Tuesday, April 3, 2012

WOYWW the REAL #148

Last week I got ahead of myself. This is week 148, at least, according to Julia, leader of the pack and keeper of the links.


On my main floor craft desk this week is my 366 day (monthly) calendar. I need to decorate some pages and have already gotten out most of the materials I will use for this project. Also on my desk, I spot WOYWWendy trying to climb onto this week's rocking horse I'm getting ready to paint. She must want to keep the real wood look!

Please leave your number when you visit. It was SO easy to find everyone who left their number last week. And I think I kept this post at least as short as or maybe shorter than last week, too!


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65 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

OOoh aren't we just such goody two shoes?? Nice short and sweet posts!!
The house is 9 years old... so not old at all really, but Pandy and Tom-Tom have ruined the carpets even though they have numerous scratch posts all over the house!! Little beggars are costing me $8000.00 to replace them all!! Eeeeek! The sink in our bathroom had a crack in it when we bought the house and I bought the replacement the week after we moved in... its taken this long to get the job done!!
You are right... its going to be a stressful few months but I should be used to it by now... shouldn't I?? LOL
You certainly look like you are having fun with the paints today... no splashing Wendy now!!

Nicks said...

Ooo I love to see some inky stuff going on... remember that online book course i did with you.. someone admired my book and asked me to make them one for their birthday... hell do they know how long that took? No, but the best bit is, I don't and have never bought her a Birthday present - ha ha bless her she did try

May said...

Fabulous looking pages, busy looking desk, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x Happy Easter No11

Create With Joy said...

Missing Bleubeard yet again, but lovely desk - happy WOYWW to you!

Ramona - #4
Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Annette said...

love what you are doing here. xo

butlersabroad said...

Nice short post again! Mine was short last week and I got accused of rushing people off to the next entry!! Do you do your journal every day then, or catch up a few pages at a time?

Hugs
Brenda 13

butlersabroad said...

Lol, nope the campfire food was last September in Northern Michigan. We've got a little self catering place because eating out three times a day gets expensive and I get fat!!!

Hugs
B x

Judy said...

Love seeing what's on your table!!

Dragon said...

Great desk and all ready for action... I DON'T mind long, rambly posts, when they are stimulating and interesting... you have shown some great pics in the past... ah well, I suppose I will never be able to do short!!!
Frankie
xx

Spyder said...

My last weeks post was shortish for me...I used bigger pictures to fool myself! This wek, I still used bigger pictures...oops...|It's longer, and dribbles on about 'stuff' ! I spy the rocking horse, really all I look forward to seeing all week! Have a lovely Easter! Thank you for my snoop,
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) at #22

505whimsygirl said...

I just finished my first art journal page and I'm really enjoying it. I'll be sharing it in a future post. I like the color combinations on your pages.

I'm not linking up this week so no number to give.... just wanted to come by and see what you are up to.

Hugs,
Kay

trisha too said...

Well stinkweed, I totally forgot about keeping it a short post!!!!

Your pages are off to a great start, and your Bleubeard reminds me of our Chester! What a great cat . . .

:)trisha
#38

Tuire said...

Great pages - love that green! Have been playing with color sprays, too.
Have a Creative day!
Tuire #42

sandee said...

Hi Elizabeth, is WOYWWendy gonna' ride that horse? hee hee, now that would be quite the picture!! I got a new AB posted for lesson #5, actually made it last week but one of the deign principles applied so I hope you don't mind. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think Wendy wants to get away from all the paint! SHE doesn't want to get paint all over herself! Clicked on the picture to find out what the other stuff were but the picture didn't get any bigger. Are those letter stamps in the back? :^) patsy #20

Lizzybobs said...

Oh dear I have not been here for a while are we supposed to keep our posts short - woops!!!! loving your book page Happy crafting lv Liz #45 :o)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i must try to keep my post short! nice and busy desk today! happy WOYWW, happy Easter and thanks for sharing!
blessings and hugs from #19
peggy aplSEEDS

Di said...

