Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Greetings of the mid week oh fellow WOYWW'ers. Each Wednesday, the indomitable Julia hosts us at her blog, The Stamping Ground to see what's on work desks around the globe. I wasn't in the mix last week as I had to work that night and I seem to be doing other things as of late. But .... I'm back this week. Yippee!

Since I seem to be having some difficulty engaging in a long term art project, I decided to dance with the guy who brought me to the party, which is Tim Holtz, so I did the January tag. That seemed to do it...I starting thinking about a collage on a burlap panel...something about time. 

On the craft mat is a little experiment. Starched cheesecloth that I cut with a gear die, and then applied matte medium to in the hopes of making them stiffer. Hmmm. Didn't work exactly as I had hoped, so since I might have to do it over anyway I decided to paint them at the same time with walnut ink. We'll see.

On thing I have been doing is this little inchie/twinchie project. You make something everyday. The challenge from Blue Twig Studio was for 365 days....whoa. Too many for me. So I signed on for 31 days. Above you'll see the last week. If your interested in the first two weeks, click here.

I've enjoyed it tremendously. It helps use things up from my desk, on the nights I have time I try new stuff, if not, I don't sweat it.

These are the last two days...I like them both a lot.

Hope you are doing things you like a lot and winter where you are isn't too terrible. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Hi there! Good to see the crafty goings on at your desk! I love all the steampunky stuff that's on show today, plus you've metallicised it...that's win-win, as far as I'm concerned. Those inchies are a great way of using up bits and pieces, aren't they? I agree, I like those two best as well; the bird because it represents what I'm aiming for right now and the Steampunk just cos I love it. I think I've enjoyed crocheting my hexagons because its used up loads of snippets and odds and ends. But I'm ready to move on to something else now.....trouble is, I don't know what.... Aah well, something will go thump in my dense head soon!
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

  2. I love that canvas (well I think it's a canvas) at the bottom left of the picture, perfect. Your desk looks 'messy' but organised too, the best possible combination and just right for a creative playtime.
    Ann B

  3. Ooh lots going on for you. Love it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Zoe #32

  4. Lots of cool stuff happening on your desk! Love the gear stuff. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #10

  5. Tim is always great for some messy crafty inspiration, isn't he. It was fun peeking around, and it's good to be back on WOYWW. Susanne #66

  6. Your inchies are really sweet :) and what a great way to use tiny leftovers
    hugs Nikki 20

  7. I love your desk set up - everything is within reach.
    Brilliant inchies, not sure I'd cope with such tiny canvases
    Happy Wednesday

  8. I think they are wonderful! Its brilliant that you can do such small things as experiments but they look completely amazing. #35

  9. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun. love the teeny artwork.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #14


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