Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Wow its a whole six months plus since I have poked my head into Julia's blog at The Stamping Ground here for Whats On Your Workbench Wednesday. Here I am I have moved from the Northern Territory to Far North Queensland in the mean time. We are settled now in a gorgeous part of Oz and I now have TWO workbenches to share. So here is what is on my workbench this Wednesday. First is the paper arts area...I'm learning to paint!

The card at the right of the sunset photo on my desk is this one made from embossing enamels, stamps and fantasy/angelina film

To my left is my first ever acrylic landscape painting on my easel...the photo I used as a reference is above the painting and the progress shots to it being painted are in a post below here

On my right is the completed Kaiser Lazy Susan thingo....I think I'll use it as a paint holder

I now also have a bench in the three bay garage for metal working. I'm REALLY enjoying being creative again after all these months

I have some new jewellery in my shop including two puffy steampunk hearts if any of you are interested or share my link if you could. Off to see others work benches!
Annette In Oz


trisha too said...

Well you're a busy Annette, look at all that art--and an arty thingo, too!

#13 this week with
fairies, a please, and
a thank you!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annette and welcome back, great to see your work again and wow great painting, you are one very clever lady. Hope you're all settle now way up there in far NQ (wondered where you were- I see you pics of your home). Take care and I know you'll be in your element now. Cheers RobynO#29

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Annette thanks for showing the lazy Susan as think that was what you were talking of last week!! oh really love that painting off to peek below!! Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh and meant to say Annette pray you and all folk up there are safe from Cyclone Ida as she sounds rather nasty hopefully may cross in desolate part where folk are not affected or wildlife too for that matter, Shaz in oz.x

Helen said...

Welcome back!! Love all you've been up to, your lazy susan thingo is gorgeous! Helen 11

Judys Lace Creations said...

Good on you learning to paint.You're doing a breat job.Love the covered boxes, and jewellery start.
thanks 4 visiting me.
Judy #8 Adelaide.

Ann B said...

Glad you have the time to join in again, especially as you have so many gorgeous pieces of art to share, and all different. Wish I could paint like that, beautiful work, and if love the card, just up my street.
Ann B

Jackie said...

Thanks for your visit already!
Wow your busy and a metal work desk as well, how fab is that! Love what you have been busy creating !
Jackie 26

Robyn Oliver said...

Yep that's me Annette, moved to Townsville, then Karratha WA and now Yeppoon QLD. You've got a great crafting space and more room in the garage. Great to see you back on WOYWW. Doing some painting too, looks all your work. Have a great week, Cheers RobynO#29

Peggy Lin said...

WOW This id so pretty box and all on your desk. Happy WOYWW hugs

Peggy xxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well it's fab to see you! And despite everything going on in your craft expression, it's all rather organised and calm! Lovely clever you are.

glitterandglue said...

Now that is looking like a great space to work, Annette. Have fun in it!!! Enjoy your new home.
Your paintings are great - well done you for giving it a go!
Lovely decorated box, too - golly, you HAVE been busy!!!
Thanks for visiting already - yes, the dress is finally coming on! Thanks for your well wishes for hubby.
Have a good week.
Margaret #25

Anonymous said...

Ack! I have a really ugly, but oh-so-useful and very functional, spinner thingie on my desk but this one is so pretty it tempts me. How unfair of you to be away for so long and then come back with a project that I will now obsess over...

and PS liking the steampunk jewellery too...

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (15)

VonnyK said...

Your painting is fantastic as is your beautiful lazy susan thingo :) Love all your artworks and it's wonderful to see you back again. Hope that cyclone doesn't get too close to you.
Have a great week,
Von #53

Neet said...

Lovely to have you back on WOYWW although I knew you were back crafting as I visited you a week or so ago and left a comment.
Annette, you are so talented - I am already a big fan of your metal work etc but now you have added painting. And what a fantastic piece of work - nobody would ever know it was your first. Better than I could ever do.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 14 xx

Chrysalis said...

You lucky little crafter, you! Glad to hear you're settled, and making the most of your new space. No-one would guess you were a novice painter - it looks great. Have a good week, Chris # 35

RosA said...

Hi Annette,
Great to see you back! I do hope your health issues are much improved. And you've moved to far NQ, that must be a change of scenery! It's wonderful to see your gorgeous artworks again!
Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to seeing more of your creations!
RosA # 45

Unknown said...

