Wednesday, March 21, 2012

next-to-last layout! and a scary WOYWW . . .


(click photo to enlarge)

This is almost the end of the atc sized, hand bound mini book. The
Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week uses this quote from
1 Corinthians, but as always, you are invited to use any
inspirational text in your art to join in the challenge.

There isn't much left peeking through, but the background behind
the text is a background stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs, from
the Relish Reading plate. Collage images from Retro Cafe Arts,
the pages themselves constructed of black cardstock and various
ephemera.


NOW FOR THE SCARY STUFF. NOT for the faint of heart.

I've always wanted to play along with what's on your workdesk
Wednesday
, but honestly, my workdesk is always a mess, so I
thought I'd wait until it was somewhat tidier.

That day, I now realize, may never come. So, here in all its
geological layers of art supplies, is my "real" workdesk, complete
with all the childrens' stuff, too:



And here is the tray table my workdest migrates to in the
winter months:


To be fair, this one is stacked a little higher than usual, since
the girl child was tidying up the living room, and put all the
straying supplies here.

Will there be a spring cleaning? Maybe . . . now, if you'll
pardon me, instead of putting things away, I think I'll go look
at what's on YOUR workdesk--that sounds WAY more fun!

:)

48 comments:

Wendy Swenne said...

Love this Trisha! I love the images in it. And it's so bright and happy.

Wendy

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pages. It has a thoughtful feel to it and the distressing looks perfect with the pics and verse.

Carol said...

Another cute little page. I like the little vintage pictures on the opposite page.

trisha too said...

Aren't they sweet? They seemed to go well with faith, hope, and love.

:)

thefrugalcrafter said...

that is the best part of WOYWW, the enabling! I love that crafty mess!

trisha too said...

Honestly, after visiting about 40 desks, all of which are more tidy than mine, it inspired me to start cleaning up a little . . .

:)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Heh, that's one busy desk! Don't worry about tidier desks - WOYWW just caught them in between projects... *wink* I'm definitely tidy between projects, otherwise my brain would go into meltdown mode.

Cute mini book!

Cheers,
Susan #128

fairyrocks said...

Well as much as a tidy desk is nice to look at. Yours speaks to my creative heart...and looks suspiciously like the way I work.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Keep smiling and creating and joining in WOYWW.
Love your Twinchie tribute to your Grandmothers too.

marcia said...

I am so glad someone else lives my life! Keep creating!

Mynnette said...

LOL--I get like this all the time! I just recently finally cleaned up, but I know it will just end up dirty soon. ;) Fabulous ATC book, too!!! :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

No matter what the messy desk looks like one still almost always knows where things can be located. I just want to have time to create a few things, ideas in my head and junk to do it but time..it is so precious. Will be near KC in April, my son is in school at Ft Leavenworth. Have a baptism and a birthday so will be fun. Happy WOYWW Our Iowa weather is unreal 80's and budding trees. unheard of .

ike said...

Hahaha - Excellent - that's a bit what mine usually looks like. Great to see what a fun place it is though :-) Thanks for your visit xxxx

Fuchsia said...

Wow you have a very productive workspace :0))

thanks for passing by
have a happy week x

SophieNewton said...

Best workspace I've visited so far...utter chaos and I love it!!! Your ATC mini book is just stunning x
Sophie no.88

Laura said...

Aah, you are so right. Our desks are two of a kind! Love it! :)

Ann B said...

You think your desk is messy, well you should see mine when I am working on it as I have to admit to tidying a little before I take my WOYWW photo. Have to admit though - you win as mine isn't as messy as yours.
Still there are no prizes for tidyness and it only takes up valuable craft time so push it out of the way and crack on.

Ann B
#56
and thanks for visiting me earlier.

Linda said...

I don't think it is that messy, it is a sign of productivity. :) Lovely mini book! Thanks for the peek! Linda #121

Karen McAlpine said...

It's called "creative" not messy!

CraftygasheadZo said...

That is one amazing area to work in! Full fun craftiness! Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, it's Thursday afternoon now, but I'm still snooping through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love you disaster area! Just like an archaeological dig-I'll bet you can find all sorts of great things buried in there. The problem with tidying things up is it just gets messy again. See, you are avoiding that cycle. I think you might need a little room to play though.

Redanne said...

