Hello everyone, We are one day closer to the weekend though I don’t like to wish the days away, I am a bit tired and could use a break. We had some warmer weather which was nice for a change, I say that like it’s gone but it’s still nice today, around 21C with a light breeze, but it was around 24-25C before that and the cats are all zonked out and it makes me a little tired though I LOVE being warm! Yesterday was my friend’s birthday and if you saw yesterday’s post, I made her some nesting baskets and this tag which is based on that big cardboard painting I did a few weeks ago only a gazillion times smaller lol.
Here’s what I’ve been up to since last week
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So ICAD started yesterday so I thought I would clear off my desk and have a tidy up so I could get started and pull out all my ICAD supplies I’ve been hoarding. I have two different sizes as I am not sure which one I want to use this time.
I like a clean/er desk when I’m about to start a new project, but it never lasts long. If you were here yesterday you would also have seen this:
Yes she totally stole my water, but the only reason they are both on the desk at all is because I cleared it off and so they took the opportunity to jump up there. The tasty water was just a bonus! So here is the current state of my desk. It’s long so I tried taking it at an angle on my phone to try and fit it all in. Everything except what is on the top of the drawing board, stays where it is usually. Everything on the drawing board needs to leave! The box on the right contains most of my calligraphic inks, the bigger one behind it has more,plus all the writing implements, dip pens, nibs etc. That one is quite handy as the top part has a lid that opens up and the bottom is a drawer. It’s actually an antique canteen of cutlery I bought years ago in an antique shop in Ascot, but had no cutlery in it, just the box. It was not covered in cat stickers then either lol.
Sitting on top are some of my current journals all being worked in at the same time, depending on what I’m doing and what is dry and what is still wet.
A couple of my almost complete, more complete? journals are in front as I had them out to check on a few things and hadn’t put them back on the shelf – I have a problem putting things back on shelves,hence the mess on my desk lol. There is also a big jar of water waiting for me, this is the jar I managed to spill all over the desk at the weekend! There is also an inkstone there in a little box, I found it when I cleared the desk! It’s been missing for a while…
These cards I made months ago as part of a Life Book lesson. I made two sets, one for me and one for a friend, and put them away because her birthday is not for a while, and managed to put mine away with hers and forget about them, so I moved them to the desk today so that they can get some use!
Just behind that are some other
random necessary things on my desk haha. From left to right, a little handmade bowl with some mindfulness cards in it, a big ceramic watercolour palette with a lid, a fish dish full of gold clips, a little box of mindfulness tiles, another handmade bowl full of bits and pieces – including Dina Wakley collage words that I never use, I bought them because I thought they would be useful, but I don’t find them useful for me anyway – two spray bottles, the small one had coffee or tea in it, the one behind is a TH water bottle, and behind that a couple of candles in tins – did I mention I make candles sometimes?
This was in the main desk photo sticking out of a plastic tub and it’s been on my desk since about February and still not used. I was going to use it in a March journal spread, didn’t and so here it is still. I pulled it out today to make sure it goes on a page ASAP.
And finally, should be on a shelf but always on my desk, are my beloved Neo IIs. When I swapped rooms and rearranged everything, I gave them their own place on a shelf but they’re rarely on the shelf, I use them so often they tend to live on my desk. This is one of those TH vignette boxes which is perfect storage for them and I can see them all at a glance.
And now my amazon delivery is just about to arrive and I’m super excited about what’s in it. I haven’t ordered anything in forever, so I need to finish here and go eagerly wait for him at the front door!
Let me know what you think in the comments. If you have any questions about anything in this post, just ask. As always, thanks for reading!
everything on my desk!
WOYWW #626 – Here I am linking up and showing what is on my desk today (I’m number #27 in the linkup) Happy WOYWW!
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