Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOYWW 212: The one where she has limited motivation

Tonight I'm not going to be late visiting Julia, our wonderful host, like I was last week.  Even though I was late, I was able to visit at least 120 participants, the most I've been able to visit since the list got out of control.


On my work table, in the back are some stamps I think have taken up residency.  I seem to use them, even if I'm not much at stamping.  Right now, I'm making a mess on an index card since I mixed up too much gesso, black paint, and a bit of purple to turn this into a grey mess I started on another project.  You might see this in an ICAD one of these days, or it may make the scrap pile.

Isn't my little rocking horse a cutie?  She (yep, this one is a sweet girl) sits on a window sill in my office.  I love that the wood has been burned, probably with a burning tool.  I assure you, she wasn't hurt in the process, either.

Usual caveat: if visiting from Julia's, please leave your number so I don't miss you.

59 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I am always amazed at the lovely stuff that people make out of the extra paints and stuff when they are crafting. Love your little lady rocking horse, she is a cutie!! Annette without number yet... cos she hasn't even done her blog post!

Bridget Larsen said...

ha you woke up early to get the No #1 spot, I was still putting up my post and saw it go up lol, its hard going through all the desks, I do it once in a while
Bridget #3

Judy McCarthy said...

Some objects even though quite humble become treasures don't they?I have a dress form, and various little dolls that sit on my table.
Judy #3
Over here in Australia it is a respectable 10.35 am.

Regina Hamilton said...

What a clean area. Love the wooden horse. Happy crafting #5

butlersabroad said...

That looks like a desk ready for action Elizabeth, hope the motivation returns soon. I think what you can see through Julia's window is the conservatory. We buy loose tea in bulk form Mountain Rose Herbs, it's very good.

Hugs
Brenda 2

Nikki said...

Congrats on #1 :) and you've got a tidy desk going on Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #9
P.S I have some candy too !!

butlersabroad said...

Saddo that I am I'd be quite happy with 30F! Don't mind the heat, hate the humidity, it's raining with a bit of thunder right now which is just making the whole thing worse.

Bxx

dottielottie said...

Your index card will be ready and waiting for when inspiration strikes. Love the pretty she, rocking horse waiting patiently on your desk.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #7

sandee said...

Not doing WOYWW this week, but wanted to pop in and say hi :) Sending snuggles to Bluebeard!

Sandy Leigh said...

Cute little horse! It's funny how we so often have to fight the lack of motivation! Sending kitty hugs to Bluebeard! Sandy Leigh #14

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the kookaburra. The song is an old one ... "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, Merry, merry king of the bush is he, etc, etc," It was always sung as a round ... many, many years ago!
Have a good week,
Ros

Robin Panzer Art said...

Hi Elizabeth, love that little rocking horse and the burns add such character! Happy WOYWW Thanks for sharing your space . ~Robin Panzer Art #27

Sandy said...

Might be a blank slate to work with but when the inspiration strikes you are ready. Your rocking horse is a cutie.
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah spotlight on rocking horses on Elizabeth's blog now how unusual it is... and yes, it really is classic one, indeedy! love the pile of necessities, of crafty sort..

.. but the bareness makes me wonder?? where is the rest?

.. and yes grey matter fine in your head when it works (not all time in my case.. but on paper not exactly inspiring, happy WOYWW!
love Shaz in oz.x #16

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A cutie it is. Always love peoples collections. Happy WOYWW and enjoy a lovely weekend #33

The Taming of the Glue said...

Such a sweet little horse. It looks so at home on your desk. Hugs. Pam#28

ike said...

Wooo !! So tidy... I'm impressed :-) Gorgeous little rocking horse too - she's very sweet :-)
Happy WOYWW

IKE xx #35

Silvia said...

Love the little Rocking Horse Girl :) Well done on the number one spot as well. I am sure your motivation will return soon enough. Step back and chill out and before you know it....you be messing with paints again xxx
Silvia #50

BJ said...

