Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WOYWW 206

Good morning folks
My name is Neil and i'm a What's on your Workdesk addict...... Hi Neil, we are too so welcome, You are among friends here. (Click Here to get the full picture, if you still haven't a clue what I'm talking about!)

The wind is howling around the shed, it's been raining and I'm cold; yet here I am at 4:30am. Awake and thinking I need to go and take photos of my desk; I forgot to last night!
So here we are. First the big picture....
 There's a theme there folks if you look closely enough...... Journals!
 These ones are for classes, the first of which is at The Craft Barn this Friday.
 I just love this page, that's why it is open, so I can stare at it lovingly. Of course those stamps are awesome and I know that they will be used often and loved well. Underneath is another couple of journals too. Peeking out bottom left of the picture is another bird design I'm working on too (that is a sneaky peek, didn't think it was there!)
The germination of an idea means Mr skull has undergone a bit of surgery and the image is just waiting for  dash of colour before going into one of the books. So there you have it, my little creative haven in the storm! Hope you have a great day too.

48 comments:

Nikki said...

Congrats on Making #1 :) and your journal looks amazing with the villian sneaking a peek around the page it's fantastic. Have a cuppa of something hot to warm yourself up and Happy Wed hugs Nikki

BJ said...

You may have pipped me to the post Neil BUT you linked LAST WEEK'S desk!!! tut tut.
Love all your journals. BJ#2

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice to see you at no 1. I think you used the wrong link, though. I got 205 when I clicked the link.

Regardless, I love that skeleton, and that journal page is to die for.

Happy WOYWW from # 7.

The Taming of the Glue said...

Morning Neil and Happy WOYWW. The journals look fab. I'm going to my first journaling workshop in June and really looking forward to it.....something well outside my comfort zone. Pam#14

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Neil
OMG again I love your desk and your art...those skulls intrigue me...I'd like to make a mould of them for use with resin for my steam punk jewellery. Love the journals and that quote is so funny.
hugs
Annette In Oz #12

BJ said...

Ah - see you have added #9 correctly but does this mean if Julia deletes your initial link I get #1 after all??? LOL

Create With Joy said...

What a lovely blog and desk you have - I love how everything is all ablaze with color!

Happy WOYWW from #13

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Jackie said...

Congrats on the number1 spot
Love that Tim Holtz stamp on your journal did you read the link Tim did about the artist who draw it your journals are great good luck with Friday
Jackie 6

Ali H said...

Pretty messy desk this week! Always so full of colour & life- well except for the skull of course not much life there! Have a great week! Ali #16

Patsy Paterno said...

If you were my neighbor I'd keep knocking on your door to look at your projects! There is always soooo much to see here! Yummy! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Janene McAnally said...

No 1...good on you Neil!! I love your desk as it reminds me of mine at the moment lol! I must admit I do like a bit of mess, but my.. what a glorious mess you have...eye candy to an art journalist like me :-)!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #19

Belinda Basson said...

I hate the fact that we can't change our mistakes with Mr Linky...I linked back to Julia a few weeks back! Love the new bird design...#23

Kyla said...

Congrats for being first! Loving the creative desk some fabulous journals and nice and bright colours on this dank and miserable morning.

Kyla #27

peggy apl said...

4:30 am does qualify you as a WOYWW addict! love the colorful pages of your journal! as always, so interesting to snoop around your desk. yes, let's trade ATCs!

Andrea said...

oops posted on the wrong link first time neat desk and fab work as always have fab week
andrea #33

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot if you keep it!! I was awake at 4 am, so if I had dragged myself out of bed, then I could have beaten you. As usual, such a busy, colourful and creative desk. Ali x #28

Elizabeth said...

Morning Neil, I don't journal but if I did I think I would have to have them open at pages I particularly liked too - it would be rude not to! I actually felt sorry for your skull when I saw it split open ... note to self: get over it, it's only a skull :) It's just after 7am here and the weather's looking quite promising - hope the day brightens up for you too. Whatever, have a good one. Elizabeth x #37

PS: turning up at 4.30am is going well beyond the call of duty :))

sara j said...

Top of the AM to you Neel. Your journals look amazing...the depth of color you've reached is so rich looking. I love it! The Queen Victoria comment certainly exemplifies why we think the Victorian Age was a tad on the stand-offish side! The dude peaking around the page opposite looks kind of nefarious. Wish I could take the class.....i'm so admiring your backgrounds and use of color.
Have a great week.
Sara j#47

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my goodness, up so early, Neil! I don't blame you for showing that page of your journal, it is stunning!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #37

Julia Dunnit said...

4.30am - too cold for me, I'd have stayed in bed and thought about it for a lot longer! Love the journals and your current fave page - the page colour/background looks like polished marble from here. I think you under rate the extent of the surgery...

