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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday: Too Much!

When I first joined WOYWW, I had just cleaned up my desk and it looked oh, so neat and organized!  I could almost believe it myself that I was such an organized, neat person. A place for everything and everything in it's place!  Well, I wouldn't want to deceive you that my desk always looks like that and this week is an example!
This is the desk of someone who wants to get so many things done all at the same time. At first, I thought I would just work on my computer.  I'm assigned to prepare a sharing about passing on our faith to our children (any advice?).  Well, I started doing that but before long I decided that I also wanted to do some sewing.  So my sewing machine, which is usually pushed into the corner gets into place towards the center.  My daughter just got back from a few days in India and she brought home some kurta tops (you know, the embroidered long sleeved tops they wear). The seams weren't finished so I decided to finish the seams with zigzag stitches. I also wanted to cut off the sleeves of one or two of the blouses since it is quite hot in the Philippines and a short sleeved blouse would be more practical.
But wait, even before I had started, I caught sight of some old books and magazines that were supposed to get thrown out for recycling. But of course, I had to look over them first and clip out whatever I found useful.
Any pages with...
...nice patterns and pictures got saved for collages...
 ...portraits got saved for inspiration for art...
 ...colors got saved for paper beads (almost all the colored pages!)
 Then, I also got the pages with interesting articles, mostly about health and beauty, diet, exercise, parenting, marriage, interior design, etc.  Poor recycling bin, very little of the magazine's pages were left for recycling after I got all the pages I wanted.

What a mess! Oh, and look what my sister found while she was cleaning up - this painting and in the back, my name and my high school year and section!  I wouldn't have even known I painted this if my name weren't in the back! Hmmm, not bad for a teenager, don't you think?
Well, when my desk is this messy, I can always hide it and pretend I am neat and organized...

If you would like to see other work desks and their state of neatness or disarray, head on over to Julia's blog.  And if you would like a chance to win one of my ATCs, I'm having a giveaway for my followers in this post.  Happy blog hopping!

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jonaks said...

now, I know where you draw all your inspiration. I should be clipping those magazines I have at home too.

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Peggy, I love it! My desk looked like that yesterday, but I spent an hour cleaning it up this morning. In a couple of days it will be messy again! I'm a magazine clipper myself! xo

Jamie said...

What a creative desk! I love the fact you can hide it all away too! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh at your post. That distraction bug has hit a lot of people lately. Being able to hide your creative clutter is so wonderful. That sewing machine looks like it has a lot of stitch options. I'm totally in love with it.

As for faith and children, I have no advice. Even Bleubeard has little faith that I'll fill his water bowl every day.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great post - I'm so impressed by the things that sidetrack you..and you make me laugh at ripping up the magazines..you may as well have hjust kept the pile! Faith and children - starts with role modelling I guess...?

Nancy said...

I love the way your desk is an explosion of creative energy and that there is so much going on, that is the way I love to work...although I have no way of hiding mine away so my partner does moan about the mess!

thanks for sharing

KS

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, that is a seriously yummy looking desk hun.. loving all those colours and those tops look so pretty.. have a great day x

Vicki said...

WOW that painting is stunning!!!! i really love it!!! very busy desk too... i must do more collages!!

Stressed Stamper said...

frame the painting it is really good...and love how you can shut the doors on your creative area...won't call it a mess....

Linby said...

Oh this is exactly how I work - things get added to do and something else distracts me and I add that and then if something really big needs doing I push everything to one side LOL!Then I close the door on the whole room! I love your work - had a look through the rest of your blog - fab.
Linbyx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well you have made me smile today.... you have definitely put a new slant on re-cycling - tear the pages out of magazines put them into nice piles and keep them...hehe!!

Love the painting!

xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous painting, and those kurta tops look lovely...x

Sue said...

wow what a busy creative desk, so much stuff, your picture is brill, have good day, sue,x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So lucky you can hide it all away, but I appreciate the messy desk and all the interesting glimpses of what is in progress. I get the distraction too. I am right there with you!

Mary Anne

Yours Artfully said...

