Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #179 (with a special aside to Poppy)

It's Wednesday, and you all know what that means--time for WOYWW!

My real desk is a total mess--the whole room is, actually.  It's in the "it
gets worse before it gets better" phase of tidying.  So, back in the living
room, on a tray table:
 You can see a book I've been ripping pages out of, getting ready to alter it,
a CAS card (I'm terrible at clean and simple anything!) for a dt challenge
piece, and some Rolodex cards that are getting some background papers
added.  Do you recognize the lady in the collage sheet?  She's the theme
for one of the altered Rolodex card swaps. 

Sorry I'm so late this week--will be around to visit later tonight and some
tomorrow, okay? 

Now, a special aside to Poppy:

"Poppy, my name is Maggie.  I heard you recently got some new brothers.
That's terrible, really awful news.  Look at my face, I feel your pain,
My Girl told me we have some visitors, and they should be leaving when
their mommy gets an apartment that will let her have cats.
Aren't they disgusting?  Everyone else seems to think they're adorable, but
I slap their little kitten faces whenever I get the chance."



Ann said...

love having a look at where artists i admire create!!
aren't cats fun!! they can be so "unamused" when their routines and environments change. they all look so very sweet though!!! i have 2 and there are times when they can give just a LOOK..i've never noticed my dogs doing this!
i've always had a far back as i can remember.

Daniella said...

Poor Maggie. She isn't a good share girl it seems ;( but, who is?
Your tray looks like a bunch of fun, can't wait to see what you make!!
xxDaniella #35

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Deer Maggie, momie sez liddle brufvers are gud becuz you kin blame things on them. I dun't think so tho becuz they gived me an eye booger and now I haf to go to the docktors. Love, Poppy.

Pee Ess: I wozn't playing wif Charles this morning. I woz trying to push him off the bed. Rilly.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pee Ess again, at weast yur visitorz are gonna leeve. Liddle brofvers are 4-ever.

Nan G said...

OH lots of sprayed goodness there. Love the collage lady should make for some interesting cards/ATC's. My two 'girls' haven't taken to people yet let alone another animal! Happy WOYWW! Nan 19

trisha too said...

You are so right, Ann--dogs give happy faces or sad faces, but they never give you that look of disdain that cats can manage so easily!!


JoZart Designs said...

All the lovely things on your desk are eclipsed by those gorgeous furry babes...
Jo x

Anonymous said...

ha ha, my room gets like that a lot! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #16

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Trisha,

Looks like you have lots of fun things going on. I found a rolodex at the thrift store and it's on my list of things to do.... haaa. I've been packing up my craft supplies to "de-clutter" my house in the hopes that I can sell it and move to another place. I definitely know how it gets worse before it gets better.

Thanks for visiting me already!

Happy WOYWW Hugs, Kay #5

trisha too said...

The pet pictures always distract me, too, Jo--those and the really yummy food pics, and vacation photos . . .

Maybe I'm just easily distracted!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Loved this post, especially the cat letter at the end!!! The look of sheer disgust is priceless :D
Yay, get know you want to. Imagine all the fabric you could buy...ooh, tempt, tempt *grin*

Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lots of inky goodness there - I cant do CAS either - just never know when to stop! Thanks for visiting and following me.

Craftychris said...

Heaps of fab craftiness happening with you this week! Loving the collage stamp in the background. Thank you for visiting my desk and have a fab week. Love the pussycat photo's and post too! xx

House of Bears said...

We live your desk, but Maggie is the star of your post. We wouldn't like to upset her!!

Thanks for visiting the bears this week

CraftygasheadZo said...

Cute cats, and fab work going on. Am afraid you'll have to wait till the 21st Nov until I can share those swaps. Not giving them out until the 17th! Promise I will share though. Take care Zo xx 82

Anonymous said...

OMG I laughed out loud at your kitty message to Poppy! "I slap their little kitten faces"!!!!! Totally distracted me from the desk which is looking great! Socks are so easy, assuming of course that you can do basic knitting. I talked myself out of trying them for about two years, wish I hadn't done that now!