OMG! That room! Lol, it looks just like mine most days, welcome to the club. Love the album pages. Thanks for the snoop. Regards, Anne #66

Julia Dunnit said...

Trisha, welcome to WOYWW, really glad you joined in - it's so not about the tidy or the untidy; it's about what you've got, waht you're working on and how your space suits you! This space looks fantastic, I cold spend time rummaging and really enjoy seeing how your methods work for you, lvoely. I do like the ATC size mini book, and of course, who can fault the 1 Corinthians verse. It just is.

Annie Smith said...

I LOVE the MESS! Beautiful things come from the messiest places.

Joynana said...

You really do have a creative soul. Don't think of it as untidy. Love the layout and the inspiration. #25

kay said...

am sure your fab room works for you,were they atcs on the back wall?
have a great week :)
#51

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I studied archaeology and the correct term for the layers on your desk is stratigraphy!! Basically, that which is on the bottom is the oldest :) If you have fun, isn't that the most important thing?
BTW went to one of your other blogs before finding this post - love the altered tin you did, so vintage and steampunk. Really amazing!
Hugs, LLJ ~68 xx

Emily said...

Love your ATC mini book, and what an amazing workspace!! And the postage stamps on your tray table are beautifulxx

Erika said...

Hi Trisha playing catch up here too, love you work area it looks like such a great creative place to play, thanks for sharing,
Erika.

sandra de said...

wow and OMG that is an amazing collection of stuff at your work desk. Wonderful stuff happening in your space.

sandra de said...

wow and OMG that is an amazing collection of stuff at your work desk. Wonderful stuff happening in your space.

Polly Polkadot said...

well, I had to visit after your intro, and my first reaction to laugh out loud. Fabulous level of organised chaos, having read your profile it is completely justified with all your interests. I adore the mini book, I hope you'll post again next week.

BetteK said...

That's not so scary ... just a wonderfully creative space!!!! Love Debbie xXx

lisa said...

It's great to see you on WOYWW, Trisha and what an amazing space you have. I'd love to play with all that wonderful looking stash. To my mind, the more messy, the more creative.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #123

Dragon said...

Messy v Creative... the latter wins hands down... you have some mighty fine stash there and I love what you do with it all... one talented lady!! Welcome to the snoop that is WOYWW!!
Frankie
xx

Jacqui said...

To be homest that is a bit scary but also fab!

April said...

Love the look of your mini book! beautifull pictures! and as for your workspace.... you can't make wonderful creations like your mini book without making a mess :o) great space x

Lisa-Jane said...

Loving all your creative art-sediment there - looks like you have a lot of fun and tidying up is no fun now is it?! #77

Barb King said...

That is a sweet mini book with some lovely graphics. Glad you joined us, everyone is so supportive. I can tell lots of creativity takes place here. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Barb 106

Clare with paint in her hair said...

holy cow! I want to just dive into your room!

Di said...

OMG, that's an avalanche waiting to happen! Just make sure you tie a piece of rope round your ankle when you work in there so that rescue teams can find you and pull you out:) Hilarious - and I do love your mini book. Thanks for brightening the day, and for calling by.

Di xx

Sallyh said...

Please can I come round and play? There looks like so many things going on, out of sight is out of mind :)
Have a great week
Sally H 152

Gemiel said...

Love your mini book. What a great way to display the word art. Thanks for sharing your worktable. Whenever DH makes a comment about mine, I can show him that it comes witht he territory LOL.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the peek at your space!

Queen Of Toys said...

some of the best crafters work this way and if it works for you, go for it. I think you are brave to show the world your creative space and I really don't like desks that are so much in order because people just are not showing their true selves. I have just come to your blog via WOYWW and left a comment on your rolodex, I definately will be back to peek some more. Love your work.


Eliza

Marion said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog #117. I dont think your desk is scary: it's a treasure hunt space! :))

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work of art!!! Gorgeous.
You are brave to show your desk...it looks just like mine! LOL. We share the same mindset...out of sight, out of mind... NOTHING slips out of my sight. ;)

1CardCreator said...

What a fun peek!

Becky said...

WOOOWW! I'm just imagining all the fun you can have at that desk...woo! The ATC book LO is great! thanks for stopping by my desk last week, sorry I'm late! Becky 153 (this week!)