Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What are you up to Wednesday - part 45 (woyww 154)

Aah, the joy of busy workdesks! Today I have two to show you and both are just filled with...journals! Yay! I have to smile as I write this because Mary Ann  recently wrote about using a lot of exlamation marks in her last post and it made me realise again how many of those I use myself. I can't seem to stop myself. I guess I'm just a very enthousiastic artsy person! ;-)

So this week we join the woyww bandwagon again. Sorry I'm not there every week, but life gets in the way and even when I do a what are you up to post I don't always join the link up because I will have no time to check other people's desks. But this week I'm there and like I said, with two workdesks.

For those of you who check in on me for the first time: yes I have two workdesks, in fact I somewhat consider my whole house my studio, so yes, I am very very spoiled. These are the good sides of living alone: you can have as much art space as you want (um, within the limits of your house that is).

Anyway, my downstairs workspace is what I consider my journaling station and that's where my every day journal lives and where I do most of my writing. Look:


My current everyday journal is the Moon Journal of course, the second atlas I have converted into a journal. What you see is the spread I just finished decorating (well, for now I'm finished anyway). Tomorrow I will probably do some writing on this spread and fill it up. If you look very carefully to the bottom left of the  picture you can also see the damage my lovely assistant is doing to my colorful table cloth. Yes, he is helpful wherever he can be. ;-)

Upstairs in my actual studio I am also working on a journal. It's the one I showed you the beginning of last week. Then it was only finished paintwise, but now I am collageing the spreads and I really like where it's going. It's so colorful!


Can you find the little journal in between the mess of supplies? It's right up front. I still have more than half of this book to decorate and then I'm still not sure what I will use it for. A nice small journal to take with me when I'm traveling and want to write? Or maybe I will save it for my upcoming vacation in June? I don't know, and frankly I don't really care that much, I just enjoy decorating it and I especially enjoy using my stamps to make little collage elements and decorating the pages with my paint markers. Such fun!

So right now I'm in journaling heaven and when I finish writing this I may just go back to paradise for a while and decorate some more.

And that's all I have to show for now. Wishing you a very artsy Wednesday!

20 comments:

  1. Morning Caatje. I am admiring your pretty journal pages, table cloths and all that wonderful tape!! Have fun today. WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 34

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  2. ...very busy looking desk, loving your journal pages so bright & cheery...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

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  3. Gorgeous journals and thanks for letting me know that I am an "enthusiastic, artsy person" - I use loads of exclamation marks - write as if I am speaking mos of the time. Purposely not using one here - hard to stop but I am resisting LOL.
    Hugs, neet #11

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  4. Love your little journal...and i LOVE the boxes of washi tape!! Trish #57

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  5. ahhh! art journalling!! my idea of heaven too :)
    hope your heavenly bliss lasts all week!
    have fun! and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  6. Some fab pics, lovethe journal page in second phot, wonderful..just trying o start myself! Hugs trace x 20

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  7. Fabulous desks full of inspiration! Have a great day. Helen, 4.

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  8. What an exciting desk! I love your journals - they looks amazing! Happy Wednesday! Gabrielle #24

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  9. I'm green with envy about your wonderful art spaces. If I had more than a 1-bedroom apartment (and a husband and 3 pets), this is exactly how I'd like my work spaces to look.

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  10. Both fab desks with super creations, your journals look fab! Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66

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  11. Lookin great Caatje! I use those a lot myself! I want to see these up close!!!

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  12. Wow, what amazing looking spaces you have, I specially love the look of the upstairs studio! The journal looks amazing too. Living on an island with a whole house for your art stuff, wow! You are so lucky!!

    Happy WOYWW and have fun hopping!
    #25

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  13. Wonderful journal pages.
    #101

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  14. Fabulous journal pages... Love your space!!! Hugs May x x x#26

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  15. I love that journal page that is open in the bottom pic! And I can see lots of washi tapes on your desk! I don't know what I will do with mine yet, but I couldn't resist them in gold and silver! Happy WOYWW!

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  16. Ah Caatje, you've really got this journalling thing in your heart - they each look so good. And I love that you're making them with no specific purpose, just for the love of making them..that's art, for sure! I was only listening to a weather forecast (golfer in the house)..I can't hear anything sensible while I'm typing a post...really, it may be on but you have to tune out to hear your own words!

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  17. What a wonderful peek! Thanks for the look-see! Kim

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  18. Fabulous looking journals and loads of nice stuff to play with thanks for popping over to my blog happy crafting toni 60 x

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  19. My first visit. you really need a writing assistant when you have two work spaces. just to keep everything in order. Like the journal pages shown

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  20. This is my first visit to your desk and you have a wonderful crafting space. I love the fact that you have your sewing machine and ironing board up permanently. I am very envious! Thanks for stopping by xx

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