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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Song of Songs


I really, really thought I would have a tidy desk to show this week on WOYWW (visit Julia if you don't know what WOYWW is).  I had visions of a tidy desk with everything in it's place, and right in the middle of the desk, my work in progress.  As you can see, that was just a dream.

I had started cleaning up but I just kept thinking of a few verses from the Song of Songs (Chapter 4) that I recently heard someone read out.  The Song of Songs is a love poem and is often interpreted as an allegory of God's love for his people...
  
How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil... You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace.

And I kept thinking of drawing a woman with a veil with eyes not quite facing forward.  I would make it a collage and use real lace for her veil.

And so I started making a portrait, even if there was not enough space on my workdesk.  I even had to put the watercolor paints on top of the pile of books and other stuff.  And see how the paper is sticking out because it couldn't fit?



So as for the tidy desk, I can always try again for next week.  How about you?  What's on your Workdesk?  Julia has the list of desks you can visit.  Why not join in?

56 blog hugs:

Beadwright said...

AAAhhh the reason I do NOT join in is because my work areaS are alway a mess. I get them cleaned up after each project but then baaammm they are a mess again.LOL
Nicole/Beadwright

Katie said...

How beautiful! Your work is always lovely :)

Carola Bartz said...

I love the Song of Songs, and your interpretation is beautiful! And way more beautiful than a tidy desk!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This painting is gorgeous. You draw the most beautiful faces and make them so lifelike. The shading in this one is perfect! I could not work that way, though. I had a messy desk tonight and had to clean it up before I finished taking photos. I know each person works differently, and I can see having everything around you works best for you. Of course, if I could draw like you, I might be able to work like that too (grin).

Sheila said...

I gave up on a tidy desk a long time ago. :)

A beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Neet said...

That painting of the mother and child is gorgeous - just love looking at it and have been able to do for the past few weeks.
Love your busy desk.#17

Mandi said...

FAntastic portrait
your desk is so creative!

First time of joining in this week

See you again
mandi xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece...love the idea of using the lace.

peggy gatto said...

gorgeous portrait!!

Sue said...

Hi ya Peggy
lovely creative desk, wow youranvas is stunning, a beautiful woman, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

Helen said...

She is so beautiful!

Wipso said...

Wow. She is really beautiful. You have such a talent.
A x

NatashaMay said...

Love the face you're working on. Beautiful!

nerllybird said...

That's beautiful. It's great that you can just ignore the 'mess' and get to work on something that inspires you!
Helen (32)

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous painting, what talent!
If your desk was devoid of detritus, you might be devoid of inspiration! Just carry on as you are, You seem to be doing great!
Chrissie

Sarah Youde said...

I love your drawings and look forward to seeing them each week. I wish I could draw like you.
Sarah #60

S said...

Lovely. S #84

Sarah said...

What is a bit of mess when you are inspired? That portrait is just beautiful

Jules said...

What a fabulous drawing, you're so talented!
Jules (#72)

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely desk you have there - I like the look of that house on the top shelf! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

Glen said...

Ooo...this painting is beautiful Peggy. Such a creative space and very interesting. Thanks for the snoop. ~Glen~ #30

oneoff said...

Another beautiful painting. Your women look so serene and full of contentment. And so good that you can just make space to work as and when you need, ignoring any distractions. Bernie (87)

Cheryl said...

oh wow how beautiful is she gosh you have some super talent gosh she is stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

You truly are a gifted individual!

Susan Allan said...

what a beautiful portrait...she is stunningly beautiful...wish I could draw and paint like you....have a great week

sue xx 88

Gez said...

Noooooo we don't want to see a tidy desk!! Oooh, fabulous portrait.xx

sasa said...

We all have messy weeks - just go with the flow - and be happy being creative - all looks lovely, so good stuff is still happening!
Sasa 18

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Wonderful...oh...you should see MY studio...you have NOTHING on mine...its a mess! That's why I work upstairs in our kitchen for now>
Thanks for stopping by thie morning.
HUGS
Char.x

Sherry said...