Thanks for calling by - I think the jury is out on whether you WOYWWendy is trying to escape the paint or not :) Di xx #12

Helen said...

I kept mine short today too, and it felt really odd not to ramble... lol! Hope Julia is pleased with us...
Love today's rocking horse and your monthly calendar.
Helen 18 (nearly forgot!)

BJ said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm impressed with you short post, must have been quite a challenge for you - LOL, I was expecting to have to page down and was surprised by the comments coming up! Must say it makes popping around desks MUCH easier, as do the numbers. BJ #58

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its looking very lovely and creative in your house today! Have a great Easter. Sunshine Girl No 57

Neesie said...

It's quite an art to keep the posts short but you nailed it...I've obviously got a lot to learn.
Your desk looks such a creative. Love Bluebeard ~ he looks so handsome ^..^
Happy Easter and WOYWW ~ Neesie #32

Bella said...

great looking calendar.
Bella 67

Beckyt said...

great looking pages and a a busy looking desk, thanks for sharing

Becky @68

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Jacqueline said...

Like the look of thos journal pages!

I have to 'clear my head a little' just now...got soooo much going on inside it at the moment that I can't concentrate on any ONE thing. i might just do some more of my Altered Book today and see what happens there!

Thanks for the nosey!

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Annie said...

Pages looking good so far. I love watching how they develop.
Hugs,
A x

Ann B said...

Great colours you have used on the pages - I love green and purple.
Ann B
#75

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, didn't I muck things up! I was so stunned at being No 7 that I forgot this week's post was scheduled for 5 hours later.. DOH!!
So, if you have time to return, you will see that the all-new, sparkly WOYWW 148 has appeared in a poof of fairy dust and magic. :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Artyjen said...

Loveliness about to happen on that page no doubt ;)
xoxo Sioux #77

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I am so behind on my calendar its just not right! Got the days filled in but not stuck down or finished the page

jude said...

Your pages are looking lovely and journal is coming along nicely.Have fab wednesday and creative week .hugs and Happy Easter Jude x 16

MaggieC said...

You have done better that me, Elizabeth. I did try to keep it short but I did not get it as short as you. I have to admit that I like the real wood look of that little rocking horse. have a good week. xx Maggie #9

sandra de said...

Love, love, love your tulips from the previous post. Also found the design information fascinating and have read it over and over. Now must theory into practice!!

Claire said...

i have wanted to join WOYWW for the longest time, so thank you for the link to julia :)
i'm no. 108 - there's quite a gathering this week!!!!

Miriam said...

Your book is going to be fabulous!

Miriam
#107

Gourdess said...

Congrats on a short post! I also... finally had a short one! *LOL* Looking forward to seeing more of that calendar. Happy WOYWW!! Tracy #28

Li'l Pidge said...

Lovely inky desk.....thanks for sharing

kyla #104

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pages! I think my post this week is the shortest I've ever done! Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

Judie savage-lovell said...

Gorjuss book, I keep meaning to do something like this, but i never get there lol - thanks for the peep

Hugs
Judie no 121

RosC said...

I have ideas in my head about a journal so of course your posts make these ideas jump around a little. Enjoying these altered books posts. Thanks Elizabeth.
Ros. #105

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm not offended..lolol!! You've hit the nail slap bang on the head. I AM a fabric whore, junkie, addict, tart...all those sorts of words. My name is Lunch Lady Jan and I'm a fabricaholic. :)
That book link made me chuckle - how often have I finished something in a blaze of glory only to realise that I should have attached piece C before piece A, or I should have attached the embellishments before sewing up the seams. You name it, I've learned the hard way.... :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Terrie said...

So much creative goodness going on here, as usual...Happy Easter and spring from woyww #59

famfa said...

Great desk, makes me want to get my paints out x. Famfa#23

SuziesImaginarium said...

I am so curious to see the finished page! Thanks for sharing! WOYWW #31

Danielle said...

Very short and sweet-makes it easier to get through more desks. Love the inky goodness on your book. It looks almost watercolored. dani133

Jingle said...