What a fabulous creative looking desk. Even just the pictures clipped from magazines are enough to make you want to run to your own desk and start playing!!

Lin

flutterbycrafter said...

Such much creativity going on here, brilliant.

Heather x said...

Such creativity going on here, love the tops :0)
I always end up re-reading old mags when I should be recycling them, I always think I may have missed something the first time I read them lol.
*hugs* Heather x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lots of interesting stuff to see this week, so much stuff for inspiration
Anne xx

Wipso said...

What a lot of fab things going on. Love the fabric of those tops.
A x

Cheryl said...

oh wow that is one great work desk so love that fabric,you have and so much too see love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Darcy said...

haha I love your desk explosion, but even more that you can close the doors on it. As we are still renovating i dont have a door on my craft room, hard to hide the mess.

Amazing painting from your school days, wish i could paint like that.

Mummylade said...

creative chaos, I love it!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Those tops look lovely. I did laugh though at you getting distracted and moving onto other things cause that's what I do, I start one thing and then start something else before finishing the first thing. Must be us crafters, too many things/ideas going on in our heads LOL. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x

TinaB said...

Amazing work hun!

Twiglet said...

Great mag. scraps collection - I need to do the same.Love the kurta tops.

Angie said...

What beautiful tops ...I am sure you are working your magic on them so that they are perfect for you ....glad to see your 'not so tidy' desk.

Chrissie said...

Things look very busy here and your painting is beautiful, how lucky that your sister found it again.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Definitely MY kind of workspace!! *smiles*

I'm also playing along with WOYWW, so stop by when you get a chance.

Have an art-filled day today!

Lida said...

You are sooo talented, those tops are stunning and can´t wait to see what you do with all of those fun things you found. I so love that you can hide your desk!

Spyder said...

When I can get the door closed I hide my crafty mess too!!So many lovely things going on in your room! Love it !
(Lyn)

Paula Gale said...

what a vibrant and colourful desk... all i can say is that there is a lot of inspiration there - and pure heaven to a hoarder!!!

Paula x x x

Linda Elbourne said...

I love all the creativity you have going on there Peggy ... a very colourful and vibrant desk this week!

Peggy said...

Great painting !!
Thanks for sharing your work place.

Peggy xx

Penni said...

A very creative space.

Hugs
Penni
x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that you can close the door! Awesome. Why clean it up?

Kay said...

Those tops are fabulous and that painting is amazing

joey said...

Oh Peggy I wish I had a cupboard like that to hide away my stash. Joey.x

The Crafty Chick said...

Brilliant activity! I can sooooo relate to you desk! Leandra

Bee said...

I'm glad to see someone else is as easily distracted as me. Enjoy your day.

xx

Alisonw30 said...

I have the same distraction problem in all areas of my life, not just crafting! Would love to have your cupboard hideaway ;-)

Candace said...

wow, such artist beauty! No mess in sight

Thanks for sharing Hugs Can x

Michaela said...

i saw what you wrote on the bright side project page and it sort of hit me that the first thing that came to mind when i though of what i want to see more clearly wasnt Gods plan for my life but it should be. i have not been spending enough time with Him recently and you made me realize that i miss Him and want back into His will. thank you for the reality shock.

Graceful Moments said...

Were we separated at birth? That is exactly how I behave in my studio more days than I would like to share. I clean it up and within a week, my multi-tasking (ADD) has me dragging everything out again and working on five or more things at a time...

Dearest Peggy, I received the delightful ATC yesterday and I thank you for the sweet letter that accompanied it. As for selling your ATC's, I know that many don't sell and use them for trading only. Those who do sell them, call them ACEOs: Art Card Editions and Originals. These ACEOs can be anything as long as they are 2.5 by 3.5. Anyway, all of your ATC's are quite beautiful and I am happy to have one of them. Thanks again. Blessings, Vicki

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Hello from Canada! Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments on my yard and my "bling".
You do some great artwork, and love your workspace! You can hide it in a hurry! LOL!
I seem to spread it all over the house!
Have a great day and visit often!

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