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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WOYWW #437

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

I'm very late today, just got off my shift at work (which is going better!). We are going to be celebrating our Thanksgiving on the weekend, as DD was in California during the real Thanksgiving weekend. It will be a short post this week, as I haven't had a lot of time to do very much!  

 My desk this morning, started a new page last night. Also made a birthday card for a mother of a friend who is turning 99!

 
 And last week's journal page, with my favourite "Artisto App" rendition of it! I was hoping the letters looked like bones!

 



Beautiful, sunny, very warm October day - Inky is nowhere to be seen! I don't blame her. . .! She'll come by later when I'm sitting on the porch with my wine!
 



Well that's all for me today, probably won't get around to visiting until tomorrow! Have a great week everyone!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WOYWW #436

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

Hello all! Today is a cold October rainy day in Ontario, the leaves are turning, but the temperatures are going up and down like a yo-yo! Yesterday was sunny and very warm, up to 20C! We BBQ'd last night (my hubby is very picky about his BBQ weather, has to be perfect, no BBQing in the snow for him!) Last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada, but since our daughter was in California, we are postponing it for 2 weeks when we can all be together. 

Here is my desk this morning:

 It was such a busy week, I didn't get much done with my book (The Art of Whimsical Lettering By Joanna Sharpe) except playing with my own handwriting. One of our deskers wondered if she could join the fun of working through a book (I think she has this one) I think that would be awesome! If anyone else wants to join, please feel free! Essentially I'm choosing one book a month, and choosing the pages I want to work with, nothing organized, so if you would like to join, it would be great to see what your interpretations are too! If you don't have the book, try your local library. 

I have started a new journal, I have the itch to go back to drawing and keeping kind of a daily/weekly journal, not too specific, but I do want to get back into sketching. So I bought 2 Craftsy courses and have been working through those as well. 

Last weekend my hubby and I went on a day trip to see the leaves, do some shopping and enjoy a great meal. Here is what I did in my new journal: 






So that's it for this week, short and sweet, 
Here is a pic of Inky, in her fav spot in our bedroom window, made artsy by my new fav app called artisto! How cool is that!

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

WOYWW #435

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

We have been having the loveliest Fall weather so far, except for today, the first overcast day in about a week. Hope you all are enjoying your Fall (or Spring?) weather as well!

Here was my desk first thing this morning:



I have chosen to work with Joanne Sharpe's book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" this month. I have such a huge stash of art books, and I've never really done more than glance at the pages. I am hoping to choose one book a month to play with!

This is what I've done so far:

 More writing/drawing than I am used to! But I am enjoying it.


As far as my job goes, I did not quit, but they did allow me to reduce my hours to no more than 4, which at least makes it bearable until I can find something else! Here is my journal take on my job:

 Now, there's lots of plants and things coming up, if you want to stop here, that's fine!

Here is my Fall garden:
still blooming!

Morning Glories did not do well this summer - too much rain?

The lettuce has been replaced with these! So pretty! I think I can plat this in my perennial garden. . .

Looking a little sad - I weeded it. Needs more fall flowers!

The last of the Cherry Tomatoes!
 
Indoor plants are back indoors and pruned - they were wild!


does anyone know what this is? The florist said it was a Lime Tree - those red berries do not look like limes to me!


And finally, Inky has now been successfully "treat-trained" to a new kitty bed on my night table next to our bed. She now sleeps there every night for a few hours. It took about 4 weeks to train her!

 It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, we are going to have a "fake Thanksgiving" this year (as my DD calls it) later in the month because she and her boyfriend are off having adventures in California at the moment! They are off to a wedding in Los Angeles, driving from San Francisco along the coast, camping and surfing along the way. Oh to be young again!

 Thanks for looking, hopefully I will get to more desks this week!
 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WOYWW #434

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

Hello from Ontario, where we are having a heat wave!  Leave it to us to have the hottest time of the year so far in the fall. Hopefully it will be over tonight (so they say).

Many thanks to all who commented last week when I couldn't (although I think I returned all the comments!) I'm hoping this week will be better. My job is not going well, I think I will resign tomorrow, it is just physically too demanding for me. I guess at my age I need a mostly sit down job! 

Anyway, here is my desk this morning:

I was challenged to make a journal page with what was on my desk at the moment


 Below is the finished page from last week. I had a hard time with it, my creative mojo seemed to have left me as exhaustion, sore feet and sore back took over. But it's not terrible. My new page (above) seems a little more uplifting, but that's after 2 days at home. . .

Ever wonder where Inky is when I'm in my stamping room? (I'm sure you do!) Right here, waiting patiently for me to finish so she can follow me to wherever I am going next (and hoping I will open the front door and let her out!) When she is impatient, she let's me know!
 By the way, last week, after I posted my blog, I went out to call her one last time, and she came a running! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week, thanks for peeking at my blog!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOYWW #433

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

Hello all! Today will be short and sweet - I start a new job today! Hopefully I won't have to give up posting on my blog because of it! 

Here is my desk this morning:





This is the result of last week's unfinished page:
 
 I took this photo at a farmers market several years ago, a Mennonite father and son. I've always wanted to use it in something!
 

And here is a digital collage that I did with the same picture:

 
Lastly, you know it's Fall when. . . 

 the squirrels start hiding these things! We have found a few!

So I am off to new adventures, I will try to get to as many as I can when I get home! Inky isn't coming when I call her at the moment (bad girl - she most know I have to leave!), so I will say goodbye alone today! Have a great week!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WOYWW #432

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!  

Whovever sent the lovely sunny weather with no rain - thank you! It's finally warming up again and we are getting gorgeous late summer days!

Here is my desk this morning - I never change anything when I take my pic on Wednesday morning, and usually have forgotten what my desk looks like when I walk in! Here it is, just click on the photos, all explained on the photos:





I have been playing with the mop up paper towel from a few weeks ago. I decided to photocopy it!





This one I added some Oxide Distress ink to
 
My last journal page, using the tissue paper technique:
And if you haven't quite gotten pic overload, here is my September garden~
 
I'm glad I planted these impatiens in the pots, worked very well!

 
 I cut down all my geraniums in August when it was looking ratty, and now look!


This perennial bed is looking a little scruffy, that's because I need to get in there and trim off dead flowers and weed! But otherwise I'm very happy with it - I even have a poppy bloom!
 
 
Here's to a lovely week 3 of September (isn't it going by fast?) 
one of my canvases!

Inky is surveying her territory, so I will say "bye!" and have a wonderful week!