Wednesday, 19 December 2012

WOYWW #185

Good morning all.
It's been a couple of weeks, but as this is the last WOYWW before Christmas; and I was WIDE awake at silly O clock this morning too; I popped on down to the bottom of the garden to the studio just so you could get these hot off the press, messy, creative , whatever you want to think, pictures of my work place. All because Julia over at Stamping Ground, has decreed that Wednesdays are share your workspace days!
So here you go then........
 There is the usual "stuff to be sorted but nowhere to sort it to" piles of stuff. You may not believe me but it was pretty neat and tidy last week.... anyway what can you see?
Well, after spending a gift voucher on the new(ish) Dyan Reavely journal I was very keen to give it a test run. I'm happy to report; it is fabulous to work in, the paper takes the ink beautifully! The left hand side is the greyboard cover and the gesso there looks a bit messy but I'm not finished yet!
 I used the large Dyan masks which are perfect for this size journal! Can't wait to add more!
 Then there's this Gorjuss girl who I started to colour for a card and then changed my mind!
 I picked this image up in Rochester the other week; I think it's wonderfully evocative and it'll turn up in a journal page sometime! The image is so expressive, you can almost feel the passion and tension!
 There you have it, my little world today. I'm writing this in the lounge, with the Christmas trees lights twinkling away and loving in. My eldest daughter gets home today for Christmas So I will be blessed to have my whole family to celebrate this special time.

Whatever you guys have planned, I do wish and hope that you all have a blessed and special Christmas and that 2013 brings only joy and good things your way.


RosA said...

Beautiful colours on your journal pages! I am wondering what gsm they are? Just curious.
Have a lovely wintery English Christmas, Happy WOYWW,
RosA (no number yet) :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a lovely cosy vignette with the Christmas angel! Busy desk as usual Neil! A blessed Christmas to you and may you have the best of the season! patsy

BJ said...

Dyan's journal looks good, not sure I am really ready for such large pages! Loving your Christmas displays too. Thanks for visiting me already, worth the disturbed night just to get #1 for Christmas! BJ#1

Nikki said...

Your Christmas pictures are fantastic and your journal pages are looking wonderful
Merry Christmas
hugs Nikki #5

jill said...

Fab journal pages Neil,
Happy christmas & New year to you & yours , jill#16

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous angel vignette! Just what I would have imagined for your house.
Merry Christmas!
Not sure if I am going to post yet so no number yet...

sandra de said...

wishing you a wonderful christmas. Love your new header.
Sandra @17

Bella said...

Glad to see you wasted no time in getting started in that journal! Blessed Christmas to you and your family....can't quite get my head round the fact that it will be here this time next week and we know how fast Wednesdays come around!

Helen said...

I'm nearly ready to start in my Dyan journal, too - I can't wait - your pages look fabulous. thanks for coming over already... have a Happy Christmas, Neil. Helen,3

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Neil, ah some lovely things hee today..
Just wanted to say thanks for being and encouragement throughout the year and happy safe God Christmas time, with ALL your family :D
love Shaz in Oz.x {not linking but wanted to say hi.. still zero on craft scene...}

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely pics Neil, I love the idea that you can't tidy because there's nowhere to tidy the piles familiar a problem!! Nothing better than having your loved ones gathered around you. At this special time. Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Love the Journal! Am also glad your Desk does not look neat and tidy...makes me feel better :)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
WOYWW Silvia #40

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of loveliness going on there! I am unsure whether to invest in one of Dyans journal or not have only ever done three pages and am still not sure if its for me or not - we shall see! - thanks for sharing and have a lovely Christmas. Sunshine Girl no. 24

MrsC.x said...

love the colours on your journal pages
and love the christmas decs
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

Neet said...

Love those rich red photos you have shown us. Lucky you having the family around you - may I wish you a Happy Christmas with the all.
Neet xx 12

Artyjen said...

Merry Christmas! xoxo Sioux

Annie said...

I'm just dropping in to say....
May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
A x #38

CraftygasheadZo said...

Journal is looking fab, must get myself one. Plan on using my inks etc more. No desk from me today as I've got DT projects on there and I can't share it yet! So Merry Christmas and take care. Zo xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Woo-hoo....a great creative space!