This looks great!

Hels Sheridan said...

lots of loverliness to look at here... I love those old Colorwashes = wish they would bring the colours back again... happy easter! x

Twiglet said...

Great pages. Such a cold snowy day here - I have been happily sewing and watching the snowflakes fall. Jo #68

fairy thoughts said...

Lovely inky stuff going on on your desk this week, keeping it short means we have more time to 'play'.
happy easter , here chocci chocci (I haven't had any for nearly 7 weeks !)
janet

Julia Dunnit said...

Ok, so I've learned that preparation is a really good pay off...from you. And preparation is sure what your desk is about today, and I wonder which months you are planning to do...I can't believe tha t.ike me you find yourself two or three days Ito a month and have no calendar for it...that's a whole other skill!! And I spy alphabet stamps, go you!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Lots of things to look at this week. Love the painty goings on in your book. I am not linked again this week. But wanted to check in with you. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hope all those nasty storms don't head your way!!

My name is Cindy said...

Looks like you are ready to get messy - yay!! Love those colorwashes the colours are so vibrant but I get in a real state with them. I don't know why Easter is pastel ether - why is Christmas red and green? Oh, I suppose that is holly or something. Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #67

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are ready for getting messy with those colorwashes. They sure stain your hands.

XX Rachel XX

Shoshi said...

I LIKE long posts lol! More interesting! Esp. if there are lots of piccies!!

Love your desk this week, Elizabeth - those subtle colours on your book are beautiful, and I'm sure the project will be stunning.

So sorry you've had such problems commenting. Blogger can be a real PAIN sometimes. Sometimes it takes me up to 20 attempts even to access a blog, and quite often the pictures won't load at all, with is so frustrating when you get the description but can't see what it's all about! I do wish they'd sort it out - it's been playing up for about 18 months now...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I did a bit more on the choc-a-bloc project today but it's still only at the Polyfilla/gesso stage. It's now in the airing cupboard for another long protracted drying period, but hopefully soon there will be something to show for it!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

Lisa Richards said...

Fun to see your work in progress! I don't even remember my number! Somewhere around 47? or 40-something!

~*~Patty S said...

Just the right amount for my eyes to read Elizabeth!
Your work table sure does look like a fun place!
oxo

Hardwick Creations said...

Looks like you pages are well on their way. Thanks for sharing.
#35

BJ said...

Just pondering a few things Elizabeth and was wondering what is the difference between an Altered Book and an Art Journal? Also is there something special or particular about a "collage" in an AB? Being a scrapbooker by heart, "doing a collage" seems quite alien to me and I guess I will always fall back into scrapping mode. Thanks for all your hard work with us on the course. I'm loving my book, it is very special to me. BJ

Karen said...

Your calender pages are looking good, I love the colours you are working with.

Sorry I am a bit late this week!! Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely Easter, Luv Karen xx #173

SophieNewton said...

What fabulous inky fun, great stuff x
Sophie no.71

Peggy Cain said...

Just hopping by to check out your desk. A day late I know sorry... I love the look of your calendar background. What a cool idea for a calendar. Have a happy Easter
Peggy #122

Doone said...

short and sweet - I love bright green and purple pink, must now go find the ab lesson and catch up... will link up when I've done some book work...

Dxxx (80 but you're ahead of me and have been my way)

BumbleVee said...

But, ....but......sometimes we need a bit longer post in order to show ...erm...progress..... or failing that...I guess we could do an update each day...yeh...that's it I guess..... daily updates....

Vee
#156

Neet said...

Doesn't leaving that number make a difference? Mind you, you didn't leave yours. Tut Tut!
Did WOYWWendy manage to get on the horse - and more to the point did she manage to persuade you not to paint?
You write in a diary each day? That's some task.
I'm late this week, real life got in the way - Happy Easter anyway. Hugs, Neet #10

Shazsilverwolf said...

I'm late too, lol. Great pics, love the journal. Thanks for visiting, Happy WOYWW, Shaz #96