I know, it's been forever since I did a what are you up to post. I posted on my blog on several past Wednesdays but never really about my workdesk, so I didn't think it fair to jump on the woyww bandwagon. But this week it's time for a good old work desk picture. Yay!
What you're looking at is a piece of A3 paper and two boxes of gouache. The top box is pretty much empty and has fewer colors that the bigger box on the left. I know, you can't really see it's a bigger box, but that's because the other layer of colors in underneath the layer you see.
I'm working on more decorative paper for the doodle book I'm planning to make. I showed you the acrylic papers last Friday. When these papers are done they will also be cut up and made into book pages and of course I will offer them as a freebie. It's fun playing with paints like this where the outcome is not really very important, because it's just supposed to be a background to further doodling in the future.
Remember how I got some gift cerificates for my birthday from my family? Well, some of you wanted to know what I got for them and it just so happens that everything arrived today. So here's my gift cerificate stash!
I got the Cloth Paper Scissors Book, which on first sight seems absolutely marvelous. I also got a box with eight colors of fluid watercolor (Ecoline), a tin of 12 Graphitint pencils (they are watersoluble graphite pencils in beautiful dark tones), a black Pan Pastel (I recently bought a small five color starterset and just assumed black would be in there, but it wasn't) and my favorite is the 24 color tin of aquatone pencils (which are like watercolor pencils without the wooden shell). All these materials are luxury items to me that I might not have gotten if I had to pay for it all myself, so I'm pretty happy with this non-splurge. ;-) That's what gift certificates are great for I think, for getting stuff you do really want, but don't really need, haha.
The next picture is a little splurge on my own money though. I have been trying spray bottles of paints by buying just a few samples of glimmer mist. I do like them, but find them rather expensive. Then I saw that one of my favorite suppliers carries these paint sprays for fabric that are less than half the cost and have more paint in them too. I figured they might work on paper too so I bought a set of ten bottles.
I also got a set of 3D liner in ten colors, just because I had been eyeing them forever already. All those arrived today as well, so I haven't tried them either, but they sure look nice sitting together like that, don't they? We'll consider it a bonus birthday gift from me to me. ;-)
And that about sums it up for today: a worktable and way too many new supplies. ;-) I'm one lucky artsy lady!
Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday too!