Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Goodly morning friends
Julia of Stamping Ground has got us all hooked on a big show and tell of workplaces every Wednesday. So, here I am AGAIN, sharing my workplace. However, this week I'm not showing you my shed, not because it's a mess or anything. It's just that I've been working on my dining table the last couple of days. So that is what you get to see today!

 Not too messy (I'd be hung, drawn, quartered and shot at dawn if I dared to bring Dylusions spray inks near this table) So because I've been working with pens rather than paint; and the computer is here too; and I had stuff here from Sunday's class that really should have been packed away but wasn't ..... I just stayed.
 A few weeks ago you may remember this pouch was closed on my desk. A few of you wanted to know what was inside. Well, there are two little books that I made, along with a couple of small pens, so I have a place handy to write quotes etc. As you can guess, it was being used this morning!
 Then I have been finishing  off some pages. I don't know about you but when I journal I tend to create loads of background pages without actually finishing them. Now, I'm just kinda catching up and actually finishing some of them. This is one in my Dylusions Journal.
 Then a couple of my smaller books are getting worked in too, like this one which was really just waiting for the right words.
Then there is the sample and trial pieces from Sunday's class which hasn't found a home yet.

Lastly, there is this page which I just love!, I'll go into a bit more detail about this, along with more close up pictures in a later post.
So there you have it, my current workplace, close to the kitchen so I'm going to pop the kettle on. See you later!


jill said...

Fab pouch Neil & a lovely way to store note book & pen. So different. Happy woyww Jill #24

Sue McDonald said...

Fabby work as ever I enjoy a snoop around your desk Neil.

happy woyww Frankiesue #28

Sandy said...

Love the colors in your journals, they are so bright and beautiful.. Those birds are great love them. I have only just started with art journaling. I love it its so nice to able to just have the freedom to just pop what you want on the pages.. Still so much to learn..
Sandy :) #30

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now you see, while I love the mad chickens in your Dylusions journal, I also love the monochrome flower from the class!! It proves you are a man of many talents!!!
Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

sara j said...

Hey Neil-
Great journal pages...I find it hard to create the background and then go back to it. I seem to lose the thread or something, so it's fun to see someone's process with that. Still in love with the pouch...the depth and colors just draw me in...and the flower is awesome too. Have a good week!
Sara j#23

Jackie said...

Lots of great stuff here but I love the page with the birds on its just fab !!!! I've have ran some Scrapbooking workshops at its crafting time for Nina and see your going to do some journal ones .... Thinking of coming over to do one of yours will check out the dates
Jackie 7

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lots of lovely stuff there - just be warned though that I moved temporarily into the dining room a couple of years ago and now live in here! it just kind of happens..... oh and those sprays will soon be used in there too and you will forget about the table and carpet..... Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl 31.

Helen said...

So many journals on the go... I "only" have 2... I tend not to write much personal stuff in mine, but must look out some quotes to use. Stunning colours on your pages, love them! Helen 3

okienurse said...

Great looking journal pages Neil! I love the pouch you made to store your books in also! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #41

JoZart said...

As I noted in an earlier post's comment, you really are on a creative roll and today's post proves my point! Lots of lovely art to spy on,
Jo x

Gaby said...

Fab journal pages, i love the colours.
Happy WOYWW!

Candace said...

Great work Neil

Have a great week

Candace #58

Bridget Larsen said...

Great journals you have there and the shed sounds far away and cold
Bridget #9

BJ said...

Just LOVE the colours in your Dylusions journal, even a reddy pink methinks - LOL. It is so dreamy, makes you want to drift away on the Summer breeze with the scents of flowers wafting by. Oops got a bit carried away there - LOL. Thanks for visiting me already today BJ#50

Ria Gall said...

Hi Neil
what great journal pages the colours and layers are fantastic you do such wonderful stuff in your journals
Happy WOYWW #204 and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #44

scrappyjen said...

all of these journals are gorgeous... i am feeling inspired! happy woyww jenx

Di said...

Wahoo, fabulous work there Neil - I adore the very last page you showed.

OK, so the Radley style buttons you spotted on my desk. I bought them in a haberdashery/knitting shop in Salisbury. But here are the little cuties online:

And I paid 55p each for mine :(


Di xx #45

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pages, Neil, and I love the idea of your pouch with pens and notebook in. Take care Zo xx 77

House of Bears said...