Helen said...

Morning, Neil - for once I was lazing in bed when the link went up! Love all your journals, and that is quite some drastic surgery...lol! Thanks for visiting already. helen, 17

Roudi said...

Love your journal pages. AND the quotes! lol
Beautiful backgrounds and colors.

Have a lovely day.
Roudi #60

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

Oh I just LOVE your journals! They're beautiful! I just love book binding and making journals, so you've got a new fan here!

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Great journal pages. Really love all the bright colour's and the gear's in the background really work well with the main stamp from Tim Holtz. Think I need to put these stamp's on my must have list :) Jules No 55

artatag said...

What a busy workspace, cool. Your pages are awesome, I really love them!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is my first visit to your blog and my third time on WOYWW, as I'm a very new craft blogger. I think your blog is wonderful - the richness of colour; the creativity and the artistic soup of it all is so exciting. I shall return! #58 Julie Ann

Minxy said...

That sure is alotta journals lol
Look forward to seeing what happens to mr skull.
Hugz Minxy #19

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Love it - Saying Hi and then greeting yourself back - LOL and what confusion you caused at 4.30am - BJ will be wrapped she is now #1 - but you at #8 arent that badly done by - I am still trying to climb the ladder and heading backwards - LMAO - love your journals - fab colours on that open page - what medium is it?? Ink? I am into Twinkling H20's but am very much just beginning my journey... Happy WOYWW ... Mxx #65

Sandy said...

No wonder that page is open so you can look at it some more.. It is wonderful and so love all the colors.. What a wonderful quote.. The bird you are working on is wonderful.
Sandy :) #73

Ria Gall said...

Hi Neil
I love looking at your journals the images and colour combo's are amazing, really strong and beautiful works of art. Your class are in for a real treat
I hope you have a great day today and enjoy WOYWW.
Ria #22

Francesca said...

Do you ever sleep!! The wind is still howling here by the sea. I glad I'm not the only one with a messy desk.. But you have been very productive. Have a good day. love Francesca #96

Laura said...

I'd be a bit worried crafting in a shed in this weather... it could blow away!!
Planning a trip to CB tomorrow :)
Happy WOYWW
Laura
93

sandra de said...

What a wonderful desk to explore always interesting and full of surprises. The AJ is fab.
Sandra @93

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super desk and inspiring journals but 4.30 am really?! Does that even exist! Lol I love the peek of your new bird design, one day I will own some when I have some spare pennies. I love the different design. Take care Zo xx 75

Zeffy said...

don't worry it will warm up soon enough.....I love all of your journals especially the one with Queen Victoria's saying!!!
Go get some sleep now....

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Neil thanks for popping over you're having inky fun too with your bright cheery journals.. but that skull ugh afraid I like them covered with skin :D happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz. #49

ike said...

Hi Neil - great to see you on WOYWW and your fabulous journals :-) Well, you have inspired me and I had a go at doing one and will be posting about it tomorrow as it's my piece for a Blog Hop :-)
Happy WOYWW

Ike x #101

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow - that sure is an inky desk you have there. Lots of inspiration too.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs
Sarn #80

Bridget Larsen said...

Must be something in the air thats making us all wake up so early.
Productive desk as usual
Bridget #39

Antonia said...

stunning journals, what a lot of work
Happy woyww
Antonia #76

Krisha said...

Hi Neil, LOVE looking at your desk, Makes me want to reach into those pictures and have a grand viewing time with all your journals. 4:30 am IN THE RAIN is a bit much for me, but you aced the #1 spot this week!!!
Krisha #113

Heather Alger said...

Super journal pages, just LOVE them.
Have a Beautiful week Heather # 135

Maisie Moonshine said...

LOVE your journal pages. And sneaky peaky bird is gorgeous - love him. Have a great week and if you're going to keep playing in your shed in this weather you need and extra vest young man!!! :0) MMx #114

Regina Hamilton said...

Your journal page is amazing, you should show it. Thanks for stopping by. happy crafting #4

Deborah Weber said...

Simply swoon-worthy. ;-)

Annie said...

Hi Neil.........Happy WOYWW. I have to say that your desk looks so busy and your journalling pages are fab. THe sneaky peek is intriguing so I will have to pop back for the post. THanks for visiting me earlier

Crafty Hugs

Annie x

Monica said...

journals are addictive almost as addictive as classes on journaling. Your first is very good so i am sure you will soon have a stack in the corner!
Monica 65

Nan G said...

Friends are the first to let you know.....Oooohhh you goofed ....wrong link. :) Now on to your desk....journal heaven I'd say! There's a ton stacked around. Can't wait to see what becomes of the skull. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #17