Good morning sweeties… another Wednesday and I bet you came by to see what’s on my work desk today. Well… my tools of course, but nothing creative that I work on. Days went by without being in the atelier and my desk shows that empty spot, ready to start a new page or project. Right in the middle though, is the envelope with happy mail I received from my mum yesterday. A beautiful card and a fun little notebook… I might use some of the pages to put in my ‘Chronicles’ journal.
So, when not in my atelier, what did I do then?
Housekeeping and cleaning! Yep… it was that time. We nearly sticked to the bathroom floor and the lid of the laundry basket would not even close anymore…
Was there any fun too? Oh yes!
Last Sunday was such a beautiful day that my beloved and I decided to take the bus to the next city (Vlissingen) and walk along the waterfront (in Dutch, we call the waterfront – the walking paths of the city that leads along the waterside – ‘boulevard’)
It was quite a stroll…
But we took it easy (like old people, ha!) and enjoyed seeing the big ships come in on their way to Antwerp and the pilot boats going to the ships to bring (or pick up) the pilots that guide the ships in and out of the river.
We walked to the end of the jetty, where the ‘wind organ’ is… A wind organ is a musical instrument designed to be ‘played’ by the wind. The organ in Vlissingen is made out of hollow bamboo rods that look like a flute, the rods ‘sing’ as the wind blows across their mouths. The organ did not sing as there nearly was any wind, but instead made a high buzzing sound.
I won’t get to spend much time in my atelier in the next days either… I plan to tidy and organize my wardrobe this afternoon and tomorrow my son and his girlfriend will come over to stay with us until Friday. I have lots of plans for new art journal pages though (a spread for my Chronicles journal, the new challenge at Documented Life) so I hope to spend the weekend at my work desk. In between, I hope to be able to visit some of the other artist’s desk, see you around!
The What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday event is hosted by Julia from the UK. Are you curious to see more photos of work desk from different artists? There’s a list with WOYWW-participants on Julia’s blog. Click the link and enjoy visiting our hostess and all sorts of artists’ desks around the world.
P.S. Some of you asked me last week to show my tiny art journal – you can find the photos in this post.