Lucky you with all the desks, love the 'thingy'! Karen#71

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Welcome back. I love how you've decorated the Lazy Susan. You should definitely have a go at the Card in a Box. It's much easier (if a little time consuming) than it looks. They've gone down well with everyone who's received one.

Unknown said...

Oh wow Annette! It is great to see you back and that painting blows my have talent girl!! You know I love your metal work jewellery and I think that I will have to check out your shop :-). What a move you have had! Thank you for visiting me earlier. I am now also a follower on your blog. Happy WOYWW!
Janene #36

Elaine Hughes said...

Oh fantastic creative fun! Your painting is particularly beautiful. Love it!

~Elaine #57

Susanne said...

Well, this post is just a feast for us with crafty eyes. Lovely stuff. Thanks for all the sharing.

Unknown said...

Wow really beautiful things, loved all your acrylic paintings and also your card, and your arty thingo and your metal workspace is another wow... so much creativity at so many different fields!

Shoshi said...

What a wonderful post, Annette - so full of colour and interest. Your mixed media panel card absolutely glows - I think I'm in luuuurve!! You are a wonderful artist. I hope your move went smoothly and you are enjoying being in your new place. We moved in Sept. after 6 months of building works on the new house, and we are now very happily settled and I have a splendid purpose built (to my own design) studio which is so much fun to play in.

Your Lazy Susan storage unit is stunning. What fabulous papers, and all those little drawers... so beautiful.

Isn't it wonderful having so much space? A dedicated worskhop for your metalwork too!

Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment. Glad to see you back on WOYWW. My glue gun is made by Bosch who do also make drills! After several attempts to get a decent cheap glue gun I gave up in total despair and decided that you get what you pay for. The Bosch was soooo worth the money! It's a great piece of kit. I'm really enjoying the teabag art but am a bit stuck at the moment, being sans-sewing machine.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

jill said...

Thanks for dropping by earlier annette, What lovely drawing . Happy woyww jill #33

Krisha said...

Welcome back into Julia's fold of nosy

What a wonderful set up you have for all your projects.

I really, really like your painting.

Thanks for the visit
Krisha #19

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Annette, thanks for swinging by earlier...what a return to WOYWW..the lazy susan thing is AMAZING. Cx #29

Unknown said...

So glad to see you again!! Love all your stuff! Oh my! What creativity! Thanks for popping by and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N now #22

Nikki said...

Wow have you been busy and your painting its beautiful yours has that soft dream like quality to it :)
Glad to see your back hugs Nikki 3

sandysewin said...

Congrats on your move. TWO work benches, that is wonderful. Your lazy-susan thingy is beautiful, I LOVE the papers you used.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #16

Unknown said...

You are working on so many wonderful and artistic things! I really love your painting and those gorgeous purples for the sky! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #1

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Annette, lovely to see you again,just been looking at some more of your pieces- amazing!The Ink Palettes are for alcohol inks, you put a few drops in, and then they dry. You can then use it like a paint palette, with a blender pen filled with Alcohol blending solution. I saw Tim demo it in this video- looked like a great idea.
Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Annette, lovely to see you again,just been looking at some more of your pieces- amazing!The Ink Palettes are for alcohol inks, you put a few drops in, and then they dry. You can then use it like a paint palette, with a blender pen filled with Alcohol blending solution. I saw Tim demo it in this video- looked like a great idea.
Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

Paper rainbow said...

Beautiful painting, that sky is beautiful!!! thanks for your visit :)

Kyla said...

For "learning" to do really good. And I love the's awesome. And the lazy Suzanne thing is beautiful!
Thanks for the peek. Kyla#32

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Great to see you back again, Annette, and what a lot of lovely things you have brought to share with us. I admire your paintings. The one in progress is really stunning. Thank you for your visit today, and I hope you have a great time with both your lovely desks. xx Maggie #28

Anne said...

Hello and firstly thanks for popping by to see me. Your work is amazing. The drawer set is fabulous - makes my efforts to decorate similar look like a child has had a go. Happy WOYWW Anne x #48

Claire said...

Wow, love your landscapes!!! And I love that you have space to have different areas for different media - you lucky girl :)
Thanks for stopping by already, and have a great week x

Darnell said...

