Goodmorning lovely ones, hi there deskers! It’s been a long time since I joined the WOYWW-circle and showed you my desk – my last desk post was in November last year. Then came the Top 2000 blogparty and the New Year started with a lot of other ‘things’ that didn’t include posting a photo of my desk. My desk may look almost the same as last year but something did happened in my atelier… keep reading!
First, here’s my desk this morning. Nothing changed really, or it must be that box of Watersolubles…
When you are a really good looker (and rememberer) you might notice this box is bigger than the one I usually had on my desk. Yes, this is a new box! New to me that is.
At the beginning of the year, my art-friend Mandy called me and said she was cleaning and decluttering her studio – not just tidying a bit: she had a large clean-up going! She wants to focus more on her passion and ‘core business,’ which is watercoloring, and ‘throw out all the extra balast’. “If you have good use for it, you can have my acrylics. Do you want it?”
What a balast is to her, is a ‘must have’ for me: acrylic paints! So I went to see Mandy and she had a big box standing in her living room… I didn’t even have to look in it to know it was filled with happiness! I also bought the big box Neocolors from her (40 watersoluble crayons), which you can see on my desk, ’cause it holds more colors than my own box.
And so with all that new stuff coming in, I had to start decluttering, rearranging and cleaning my own atelier also, to make room for all those bottles of acrylic paint. There were different brands, the ones in my top drawer are Folk Art paints.
Did the Folk Art bottles have a colored dot on the lids so you can easily see what’s in it, the other bottles had not…
So I spend a day painting, cutting circles and gluing… now the bottles in the second drawer are marked also. These are Apple Barrel and Outdoor acrylics
The big box Mandy gave me also contained gel mediums, different colored varnishes, pots of modeling paste and stuff… oh my – did I do a happy dance! THANK YOU MANDY!
I end my post with another THANK YOU to my BELOVED, for building me this beautiful new website which has better galleries with bigger pictures of my art and more room to showcase my workshops (and show the work of participants in the online workshops.)
If you want to have a look, the website adress has stayed the same: www.maritspaperworld.com
And now I’m off to pay you, the other deskers, a visit to see if your year started as colorfull as mine!