Wednesday, 10 July 2013

WOYWW 214

Good morning folks
Well, it's been a couple of weeks since I've been around here. Life just got in the way a bit. It's still a bit mad but I've missed you lot!
If you don't know what I'm on about, pop on over to Stamping Ground where Julia hosts this weekly desk round up.
So, here is my desk, taken before going to work, hence the sunshine. Firstly, the overview........

 One day, I may get somewhere with canvas! this about the third or fourth layer and I'm still not sure what the end result will be! Still, that's the joys of a creative journey.
 Then, my daughter and I are having fun with a daily "word" to illustrate. Underwater was one of them. We are doing this as a fun way to get some sketching time.
 Then, I'm working on this journal page. Sands of Time. It'll be fun to see where it goes....
 Some bits and pieces, Still thinking where to put the clock. The canvas is going to be part of  another piece and the little bug has been changed from plastic to gold just for fun.
And lastly, since it's been a while, here's a wider view of my little crafty cave! The canvas propped on the chair is where the little canvas is going to be going soon.
So there you have my world, hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care and I hope you all have an amazing week.

32 comments:

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Neil
You have some great projects on the go. I like your canvas so far. I want to have a go at a canvas too. I've got one ready but nothing happening yet! I think it's called 'courage!'
Have a happy week
Lynda B #38

Francesca said...

You have been very busy this week. Fab colours on your canvas and Jake is looking very buff on your journal page. Love your cave! Love Francesca #44

Helen said...

You have got so much done this week, love it all!! It's always nice to see a picture of the whole picture, as it where, in your shed.sorry cave!! Have a good week. Helen 17

Claire said...

oh my!! you are one arty papa - your daughter's so lucky and how fun your sharing art in this way! you have so many fun projects going on!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pics and super makes. I'm loving your word inspired journalling. Great idea. Thanks for popping by. Take care Zo xx 65

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, life is full of distractions but it's good to see you here today. You may not be happy with the blue canvas but I like the colours and textures you have incorporated already. Like too the word a day challenge you and your daughter have set yourself - looks like it's inspiring too. Elizabeth x #57

sandra de said...

Wonderful projects and lovely to see you and DD working collaboratively.
Sandra de @84

Jackie said...

Love that last picture that gives a real view of your craft space!
It's okay that life gets in the way of our craft from time to time It's about having a balanced life and people are important Especially our children I find its those that I love that gives me the inspiration for many scrapbook layouts!!!! And make me want to create..... Not to long ago I was told as my daughter lay in bed in hospital that I might loose her..... I didn't and couldn't craft for months till she was on the mend all I did was tidy my craft room!!!
So no sorry s when you miss a few weeks as life is busy !!!!!
Jackie 15

BJ said...

Definitely crafty heaven there Neil - love the little bug. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#36

JoZart said...

Hi Neil, you are on crafty overload at the moment but certainly buzzing creatively. Enjoy,
Jo x

Sandy said...

Yes I have 2 pages of my journal on the go at the moment and am enjoying adding the layers.. Both so different I am finding it so much fun.. Love all your bits I would enjoy exploring in your room there is so much to look at thanks for the great view this week. Your projects are just amazing love all the texture on that canvas and the wonderful clock and canvas with the film strip looks fantastic. Great look you are achieving on your journal page.. Will look forward to seeing the finished works..
Thanks for sticking your head around my door of my blog spot.
Sandy :) #43

voodoo vixen said...

Your canvas looks like it is going in the right direction to me! Love the dimension and the colour. Annette #7

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Neil - love visiting your space - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #89

SueH said...

You have such a creative space Neil, what I would give for a space like that but for now I’m happy with my little room, even if it does need a face lift.

I love the fact that you and your daughter can spend craft time together working on sketching projects, I bet you’re a fantastic inspiration to her.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 79
x

Gita said...

Great space you have there. Love the daily word sketch thing you are doing with your daughter. What a great way to spend time and bond. Brigita #99

Almo said...

Hi Neil, Thanks for your visit earlier, good to see you back. I love all the projects you have on the go at the moment, especiall the 2 canvases and the sweet little gold bug. Have a great day. Hugs Mo #60

Krisha said...

Hi Neil,
Wonderful pic of your space. That little canvas is sure an eye catcher, love the colors and textures you have on it. Lots to look at....
Krisha #5

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Neil, good to have you back as I always look forward to poking round your desk - and today I get to see your whole studio too! Love your sketches - touch of the green eyed monster here I'm afraid! Thanks for your visit - have a great week MMx #59

Regina Hamilton said...

You have some amazing projects on your desk. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #7

Caro said...

What a lovely, organised looking desk and your crafty cave looks like a slice of heaven to me! Those projects on the go all look very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#71)

Monica said...

What a wonderful bonding experience with your daughter and I am sure great fun. She will hate it when the holidays are over. Love, love love your crafty nook.
Monica 28

Anne said...

All your pieces look fabulous and I just love the colours. I think the canvas is stunning. Thankyou for popping by my blog. Anne x #50

Julia Dunnit said...

Like the idea of you and your daughter sharing a daly word. Isn't it funny how different we all are- i can't bear the thought of something unfinished knocking about..I NEED to finish if I start..a 'journey' that involves 4 layers would drive me mad. And Because of that, I tend not to start stuff...odd, huh.

Nikki said...

What a great idea a one word journal to share with your daughter and it's always kewl to see the changes a canvas goes thru to the finished project
hugs Nikki #16

peggy apl said...

happy WOYWW, Neil! i'm happy to get a chance to peek at your desk today! There is always so much to see and enjoy! i love your word journal and all the layers you are making in your canvas!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS@18

Debs said...

Loving the mess and the journal page :-)

Spyder said...

Fabulous crafty space again and what fun to play with words! The underwater painting looks fabulous!
Have a great crafty week! Happy WoYwW!?
((Lyn)) #11

mamapez5 said...

What an exciting place to work in. Love the project with your daughter. That is precious time well spent!
I have just read your later post and I love the little heart. I have used the metal tape over chipboard letters but hadn't thought to put it over a moulded shape. Hmm...
Thank you for popping in earleir this week. It is always good to see you. Kate x #46

Patsy Paterno said...

Thanks fro the peek into your cave! Intriguing! I am sure it will be so much fun to visit you! patsy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Neil such lovely look around your crafty space the long view kind blows my mind a bit :D all that wonderful curious looking items to peek at .. and loved the book post where you showed your handmade book how wonderful Shaz in oz.x

Karen Ives said...

That is one amazing crafty cave!
Thank you for your visit
Karen #63

The-Butterfly said...

Lots of projects on the go! Looking good, fab little cave too!

#132