Creative ideas come "out of the wild" growing like yeast. Enjoy a meander around my creative pursuits - art printing with stamps, sketching, photography, baking, gardening...

15 June, 2011

WOYWW - 106 and I'm back

I've had a wonderful weekend. We have a mid-Winter holiday to celebrate the Queen's birthday June when her birthday is in April. I have no idea of the origin of this but I suppose we could call it a little Antipodean madness. I spent my long weekend at the Melbourne Festival of Choirs. It was great fun.

The last two weeks have been very rackety with computer problems and rehearsals galore but here I am again. See my previous post.  Anyway, it's lovely to be swanning around the desks again, and if you're not sure what it's about, lob over to Julia Dunnit's blog and check it out.

Yesterday I called in to Paper Squared, my local paper craft shop and bought a great wood grain stamp from Hero Arts. I think it could be used for all kinds of compositions. Here's what I did with it this morning on scrap paper - ignore the messy pink bits that don't belong.

Wood grain becomes rough floorboards or weather boards.
On the right is a box of hand-made paper and envelopes that I bought at the same time. At the back of my working space are four bottles of liquid graphite in different colours. I bought them in a book shop that has some art materials and ther're quite new to me. Not sure what I'll do with them yet but a few swipes with a brush are very interesting.

07 June, 2011

What WAS on my Workdesk Wednesday?

Heavens to Pete! Have I ever had a drama or two with blogger, with my computer, with installing new anti-virus software.

Hope you have all enjoyed the PIF celebration for the 104th episode of WOYWW. I'm just getting going and decided to do a retrospective post which I hope at least a few folk will visit. I regret not being on the PIF circuit however "them's the breaks" as they say in the classics.

Bosisto's Eucalyptus Oil. Good for cleaning and stuffy noses.
Here is the clean desk. When all else fails, go back to what has worked in the past and in my case it's eucalyptus oil which is brilliant on so many stains. The inks on the desk that wouldn't come off with alcohol or stamp cleaner were no match for the eucy oil.
Do you know the silly old riddle that goes... What did the sheep say to the shearer? Eucalyptus!  (u clipt us)    (Groan)

Happy days. Will be back to WOYWW as soon as possible.