Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What are you up to Wednesday - part 29 (woyww126)

I've been a lazy artsy girl in the past week and not much got done. I prefer to work in my studio every night, but it seems that the more I don't get around to it the less I feel like it. But tonight (as I write this) I am in the studio again, so things are turning around. Also it doesn't mean I don't do anything at all, it's just a lot less than usual and it makes me a little cranky! ;-)

First, here's the downstairs table. Everytime I write about my different tables and work spaces I get this sense of being really spoiled, but in a good way. It really is my ambition to turn my entire house into a studio and I'm well on the way to that, haha.

On the downstairs table, also dubbed the art journaling station, is the latest spread of my altered atlas that I finished this morning before going to work. Somebody asked me what all those little flasks on the side were, well, they are little bottles of acrylic paint. Maybe I should do a tour of my work tables and show off my artsy stash sometime. ;-)

The studio table upstairs is not much changed, but I figured I'd take a wider shot so you could see the entire table instead of a detail. Here's what's on there now:

Yup, it's still the same drawing as last week. The difference being that this time it's completely colored in. It's not done yet though. It needs more details and shading and things like that, but I do like the look of these big pink flowers. I did another inktense drawing in my other sketchbook. I will show both of them when they are fully finished.

Now I may not have been as artsy as I like over the past week, but I do have some great plans for the weekend, even if they are more of a materialistic nature. In the city of Utrecht there is an annual fair for hobby/artsy/scrap supplies called Kreadoe (Dutch people, am I the only one who cringes at the name of this fair? I mean really, who came up with this ridiculous name?) and me and my oldest sister have a standing arrangement of going there every year.  We don't have to plan it beforehand or anything, we just know we are going. It's a little sisterly tradition.

This means I will have the opportunity to go through hundreds of stalls with the most beautiful papers, paints, decorative elements, markers, tools, beads, fabrics, etcetera etcetera, and score some gorgeous stuff for my ever growing stash of supplies. The visit to this fair is my annual splurge feast where I may buy things not only because I will definitely use them, but simply because I like them. I save coins all the year round so I have some spending money on this day. I really look forward to it!

Hope you all have something fun to look forward to and are having a very artsy Wednesday!