Love the journal pages, great colours.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas
kyla #50

Francesca said...

You were up early, I was awake but not awake enough to realise it was Wednesday today intil 15mins ago. My DR Journal is being wrapped up by hubby so can't play with it yet. Your pages love fab, and does your tree. Wishing a happy and peaceful Christmas. Love Francesca

Ann B said...

Glad I don't have to hike down to the shed to take a photo of my desk, not that there is anything on it today. Love the green pages in your journal. I need a new one and was thinking of a Moleskin but will check out Dyan's.
Wishing you all the best for Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.
Ann B

Laura said...

Fab journal pages... it's the 2nd desk today that has made me think I need to do a course in art journalling next year.
Merry Christmas to you and yours

Karen McAlpine said...

Great pages! Cute stamped image too. Wishing you a happy holiday season!
Karen 71

Minxy said...

Another who's been playing in there journal and not doing xmas stuff Yippee.
Glad you get to enjoy xmas with all your family
Happy WOYWW & wishing u A Very Happy Christmas too x
Hugz Minxy #57

Krisha said...

Mery Christmas Neil!!! Journal pages are looking great. Love your tree, mine always pulls me out of the craft room too. Love to sit and look at the ornaments, and the soft glow of the lights. Only have it up for a month, so need to absorb as much as possible...LOL
Krisha #78

Nan G said...

The journal pages are looking pretty they'll be fab when done! Blessings and Happy Holidays! Nan 75

famfa said...

Great post. Looks very festive. Lovely tags on your desk. Merry Christmas x
FAMFA (87)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, so glad I don't have to leave the house for my workdesk ... it must be freezing in the depth of winter. As usual loads to look at - the test runs in your journal are fab. You can't beat Christmas with the family all at home. My children are all grown up and have their own families now so it will Christmas a deux for us - lovely, but not quite the same. Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays too. Elizabeth #46

JoZart said...

Special post Neil... hope you have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by those you love. Enjoy and I hope 2013 brings health, peace and joy with lots of creativity.
Jo x

Andrea said...

thanks for dropping by and your kind words it's great to have the whole family together at Christmastime, my daughter is back on saturday. I hope you all have a wonderful time. as always love your workspace there is always something interesting or exiting to see and this week does not disappoint. I hope you keep enjoying your new journal. best wishes Andrea x #6

House of Bears said...

We love your journal page so far. It makes us want the journal even more.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas from all at The House of Bears x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

Very cool journal page! It's always interesting to come visit - you are so creative.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

Kay #84

Alexandra said...

I love everything about this post. Love the Christmas photos, love your pages and the little girl in her jammies. :)

Karin said...

Loving your Christmas setting. I have to wait until I can play with my DR journal, as it's my present from my daughter ;-)
Looks like I'll need to get those DR stencils too.
Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas. Karin #100

Renee said...

Gorgeous journal the colors! I can't imagine why you didn't use that adorable little girl sweet. Beautiful Christmas tree! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & a hppy, healthy & crafty 2013!
Hugs, Renee #92

Neesie said...

Great journal Neil...I forgot to pack mine before coming away ~ ho hum :$
I'm waiting for my daughter to join us too. I just love having my chicks in the same nest! Especially at this time of year.

I'm just whizzing by (a little like Santa really) to wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas with good luck for a peaceful, healthy and happy 2013.
Neesie ♥ #95

Tertia said...

The new journal looks great! YYour Christmas decorations are fantastic. This will be the first year since our first child was born that DH and I are totally alone forChristmas. Not sure if I am looking forward to that one.
Enjoy having your family around you and may you all have a blessed Christmas.
Happy WOYWW.
Tertia #15

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW, Neil! seems i haven't been able to drop by lately. i LOVE your blog header!!! your journal is looking great! and yes, it's wonderful when family all gets together.
may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
and a blessed new year ahead!
peggy aplSEEDS

okienurse said...

awesome desk this week. Love the Gorjuss girl! A little late getting around but just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Blessings to you and your family in the coming year. Vickie #100

SueH said...

Hi Neil,
I know I’ve not joined in with WOYWW just recently but I’ll be back in the new year for sure.

I just wanted to pop by to say thanks for all the fun and inspiration you’ve shared over the last year and to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.