Oh a handy quote book is a fabulous idea, we might just do that. We sprayed Dylusions in the kitchen, they went everywhere. Oops.

Thanks for visiting the bears blogs already today.

ike said...

Beautiful pages and such a great idea with the quote books :-D I quite fancy having a go at journalling so hopefully will learn lots from you.
Happy WOYWW. :-)
IKE xxxx # 93

Shaz Brooks said...

Love your work as always, and I love the idea of the quote books- that one I have to make use of. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #81

Liz Black said...

Love your work Neil and I had to smile because I'm always hopping between my studio and the dining room table too! It's a pain though when you need something and it's in the other! Thanks for your visit and Happy Woyww Liz@57

Anonymous said...

DH got a pen that you could hang on your keyring at some apple conference or another. I loved having it handy...but then it ran out of ink. Typical - it was actually useful! That and the little Java toothpaste tube squeezer were my fave conference goodies LOL! Your solution is altogether more arty and pretty.

Always lovely to see your work.

Happy WOYWW!
MA (2)

Nan G said...

Enjoyed my snoop around, now for a cuppa tea, then I'm off to snoop some more. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #5

Monica said...

Love the colors and a Dyan journal and stencils are on my wish list. I like the idea of adding quotes and I may just add all those bits of songs and poetry from childhood! Currently trying to learn painting with paper.
Monica 103

famfa said...

Gorgeous stuff going on. Lots of colours, beautiful
Famfa 111

Krisha said...

Hi Neil, thansk for popping by my blog tis week. These pages are so wonderful and full of color. Love the journaling (yes I did a zoom and read them) I'm sometimes at a loss as to what to put on my pages. Thansk for the inspiration.
Krisha #36

Karen Ives said...

Your books are lovely, love the bold colours.
Karen #52

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Neil. Great pages on your desk today - love the colours. Those birds are great and I must remember to come back and check out your technicolour layout post. Thanks for your visit, have a great week' MMx #56

MvM-design said...

Love your pages neil!
Thanks for visiting my desk.
Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #6

toni said...

Lovely work Neil It seems that so many of us have got the Journaling bug big time, I keep seeing loads of gorgeous pages. Great isn't it ? x

Anonymous said...

love your pages! especially the purple on with the white doodled flowers.
Cheers :)
Jana, 108

Zue said...

Hi Neil
Isn't it fun to make little books?
I really like your very colourful last page....and, you have been so busy. Such an interesting table of goodies.
Have fun.
Sue x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Always fun to see your photos Neil. Lots of energy radiates thru. Enjoy the week, life has my time consumed

Nikki said...

I can understand why your only working with pens at that table.
Sprays and trying to be neat not gonna happen lol Great space hugs Nikki #39

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely stuff going on! I always have backgrounds prepared and love different sized journals with different papers! Your pages look fabulous - think I need a Dylusions journal! Thanks for visiting, Chris#82

Lisa-Jane said...

2 sweetners in mine please Neil ;-) Love the colours on those journal pages.

RosA said...

Hi Neil,
Thanks for dropping by. I love your journal pages, specially the birds on branches one.
Have a good week,
RosA # 47

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Neil! So many lovely lovely things to look at it your post as always! Are you going to make extra ATCs for the anniversary? Resesrve one for me please if you are. I'll have to make one especially for you- meaning NOT a girl!!! :^) patsy

Alison Scott said...

Lots of lovely things to see on your desk. So many beautiful things.
Thanks for sharing and for your visit.
I'm a bit late this week.

Anda said...

Sorry I'm late returning your visit!

Love visiting your blog and seeing the amazing projects you create. I love your style of journalling ♥

Spyder said...

I really like the page with the little birds on it, super colours, Don't spray your table it might never come off, I have a pink chair now! I'm a bit late! Have a great crafty week!
HaPpY WoYwW!?!
(((Lyn))) #142

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. love your busy desk and your journal pages are awesome! Thank you for sharing. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Neil-I especially love those colorful journal pages you have been making! Thanks for popping in to say Hello-sorry I missed you last week-time got away from me, but happy to be browsing today! Happy WOYWW! Sue K #14

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love all you journals, thanks for the peek at them and thanks for visiting me.

Neet said...

Lovely things on your desk .
Sorry I am so late with comments, been away - Hugs, Neet xx