Is it Wednesday already?
OK then, time for “Tales from the Studio.”
Wanna know what’s going on in my crafty space?
Wanna see what’s on my workdesk this morning?
Come on in to my studio and enjoy!
Let’s start with looking at a golden oldie layout – lifted from one of my old scrapbook albums.
(I don’t create ‘traditional scrapbook layouts’ anymore but every Wednesday I dive into my albums and lift a ‘golden oldie.’ The layouts I pick are random, YOU – blogreaders – name the number of the album and layout to show.)
The request came from Neet who asked me to open album 7 and show Layout #7
Aaahhh… look at that!
You can really call this lay0ut an ‘oldie’ – I made it long before I started blogging and never showed it online. James was my pet. He came live with me in 1989, when he was only 4 weeks old. His mother had died short after giving birth and actually the kittens were too young to survive without her, but I wanted to try keep James alive and fed him with a pipette… He grew up to be a big, tranquil cat. He moved houses with me four times in sixteen years. Then a strange type of crust appeared on his nose… it turned out to be an incurable type of cancer and in April 2006 I had to let James put down to sleep. I do hope he is at the happy hunting-grounds – laying in the sun like he loved to do when he was alive.
Next, I have pages to show for Glue it Tuesday.
Week 4 of Glue it Tuesday, hosted by the lovely Aimee of Artsyville. If you like to cut and paste something – anything… come on over and play along.
I’m in this week!
Not with ‘box of longing’ collages on index cards today. This time I made pages in my grid journal. Does someone remember that journal? Anyway, I have this stack of mono types backgrounds that show gorgeous details, so I cut squares and made two pages.
I may have to work on them some more, especially the yellow page seems to be missing something (shadows? contours?)
Speaking of collages… I received this wonderful happy mail from Tammy Garcia yesterday including one of her famous little collages.
And yes… it ‘blew…’
In fact, it blew my mind!
Thank you so much Tammy!
Something happy is coming your way too 🙂
Last, as usual, I show you a photo of my desk.
I visited my parents last weekend and my mom had cleaned her studio (she’s a poet and writer of children’s books – find her website HERE.) She had a bunch of empty books and notebooks that she wanted to get rid off, and guess who took them home? HAhaa!
The books are still on my desk but that’s about all there is. Oh, and that one spread that still lays there from last week… I didn’t play in my studio since Saturday. So I zoomed out a bit to give you a wider look at the desk… there’s a lot going on on the side that I normally don’t photograph. So now you know what’s there 😉
The quirky abbreviation woyww stands for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Every Wednesday, crafters from all over the world take a photo of their desk ‘as is’ and show it on their blogs. We then all gather and line up at Stamping Ground – where our host Julia keeps an eye on us.
Now I hope to find time to visit a lot of you woyww-ers today. The list is loooonggg, but I try to visit as many desks as possible.