Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WOYWW 233 -

Goodly morning peeps; I'll be honest; you may be better looking at my workplace this week with eyes tightly closed.....Yep, the Crafty Man Cave is rather a mess.
You know what the worst thing  is though? I can't actually show you what made the mess in the first place as it is part of one of my DT projects......
Still, here we go then, remember, eyes shut, this is my desk.....

 I TOLD you to keep your eyes closed......too late now though, scarred for life LOL. So plenty of mess, stuff I need to find homes for too, like the box underneath the canvas, the wooden book box to the top and the new tags to the right of it. Man I need a bigger shed!
 Well, at least there's this canvas which is pretty cool; I'll be teaching this at The Craft Barn Sunday 26th January if you are interested in joining me. Lots of lovely ink and paint effects, textures and more.
 Metal buttons, some gorgeous ones; and Weathered Wood Distress Paint. Clues to what I've been up to perhaps.....
 So much going on I've even lost my seat to stash. It's not fair really. It's enough to drive a man to drink; which of course leads me to my cork drawer.
Yes, I was given all these corks; and no, they were not still encased in liquid filled glass at the time. Though I did have a flashback when I saw the KWV cork. One of the premier vineyards in SA. They do Brandy too and one year my father was given a couple of cases of the stuff......very very nice.
So, there's my little world. For more workplaces of the world and to share yours, pop on over to Julia for the details HERE.
I managed to get around to about 70 of you last week. Can't promise to do as many this week but I'll try my best.
Hope you all have a blessed and creative fun-filled fantabulastic week..........

34 comments:

Belinda Basson said...

Drove past KWV in Paarl, just last week-end! I do like the colours you are using on your canvas and frame. Great texture too. #31

Helen said...

Well if you have DT projects to do, you need stuff out, so of course there's a mess!! Love the cork drawer - I have a few scattered around the place too... very untidily! Have a great week. Helen 3

Donna Wheat said...

lots going on on your desk today, love the canvas, and the metal buttons aer fab, thanks for sharing Donna #40

Jackie said...

Busy busy man cave as always
Nice selection of buttons you have there.... Something you can never have enough of
Jackie 33

Paul Browning said...

Good to see a busy crafter. I'm intrigued as to what ideas you might have for those corks. Mind you I'd freak out if my space became too messy lol. I'd want to spend a day organising it all. Prob why I'm not creating as much lol. Pxx

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh I do like looking at your crating space.I could just sit in there for hours and just imagine what I could make with all that lovely gear!!
Like that piece you are working on. So many great textures and layers.
Judy #39

DeDe Haysom said...

Thanks for stopping by.. Your desk is a sign you are a crafter...love the textures you create ... Happy Crafting De De #16

Peg Robinson said...

Love the canvas. Wish I could get there for class. I can see you have been busy. Peg #46

Neet said...

Lovely class - enjoy your teaching.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 8 xx

VonnyK said...

I always love looking at your "mess" as you have such interesting things. There's no point having a bigger room, you'd just fill that too :) Love that canvas.
Have a great week,
Von #24

Claire said...

Truly you have the most magical desk, Neil! I just love your creations! And bless you for visiting my new blog, and becoming it's first follower - thank you so much for that :)
Wishing you a happy WOYWW and a wonderful week xx

Glenda Brooks said...

Your messy cave is so wonderful to look at! So many great points of interest. I could spend days in there!
Glenda #52

Janene McAnally said...

Whatttt you desk isn't a mess, it is just chaotic organization!! Love your work Neil and if I was over your way I would definitely do one of your classes! Thanks for popping by earlier :-). Happy WOYWW.
Janene #10

Eliza said...

I didn't see a thing you told me to shut my eyes so that's what I did the whole time. LOL

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 1

thanks for visiting.

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE POST!

House of Bears said...

Don't you think that no matter how big our craft spaces, we'll always need bigger. We're constantly rearranging to attempt to fit it all in to our small craft space. Thanks for visiting the bears already today.

