OHMY…. Julia’s What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday reached #700. WHAAAT? Yes, the blog event that our lovely hostess started as a nice “I share a photo of my desk on my blog, what’s on your desk?” kinda spontanious action back in June 2009. The idea spoke to a lot of people and the event turned out into this long-lasting desk sharing every Wednesday. People connected through blogposts: learned to know each other because of this weekly sharing of desk (and live) stories and became friends. There are even real life crops every year (in the UK, ’cause that’s where it all started and where most ‘deskers’ are based. I never had the chance to visit a crop.)
I joined and posted my first ‘woyww-desk photo’ in week 193 (February 2013) and kept on posting a desk photo almost every week until September 2019. That’s when I got a job and had less time, but I still squeeze in a (scheduled) Wednesday post every now and then. I noticed #700 was coming up and how could I not be present on that date and celebrate that milestone with the other deskers… so here I am to CONGRATULATE JULIA and send a big hug to all of my desk-friends that I never met but feel I know so well…
I looked up my first woyww-post and here’s the desk photo I posted back then…
It seems like a lifetime ago – another house, another city, but some things stay the same. Look!
I still use that yellow cutlery tray to store pens and pencils, the cup that contains water and brushes is the same one and I still have that rotating tool-holder on my desk! I do own the same sewing machine too, but I don’t use it often. I should though; I like sewing on paper but I mostly work in bound journals these days and sewing on pages in a book isn’t easy.
Before this blogpost gets too long (I guess everyone wants to visit everyone this week!) here’s my latest art journal spreads.
Chronicles, week 40
Chronicles, week 41
Thanks sweeties, for visiting my desk, for all the fun I had (and still have, although not that frequently anymore) visiting your blogs and peeking at your desks, diner tables, garden spaces and all the places where you create. Thanks for being my blogfriend for all these years! I hope to visit you later this week, see ya!