Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What are you up to Wednesday - part 41 (woyww 144)

Another Workdesk Wednesday coming up! It's odd how these Wednesday post have become a steady thing on my blog. But then again I love looking at other people's desks too. If you want to see more desks go to Julia's and you'll find a whole selection of them. Maybe you'd even like to join the fun!

Here's the state of the art at my studio table right now:


I know...when you look at my Wednesday desks it always looks as if the ribbons and circles are all I do these days. It's not. It's just that I usually end a studio session with one of them and so that's what you can find on my table when I'm not working and that's when I usually take my photograph. I either just finished one or just started one. In this case I just started one and need to finish it before I continue on my current big project, which is....ROD Square! Yay! Here are the first pages of that journal.


Now I have finally finished prepping the atlas, also know as the Moon Journal,  and will probably start using it sometime this week, I can devote some time to decorating the journal that will most likely be used after that one is filled (plan for the future people!). It's going to be a square remains of the day style journal (hence the most original name I could think of).


I have already sewn the pages that will form the signatures, but before I put the signatures together  I want to decorate all the pages as much as possible and it's easier to put the pages under a sewing machine and work on them when they're still seperate. I'm even doing some penwork on them which I have never done 'up front'. That way when it's finished I will only have to do my journal writing to make the pages complete (although knowing myself I will probably still add some odds and ends even then). It's a bit of a different approach than my usual one, where I just have a little color or a few elements on the page and do the rest of the decorating as I go when actually using it as a journal.


Now keep in mind that the final spreads when the book is constructed will not look like they appear now because they will have other pages next to them and you will only see one side of the current spreads in the final journal. The journal will be 8x8 inches. The decorating of all these seperate pages will probably keep me busy for months to come, but that's okay, the Moon Journal has 70 spreads in it and it will take months for me to fill that one up, so I have the time.

Hoping you are all having an artsy and wonderful Wednesday!

18 comments:

  1. WOW gorgeous pages, they are lovely :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Luv Karen xx

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  2. The pages you created are beautiful and I cannot wait to see it all pulled together! as always, waving from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Lovely art work, your pages are fabulous, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

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  4. So glad I could make you laugh. I love that first picture, used to do that with my girls when they were small
    Bridget #57

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  5. Happy woyww! I love seeing you desk and the fab tablecloth you have. great journal!

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  6. Wow, you have been busy! I love the way you keep all your books to hand there too.

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    1. I wish I could say those were all my books. There's a whole bookshelf unit on another wall filled with books too. (Yes, I'm spoiled rotten)

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  7. Beautiful work you have done on these pages! I had a peek around your blog and love all your art journalling so I have joined as a follower so I won't miss out!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier and leaving me such a kind comment!
    xoxo Karen

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  8. ohoo so busy! thanks for the snoop! Have a great crafty week. Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #26

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  9. Your spreads are just beautiful and it's easy to tell creativity lives at your desk! thanks for the visit.

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  10. For a moment I definitely thought I had visited last week's blog entry because of the ribbons and circles but then I paused a moment and noticed that these ones were different colors. I don't want people to think I'm putting up the same desk photo week after week and that motivates me to be creative so it will look different. I love your page spreads. You put a lot of work and love into them.

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    1. I simply want to be honest. It's what's on your workdesk wednesday and this is what was on my workdesk on wednesday, so be it. I'm not going to change anything to make a different picture, like I'm not going to clean things up or arrange things better. What I like about these workdesks is that they are real, and sometimes real life is full of repetition. ;-) The extra pictures and the writing will tell more about the stuff I'm up to, so people can tell it's not the same after all, haha.

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  11. Love how bright your journals always are and I don't mind if your desk doesn't change too much, it's a fun desk to poke around on. I try and make one or two cards a week from the snippets boxes but the pile never seems to diminish!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  12. Great project - you are showing us lovely crafting skill. Also LOVe your space! ikki

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  13. Such great pages! Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW, it's now Friday & I'm still snooping! Zo xx 60

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  14. Beautiful work Caatje, your AB looks to be coming along nicely.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue H #128
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