Wednesday 29 August 2018

WOYWW #482: Catching up

Has it really been over a month since I last posted? I missed four WOYWWs in a row! I was going to post last week, but I ran out of time. I blame the summer holidays, even though we didn't go anywhere this year, except for some day trips nearby.

I really wanted to post today as it is a special day for us - we moved exactly a year ago! I still remember the excitement, though I wouldn't want to do it again! Overall it's been a good year, with the usual ups and downs. Now I'm just waiting for school to start so I can fall back into a more predictable routine. The good news is that my regular hours of work will not include Wednesdays, so I'll be around to 'desk' to my heart's content. Desking is what WOYWW is all about!

So, without further ado, here's an unusual photo of my desk all nice and tidy. I'm cheating here a little, as it was a while ago I took this photo and it no longer looks so neat, but I just wanted to go on record that I can do neat and tidy as well! And by neat and tidy I don't mean clean.

I really enjoy those random paint marks on my craft sheet, so I never clean it. One day, I will pull those layers of paint and ink with some sticky tape and use them in my projects, but I need to let the layers build up a bit more. Here's a closer look:

I've also recently hung some of my previous paintings on the wall in the opposite corner from my desk. My vision is to cover every wall with art in my craft room to make it my happy place.

I haven't been idle during my unplanned (and unauthorized!) sabbatical - here's a page I've made recently in yet another altered book. I had previously used this book to clean off my brayer when gelli printing so every page is covered in paint and a good base for journal pages. 

For those of you who may have been missing Oreo, here's a photo of the little rascal sitting in a drawer. I'd only just opened it to look for something and there he was sitting in it two seconds later. And let me tell you, it was a tight squeeze! 

I've been enjoying the cooler temperatures in the last couple of weeks. I found it very depressing when everything around me was burned out. This was our lawn at the height of the dry spell - you can see the strip of green where we were watering a newly planted hedge - sadly, many of those plants still didn't make it, so we'll have to replace them.

It was amazing to see though how some weeds thrive under extreme circumstances that kill off other forms of vegetation. What's their secret? And could we use it to our advantage? I'm relieved that the grass is coming back to life now and it's almost back to normal. Looking at these photos, it's unbelievable that they were taken just a short while ago. It's incredible how quickly nature can recover! 

Thanks for visiting today - it's good to be back! xx