Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's on YOUR Worktable Wednesday # 63

I'm so happy that I made it around to every desk last week in two days. Very little sleep, but it was well worth it. Of the 94 genuinely wonderful comments and the several e-mails from last week, only Jo of JoZart noticed my "hidden rocking horse." Since Jo is not near a work desk this week, I'll leave it to others to notice my rocking horse. Guess I hid last week's too well. In case you missed it, I have promised to show one or more of my over 450 rocking horses each week. Today I was pretty obvious because WOYW Wendy wants to ride this one.

On my desk besides the rocking horse is one of my new Martha Stewart punches I got for half price on Sunday and a lacy strip it cuts that I will use on one of the ATCs I'm making. Been working on these two off and on for three days and I'm no further than what you see. While painting the backgrounds, I also "dyed" a strip of muslin to match. My dye of choice was Staz-On reinkers mixed with 91% alcohol. I wiped out the cups using the muslin.

On today's WOYWW (hopeful) brevity:

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
~George Burns

Today's sermon blog is another WOYWWer. Donna Louise Rodgers, also known as Doone, is a fantastic artist and painter. Her faces are stunning and I'm always inspired with the bright and vivid colors she uses in her art. But faces are only a part of what her blog is about. She makes super mixed media art, sketches that should be framed, and she makes me laugh with her funny take on life. Doone lives in Derby, England (which is in the UK). WOYWWer or not, you should check out Doings of Doone today.

60 thoughtful remarks:

Julia Dunnit said...

Totally missed last weeks rocking horse, will have to go back! Love this one, all roundy and cute. ANd hey bless you and thank you, finally you've inspired me to do the card I need for the DT - it was looking very unlikely, but your dyeing technique toady may well be just the job. Stand by.
Are you cooler after the storm or is it creeping back up? And gosh, GBurns was right. I should stop!!

jonaks said...

your rocking horse is so cute. And I think I want to get one of that MS punch too.

Neet said...

Love the colours on your lacey piece - great punch. Trust Jo to see the rocking horse - look forward to finding the other 450 as they unfold.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, love the colours you're working with :-) Oh love that George Burns quote!
I love Doone's work too
Anne xx

Wipso said...

I always love to see your rocking horse but missed last week's. Will have to go back to check now :-)
A x

Cardarian said...

I missed the rocking horse last week but this week it is definitly on view! Love them!
I like your rainbow coloring - very nice!
I have that MS punch too! I know Doone - I always have a look at her blog - good isn't she??
Ha, ha laughed at the George Burns quote! Love it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Bluefairy4U said...

I love your colourings. You were lucky getting one of the best of I think Martha stewart punches for half price well done. Thank you for letting me snoop big Hugs Jo.xxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Great post tho a little short for you ;) I'm off to check the blog o' the day!

judie said...

brilliant, i can see it this week lol - wonderful pieces that you have going on this week

hugs
judie xx

Heather x said...

I didn't see the rocking horse either!
I love the colours of your dyes :)
*hugs* Heather x

Penni said...

Love the colours you've used here. Great punch too - I've got this one on my Wish List !!!

Hugs
Penni
X

apaperbear said...

Amen sister...

It must be warm there, this is about your shortest post ever...

Brother Brian

Neet said...

Following on from your comment on my blog - I won the carousel at CHA a couple of years ago. Me who wins nothing! Anyway,I just got a raffle ticket from MM for something. Went back at designated time and they shouted my number out - I was totally gobsmacked. My friend (who I stay with) swore it would not fit on my desk and therefore it should stay with her. It travelled home in my carry on (too heavy for my hold baggage) and has been great for all my "want this handy" things.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I spied the rocking horse straight away this week, Its lovely. As are the colours you are using on the project you are doing. Thanks for sharing again and Happy WOYWW Love HAzelxo

Lou and Mel said...

There is something about rocking horses! I love carousel's and the painted horses on them! Always brings back lovely memories!

Loving the Martha punch - I STILL dont own any... off to make my birthday list!

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the rocking horse - and wish I could get MS half pice - love the rainbow stamping and matching ribbon. Happy WOYWW

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your ATC's colours are fantastic. Great punch and half price is even better. Have a great Wednesday.
Elaine

Helen said...

Thanks for getting to my blog, even if you're having internet problems! Your rocking horses are such fun.

Spyder said...

oho I nearly bought a double lacy stamp he other week, but couldn't really justify the price, and didn't really fancy living on baked beans all week again! ohoo yes please, Queen of Altered Art, any tips would be gratefully appreciated! I'm thinking, PVA-ing a few pages together and painting them in some way, and then waiting for some inspiration! but have really been waiting to see if I can get some of Tim's Inks!! (and other things)
Hope you have a great WOYWw
(Lyn)

Clare H said...

if the backs of them atc's are anything like the front i cant wait to see the finished project!!

I agree Donna's blog is ace, so is yours

Clare

Holly said...

What a great idea to show us your horses.. I will have to keep an eye out for them each week..

Sue said...

Hi ya
ops missed the rocking horse last week, must pay better attention in future! lol.thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

voodoo vixen said...

450 rocking horses... one a week... so could take us a while to see the entire collection eh? LOL This weeks is so cute, looks like a little round shtland pony type rocking horse!

Healing Woman said...

Oh my gosh! Elizabeth, you own 450 rocking horses? I guess that number didn't register when I read your other postings about them. Some must be very small or you have a very, very large home!

Thanks for the great George Burns quote and the link to Doone. Great stuff.

Darcy said...