Brenda 3

BJ said...

Oh an altered book - have you done one before? I have recently finished (except for the cover) my first one following this blog
Don't be jealous of the cards they weren't anything that special, just soe stick and go ones to help towards the 80 I need to do for friends and family!! Yikes! Thanks for visiting my desk this week - BJ#30

Robin said...

Looks like you have been having fun with ink! Love the photos, they are going to be fun to work with!

Sandi McLean said...

Oh how I have resisted picking up a rolodex..what control I have LOL Checked out your images..Josephine Baker what a wonderful subject. Thanks for coming my way, Sandi #37

Queen Lightwell said...

I hope your craft room gets better soon, sounds like its in bad shape at the moment! lol Do you think rooms can get sick like people do? Hmmm, anyways, I just noticed you're a homeschooling mom, me too! But just of one, 14 yrs old now. Plus myself, I'm in Grad school. I used to read a lot for fun and education, now its just for education. :) Your cat pictures are perfectly narrated! And hilarious! I had a house cat once, for several months, until I developed an allergy to litter. :( But we do have Weenie Dawg now. And at least he is cuddly. :) Your crafts are looking very interesting this week...I can do a CAS card...for about 5 minutes! Then the glitter comes out and its all over but the cleaning! lol :) Anyways, yours is looking very nice and if there is a winner in the challenge your entering I hope its you. :)
Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment already. ~Deeyll #88

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the Rolodex idea..the colours and pencil images are perfectly up my street! My room is constantly in a state of getting worse first...really!!

Barb King said...

Well, I want to see those ATC's when they are done. I love vintage photos! Have a great rest of the week.

Brenda Brown said...

I don't know my cats look at me sometimes as if they think I am totally mad or stupid, it's definitely that look lol.
Magic space as always, I didn't have time this week.
Enjoy the start of the weekend.
hugs Brenda xox

Eliza said...

Im with you Poppy it is horrible when these little beggers intrude on your space and turf. Be gentle and kind that way they wont know what you are upto. One day they will go and you can have mummy all to yourself again. My Ditto Cat is in the same boat as you intruder, intruder alert..... LOL

Hey if a tray in your living room gets things done then so be it. I am working out of the car sometimes colouring stamped images, it makes me happy even if it is for 5 minutes.


Eliza 113

Neet said...

Did you post some crafting? Sorry but I got carried away with the cats and that last photograph - had me rolling about in stitches.

Thanks so much for a great post - love those at pictures!

Hugs, Neet 43 xx

ps I know really you are crafting on a tray table

VonnyK said...

Ha ha, I know Poppy from over at Princess Judy's place. Nice to know that there is someone who feels her pain (he he). My parrot felt the pain when we got a guinea pig. Mr Parrot is not happy!!
Great looking desk (tray table)this week.
Have a great week.
Von #39

Katie said...

Cute cat pictures! Hopefully there will be peace in your cat kingdom soon!

Katie (108)

caz said...

Thanks for the visit.
At least you get a tongue out or a disdain look - Jasper is sat with his back to me at the moment as I didn't respond quickly enough to the pat on my arm request for some fuss!!! I am such a poor specimen of an owner :-(
Happy Late WOYWW

Bridget Larsen said...

Love whatever you are doing with the pencil picture
Bridget #8

Rushd Lady said...

How in the world did you get that cat to pose with her tongue hanging out! *smile* Thanks for reminding me about the Rolodex Cards. Have you gotten any from your friends that were at your recent book making lunch?

Darnell said...

LOL, Trisha. I'm not really a cat person (don't tell the Princess!), but your little segment was really sweet and funny! Your altered work on the tray table is intriguing but you know, too much work for me! Ha. I'm CAS = lazy? Thanks for coming by to see me already and have a great week! Darnell #42

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

Cute stuff about Kitties and wonderful AlteredPages images! Have fun.

trisha too said...

I didn't have anything to do with the cat pics, just handed the girl child the camera and told her to have at it. Maggie is definitely HER cat, but no clue how she got that awesome shot!

Nope, no rolos from the book party, that's why I had to join the swaps!!