Your painting is beautiful and that lace would make a wonderful veil too.

I love your pots of pens and pencils on your desk, they look so colourful!

Sherry (117)

Pam said...

Fab portrait. Hugs Pam x

Doone said...

oh wow a perfect 3/4 face, and perfect eyes - you have it nailed and it is SOOOOO difficult to do - she IS beautiful and of course she needs to be done first so everything else will be left until later! - I'm sure i'd be a better artist if I did not have Kids to drag me kicking and screaming from my room!!!!

Peggy she's gorgeous

dx (63)

Yours Artfully said...

why worry about an untidy desk when you can create art as beatiful as yours.

Lin (77)

Tracy Evans said...

I have not even noticed your desk I was too busy looking at your art, incredible. Forget the desk you carry on creating beautiful art. Tracy Evans x

Dee said...

I love that we crafters can find some space to work on our crowded desks, no matter how small!

Dee #38

Cath said...

Your art work is wonderful.

Cathx 95

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love your busy desk and your painting is stunning.

A.x (22)

scrapwordsmom said...

I love your desk...looks just like mine! Yesterday after making a few tags I decided to begin sorting and purging and making pretty again. I love doing that...so relaxing for me. Plus it usually sparks my creativity.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am now following you. I am really loving what I see!!!

Harriet said...

Hi,
Love the painting. I know what you me about the desk getting to many things on top. some times I think I do my best creating on a messy desk. Thanks for sharing.

Elliephant said...

I think we're all a bit guilty of getting distracted in the hunt for the tidy desk. Your pictures are so amazing, I'm sure that one will look great with the addition of the lace. Happy WOYWW, Elliefantasy xxx (129)

Phree said...

Beautiful picture, the eyes are amazing, so lifelike.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your artwork is amazing and I'm going to follow :)

Spyder said...

Your paintings as always are fabulous,
have a great woyww
((Lyn)

Kathryn said...

beautiful portrait, she is lovely. I remember a hymn at school, 'How beautiful thought art', now I know which passage it came from, thanks for the peak at your desk Kx #107

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Peggy, thanks so much for stopping by. Your work is just amazing. Riki

Sylvie Girl said...

Hehe your desk is just like mine! I always promise myself a tidy but then just start painting...ah well!

And wow I love the Song of Songs verse - I hadn't heard that before. Beautiful :o)

Jingle said...

that portrait is looking amazing! I love your desk! So full of color and inspiration! The paints make me happy!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Just carry on creating your wonderful stuff and forget the tidying - only resort to it when there's absolutely no room to work ;-)
Anne x

butlersabroad said...

Another beautiful picture. I wouldn't worry about the tidying, you're far too creative to let trivial stuff get in the way.

Hugs
Brenda 105

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Thanks for visiting & commenting at my blog. I love meeting new blogging friends ;)! Your art work is very beautiful & I love the quotes you use, particularly the ones you chose for your mother & child piece. It really touched me. You've got another follower now!! I look forward to visiting here often.

Diana said...

I love your idea for the picture. The woman is quite beautiful. I do piles of stuff, too. But then, I can't find anything. Love your work.

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely creative workspace you have there :D. Beautiful picture! TFS!

#127

Pamela Holderman said...

thanks for finding me. I think work desks should be messy. As much as I try, mine always reverts back to a mess, but really just a wealth of ideas and creativity. love your work - will be back.

Julia Dunnit said...

You have to go with the inspiration and I'm so glad you put off tidying up to paint this; it'#s beautiful. As is your desk after all!

Alicia.R. said...

What a beautiful painting and proof that you don't need space to be creative. A busy desk is always a creative desk.
Have a great week and thanks for sharing
Alicia.R. (#102)

Joanne said...

I love seeing your drawings. You are so talented.
Luv Joanne xx

Claire said...

LOVE the portrait! It is just fabulous,

Claire
WOYWW #78

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