I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments last week, but alas, that was all I had time for. As those of you who visited me last week know, I am out of the country and being away from the computer almost the whole day, I didn't have time to visit any one. I will have to make up for that when I get back home.
Actually the first week of my trip was for work. Where? Funny, I didn't realize the Japanese newspaper on my "hotel desk" would confuse you about where I was. Here is the tally of guesses (although I may have missed someone) ...
Jona, voodoo vixen, Serendipity Stamping guessed Rome,
Julia, Chrissie, Darcy, Claireliz, Andrea, Daniele, Phree, Spyder had no idea,
Sue, Beedeebabee, mustavcoffee didn't have a clue (well of course that's the same as "had no idea")
Beedeebabee, Twiglet, Serendipity Stamping guessed Greece,
mustavcoffee had many guesses and finally had had her hubby guessing Germany,
Judy guessed Egypt,
Elizabeth thought it was the big park in San Francisco, although she was sure it was somewhere exotic, (hmmm)
and the winner is..... (oh was it a contest? Who knows, I may get to make a giveaway for the one who guessed right...)
Carola Bartz, who said Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The palace was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is the only one still situated on its original site. Read more about it in Wikipedia. And the Japanese newspaper? The airline we took stops over in Japan.
So now, for my desk (why are my WOYWW posts always so long!)... it is not actually a desk. It is a box we are packing filled with finds from the One Dollar Bookstore in Long Beach, California (we are visiting family there). Anyway, I thought I would share with you some of my art related finds.
Here is a foreign language book I bought. No, I don't speak this language and I don't even know what language it is in (do you?). My husband said it was Greek. Well, it is all Greek to me!
Take a look at the lovely inside pages.
I haven't decided what I will do with this book. It seems too pretty to take apart to use as backgrounds. Should I? Perhaps an altered book? Any suggestions?
The next book I wanted to show you is a collection of sketches by Queen Victoria.
Lots of colored and black and white sketches. Great inspiration!
Perhaps you would like to take a look at real desks and not a box of books or to show us your own desk. Head on over to Julia's blog for the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday link party. Happy WOYWW!