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WEEK 444 WOYWW

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ah ha! It is 4pm Tuesday and I just realized that means I need to write a post and post a photo of my workspace . (I like workspace as one word MR. Google).  He has underline it in red again.I have won by adding workspace to MY dictionary.  
Today hubby and I went shopping at Costco (a mega warehouse store).  It is always horrendous shopping with him as he acts like he is in a marathon and has to collect ONLY the things on the list and if we stay in the store too long we will be zapped up by aliens.
Here is my desk today


This week has not left me much time in my room working on things I enjoy.  There seem to have been a million things not quite working in my corner of Empire Google.  Lots of time was spent on resolving this and now I understand Google Slides/Presentation or do I?  
I signed up for Kelly Kilmer "An Artist's Study" starting Jan. 1  .  She is a super teacher. SO excited.  Also plan to continue with Life Documented, a super group of women with fun ideas.   …

Week 442 WOYWW

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Hello everyone.   When I set out to write this early this morning I used my mobile and found I can post photos directly to Blogger.  This worked except it wiped out my already done text .  Who knows what alien is now earnestly looking for my photos in a tiny art studio on planet Whatsit  
 This is Thanksgiving week and Thursday is a holiday in the USA., celebrated by over eating and big family get-together. Will tell you next week what we plan to do. 
 Here in my studio facing the south end where the red packages and box are photo papers from Canon who send boxes of them every time I order ink.  

This is my work space  from the north end with Wanderlust materials ready to be put away.  Continue to debate whether I want to take Wanderlust 2018 or find something else, 
This is another view of my work space with the cards I just covered with gesso.  They are Jimmy Johnson fan cards perfect size for ATCs (he is a NASCAR Driver).  They are shiny plastic so I used Dick Blick white gesso as…

441 WOYWW

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Today I changed my blog background with Google  template.  After a week of posting stuff to my groups and working on journaling ideas for next year, and following hours of research decided Bullet Journaling is not for this retiree.  WOW. Stop and smell the roses is not in a bullet journalists life. they plan every minute, hour and second.  The joys of retirement, no schedule.  I like to know when and what I am doing outside of my studio but not in it.  
When I finally cleared up my desk last Thursday I started a new project.  It was so much fun, I forgot to photo it, and WHOOPS desk was a mess.  I write about this because my childhood was governed by my mother's insistence that nothing is left out ever, even when you stop for lunch.  It was an endless round of putting away and taking out.  Since setting out into the wide world of independence, my rebellion has been in full swing.  Now it is a lifestyle.  This line of thought came after watching you tubes of artists who have to st…

440 week on WOYWW

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hello everyone,  hope today finds you creative and energetic.  Last weekend my DH went to NASCAR in Dallas and I had two nights on the town with girl friends.  No photos too busy sipping wine, eating yummy food and gossiping  discussing current affairs.  Cats were devastated that we abandoned their routine.
we have been abandoned

New computer is outrunning me and I have had problems with iPad and my Android.  Hope today I fixed it.  At least I have a handle on Google docs and importing old files.
This week was my turn to post a how to on Life Documented and it was due the week after my computer crashed.  Had to rewrite it and use husband's computer.  That was tough.  I managed.  Here is the project after working on it for a few weeks.   is a monthly divider for my art journal, November, and used black gesso for the first time and as the technique. Black gesso was was an impulse buy and it has one true property that is useful.  The black is black,  great page cover.  Most black ac…

WOYWW 439

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Cannot sleep due to medication and wine fighting within my body.  2 weeks ago my computer crashed and was replace with a Dell laptop 7 days later.  Apparently it did not come on a slow boat from India but I think by stage coach.  Then the fun of setting it up, battling those high tech words with low expletives.  Tuesday evening Larry and Carol Brouwer, friends and neighbors, came for dinner, and to fix my blunders.   Larry even rescued all my files from my hard drive.  Carole got my printer to work.
Over the last 2 weeks we have had  many problems and solutions to find for our lives.  Managed a little art work. My work space at 1.34 am CT

What you see is all the stuff dumped as i cleared a space for Larry and Carole to both work at the new and old.  This shot was the first ever taken at night and looking north.  
OK that is me will try to visit everyone later, much later today.

week 346 WOYWW

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Do you ever have "Buyers Remorse"?   I do when finding something that makes me really excited and ideas flood my brain.  This behaviour is fortified by reading blogs, watching Youtube and a 40% off coupon from Michaels.   This happened about 4 months ago when at Michaels and not finding what I was in the store to buy.  So a tub of black gesso (BG) was soon on the seat next to me going home, and fantasies made the journey home, oh so sweet.  Fast forward to a Saturday clean out to try and find silicon brushes (a Wanderlust remorse buy) and there smiling at me was BG.  A quick search over a long drawn out day through Pinterest (is that ever a fast anything) revealed some wonderful art journal pages that used BG.  My moment had come.   Today after lunch, the plunge   was taken.  Like many thing that interest you on Pinterest, it is rare to find a "How to"  After a self discussion,  several mixed media sheet were completed on both sides, 5 tags  and two pages in 2 jou…

WOYWW week 345 10-3-2017

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I am rather stunned to find it is time for WOYWW. Where has this week gone to and what have I accomplished.    Nothing except to spend two days immersed in Crazy Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan and to have started Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, this is her second book and i read and enjoyed the first.  As a result, it is making me aware of how little I know about Asia, especially Korean history, and immigration. For light  reading Kwan is good for satire and gossip.   Not that my desk is cleaned off and tidy.  It does rather  bear witness to my creative block.
 Above you see Xochitl's pink cushion on the chair that is her current demolition project.
This week in wanderlust it was Lorraine bell and she was pushing "draw/sketch every day.  it is really an admonition to practise, every day.  This is something that I have legions of sketch books that can testify that I only last a few days at this.  Then some friends posted bout inktober 2017.  Drawing with ink.  It appeared to be fun from …