Wednesday, July 10, 2024

WOYWW #788

 It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! We are now sharing through Sarah, at Sarah's Craft Shed!

We've had such lovely July weather until today, when we are getting the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. Not too bad so far, just a LOT of rain and some thunder. Not even windy! A nice day to stay inside where it's cozy!

Here is my desk this morning:


I've been making more ATC's from my Mastersheets/boards. This one was just made with strips of fodder:


And then cut up into ATC's, and finished:


And these ATC's are from the first mastersheet/board I made two weeks ago:


That's it for me today, I really need to get to my Little Journal, which has now turned into the Little July Journal, and my big journal that I haven't working in ages!

I hope everyone is finding time to make art, sometimes it's hard in the summer, too much to do, places to go, too hot and sweaty...but it's nice when we can! Have a wonderful week, Inky is enjoying watching the storm from the porch, and Mittsy is curled up somewhere comfy in the house! They both send their purrs to their cousins across the pond!

Have a great week,




Wednesday, July 03, 2024

WOYWW #787

  It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! We are now sharing through Sarah, at Sarah's Craft Shed!

It's July already! We are finally into the summer weather! The cats love basking in the sun on the porch, the yard is alive with birds, squirrels, foxes, and even a wild turkey!!


My Granddaughter Jasper was finally introduced to Grandma's Magic Room this weekend...


and I haven't been able to get back to it. But Jasper had a great time! She made 3 ATCs, one for herself and her Mom and Dad from the ATCs that I cut up from my masterboard last week:



And she stamped and coloured her own little paper doll! For the ATCs she chose the words, stamped a 3 on hers, added some marks, and the flowers and design piece on her Dad's. She was so proud!

So the weekend was spent with Jasper and her Mom, no time for Grandma to get into her own Magic Room!

4 generations!




She's just too cute!


They left on the 30th, and we had Canada Day on July 1st. We have a tradition of going to lunch and people watching that day, which we did!


Our Town Crier saying hello!



I hope you are all enjoying summer wherever you are (or winter!), Have a wonderful week! Hopefully I will have more of my own art to show then!





Wednesday, June 26, 2024

WOYWW #786

 It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! We are now sharing through Sarah, at Sarah's Craft Shed!


The end of June has come so fast! Happy Summer to everyone (or winter...!) I have 2 shots of my desk to show this morning, today:


Looks so neat and tidy! Was I even in my art room this week? Well...


I did get a few things done this week. I was finishing up Laura Dames's collage lesson for Fodder School 1 (May), and decided to do Roxanne's accordion book. Here is a "can you spot the difference" game...




I love this little collage book, I might make another one! The pages are about 4X5".

I started my next Fodder School 1 Lesson, June, with Tracy Wozniak, which was organizing and using up all your bits and pieces of fodder. It started with making a masterboard. Another "spot the difference" game!



And then I chopped it all up! More ATC's!

A little more work on them and they are good to go! Tracy is encouraging us to give these away randomly to all the people in our lives! Sounds like a good idea! Apparently there are several ways to make a masterboard, so that will be on the agenda for next week!

Well that's it for me this week, I was in another concert last night with my Shout Sisters Choir, so much fun! 

Inky and Mittsy are still on Fox Watch, the foxes seem to be coming by every morning, but are learning to steer clear of our lawn! Hubby has started to get in on the Fox Watch, sitting with them on the porch in the morning. Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful week! We are having a lovely summer's day today, and are looking forward to a visit from DD and DGD Jasper this weekend!




Wednesday, June 19, 2024

WOYWW #785

 It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! We are now sharing through Sarah, at Sarah's Craft Shed!

It's been a bit of a slow week in the art room! Here is my desk this morning:


Looks like I've done nothing all week! But I have been busy "mark-making" for my next collage project from Fodder School 1:




And here are my papers ready to collage:

I also did another page in my Little June Journal:

I need to step it up, I have more journal pages left to do than days that are left in June!

Sunday was Father's day, Mittsy and Inky gave their Daddy a T-shirt!


And lastly, a view of our porch where I often have lunch, such a peaceful place! Inky usually spends her days in that chair!


Well, that's it for me. We are in a heat wave this week, but the AC is so cold I'm always freezing! Have a great week, Mittsy and Inky say "meow" to their kitty cousins!



Wednesday, June 12, 2024

WOYWW #784

 It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! 

I don't have much to show this week, as we have been away with no art opportunities. we went up to Northern Ontario, called "The Muskoka's" which is very beautiful and richly forested, with lots of lakes and cottages. We were there for a memorial service for our niece who passed in December, so not a happy event. But the drive through the Muskoka's was incredibly beautiful.

Here is my poor little desk this morning...


I did manage to get one page of my Little June Journal done:


Recognise anything BJ? I used some of BJ's images that she shared a few weeks ago!

I didn't take photos of our trip through the forests, as the car was going so fast, but we did stop at a really nice restaurant in a place called Bancroft, a lovely mining town. By this time we were out of the Muskoka's, but the view was still very nice.


The place was called "The Granite", and was an old mansion left over from when Bancroft was a major mining town. It has a beautiful view of the town so it was probably owned by the owner of a mining company. The food was wonderful!

Last night I went to a Pot-Luck dinner for the choir that I am in, in one of the women's backyards. It was huge and had this beautiful pond in the middle of it!

Beautiful Pond

It was such a lovely backyard, something you could live in all summer long! Oh well, my backyard is so tiny that we never use it.

I hope everyone has a lovely and creative week! Inky and Mittsy are outside keeping an eye out for the fox...she's getting pretty bold these days! 




Wednesday, May 29, 2024

WOYWW #782

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! 

Here is my desk this morning, not a lot different from last week, as I haven't been able to do anything all week! 


I think the only thing different is the box of tools that I needed to change a battery in a little fan. But I have been busy, we went to Toronto to stay with my DD and celebrate her birthday and my Granddaughter's 3rd birthday! It was a dinosaur party held at a park, the day was sunny and beautiful, and I spent the day painting little faces to look like dinos (and a couple of butterflies, a zebra, a bunny, a blue ghost and a demon)!


It was a fun day for all, and a very tiring one too! I will get back to my art room this week, I am almost done with my 100 day challenge! 

I had some questions about the foxes and the cats - the foxes are curious, but find out very quickly that the cats are not something to be tangled with! We usually hear the fox scream in terror when the cats confront them! 

The size of my little journal is 

4 1/4" x3", and I think I have 2 pages left to do, but then I will start another one!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, next time it will be June already! Why does spring and summer go so fast and winter so slow? The kitties say meow as well!



Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WOWW #781 The Start of a new Era!

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! We have a new hostess to keep our little group going (Thank you Sarah!). We will miss Queen Julia as our fearless leader, but long live Queen Sarah!

Today is a beautiful sunny Spring day. We have a family of foxes living on the corner, who love to come and play in our yard in the mornings! Here is Mama and one of the kits going across the street to my neighbors house (another favourite playground!)


Here is my desk this morning:


You can see a journal on my desk. Have you every heard of the "Wreck This Journal" journal? I've had it for awhile, and the name put me off - I don't want to "wreck" anything! They talk about being a kind of "rebel" and to do things you wouldn't normally do in a journal, such as "wreck" it. That is so against my nature, but I wanted to give it a try on my terms, so I changed the name to "Enhance Your Journal", which I thought was quite a "rebel" thing to do! At some point I will show some of the pages.

Here is what I've been working on this week in my new Tiny Journal:








Well, that's it for me this week, I leave you with a couple more fox pics...they are just too cute!



This one is my favourite! Have a wonderful week, and meows to the kitty cousins across the pond from Inky and Mittsy!