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Hey a mess like that means you are actually creating! Ok, so I am using that excuse this week myself, but how can we make beautiful things if we keep all our supplies and tools hidden away? I love your work, I ll be back to see and read more. I m a new fan. Happy WOYWW. Ann #71

Nikki C said...

Smashing Canvas you've made love the gold effects I look at all those little metal buttons so pretty hugs Nikki 23

Krisha said...

Hi Neil,
Thanks for visiting this week.
Creativity always makes a mess, but the your end result is just stunning.
I have been keeping my wine corks for years.
Have a great week and holiday.
Krisha #4

Sandy Leigh said...

Neil, you have so many wonderful bits and bobs. All I can say is that this is the crafty space of a professional! Love it. Thanks for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

sandysewin said...

Now that's a wonderfully creative & busy desk! I love, LOVE your canvas, most cool :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow, you have a lot of great photos, I feel right at home. Amazing how much stuff we can drag out and still keep searching for one more thing. Must have been cork day! I added another post on corks, being a dreamer, and lists. Have a fun week, love all your fun little stash photos.

Monique said...

looks like a nice and busy shed =)
Great canvas. love those colors!
ThanX for visiting me earlier.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #46

Julia Dunnit said...

If you get a bigger shed, you'll just fill it! Think to when I first met you on WOYWW and your crafty place was a nook in the house...you take my point huh?!!

Andrea said...

WOW that is a lot going on but a feast for the eyes the canvas is amazing love the colours and all the texture and detail i think your right you might need a bigger man cave but would that just mean a bigger mess ?...creativity causes clutter and a bit of chaos anyway so it wouldn't be the same tidy!.thanks for visiting earlier and your kind comment hope you have a good week andrea #27

Robin Spitzer said...

I love your Man Cave! When you said eyes shut.........I even magnified my window, to make sure I did not miss anything! LOL...yeah right, like we would shut our eyes! Love all the colors, texture you do to all your projects. A bigger cave, would just mean, more stuff, and more mess! LOL

Hugs, robin #76

Dianne said...

I hardly know what to say, I was honored you visited me, I have been a long time admire of your work and too intimated to comment.. Your man cave looks fantastic all full of the most wonderful things, being creative, tends to create a mes, but that's okay, the next time I'm in England I will defiantly go to the craft barn and take one of your course, thanks again for stopping by happy day..

BJ said...

Kept my eyes shut honest - thanks for popping by BJ#51

tuesday afternoon said...

I like the clutter of your desk, it speaks volumes. Love the delicacy of your canvas, and the colouring is spot on. Thanks for stopping by
Happy WOYWW

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thanks for your visits, Neil! I'm so glad I managed to get to your desk this week because I do love your work! OK, I don't think I've ever seen mess quite like yours, but that's a work of art in itself! Your canvas looks terrific! I do so wish I could do that CB class. It's a bit of a hike from where I live, but, with planning, maybe one day I could catch a CB class. I would love to create a canvas as textured and original as this! Julie Ann xx #29

April Story said...

Wow! So much craftiness going on at your man cave. :-) Thanks for stopping by my girl cave earlier. I've got a cork collection, too. But mine are from glass bottles of the good stuff that I did drink. ;-)
April #17

Cazzy said...

Hi Neil, I never ever want to close my eyes when I visit your treasure trove (I mean shed), I love it!
I really would love to visit the Craft Barn in January, I doubt it will happen, even if I did manage it there will probably be a clash with our Jan holiday, which we take to coincide with the Exeter show (you know - one of the places where I buy more stash that I don't have room for or need)!
Cazzy #90

Nan G said...

Love the cork drawer. The book cover is amazing!! Would so love to take that class! Some may see a mess, I see a treasure trove! Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #22

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

I still think I have you beat on the state of our workdesks! The canvas project looks great -- I bet you lots of fun teaching and how I'd love to be able to come take a class!

I'm debating about distressing the dresser now. We'll see what happens.

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (6)