'm just not looking! ;D
      I spent a few hours out there at the beginning of the week, so that will just have to do until the weekend.

      Have a great day and I'll pop over to your place soon.
      In the meantime...have fun! :D

      Delete
  24. Glad you're in the studio again. Looks lovely with natural light and the long desk that is great to spread out on. The sunset painting looks beautiful sitting at the end there.
    Hugs,
    Ros. #94

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ros,
      I left the painting there to remind me that it's not finished. It's tricky to revisit silk painting once it's been left but I may feel brave enough to tweak it again at some stage.
      I just need Mr Mojo to arrive back from New Zealand...I think he's still galavanting about over there because he surely isn't here!!! ;D

      I'm trying to get to visiting before dinner tonight so hopefully I'll see what's been happening over at your place.
      Pop the kettle on... :D

      Delete
  25. Lovely sunset painting. Do show the finish piece, please! Oh to have a summer holiday again! we're starting winter here in Florida USA. Yuck! I long for 90 degree days again! :) Nan 103

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Nan,
      I'm try to finish it and if I do I'll certainly let you all see it. ;D
      I wish I could say I'd send you a little heat but unfortunately it still hasn't warmed up here in Melbourne. I've got layers on today and yesterday I was chilly all day!

      Maybe there's nothing more for it than to settle down and get cosy...and perhaps creating art! In fact that sounds perfect to me :D

      Have fun and thanks for popping over here.
      I'll hopefully see you soon.

      Delete
  26. Enjoy your room again. Love the silk painting - great colours
    Margaret

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Margaret,
      Great to see you...and thanks for your comment.

      Have a great weekend whatever you have planned :D

      Delete
  27. Well, you're all set now. Not freezing anymore and I really love your sunset. Welcome back!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep...all set Rita but nothing happening so far!
      As you know you can't rush these things but I'm beginning to be a little impatient. I fear Mr Mojo is still in New Zealand.

      Have a wonderful weekend :D

      Delete
  28. Hi Neesie, nice to see you back and at your proper crafty desk again. The sunset looks beautiful from here - gorgeous colours. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #43

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there Elizabeth,
      Thanks for the lovely welcome back. ;D
      I hope to get busy at my desk soon but it seems to be a slow start so far! But then as you know these things can't be rushed.

      Have a wonderful weekend too :D
      xoxo

      Delete

I get so excited to see you here and love to read your thoughts and comments.
I always try to answer each one personally (I think it's only polite)
...♥...I truly appreciate your precious time here so thank you ...♥...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...