Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW)

After a busy two weeks pre, during and post cyclone I'm able to join in with WOYWW this week. WOYWW is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and its simply a group of creators and artists from all over the World, whom post pictures of what is on their work desks each Wednesday. The ring leader(founder) and where you put the link to your post is on Julia's blog  HERE. So this week I'm sharing just my paper arts desk as the mozzies have been insanely ferocious when I have been out trying to work at my metal working desk in the garage.

Here is my paper arts desk. I've been making mixed media backgrounds (at left) to make a card for a friend. At the right I am adding  some more small watch parts to a steampunk puffy heart necklace I made using Ice Resin.


This is the card I made closer. Its for a lovely lovely kind artistic friend Evvie, whom had been unwell for awhile. I hope she likes it and doesn't see it in here before she gets it in the post! :o)




My intro to drawing and painting class has finished but I hope to join a drop in session each week to continue with trying to learn to paint as its been a life long thing I have always wanted to learn. I'm still utterly surprised at how well my first painting went...not that any others will turn out well but I want to keep learning and trying! If you would like to see my first ever landscape painting its here. Now I am off to look at others desks...
hugs
Annette In Oz xxx

40 comments:

Helen said...

That's a great card, hope your friend likes it. Sounds like you've been through it lately, was reading your previous post, so it's good to see you. Helen 5

Claire said...

I just love everything you create, and I'm sure your friend will love this :)
Happy WOYWW!
no. 2

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Annette, glad you are still about after the cyclone, we didn't get anything down here in Brisvegas. Your desk looks so creative, love the card for your friend, its a beaut! Annette #7

sandra de said...

Hello Annette, Good to hear all was relatively safe with the cyclone. I love the art work you have posted.
Sandra @20

Chrysalis said...

Hi Annette - your friend is bound to feel better when she gets your lovely card! Sorry the mozzies are pest - we don't have them here, but it's the one thing I'm not looking forward to when we go to Scotland for our hols in the summer. Do show us a close-up of the necklace next week, please. Have a great week, Chris # 19

Vikki said...

What a lovely card Annette..I am sure Evvie will love it. You are obviously in the same 'area' as me as we had the cyclone dramas too. I am in Townsville so you must be somewhere between Cooktown & Mackay.
Hope everything went well for you through it. Vikki #22

Eliza said...

Hi Annette,

Glad you faired the cyclone and have settled in. Look at that amazing card and I can see the shimmer on it. It reminds me of the time you were here and played with the shimmerz splats, gosh that was awhile ago now. Your friend is going to love that card it really is beautiful like all of your work.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
Happy WOYWW

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annette,I see your desk has a window with lots of light so hope you're having lovely weather now with the cyclone gone. I'm sure Evvie is going to love her card...you are so artistic and I'm sure the painting will continue to evolve beautifully. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#18

scrappystickyinkymess said...

A beautiful card! and even if she DOES see it here she will surely appreciate seeing it in real life, where it is sure to look even more lovely.


Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annette, thats a lovely card- gorgeous warm colours.You sound to have had more than your share of horrible weather. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xxx

RosA said...

Hi Annette, So glad you came through the cyclone relatively unscathed! I thought we might have got some bad weather from the tail end of it, but nothing down south. It's great to see your fabulous work again and that card is just gorgeous!
RosA # 36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Firstly, I'm really glad that you escaped relatively unscathed through the cyclone...and that the tree that fell on your roof didn't do too much damage.
Love the colours in that card and also the black swirls. I don't see why get well cards should be pale and pastelly, I'd much rather have one of your's to cheer me up!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Regina Hamilton said...

Your friend is going to love that card. I know I do. #61

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah great to see you were mostly unscathed from the worst.. such a blessing Ita's punch was less than feared... and love the work and layers on this card.. well done.. and am sure other drawings etc will be as good - that was no fluke! you are just modest!
beautiful indeedy! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40

Gita said...

What a lovely card for your friend. Brigita #78

Mary said...

Annette, what a lovely workspace. I fear I'd be dazing out the window most of the day. What an inspiration it must be. Your card is gorgeous! I'm sure Ewie will love her card and I hope she doesn't see it before she "sees" it! That's always a fear I have. I'm going to browse through some of your blog posts I've missed. See you again soon!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a great view out of your window. I would be so distracted there all the time. I love your wonderful creations on your desk. You friend Evvie will love her card.

Donna Wheat said...

Love the card, hope your friend likes it, thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #26

Ali H said...

Love the card you have made & the portrait standing at the back of your desk is lovely too ! Thanks for visiting ! So glad you made it through the cyclone safely Ali # 17

Angela Radford said...

