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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOYWW: A Mystery Solved and a Giveaway in the Making!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all my visitors last week!  What wonderful comments I get every Wednesday!  If you don't know what WOYWW is, drop by Julia's blog and she'll tell you about it!

Remember the foreign language book that I shared about in a previous post?  WOYWW has helped me I find out what language it is in!  I visited Tini-Tin and thought to myself, hmmm, this text looks familiar!  When I asked her if she could help me, she wrote me to say, "As I can see, the book is in Russian. I'm from Bulgaria. The languages are similar, but not equal. The book is abut the popular culture in middle ages and the Renaissance."  And then, Dorka left me a comment saying "... the book is in Russian ;) Nothing close to Greek, though ;) I am Bulgarian and we, together with Russians and a couple of other nations, use the Cyrillic alphabet, and I have also studied Russian, so I am sure (it even says so on the page you took a picture of ;) )."  Isn't it wonderful how the world is smaller and more connected just because we show each other our desks?

Well, here is my desk today...
 I did some cleaning and organizing (again?!, will it never end?) last weekend and since I did not finish, my desk is full (can you even see the desk itself?).  Actually, I even tried to take a picture of the better side!

On top of the pile of papers that need to get filed, is the giveaway fan tucked into a plastic folder, still unfinished, although Anne said, technically, it is a WIP (Work in Progress), and not a UFO (UnFinished Object) ;-).  I did some work on it, cutting out shapes of houses and trees to keep it from becoming a certified UFO. 

And then, since I noticed that I had gotten a few more followers, I started to make a giveaway to celebrate 200 followers (My, my, some people have such good taste!  Seriously, I am sooo delighted and excited when people other than my sisters want to follow my blog).  I wanted to have a giveaway that was bigger than my usual ATC size...
 

I decided on my favorite mother and child theme and started out using my favorite technique of  watercolor and colored pencil on a wall puttied background.  Then I decided to use some of the magazine cutouts and other paper scraps that I've been collecting (when else will I use them, right?).  The traditional Filipiniana dress has big sleeves with embroidery so I used a magazine cutout for the embroidery. The blue patterned paper I used for the baby's blanket is from the inside of envelopes. 

Something else I made this week was a paper rosette to decorate a gift for my sister Tina's birthday (it looks a little lost in the big gift but I was in a rush)...


I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Watch out for my giveaway post.  I will be having it as soon as I reach 200 followers, but of course I have to finish it first.  Happy WOYWW, everyone!

31 blog hugs:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That rosette and drawing are amazing. What wonderful and awesome talent you have. I'm always so impressed with your art.

Like you, I'm so amazed where these blogs take us and how much I learn from each person I visit. It really IS a small world. Happy WOYWW.

Helen said...

Great desk today, and what pretty water in your paintbrush cleaning cup! have a great day. (19)

Lizzybobs said...

OMW gob smackingly fabulous desk I am always blown away by your fabulous artwork thanks for sharing your space with us happy WOYWW lv lIZ (24) ;oD

Wipso said...

You artwork is as always ....just stunning.
A x

nerllybird said...

I love what you've made this week, and your use of mixed media is very original - thanks for sharing! Helen (46)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great artwork, the drawing is stunning. Judith xx

Sue said...

Hi ya Peggy, great piccies, your art work is beautiful, lovely rosette, i think it was you who asked what Ally Pally was?? if not ignore me! lol, its a craft show this weekend in london, can't wait, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Melissa said...

I like how you so seamlessly incorporated the papers.

Lou and Mel said...

The painting is beautiful - I love the colours that you've used too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Peggy, me again! I bought some needles for my machine (I think they are 80/11). The gal at the shop told me they are supposed to sew 30,000 stitches before getting dull. I got five in a package and so far the first one has not dulled. I have made lots of signatures, papers, and fabric, all with the same needle. Hope that helps. BTW, I have a Singer, so bought Singer needles.

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful painting, the lady is so beautiful, and the other elements you incorporated are really pretty. I wouldn't have known that you hadn't painted them if you hadn't said!

Hugs
Brenda (88)

The Taming of the Glue said...

The painting is wonderful. I feel like I'm travelling around the world linking up with everyone like this! Pam (6)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love the painting! It's so fabulous!

lisa said...

What stunning artwork, those colours are beautiful.
Hugs Lisax

Carola Bartz said...

I love that painting! It is so beautiful and the colors just work together! Your idea of using magazine cutouts is very creative - I guess I'll copy that one day (may I?). Happy WOYWW - Carola, 92

Spyder said...

fabulous craft on your desk, amazing art work! Have a great woyww
(Lyn)

Cardmaking Galore said...

What a lovely portrait! Fab job!

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the artwork - stunning as always! thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl (28)

Home and Heart said...

You have a desk full of wonderful items you use to create such lovely art!! You are certainly talented!

Neet said...

What a beautiful painting you are giving away. Lovely colours.
Nice busy desk. #45

Sherry said...

This is my first visit to your lovely, bright blog - I had to become a follower and to help you reach your 200th - you're almost there!

I love your desk - so busy and all those mugs of pencils etc just great! Your mixed media painting is looking fab!

(Thanks for already coming to visit my desk - 103)

Candace said...

Morning

Just a quick note to say I've been

Hugs Candace #43

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh. Your desk looks inviting. Move over! Have a nice day and thanks for commenting on my blog!

Piddawinkle said...

I love the name you use in blogland its so sweet, mine is a name my youngest used for his boy parts and it made me laugh, some forums wont let me use it though, they think its too rude, well bah humbug to them, so anyway thinking of becoming aplBUM in honour of your name and my big fat ***, LOL have a good week

Shirley Pumpkin said...

wow.. that is beautiful.. you do really great work.. thanks for sharing

Shirley Pumpkin #129

Heather x said...

Such a beautiful drawing babe :)
*hugs* Heather x (41)

Twiglet said...

Beautiful artwork - I love the little rosette.

Myzdamena's World said...

Woah you are a superb artist!

I'm so jealous lol

xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing artwork as always and the colours are stunning.


A.xx (38)

Julia Dunnit said...

I do not need to see the surface of your desk to enjoy my visit - in fact, if I never saw it again it would be a pleasure! I think Anne's ight about Work In Progress..UFO's are untouched for months!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Your drawing is fantastic, so life like. Thank you for sharing.

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