Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW # 145

Good morning to you all and welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of desks; hosted by Julia of Stamping Ground all the details and links to the other desks are HERE.
So what's happening on my desk this week......
 The overview shot; now I have to point out that I am doing no death-defying acrobatics to achieve this shot as at it's highest point the ceiling is 2.1m and as I'm about 1.8m high it is only a little stretch of the arms to get the shot!
 On the right, some lovely new things to play with, embossing folders screw head brads and the lovely new tattered floral die which I'm desperate to open but just have not had the time!
 Then there's these two little canvasses, the top one being my workshop sample and the bottom one is the one I started as I was showing the layering stages. The image is from Indigo Blue, pomp and pageantry; my new stamps that I couldn't resist this weekend! Now I'm trying to get it finished so you can see some old tape measure next to it which I think will work with it.
 Then there's this selection of mini canvasses, all joined together to form a single unit and exploring various textures. I'm still working on it but it's looking good so far, the face is a mould I borrowed from a friend, isn't it fab! The 22 represents our anniversary date as it was our anniversary on Saturday so I thought that would be a good idea.
Then I found a use for this case which I found a while ago, my H2O paints fit in nicely along with some fine glitters and flock.
So there's my world this week. Hope you all have a good week too.

63 comments:

cat lacigale said...

Love your mini canvases !!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow Neil amazing work on your desk...loVe thos mini canvas and the colours are just heavenly...sooo loVe what you do...22years fabulous...Mel :)

jude said...

Loving everything wow you have been busy.Those small cnvases are so colourfull and look beautiful
Have fab woyww and creative week
judex 17

okienurse said...

WOW Neil lots of awesome projects on your desk this week. Love the mini canvases all linked together. The case with all the little jars is great way to be able to see everything. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie#4

scrappymo! said...

Lots of yummy goodness in those photos. The embossing plates look like fun and the die...fabulous!

I always love you birds eye photos. It looks like you are standing on a 2 story ladder! teehee

Helen said...

Looking good again Neil! Happy Anniversary too... love the art you've shown us today, fabulous!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like the way those mini canvases link together to form a very pleasing whole - satisfying! And isn't it fab when you find that something you already possess can be so useful? If you hadn't told us, I'd have thought that it was purpose bought like that!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

Redanne said...

I do love your aerial shots. I want the new tattered floral die so I am a bit envious....nice canvases too. Regards, Anne #27

Bridget Larsen said...

wow I might try some of that high shot for my next WOYWW. love your mini canvasses
Bridget #11

Joanne said...

I really enjoyed that snoop around. The different backgrounds you create intrigue me. Love the reindeer ostrich.
Hugs Joanne xx

Ann B said...

So much to see, as usual, and I adore your canvas, beautiful work.
Thanks for dropping in on me as well - much appreciated.
Ann B
#2

Neet said...

My you have been busy.
Hugs, Neet #19

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So stunning, esp. the little canvases. I want to come and play at your house :D

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne

Spyder said...

Love your photo shoot, you must have a mimi cherry-picker! and your canvases are fabulous! Have a crafty day
HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))

jill said...

Those mini canvases are fab. i have some and have'nt done anything with them yet so after seeing yours i think i'll have a go , happy crafting

May said...

I need that new die!! Fabulous mini canvases they are coming together just right , congrats on the 22 years!! great news!! love your creative work Neil,, Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your work! Thanks so much for sharing. That box makes a wonderful storage for H2O's!

Artyjen said...

Your H2o storage looks great but those canvas are particularly yummy ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super arty shot of your wonderfuly inky looking desk and equipment.

Great looking book.

Thanks for dropping by.
Happy WOYWW

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Angie said...

I love your joined mini canvases ...I am sure it will trigger memories as you view the finished creation,hanging. Congrats for Saturday ...have a wonderful day.xx

SueH said...

It’s always a pleasure to visit your desk Neil and seen all the wonderful creations you’ve been working on. I’m loving the collection of little canvasses you’re putting together at the moment. The colours and textures look amazing.

Happy Crafting!
Sue H #41
x

Julia S-W said...

I absolutely love those mini canvasses - they are totally gorgeous. Hopefully, you'll be doing a tutorial at some point about some of the techniques? Please. . . . :)
Julia

Caatje said...

Some amazing work. Love the canvasses! And yes, it does look like you're hovering dangerously high to make the desk shot. ;-)

Beckyt said...

love the little canvases thanks for sharing :)

Becky x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow tons of inpsiration going on here!!! thanks for stopping by today to say hi!
#77

butlersabroad said...

Those mini canvasses look fabulous pieced together like that, made for each other. Happy Anniversary too.

Hugs
Brenda

Deb said...

you are always working on such interesting pieces! love your mini canvases, makes a lovely collage!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx #112

Laughing Ducks said...

a fantastic work space - i really liked seeing your canvases - also thank you for taking the time to comment on my desk - michelle

Morti said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous canvases this week, Neil, and thanks for stopping by!

