Wednesday, July 18, 2012

woyww #163 for reals--Two desks today . . .

Today, at least here, you get two workdesks for the price of one visit.

These are actually wooden tray tables, which I move around and work
at whenever I don't want to hibernate in my craft cave--the first is
somewhat tidy:
You can see the remains of a VERY clean and simple card, the backgrounds for
some Garden Party themed 3x3s made for a swap with the Unruly Paper Arts
yahoo group, and the beginnings of some experimentation with those
watercolor gelatos in cool and and warm colors.

Desk number 2 is questionable at best:
The supplies are perfectly fine, and the stamp sets are some I really like and
use quite frequently,  but my combination of all this, which you cannot see in the
pic, that, my friends, is the questionable part.  It's not quite finished yet.  I was
aiming for bright and fun, but may have hit just plain awful instead . . .

The stamp sets, in case you're interested:
Years Ago set
Honey Bees set
alphabet set

Here are the the sets of 3x3s that got traded out in the UPA swap I mentioned
earlier--can't show mine yet, sorry, but soon, okay?

from Shar of Ill Tempered Ink

from Michele of art from the well

There we go, that's your two What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? desks for
the reduced price of one visit, plus the added bonus of some very pretty 3x3s.  I'll
show you mine next week . . .  please leave a comment, and I will be back with
you sometime this week to see what's on YOUR desk.


Cathy L. Calamas said...

I'll never believe that you have created anything just plain awful.No siree!!

trisha too said...

Cathy, that is very sweet of you, but I'm still not sure on this one. It would help if I go and actually finish it off though, right?


Unknown said...

Hi Trisha - love what I can see of the swirly backgrounds. Those 3x3s are fab (I haven't seen 3 x 3s before!) WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

BJ said...

Portable desks what a great solution. Personally I love hiding away in my room though. Thanks for stopping by BJ#79

Ann said...

what a great idea you have!!
its so nice to see where great minds create and what they use!!!

sandra de said...

Mobile desks what a great idea and I particularly like the goodies on your desk.
Sandra @31

Anonymous said...

Aren't those beautiful. I wonder how you plan on displaying those mini works of art.

Dotty Jo said...

Fabby swaps! Looks like a busy and productive desk, TFS, Jo x

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous! Such variety! I think having two movable desks sounds like a good idea. Sometimes I want to hibernate in my craft cave and sometimes I don't, so I know what you mean,

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks like an awesome swap, Trisha! Love your traveling table idea. I have a stack of trays I move around for similar reasons.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Trisha (too),

Two desks - now that's impressive. The 3 x 3 pieces look very fun. Love all the vintage photos.

Thanks for visiting me already!

Kay #36

Redanne said...

Such a great idea to use portable desks, I might just thing about that! Not sure what gelatos are so going off to have a look. Thanks for your visit earlier. Anne x #9

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I hate it when you go for bright and fun and wind up with just plain awful. My solution is to keep fussing with it until it is completely awful and then throw it in the bin (but underneath stuff so no one knows it existed). Thanks for the bonus desk. I don't do the portable desk thing often because I have nowhere to port to, but I have been known to pull out a new table when the existing table and desk get too full. You can hear the hubby sigh deeply at those times.

VonnyK said...

Two desks are always better than one. Your stamp looks quite bright to me. Love the 3X3's.
Have a great week.
Von #44

Shelly Schmidt said...

The traveling creative center- looks productive! I got to play with Gellato's for the first time this past weekend- it was fun- took a Donna Downey class...... LOVE what you are making- ohhhh I missed out on this awesome swap.....

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I always like a bargain!! So many thanks for the BOGOF :)
Sometimes, no matter how I try to rectify the situation, an article simply doesn't come together...I leave it to fester for a while and then try again. If it fails second time around, it gets dumped...harsh?? Maybe but there's only so much one gal can take!! Hope yours works out :)
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely backgrounds... and the stamp sets on the desk 2 are really interesting.
Beautiful cards - the 3x3" size is worth trying...
Have a nice weekend!
Tuire #82

April said...

Awww I don't believe your creation will have been awfull, but I know we all feel like that at times, but even if you decide in the end you don't like it, at least you had a go :o) The 3 x 3's are all so pretty x April #89

Eliza said...

No way, not possible, not going to happen, nothing is awful not if it is created in your house. All works of art a unique and special. I dont think it is fair that you have more than one desk, how do we know which one you are really showing us? Maybe you are hiding some magnificent art on another table somewhere LOL Your work is good don't ever doubt yourself. Happy crafting.

Eliza #11

Unknown said...

Trisha!!!! your work is always an the photos you shared of your desk!!!!

PetraB said...

wonderful trinchies and your desks look very inspiring!

Julia Dunnit said...

I think if you love the stamps, any combination is a good one, don't let the thought of 'plain awful' even enter your head!

SandeeNC said...

Portable work stations, oh lah, I'd be creating messes all over the house, I have to keep myself confined to one room! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)#50

Neet said...

Not heard of 3 x 3's before but what great toppers they would make - might have to play. You have some beauties there.
Now I see why you commented on my Gelatos - you have more than I have though - interesting to see how we both get on with them.
Thanks for sharing and the good wishes - Hugs, Neet 71 xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh loverly swaps you have their!

SusanLotus said...

Lovely cards!

Shoshi said...

Great desks, great creativity, great 3 x 3s! I'm trying to visit as many WOYWWers as possible this week, and now getting towards the end of the list, which is why this is such a belated happy WOYWW from me,


Shar B said...

Got mine this weekend! Thanks tons! Great thrinchies and a fun swap!