That's a gorgeous card and your friend can't help but like it.
Pleased you came through the weather okay.
Happy crafting, angela x 48

MommaRock said...

Happy WOYWW Sorry to peek in and dash... .i am sure your dear friend Evvie will really like that, it is super!!
hugs, Kimmer #96

VonnyK said...

That card is fabulous, I love all the things on it. Spent ages just looking at all the colours and gears etc. You are so creative. Your paintings are fabulous, you are really talented.
Have a great week.
Von #13

Judys Fabrications said...

I've never exparienced a cyclon.It must be so frightening.Glad you're ok.Love your work space.Your card says your friend is a lovely vibrant person.Hope she gets well soon.
Thanks for you nice comment on my blog.
Judy #25

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to read that you are unscathed from the cyclone that hit your area. Totally impressed that no one was killed. "Stuff" can be replaced, trees can be grown anew, but lives can't be replaced.

Your friend will surely be pleased with the beauty you have made for her. The colors are stunning.

Thanks for visiting me earlier in the week. WOYWW wishes from # 9.

Gill Edwards said...

wow! i adore your steampunk blog header, great design
Gill xx

Neet said...

Rosie will love that card it is rather special looking. Sorry to hear about the mossies and the cyclone. Hope neither of the were too bad and the latter did not cause too much destruction (and certainly no injury).
Nice to see you papercrafting and hope you continue to enjoy your painting.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 27 xx
ps did you get my email about Flat Susan - wondered if you wanted to join in again now you are so much better.

MaggieC said...

I love how you have blended the photo with the beautiful background. I haven't heard much news lately so I knew nothing about a cyclone. Hope all is well with you and everyone in your area. Thank you for your visit this week. I did feel I had achieved something major by getting out and about with the caravan, and the sketching etc was very relaxing. I want to do a lot more, so I may go out and about with my book and pencil and camera, just to get more practice. Have a good week. xx Maggie #10

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annette, that's a lovely card you've made for your friend - I'm sure she is going to love it. The background you've created is fabulous - love the colours. We get nasty storms here, and gales that set your teeth on edge, but never cyclones - much more terrifying I'm sure. I can't paint for toffee ... I'm sure your much too modest ... I've seen your painting and it is fantastic :) Thanks for popping in earlier and leaving a comment - it's much appreciated. Have a great week. Elizabeth xx

Mrs.D said...

Annette, Thanks for your visit and I have to confess here. That lovely flower image is part of a kit and it was grabbed at the last minute to cover up the ATC's so that they would be completely exposed too soon. I think it is froma DAwn Bibby kit, but I have had it for a long time.
That card for your friend is so unusual, I'm sure she will love it. Lovely colours and gems on it.
Chris #34

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the artsy card for your friend Evvie, which would look beautiful framed. That necklace you're working on looks amazing too. Blessings!

Paper rainbow said...

Mozzies or as we call their Scottish counterpart midges are such a nuisance tho here not till end of may onwards. Lovely card. Glad you survived the awful weather.

Anne said...

Hello that is a lovely card you have made for your friend hope she gets better quickly. also popped to look at your painting it is great. Anne x #37
Thanks for popping by my blog.

glitterandglue said...

What a delightful card, Annette. I do hope showing it didn't spoil the surprise for your friend. Busy desk as usual - trust the mozzies soon leave you alone in your metal area!
Thanks for visiting already - and, yes - I'm doing my utmost to look after myself too - lots of watching of DVDs, Judge john Deed - brilliant fun. Not sure they are supposed to be comedy - but I do find a fun side in them!!
Take care
Margaret #49

Sue said...

WOW! A really fabby card. Your friend will love it.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Sue 44

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a great card! I'm sure she'll love it. #32

famfa said...

Great card. Good luck with your painting
Famfa 65

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful card, Annette. I am working on a mini-album at the moment and am hoping to do something like this around the photographs - I wasn't sure how to do it but this has given me some inspiration! Great timing - thanks. Your desk looks very interesting and intriguing.

Thanks for your nice comment - one day soon, I hope, I shall get my new sewing machine up and running. I am very busy at the moment with a bit of a deadline to work to, and I'm longing to get back to my teabags!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #43

Robyn said...

Cheers to saying teachable! that card will surely brighten your friends spirit!.
Thanks for visiting and your kind words. The flip cars were make with a digital cutter, not a die, tho there are now dies for that.
Blessings,
robyn

BJ said...

Gosh the week has run away with me so I haven't replied to all my WOYWW comments yet! Sorry I'm even later than you! Adore your card and am working up to the bicarb down the sink LOL. Thanks for your visit. BJ#52

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Anette! I bet that card really cheered your friend up! Love that lady on your desk! Chris67

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