Hello Annette! Thank you for coming to visit me so I could return the flavor! I am now your newest follower and I'd love for you join me as a follower, too, if you like! Congratulations on the move and on getting so much new and wonderful crafting space! You are very blessed with talent, I can see that! And it's wonderful that you use that talent in so many different mediums!! HAPPY WOYWW!! Hugs, Darnell #26

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

Awesome job on that tree! I love how many medias you're mixin' up over here. Awesome work!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's good to see you back! I'm glad all went ok with the move and everything...must be good to be back crafting again!
I think you've done an amazing job with that painting, the sky is fantastic (I always think they're the hardest things to portray accurately!)
And your steampunk stuff is still gorgeous, I love it!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Mrs.D said...

Hi Annette, welcome back to WOYww and thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
There are so many gorgeous pictures on your page, I just don't know which ones to praise. I think maybe the multi textured card is my favourite thing followed by your tree against the coloured sky. All so stunning.
Chris #41

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annette
LOve all the goodies on your desks, you might have been away from WOYWW for a while but you have certainly been busy..
thanks for your visit already
janet #19

April said...

Welcome back. Your artwork is absolutely lovely. Looks like you have been a busy gal. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #20

MommaRock said...

Hi there... Welcome back . (I am a newbie) OMG.. that lazy susan is quite amazing. I want it!
Now if messy desks are fun (which they really are) , then I am having a super duper FUN time. LOL
Thanks for sharing your desk.
happy WOYWW
kimmer #103 (last again for the 4th time , I really don't plan this) LOL

Sue said...

Finally found you. You aren't No.23:)

What a fantastic blog you have.

Your paintings are beautiful. I am loving the little storage unit.

Very impressed you do metal work.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a fab day. Sue 58

Carol Rigby said...

Wow! Your paintings are beautifull and I love your Lazy Susan. Thanks for your visit.

Kyla said...

Wow, love your work especially the propeller ring in your shop.
The painting is fabulous and looks like you have a natural flair if you have only just started!
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #61

Lynn Holland said...

Your new environment must really suit you, it's definitely inspiring your creative self. Your painting very good.
Lynn :-)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Annette so pleased to meet you and thanks for stopping by at mine.
What a great blog, I can see me spending some time here.
So pleased you decided to come back to WOYWW. I have only been desking for a few weeks.
Just love anything Steampunk, we are lucky here in Lincoln to host a great Steampunk festival once a year, if you are interested I have photos on my blog.
Happy crafting, Angela x

BJ said...

Adore your tile card and how you have decorated your drawers. Thanks for the visit BJ#78

famfa said...

Did you say learning to paint? Your work is amazing - you are obviously a natural. Welcome back, glad you are settled
Famfa 76

Lindart said...

Hi Annette! Thanks for visiting my blog, sorry it was hard to get to! I just LOVE your website and all the Steampunk Jewelry! You are so talented! Your painting is awesome too, just beautiful! i will be sure to come back again! Lindart#98

JoZart Designs said...

Wow! You said that I had been busy but look at you, wonderful makes and I love your painting too. Your steampunk jewellery is wonderful in your earlier post.
I was recently looking at Suze Weinbergs report of a super steampunk exhibition she visited, it might interest you .... April 3rd post here
Best Wishes
Jo x

Stacy Sheldon said...

I'm so impressed with your learning to paint and WOW over the garage workbench. ( I'm impressed you got space in the garage my own hubs guards his space there hahaha) :) Thanks for the visit Stacy #97

Unknown said...

So creative! I love your style, all that steam punk is amazing and whimsical. I LOVE your workspace. Very inspiring.

Ali H said...

Thanks for your visit !
Glad you are settled in your new home & enjoying you lovely new work desks !! Ali xx #41

Nicky said...

Wow wow and wow - love the painting you have done and your card and the drawer - they are all brilliant - thanks for visiting me DH got on fine at the hospital - Nicky #6

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that tree in your painting, it is so interesting looking. It looks like your new places to play are very nice and give you lots of room to be creative.

Lisa-Jane said...

That painting is amazing! Glad the move went okay. I bet its different where you are now. #60something

Daniella said...

Such a tidy desk! Love your organization and that window!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Your landscape acrylic is wonderful!! Saw your later posts and hope you are safe and dry.
thanks for stopping by during WOYWW.
cathy #80

Unknown said...

Welcome back and thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Fabulous job on the acrylic painting. It is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see you back Annette, looks like you moved right into the path of a big storm though! Hope you're safe and well! Love the boab painting, beautiful colours; and the carousel too, love those Kaisercraft papers, they're a great company. Sorry I'm so late, been trying to catch up with people all week!



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