Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WOYWW 291

Happy New Year. May your desk reflect ypr life and be full of all you joys and pleasures.

This is short as I am busy making dinner. Trying to find my spirit. I can make stuff but not pleasing. So today got into it.

My desk, my journal ready to fix the cover to make it feel like me, a mess!!!! The phone book to the left is where ai gglue. The baby wipes are for spreading paint and cleaning up paint. Much better than bottoms. It is rainy over cast and like UK.

Tomorrow get my nails done and try to halt their current crumbling condition with a shell cover. I have reached the stage in life where I need little notes to remind me what I need to do in the morning when I get up.

The walkies is on hold due to weather . Ms Kitty is the champion. Xochitl is still trying for entertainer of the year as she leaps and rolls over . Bit she loves it. Currently occupying garage as it is cold in there. She came in this morni.ng doing that scary cat side walk I think the deer must have been outside the window!

Well dinner calls . Really will try to visit tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

290 WOYWW Happy Christmas 2014

Happy Holidays and a very merry to one and all. we are home with kittens and with their level of activity no decorations. In fact decorating stopped many many years ago when we went away and I loaned out the tree decorations and they were never returned. Out to dinner with friend tonight and tomorrow and Christmas Dinner with just the 4 ( ms Kitty wants the expensive gooey cat food and Xochitl wants to go outside on her own, no harness.) Christmas day we will have a lovely log fire in the grate and an abundance of food and drink. This year the stores had very few English Christmas goodies so the new tradition will be cup cakes from a local bakery, the topping is real buttercream and they are minatures, the perfect size. Quite a party year so far. Have managed to keep up with 3 journals and even some cards. My problem is a lack of inspiration. So this year will work on The Documented Life Journal project only.
I have now subscribed to The Nott Cleaning Up Diesk Society, as a life time member!
This ia actually the tidiest it has been all year as I lost a credit card and had to go through this workspace. Turns out it was in purse! That is my No Excuses Journal lots of finishing up to do on the stuff that require imagination and vision.

Sorry i have been missing so much just seems that Tuesday and Wednesday i have so much to do do. But what eludes me. Now off to make tirimisu for the Eve and for tonight mince pies.
This too had a going over as i lost some acrylic stamps! Journal 52 is on the left. Will do this again next year. Some of the art work on the site is incredible. This is Art Journaling Calendar on the right that I will not be doing in 2015. My spread was mixed media very nice but not enough "me" in it.
Off to make mince pies for tonight and tirimisue for the Eve! Hugs to everyone and my your life if 2015 be filled with true happiness, the bump less bumpy and the joys overwhelming.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WOYWW 288 Where was I?

Here I am and sorry to have missed all the fun.  We had a busy three weeks leaving for Galveston On Tuesday Nov 25 with cats in the RV.  and only returning Dec 1.  loading and unloading the RV is quite a task and with the cats included more stuff.  They were overall well behaved and were not upset.  Like most cats road travel is not something they relish but they are with us and  it is better than neighbor coming in to feed or other alternatives.  Miss Kitty likes to lay on the edge of the passenger window and unlocks the door.  She also hit the window button and almost flew out.


  When we we parked they were on search and destroy, the latter a function of search. (leap on back of leather seat....enter nails, test curtains for strength of cat body) The trip was fabulous and as we had not visited Galveston since the 2008 hurricane, it was a wonderful surprise.  They have rebuilt and turned it from a run down shabby seaside town with high crime to a lovely place to visit.  We feasted on Thanksgiving Day at the San Louis where the buffet table was quite incredible.  The weather perfect and around 84 in the daytime.
Our beach walk Selfie  (quick note bought orange hat, lost it, found it lost again,gone forever)

So what is on my desk.  since we returned i have worked on updating my  4 journals for December.   This is time consuming since Draw Your Awesome Year (DYAY) was quite detailed. Art Journaling was also time consuming, as coming up with a layout consisted of many failures.  Journal 52 was relatively quick. Over the year I had decided to make quick spreads in this journal as it is weekly. I will also do this in 2013 as it produces so many ideas and is fun.   Keeping up No Excuses Art Journaling (NEAJ) is easy except for the start of the month where it requires following some prompts and ideas from Gina's book.  This months remains unfinished.   Once I get started on a project the ideas flow and often new and better ideas emerge.  If I spent less time distracted by FB and Pinterest I might accomplish a lot more.  My 2015 Journal project is The Documented Life and will try to incorporate it with NEAJ.

Here is my Desk.
upper left is NEAJ, on the right Journal 52, this weeks prompt was doodling;  lower left is one page of  Art journal.  I painted background then collaged it. Two page spread on the left is DYAY.  I have many parts of this complex Journal I want to complete so I am not going to do the 2015  but will complete the various sections.  

That's it folks.  I will post this when I canb to Julies page.  i am writing it on Tuesday as we are taking the cats to the vet for nail cutting, Miss kitty is also to get her nose cleaned.  So we expect to spend the evening being ravaged by them and taking a strong drink or two.