Danielle said...

Love the textures and colors of your mini canvases. And I finally realized that you have your sponge dabbers hanging from the shelf. Love it!

Bella said...

Love that box you put your glitters etc into...love the fact that you can see what is in it. also love the canvases and the minicanvas collection. Very creative desk today.

Karen said...

Neil, I too would love the box for the H20's as well...!! I also love your altered items, maybe one day I may be brave enough to give it a go! Your blog will have to be at hand though to teach me! Thanks Karen 78 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hi Neil - loving the work this week, those canvases are amazing. Love the colours and textures. Have serious H2O envy, I only have 2 sets, both new as you saw when you visited, thanks for that. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, it's definitely and advantage being tall enough to take that shot. Love your mini canvas piece - such a clever idea and a great anniversary keepsake - congratulations to you both on 22 years. Hope you are have a great Wednesday and that the week will be happily creative for you. Elizabeth #11

MaggieC said...

I love the way you have joined all those canvases together to make a complete design. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. xx Maggie #17

Robin Panzer Art said...

Neal I always really enjoy your desk. You have the most wonderful supplies sitting all within view and I'm loving your mixed media creations especially the little canvas you have connected in a geometric way. Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 #130

Lisa said...

I love the canvases put together. They have such beautiful colors. such amazing work.

MvM-design said...

Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Twiglet said...

You always have such lovely arty stuff on show over here - the canvasses are fab.

JoZart said...

I always love to see all the yummy textures you do. Your range of colour choice has brightened somewhat and I love it... it must be Spring!
Thanks for understanding about my lovely lost tree.....I miss it so much and think people will think me barmy!
JoZarty x

kay said...

your desk is always so amazing with your fab projects and i love your new storage,x

Anne-marie said...

Love the mini canvas and wow your storage with all your H20s and glitters is fab
Anne-marie no 23

lisa said...

I'm in love with your mini canvases, Neil, they are stunning and that face is just amazing.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #80

Yours Artfully said...

Nice busy desk this week Neil. Love the canvases all arranged together but most of all I love that face mould. Is it a mould that your friend made or can it be purchased??? Everyone has been showing their altered books this week and I have a serious case of clamp envy....now I have mould envy too!!!!

Jumbleberries said...

Love the case with all your paints and glitter!

Thanks for sharing.

Jumbleberries xx

Linda said...

Love your site! I'm a big Tim Holtz fan myself;D

Sophia said...

I don't believe I've seen that many stamps and ink pads in one place ever! Whoa!! :)~

Nice work, though. Happy WOWW.

Sam said...

Hi Neil. Loving what you have done with your mini canvases with all those lovely textures and finishes. Very nice!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy anniversary! that set of mini canvases look amazing! wonderful textures there. lots of goodies on your desk. that storage case is great! happy WOYWW, Neil!

karen said...

So much fab projects to look at here! I love all the canvases! The minis and the not mini! You are so very talented!
And the case looks like it was made for the H2Os and glitter! Perfect!
xoxo Karen #175

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a fantastic work space - very professional looking, and I just love the canvases - the colours are gorgeous. It looks like you have 'everything' to hand at your desk - I now feel very inadequate!!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE the mini canvases! I'm happy to hear that you didn't have to climb to great heights to achieve the lovely overhead of your desk. :) Looking forward to checking in next week! Warmly, Tracy #81

sandra de said...

Love the birds eye view and the mini canvas are divine.

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Love the mini canvases and the face - fab textured design! Yep, I'm getting hooked on this crafting lark but have a long way to go! Thanks for popping by my Pen Pot - have a good week and a fab WOYWW, best wishes, Deb

Dragon said...

You really got a great shot overhead... I LOVE the textures on the mini canvases... GREAT desk as ALWays
Frankie
xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Great canvases!

Shoshi said...

I do love your work, Neil! Especially those mini-canvases - what a smashing idea to link them all together into a single art work. Nice to see one of the moulded faces!! I love this project. Great, busy desk this week. Very disappointed to hear that you didn't take flight to take the photo lol!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #173

Tuire said...

Great canvases - as your works always!
Love the number 22 - it´s my birthday date ;)
Have a creative weekend!
Tuire

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Neil, really enjoying your world this week. Love the selection mini canvasses...like a smorgasboard of your skills!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

gorgeous mini canvases!! and a desk full of fun new goodies to use

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me. I love your mini canvases. They are so colorful.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, I have mini canvas envy!! Such lovely textures and colours... and would you look at that collection of H20's!!! Apologies for my lateness, I am whizzing through the list!!

mommyle said...

Those Mini's are FANTASTIC!!!! I LOVE them! I need to move to the UK just to be able to take classes from you!