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19 May, 2011

WOYWW No. 102

Dear me, I missed WOYWW 101 last week and I'm nearly doing it again this week which is partly because there is a lot going on here. Mostly it's about the recording of stock/stash and the big lag in doing my creative journal and record of experiements. So that's what is on the desk this week. BTW, hop over to Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground to see what the desk show'n'tell is all about... art and friends.

A page in the making
I've been keeping a record of experiments since I began making cards some years ago. I have put up a post of it before however, this is the desk top at present. This was the development of my Christmas card last November - you can see how behind I have fallen.

Pages inserted in chronological order.
I've started using different coloured pages and distressing the white pages for a bit of interest. In the early days they weren't as arty-farty but then I didn't have the skills either.

Have found lots of pieces that I've done nothing with so they are waiting to be put to good use too. Don't wait with baited breath though. You might turn blue.

Cheers dears,
Ros.

13 comments:

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

No baited breath here Ros and so wont turn blue, but am impressed at your organisation... mine is just good intentions, sad to say but do have an overflowing ideas book I jump into every now and then!! love Shaz in Oz.x PS thanks for popping over!

Spyder said...

Oh wow Ros, (I was doing my WOYWW rounds, but had to stop for coffee and then your email opped in my box, and I'm so glad it did as I may've never reached you! What a fabulous creative journalyou are making. I love the artwork and so colourful too.The seagull reminds me of something a drew ages ago, so now I'm hunting that out. Trouble with all this crafting there's sooo much out there there's no time to look at it all or to have a good at it all! I need a journal to hold everyone else's ideas in, but it would be a very big journal! Happy WOYWW
(Lyn))

April said...

Fab journal, loving the leaves images. You're so organised! Thanks for sharing.

SueH said...

What a fab way to keep track of what you’ve been doing Ros. I often look back over my blog and see things I’d like to do again but can’t remember how I did them so perhaps that’s somthing that I might find useful to do too!
Thankfully my PIT has been finished for the last few weeks and is packed and just awaiting an address label.

Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X

The Crafty Elf said...

Love the page in the making and what a wonderful idea. This will truly be a treasure to be kept forever and a fabulous book of interest in the years to come. Fabulous! TFS

JoZart said...

Some lovely creativity going on but I cringed at the mention of C......as! Eek! Not just yet please we haven't met Summer yet!
Gorgeous colours and ideas though and love the inchies...
JoZarty xxx

Di said...

Your journal work is just stunning - super!! Di xxx

Carola Bartz said...

What a practical idea to keep record of you experiments - I often forget my experiments and then I get mad when I can't remember them. You do it in a wonderful creative and at the same time neat way - who knows, one day you might publish a book!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how organized you are Ros...wish you would rub off on me...not a chance of me becoming too organized LOL! Happy WOYWW

Sheila said...

A great way of staying organized and following your progress. Thanks for sharing!

Julia Dunnit said...

Admiring your self discipline at doing it from the back dated month - and also the way the record has evolved into a journal that really genuinely documents your arty journey; such a pleasure it will be to look back on and as an aide memoire for technique. Brill.

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing journal you're creating there Ros, I was never good at keeping up with diaries and such like so I don't do a journal. I suppose my card photos show me how much I've learnt in the last couple of years. Love the piles of Whisper inks all piled up like a kaleidoscope. Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 84

Linda Elbourne said...

You might be late ... but it is all looking rather lovely!