Morning Elizabeth - I schedule my post for midnight so I wasn't up late really, although did toss and turn all night so got up an hour early only to find my husband had left the front door a jar! (he'd changed the outside light bulb!!) Good job no one wants to burgle us eh! I think the SOC colours work better with coloured cardstock as you can't get the mud result as I inked the edges and there was the mud!! Thanks for visiting my desk already BJ#46

Helen said...

Thanks for visiting and the birthday wishes. Your rocking horse today is beautiful. Helen 7

Belinda Basson said...

Cute little rocking horse for todays post. The blank page begs for some paste...do show and tell later. #55

Judy McCarthy said...

Thanks for your email and lovely comment Elizabeth.I have that rotten Google + on my blog which means that unless you have Google + on yours you can't comment. So many people can't comment now, and I miss them.
I just can't seem to be able to delete Google + from my blog.I will have to try again at some time.Just don't want to spend the time researching how to do that!
Thanks again Elizabeth.Gosh you must be up late to be No 1!!
Judy #4

Debbie Frost said...

Love the little rocking horse so cute have a great Wednesday" Debs #58

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi there, my first stop! Last week my number changed 3 times so hope it stays the same this week. I love your little rocking horse and that wood burning technique is great. I'd like to have a go at it myself. Have a great WOYWW. Julie Ann x #64

Spyder said...

ah! You're number one! I can't even do that unless I stay up all night! and then only once coz when Julia forgot to add the linky but even then I think it was only for one second! Love the rocking horse, they are easier than real ones (real horses that is, not real rocking horses, although being so small a lot easier to keep! and not mess!) So, next time I call in, I guessing the horsey will be..... grey with a silver mane and tail... or not!
Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #59

sara j said...

The rocking horse is wonderful...I love being surrounded by things I think are fun, cool, carry sentiment, etc. They make me smile, just like this little girl. Hope you have a good week.
Sara j #67

Julia Dunnit said...

It's how I do it - except with a bigger basket of stamps - the longer they stay there, the more I use them!! (that's my 'not tidying up' excuse!!)
It is indeed our dining room although officially it's a Conservatory because it has a glass roof and the walls are all windows...very popular here as a way to extend small properties without too much building and permissions required, and to harvest whatever heat and light we can!! The bunting is jolly isn't it - it's been up since the Olympics and I can't bring myself to take it down!

Jackie said...

Your desk looks so clean and tidy all ready to start a new project. What a cute little rocking horse that one is
Jackie 29

JoZart said...

So neat and that poor little girly rocker (so cute) must be so alone! Thought of you when I read Shaz in Oz's post... you'll love her info on making your own texture paint. Super saver!
When I look out at the lush green of my garden later I'll think of you, my friend!
Lv Jo x

Neet said...

Congrats on the no 1 spot! I just went to bed but luckily got up for a wander (wink wink) and popped in to see if it was posted and it was.
Anyway, love your tidy desk and that little rocking horse. yes, really sweet and such a good picture too.
Have a good week.
Hugs, Neet 13 xx

Jan Ltc said...

It looks like a very productive WD! Have a great week! xx Jan (78)

Candace said...

I think we all have weeks where the mojo runs off and hides.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week

Candace #43

Karen said...

Love your cute rocking horse, it has to be a girl of course. Have fun with the paints! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 84 x

Monique said...

The little rocking horse looks so sweet, love her.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx

glitterandglue said...

What a neat space - hope you get inspiration for that paper!! Love the rocking horse.
Margaret #61

Gibby Frogett said...

Great rocking horse. Hope you are inspired soon, happy crafting and Happy WOYWW Gill x #81

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I love those little stamps on a wand - I have a few old sets of them and they are so useful and take up so little space! adorable rocking horse, as ever, and have fun with your mop up project :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (26)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Elizabeth - #1 - def not late LOL... I posted and was #97 - now I am #99 - LOL last week I visited about 30 desks and put the number I thought I was and when I checked the next day it had changed... LOVE YOUR ROCKING HORSES - Happy WOYWW Mxx #99 - maybe!!

