Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's On Your Workbench Wednesday (WOYWW)

It's time for WOYWW  again where by arty folks across the globe share what is on their work benches. To read about this or join in go to Julia's blog here. It's very interesting spying on others desks and we are all so eclectic with our arty pursuits. My desk is pretty much the same as last week. I've finished another cuff and I am working on a new one. I haven't cleared away my metal working tools yet  but I need too soon so I can repair the painting at the back and make a mixed media card.

The double heart pop up card at the back was made yesterday and the how too is below this post.

There is a change to the right side of my desk as some parcels came including a Spellbinder's Artisan Xplorer to get some Susan Lenart Kazmer Media Mixage goodies. I also bought some new Tombows for colouring flesh tones.

Behind my chair on an easel is a drawing I have just done over the last few days. It's an A3 sized one. I used to draw allot till I got married and had children and stopped. In the last 2 years I have started to draw again. I'm no where as good as I used to be but I am trying. I decided I couldn't do eyes well yet so I did this face drawing with her eyes closed...what a cheat hey?

Thinking I may revisit my old drawing and painting faces class info from an on line class I did with Paulette Insall and try to transfer this to a canvas and paint her at some stage. I'm off to check what is on others desks :o). I wont play WOYWW for 2 weeks as I shall be in QLD visiting my 81 year old Mum
Annette In Oz


Nikki said...

Pretty Cuff your making
Happy WOYWW 4 and have fun visiting your mum
hugs Nikki
here's my post

RosA said...

Hi Annette,
I must say I like the revamped blog style. Much easier to read on white background too!
Happy WOYWW and I will send you an ATC shortly :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great creative space today, Annette!
..and what fab new stash you have - enjoy your trip to see you dear mother..

I shared the how to make a Gelli plate post as promised today!

Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW and have a good trip. Helen 39

voodoo vixen said...

I love your cuffs and the drawing of the girls face is lovely and I don't think its cheating to draw a dreaming girl at all!! Have a good trip and see you in a couple of weeks!
Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

House of Bears said...

What a lovely busy desk. Your drawing is great. We can't draw for toffee!

Waving hi from the bears @#101 this week.

ria gall said...

Hi Annette
loving your desk today and just look at your new toy wow you are going to have fun.
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Neet said...

Enjoy Queensland, I believe it is beautiful (my Ozzie nephew lived there for a while).
Hope you enjoy your Artisan as much as I enjoy mine, only a small footprint but quite a strong hefty little guy.
Lovely things as always Annette and now to pop down to see how to do that card. Thanks a lot!
Thanks also for visiting me earlier and a Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday.
Hugs, Neet xx 1

sandra de said...

Hi Annette
always such interesting artwork on your desk. I don't think it is cheating when your don't draw eyes. She looks quite meditative. I have made a few ATC's and will send you one if you get a chance to email your address. No rush if you are away for a couple of weeks and no need to send one in return. Enjoy visiting your mum.
Sandra @83

MiniOwner said...

Your desk looks so creative and I love your drawring - well done on gettign back to it. Have a lovely visit with your mum - mine is 81 years old, too. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@86)

Glenda said...

Have a lovely time in QLD with your Mum, get some rest on your shoulder :-)

Eliza said...

Your desk is always intriguing to me, love the drawing and you can draw, no lost tallent there at all. I just watched you tube tonight about the artisan machine is looks so cool and I can see why you have one. You will use that little baby alot for your jewellery, you must give me a full report on it. Lovely card too.

I know you have not been with the WOYWW'ers long but happy 4th Birthday to you.

Hugs Eliza

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Great space this week, it looks like you have lots going on.

Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great time with your Mum. Love the have a real talent. Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

Carole said...

Your drawings are wonderful, and I love the heart card. I'll return to view the tut. Be well Carole #148

Krisha said...

Hi Annette,
Such a creative space, I am still wanting to make a cuff. No closed eyes are not cheating, I have done the same thing for the same reason..LOL Will miss you while your gone.
Krisha #140

Angie said...

Happy 4th ...cant believe JD's brain child is four today. I love your hearty card ...inside and out. xx71

sandysewin said...

Looks like quite the busy and productive desk!

Your drawing is lovely; I like the eyes closed. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #146

Julia Dunnit said...

The drawing is I think, like'll come back to where you left off with a bit of practice - you just need to grease your gears!! It's lovely, eyes closed makes it very serene don't you think!

Winnie said...

Annette: Love the look of your header! She is fab! Your cuffs are always lovely. I think your drawing is great, and don't think it is cheating to use closed eyes. I can't draw, so I love to see people who can. I can't wait to see her on a canvas. Have safe travels and enjoy your mom. Winnie#98

jill said...

Have a safe trip to see your mother Annette. What a fab work space you have . Happy woyww Jill #3

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, I'm in awe of your metal work. Also love that face. Your desk is always interesting.

BTW, I like the lighter background for your blog.

sara j said...

Love the new look of the blog much fun steampunk! The cuffs turned out beautifully, and thanks for the tutorial about the pop up double heart. Trust me I draw terribly but I realized the other day the thing I like about my art is I keep trying. And the more I do that, the more I pick up along the way and then in spite of myself I start to get better. Strangely, one of the few things I feel like I occasionally get right are the eyes. The rest of the face? Not so much...ah well. It's all about the joy it brings to you and to others if you are lucky. Hope the visit with your Mum is a good one...See you in a couple of week.
Sara j#42

Annie said...

I love your card and you're quite an artist when it comes to drawing faces....she is beautiful.
Happy 4th Birthday's to many more.
Annie x # 4

okienurse said...

great looking desk! Lots of fun in progress! Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! HOpe you have a great week. Vickie #14

Unknown said...

Hi Annette - beautiful drawing - what a talented girl - have fun up here in QLD in the cold with your Mum...brrr - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

DJ Pettitt said...

Love the face drawing Annette! Makes me want to start painting faces again :-)

Nan G said...

Love your cuffs. Have a wonderful visit with Mum! Thanks for the earlier visit. a belated Happy WOYWW4! Nan G #6


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