Wednesday, 24 April 2013

WOYWW 203 and a giveaway

Good morning friends
I hope this finds you all well and happy. Time sure is flying past at a rate of knots if it is Wednesday already! Time to join in the big desk hop as decreed by Julia at Stamping Ground

Here is my desk, with no artificial lighting, just an open door at 6 30 am.......

 Fairly respectable I think this morning, probably because Mark was here on Monday and I didn't do much yesterday in here!
 Busy working on this journal page, that's as far as I got, now I'm wondering where it wants to go next....
 Some embellishments waiting to be painted (or packed away, whichever comes first)
 Started doing something on this canvas with Distress Paint and the Wild West stamps from Tim. Wasn't happy with the first try so covered it up with more paint ready to start again. It's been one of those times where I want to do stuff but can't quite settle in a direction.

One last thing, for those of you who visit me that have a Wordpress blog; I am sorry but for some reason when I visit you I cannot leave a comment. It asks for a password but doesn't recognise it when I do. So I do visit but unfortunately you never know!

So there's my world this morning.
I'm also doing a giveaway so check out my next post!
Have a great week fellow WOYWWers and all you other lovely peeps who visit me here.

39 comments:

Almo said...

Hi Neil, Love the feather stamp on your blue journal page, who's stamp is it (ha ha!) I know its yours I meant what make is it. Hugs Mo x

jill said...

Isn't this lovely weather in the uk a joy . I've got a lovely sunny start here this morning also. Fab projects on your desk Neil , happy woyww Jill #26

Belinda Basson said...

I do like distress paint, you can layer it till you are happy. The more paint you use the easier it is to get that marble look, too much water and it becomes a bit messy in my opinion...not the easiest stuff to work with, but fun.

Claire said...

love the pages - sucker for anything with feathers...
not a great wild west fan, even if TH made the stamps :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 1 - can't believe it!!

Helen said...

Great pages,Neil - can't wait to see where they go from here. I love being able to paint over something that hasn't quite worked and start again!! Helen, 2 (thanks for already visiting)

Andrea said...

fab desk as always, I hope your wild west canvas works for you this time .love the page with the feathers looks ace. Sorry I didn't get around to visit last week and thanks for hopping in.busy with work so playing catch up today before I head off have a wonderful WOYWW and week
Andrea#55

Janene McAnally said...

Hi Neil! I just LOVE your art journal pages, they are really speaking to me! I know what you mean when sometimes you just don't know what direction to take a project and then some others you just know and they flow easily! But I like your canvas and actually seeing a glimpse of the stamps underneath. I always say there are no mistakes, only creative explosions that turn into masterpieces.

BJ said...

Aw no LO on your desk for me to see - journal pages are super as always. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#31

Neet said...

How lovely to have Mark work with you this week. Thanks for visiting me earlier - I have been playing in my craftroom since 5.30 am - time to stop. Hugs, Neet xx 4

Heather Alger said...

Love the colours of your canvas and gorgeous journal layout.
Have a lovely week Heather #74

Angie said...

Love the journal pages ...cant wait to see where you go with them ....and the canvas too. xx58

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a lovely shot of your desk bathed in natural light! It just makes me feel so much better having all this sunshine around. Last night, as I was driving through the forest en route to band practise, I saw two barn owls, red kites, hares and male pheasants glowing in the sunset....wished I'd had a camera!! Sorry, I'm rambling here....I love the tealy blue journal page, gorgeous colour that floats my boat :)
Hugs. LLJ 22 xx

Ria Gall said...

your desk is looking great and I love your journal pages I did a card with feathers on it and I said in the post how I live with my angels and white feathers are calling cards from the angels.
I hope you get your canvas done as I would love to see it
Happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing your desk
Ria #60

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab journal pages and I look forward to seeing those embellishments used! Already visited the give-away! Take care Zo xx 82

Laura said...

The blue pages look lovely. I hope they tell you what directions they want to go in soon...
Happy Wednesday
Laura
(not posted my desk this week so don't have a number)

Redanne said...

Great pages Neil and loving that feather stamp. Nice lot of embellies to paint there too. Thanks for your visit earlier. Anne x #37

Lisa-Jane said...

Ah yes, that unsettled feeling, I know it well! Have a great week.

Regina Hamilton said...

Love how your journal pages are looking. I really need to get some distress paints. happy crafting #6

mamapez5 said...

I do like your blue journal pages and the feather stamp. It's good to know that other folk aren't hapy with what they've done so they hide it under another layer of paint. I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Thank you for your visit earlier. Always nice to see you over at my desk. Kate #40

Karen Ives said...

What about stamping onto tissue paper, tearing it and collaging onto the canvas?
Karen #64

Maisie Moonshine said...

Those journal pages look great - love the contrast of the black on that lovely blue background - that feather stamp is fab. Thanks for your visit MMx #44

ionabunny said...

It's great to know that you don't always know the finish when you start and I'm glad other people sometimes bury things under another layer of paint.

Lisa said...

Great desk! Thanks for the visit and I hope your Wednesday's good! Lisa Sparkle :)

Kyla said...

ooh, I love the journal page.....as per another WOYWWer...whose feather stamp is it?

off to check out your giveaway.

Happy WOYWW

Kyla #118

sara j said...

Loving your desk this week Neil...as I do every time I look at it! The feathers in your journal look so light; pretty cool effect. And the color on the canvas is FABULOUS. Sometimes I think that actually painting most of the canvas over gives you not only a new starting place, but a depth you couldn't get otherwise. Happy creating this week.
Sara j

Kim's Creations said...

love your journal page and the background for your canvas! Happy crafting! Kim #107

Nikki said...

I know what you mean when you can't figure out a painting, you start one way leave for a min and then next thing you know your somewhere else. Funny how that goes, I've had some paintings with more layers then I'd like to admit on it lol Happy WOYWW
hugs Nikki #9

fairy thoughts said...

busy desk this week the embellishments look interesting .. are some of them body parts?
janet #23

Sioux P said...

Really like the journal pages, so many things to see in them already.
Sure the inspiration will come for all the projects, they all have good beginnings.

Nan G said...

Great feather stamp on the journal pages! Love that TH stamp set. I made an accordion calendar from it last year. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

VonnyK said...

I love visiting your desk, there's always so much happening. Love your journal page. I'm having troubles with direction in art too, must be something in the air, or in my case, computers annoying me too much.
Have a great week.
Von #28

sandra de said...

AJ page is fab. Love all those little bits waiting for direction.
Sandra @13

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Love the blues of your journal page Neil! It looks really nice I especially love the feather stamp you have used on the page! Jules No 48 Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. :)

Bridget Larsen said...

Love morning light, busy desk as usual. You would think they would make all blogs compatible when it comes to commenting
Bridget #38

Tertia said...

Looks like you have had a lot of time to be creative, I love the colours on that canvas.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #17

Twiglet said...

I love the collage on your blog header - a real little work of art. Jo

KatzElbows said...

I love your journal page. Maybe you're not sure where it's going because its finished. I think it beautiful just as it is.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Happy (belated) WOYWW,
Cheers, Rachel #24

Beverley Baird said...

Great journal pages!

Thanks for stopping by. #16
Happy WOYWW!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

Nice busy desk! I do love working with paints -- if you don't like how something is turning out you can always start over!!! The stamps look interesting. Since I live in the southwest I should check them out.

Happy WOYWW
Kay (14)