Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WOYWW # 282

Last week was a week were silly things aggravate you and you end up doing nothing.  The kittens are growing and have never been taught that as cats they are meant to sleep 15 hours out of every 24.  Xochitll likes playing with the keyboard and Ms Kitty is busy chewing cables, paint brushes, paper and together they chase each other around the house wrecking all in their way.  Google replied to one of Xochitl's message consisting of a word with 3 lines of "x" that "it was too long for their server (or some technical thing) to handle and could she find a short spelling!!!!"

Now to my desk and the reason we all meet every Wednesday to view desks of crafters around the world through the internet as created by the delightful Ms Julie.  Link up and join us please.  

During the part of the week I had energy, I worked on the prompt 42 for this week from Journal 52, Stencil It.  I started with the face stencil, added lines for hair, color with  distress inks and then other stencils.  It was really a play with stencils idea and to add the background color as a layer. The one shown here is my final effort as I allow myself only about 3 hours to create a journal page.  It is a way to prevent "me, myself and I" procrastinating.

 Journal 52 is free and she is going to continue with it in 2015.  I find it a real creative appetizer.  and a way to incorporate many of the materials my crafting life has acquired in the past 10 years.  this was week before Prompt 41, magic, where I used watercolors to recreate my view when mist drops down on my valley 

This is my desk.

No Excuses journal is open on last week and Draw Your Awesome Year ( DYAY) shows the October design.  Joanne Sharpe the Leader of DYAY created a scene of pumpkins for the month but they really mean nothing to me as it is too hot here in central Texas for leaves to change color or for fields of pumpkins.  So I made wine glasses for the journal spaces as it is the season for wine tastings and dinners.  

So that is what is on my work space for the last Wednesday in October.  Oh I think i forgot to mention the desk assistant, Xochitl who tells me she is protecting it from Ms K.

happy trails........

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


HELLO EVERYONE. I found time to follow u but not to post. Between kittens, yes 2 now, and my adjusted gym program I have been totally wiped out.
I have to do this post kin two installments and get the desk images from iPad. The great big digital geek guru in the sky seems to choose when and what to sync. Obviously this guru is male and a control freak!

I am now here on iPad an cannot ost images to where iwant them. Oh well!
I have managed to keep up with my journal and decided I needed to make the No Excuses more visual. The two other journal are more writing. Two weeks ago at the gym the frivolous instructor quit and since then the program at my gym has picked up and I am tired. Three weeks ago I had added a Yoga class that turns out to be far too advanced for my body. As a result I have been a wreck and add to this a bouts of not sleeping nights resulted in my rapidly becoming a zombie. So this afternoon I head to the gym for a gentle Yoga.

Meet Xochtil, the new kitten added Oct 1

"Yes, we are friends"

She came from the shelter. One day one of the new mother cats went crazy clawing at the door. So eventually they let her out and she returned shortly with a tiny kitten that was added to her brood. We named her Xpchitl, aztec for flower/art, pronounced so chee (Chris calls her sushi). She has all the characteristics of a Maine Coon cat, little lynx ears, fuzzy feet, an enormous fuffy tail and the little white mask. She is very long and two months older than Ms kitty. She has a very sweet nature and tiney meow. She is very loving and never sleeps. Together they charge through the house in a never ending round of kitten play. She went beserk when we tried a collar on her. Ms Kitty did not mind and we will try a harness as she longs to go outside and they move faster than us!

Well that's it for this week tomorrow I can visit.

On Facebook people always want to show their desks, i tll them to look up Ms Julie and WOYWW the place to locate like and unlike deskers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WOYWW 279 Not much creativity here

Unfortunately the time when I like to create seems to occur when cats are most active.  Did I say Cats?  Yes now we have two.  Here is Xochitl (pronounced So Chi).she has many features characteristic of Main Coon cats, large hairy paws, huge swishy tail, lynx ears a white muzzle and the softest fur plus a gentle nature.

Adopted and now sisters, Ms Kitty and Xochtil

  and here is my desk

I have to wait for this photo to be cloundbound!

My workdesk shows my  No Excuses Journal and the design started for journal 52.  The prompt for this week's Journal 52 was to use a new technique.  I wanted to try out modeling paste.  It is a little messy to use and requires a few more hours of practice.  it absorbs the color painted under it so it has to be place on uncolored paper. The cat image is watercolor stencil.  I am useless at stencils as stenciling  requires an element of perfection.  Perfection is one of the traits for which I have a deficit. The pencil marks underneath make a good pattern.. The page on the right are cat photos, afterall this journal is where i record what I hope to look at in a few years.  To the left is the previous prompt Cityscape.  This was attempted in watercolor copied from an online photo.  note , Ranger Collage  glue stick; there is a 1/2 inch of glue inside the case holder.  Makes me mad as it is a waste, I use a toothpick to reach it.  

This will be a brief post as Ms Kitty has to go to the vet and we will all need to don armor.   Her eye is healing but she is sneezing and it is blood.  It has not stopped her eating or demanding food, done by getting in your face and tapping you with a paw then a threat of a little nip.  Xochitl is so gentle and sweet.  She likes to wrap around my neck.   See you all on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Wow I just realized it was Tuesday,and it's 3.42 and today I have done very little due to Miss Kitty.  We chose her Friday at the shelter and here she is checking out my desk and computer.

 I knew journals had a real function

Am i cute!
 The royal command PLAY WITH ME.

So there you have it.  She instinctively knows I am at the desk walks over computer keys and then lays down on it.  Something for which no computer has an answer, not even Google.

Her left eye is partially closed with an upper respiratory infection that we are treating and hope she can conquer it.  She also has a redhead's temper and showed off a fine tantrum in the vets office.  

So now I shall try to add some calendar pages.  
 Hope to see the rest of you woywwers have been productive and less distracted by new assistants.

Oh we are getting her friend on Friday so next week i should have help.