Marit said...

I love to see index cards show up on desks all over the world... enjoy the process and I might see it over in the icad facebook- or flickr group. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #91

Halle said...

I hear you about limited motivation. If I don't get it done before noon..it's likely not getting done.

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Elizabeth
Congrats on getting in at number 1 this week! I forgot to press enter again this morning and am now at 111 instead of 36 like I thought this morning! Your little horse is lovely. What are you going to do with him?
Have your ATCs arrived from me yet? Not sure how long the post will take.
have a happy week
Hugs
Lynda B #111 LOL!

Heartsong Arts Academy said...

Been so busy with classes that I don't need motivation, but I truly understand the lack of it! Rocking horse is cute but Bleubeard is ADORABLE!!! Here's hoping you get your mojo back!!!!
(WOYWW #30)

Ali said...

I struggle to get around anywhere near enough desks these days. :lol:

Love your little wooden rocking horse - she is a cutie. :)

Ali #92

Monica said...

I comment from the end of the list as it is a whole different world!
Monica 126

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW - and congrats on the No.1 spot. Lovely clear workspace and cute rocking horse. Ali x #101

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
WOW 120 visits is quite a few. I get to as many as I can before I have to get dressed and get to the Dr. for a back ajustment, then come back and try to do a few more. I have fallen out of the ICAD loop and just haven't had the time to start again. I do hope to get them done for July.
Krisha #12

Lynda Norton said...

Wow, its my first time at WOYWW and the first blog I read is such a neat desk, must try harder.

Now I have 118 more blogs to read, I dont think I am going to manage that, but will read as many as I can.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, your desk is incredibly tidy even with the stamps that seemed to be there to stay! Love the little rocking horse. Regards to Bleubeard. Hope you've had a good WOYWW, Elizabeth x #72

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a cute little rocking horse that is. Doesn't aged suit any wooden item though?Hoping Mr Mojo returns quickly, thats so irritating when he goes walkabout. Hugs to Bleubeard, Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #48 xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love that little horse - hope he gives you some inspiration soon, Chris 117

Caro said...

So neat and tidy...love the rocking horse! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#132)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely little rocking horse. I think I spotted your name on the Summer of Colour linky list the other day :o)

My name is Cindy said...

aah a lovely painterly desk!! What a cutie your little rocking horse is. Can't believe you got around 12obdesks - that's amazing! Thank you so much for choosing mine this week! Cindy

Nan G said...

She's an adorable rocking horse! Your desk is ready for action. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #108

trisha too said...

Wow, that's amazing you made it to 120. And your little horse is darling.

:)trisha
#144 this week with
a mess and a love apple

Kimberly Hogan said...

This is my 1st ever WOYWW, I think the 1st time I ever saw those letters was on your blog. Now I'll get to see what's on WOYWW every week. I love the little rocking horses.
I hope you will get a chance at somepoint to pop over and check out my WOYWW. I am already a loyal follower, and a follower on Linky.
I'm also doing SOC challenge, so I get to see lots of your beautiful work this summer. :) Your blog gave me the courage to make my own altered art journal. Than you. Hope you have a great week.
(((HUGS)))
#145

mamapez5 said...

A cute little horse and a blank canvas just waiting for inspiration to strike. I don't think I have ever managed 120 desks but I am getting to a few more today. Kate x #52

Kezzy said...

Wow your rocking horse is so cute, I love the wood effect and the burning it's beautiful. I don't want to ruin the surprise but I was wondering if you have received my ATC yet? I think you received last years quite late but I'm hoping you have received this years earlier. Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kezzy xxx

Kelly said...

Congrats on being #1 on the list. I don't think I'll ever make that spot LOL. I seem to hover around the 100ish.

That horse is precious. Creative Blessings ~Kelly #110