Hello desk hoppers and other visitors… it’s Wednesday! That’s the day that I show you what’s on my work desk and connect with all the other ‘deskers’ all over the world.
(If you’re not familiar with the concept: WOYWW it is a weekly event hosted by Julia from the UK. Artists from all over the world post a photo of their desk on their blog and leave a link at Julia’s blog. Wanna join us? More info here.)
Every week, without exception, I get comments on how neat my desk looks. Well yah, I’m a neat creator! I just cannot create when the place is messy or chaotic. YOU may be surprised every week on how I keep my desk that orderly while creating… I, on the other hand, cannot understand how one is able to create something, anything with mess on the table and all around – and believe me, I do see quite a lot of those chaotic desks when I go desk hopping.
However, to satisfy your curiosity on how I create and if I ever DO get messy at all, I took a photo of my work desk yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon while I was in the midst of creating.
So here it is folks: this is as messy as it gets.
WOYWW #333 (click on the photo to enlarge)
Do you ever use your heat gun to speed up the drying process of paint or gesso on your page? And have you noticed that if you hold the heat gun close to the paint, it starts bubbling? I use that ‘technique’ all the time because the most wonderful textures arise from it. So when my friend gave me gold, silver and copper (metallic) paint I immediately tested it with my heat gun and… OHMY…. LOOK:
Isn’t this beautiful just in itself?
A blob of gold paint, heated with the heat gun and voilà!
(The above example was made as a test to see if I could get the same effect when I heated the paint on very thin paper. I was afraid the paper would burn, but it didn’t.)
You can see golden ‘bubbling spots’ on the next art journal page too.
She Needs Wide Open Spaces
I made this page in my art journal “De Zeeuwse Ziel” and added the light-blue stripes with the text to make the page match with the former page (and yes, the smear on the left page was an accident… I don’t mind though, the art journal is alive and these things can happen…)
And that’s it for today sweeties.
Have a wonderful week y’all.