This is my desk tonight. I finished the travel parts of my journal today and decided the journal is too big, too heavy and not right for my needs. It is hard making a journal before a trip then adding to it pages and envelopes of memorabilia. Possibly having everything ready to finish and put together. This was my real first attempt to finish as I go. The idea that this one journal would meet my travel needs of the year and other need is not working for the reasons noted earlier. So I plan to make journals as I go adding envelopes, flaps, pocket etc. on the trip to Phoenix I me two online friends, Rita Atkinson from the sketchbook project , a Yahoo group. We have belonged to that group for 8 to 9 years. Barbara, I met at a Kelly Kilmer class two years ago and have followed her on her blog and again in the last class Marvel You Precious Life and in the Mary Ann Moss, Ticket to Venice where we made the journal. Mary Ann is the authority on travel Journals. Barbara is an incredible artist and make and binds beautiful books. It was so much fun to meet them and Phoenix is a hot spot for paper arts. We visitedThe Occasional Artist and The Craft Retreat where women meet every Monday to create.
That os it for this week. Spring forward has wrecked my life routines!
Good morning what's on your workspace today? After a week of removing rubber stamps from woodblocks my hands are sore and fingers stiff and there still remains 5 to be cleaned of glue! Enough! for a week or two. Yesterday I planned working in my journals. Immediately spilled pink paint on the journal. Too, too much so spread it around and then had to leave to dry.
below is my computer work space where I paint when doing on line classes.
Below, is were the "pinked" journals are drying I added a few other acrylics, orange and yellow. Pink is a color I never choose to use, since my Dylusions Bubble Gum Pink dried up. Reviewing my stash of cheap paints revealed a lot of pinks, unused. So why do I have so many pinks? The time has come to use them up.
This is the south side where my sewing stuff used to reside. Now donated to a group o women who meet to sew I have attempted to turn this into an area for new stuff awaiting a permanent home. Thus, it has become a dump…
Thank you everyone for your kindness and understanding when I wrote last week of my trials and tribulations with Menieres. Life is a lot calmer now the symptoms have abated. Not quite gone, I feel them lurking like I felt as a kid that goblins and bears lurked on the stairs, round that bend at the top.
Now trying to catch up with journals and life in general.
My work space that I cleaned up 2 days ago and decided it looked sad, yesterday made backgrounds and today, two for my Wanderlust journal. Workspace is looking happier.
The large journal to the rear is my Wanderlust schedule. Painted the kraft cover as I hate that color. It always blows my lid off when visiting sites and people make wonderful things with kraft paper. Please note cheap paints. I have some Dick Blick artists acrylics but they are so stiff and if I mix acrylic glazing mix with them they take hours to dry. I need to explore some of the more fluid acrylics.
Below is my desk area. I do some journaling …
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.