I hope Wendy holds on tight. I also missed last weeks horse,gonna have to go back and look now or it will drive me nuts lol

You did well on the MS punches, that lace one is so pretty, they are so epensive to buy over here. The dyed fabric looks lovely, I haven't dyed anything in ages, I have a huge sack full of white stuff, fabric and threads etc that is all waiting to be done....hmmm one day lol

Darcy said...

aww it wasn't hidden at all, there is plain view next to the machine. such a lovely colour too. i don't feel behind now as I have seen both of them lol

Piddawinkle said...

I can see the horse, how clever am I, great looking colours this week :)

Doone said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for choosing me - I am very flattered, and I am NOT a sermoniser so shall continue to go to great lengths in all fields of all areas and talk talk talk For I know not when to stop.........unless you hand me a paint brush or pencil then I go a bit silent for a very long time.....I can see the horse today (even though as I pointed out on someones blog comment box I am Blind (And Stupid) - love the muslin 'trick' I do so love the 'incidental art' we create as by products of our use of what is at hand to do soemthing... am now gazing at my cotton cleaning cloth and I think I have a spot I could use on an ATC........

A good blog should have a begining and an end and be hugely separated by images of FAB ART and filled in around the edges by rants/whinges and general let's change the world stuff... (DLR 2010)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love the Martha Stewart punches...I really need them all. I missed the rocking horse last week too, I will be looking out for them in the future!

xx

Angie said...

LOve the George Burns quote.
The colours you are using are such fun and work so well. Thanks for missing me xx

Alisonw30 said...

Lovely new punch x

Sheila said...

A punch on sale! A great one too.

Lynn said...

Fun that lace!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

does a horse on wheels count ;)
that paper punch is excellent and your colors are so lovely too E!

fun quote too!
oxo

JoZart said...

managed to get online... takes ages on borrowed old laptop. Things getting better here and will post more when I get home ... don't know when though!... must thank you for your messages of support and I love the cuty rocking horse today

Joanne said...

I've got a good excuse for missing the rocking horse, I wear contact lenses and reading glasses!!
Luv Joanne xx

Cath said...

Missed last weeks totally, love the colours of the ATC.
Please send some rain my way.....

Cathx

Chrissie said...

Wish I could find punches at half price... well done you!
Chrissie

Kay said...

Doh! completely missed the rocking horse last week. Now I know about it I will keep a lookout for them from now on. Well done on finding MS punches at half price!

Twiglet said...

Love the quote - if only my minister had known that when I was a little girl attending chapel!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your rocking horse and those ATC's look gorgeous, wonderful colours. Very clever idea colouring the muslin at the same time, very creative. Wow does that punch look yummy, would not mind one of those myself. Only problem with blog hopping, it costs me a fortune LOL. Have a lovely evening and hope Bleubeard is well too. Tracy Evans x

Maz said...

Too easy this week - sorry I missed it last week! Well done on your Martha Stewart bargain - those punches are fab aren't they?! x

La Dolce Vita said...

love the quote and what a great find... MS punch... I will check out your link!! hope it is getting a bit cooler for you!

Candace said...

Great quote! Great bargain on your MS punch

Hugs Candace

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the colours you have used there - I have that Martha Stewart punch too unfortunately mine wasnt half price though so well done on that find!

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh. I found the rocking horse this week! I found it! I found it! Lol. (Now I know to look for them.) Have a good week!

LadyBug said...

Hi Elizabeth. Loving that new MS punch you have and I see the rocking horse :) I think you have been by a few times before to my blog ( i used to play along all the time with WOYWW but sadly work gets in the way now) I think most weeks my work mat covers my lovely desk top up and hides the pattern.

Pam said...

Love the rocking horse. The chocolate is now all gone!!pam

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the rocking horse Elizabeth! And the Martha punch is super; I do love her punches. I picked one up the other day with my Michael's coupon. It's the one that looks like a picket fence. Enjoy! xxoo

Sid said...

Martha Stewart, always great !!

Claireliz said...

great workspace there
C
xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

I missed the rocking horse too. Cute and a collection I don't think I have ever heard of someone collecting. Thanks for another week of peek.

Carola Bartz said...

That quote is wonderful!!! Love your sermon... eh sorry, blog.

Morti said...

I shall have to keep an eye out for the Rocking Horses in future! Thanks for always giving us an interesting read...

The Paper Princess said...

Great pic and quote!

I KNEW something was up when I linked up (yeah I've been stalking the list) and YOUR link was no where to be found - hope everything is back to normal now - hope you have a great weekend too!

Hug Bluebeard for me (did he see Tsunami fly thru the air and get any ideas for kitty acrobatics?)

Ramona :-)

Peggy said...

Love that horse !!!!

You are asking about the "pritt" on my desk, well that's a glue stick.

Peggy xx

angeleef said...

Love all the stuff at your blog! Wasn't looking for your horse last week, but it's a lovely one!
Have a happy belated WOYWW
** Evi **
I have some blogcandy at my blog, would love for you to join in!

Violets Corner said...

Love the rainbow colouring, it's so beautiful!

Hugs
Maarit

Linda said...

I love the rainbow colors on your projects and the punch too. I hope your computer is behaving itself now! :)

Rica said...

I think I should rename myself "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER". I'm just about getting round and WOYWW is starting all over again. I missed your hidden rocking horse last week - actually missed everything as I was computer banned - shall go and look now.
Love the multi colours you're working with, I love multi-colours just can't do them and end up stuck with monochrome- can I come for lessons?
Heather xx