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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: ATCs and the start of an AB


I keep telling myself I will make posts between my What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday posts but obviously I didn't get to do that this week. Again.  But at least,with WOYWW, I get to post at least once a week!

I've been busy!  Getting my desk in order inspired me to do more organizing, and would you believe it?  I changed the drawer guides in the drawers in my desk.  I put in full extension drawer guides so now, the drawer opens out all the way til the end.  I am sooo pleased!  Move over, Mr. Handyman!


Then, I finished some ATCs.  Some of them had been lying around half finished for weeks, like these two Mother and Child pieces... 

And the ones I made by special request for trades in ATCs for All...



I also looked up the info that Elizabeth sent me about Altered books (ABs) and there were instructions to pick a book with at least 300 pages so that we could make a "niche book".  Uh oh, I had already picked the book with the least number of pages before I read this so I guess the niche book will have to wait.  Besides, Elizabeth says, "you are always free to break the rules, because there are none."  Wonderful!


So far, I have done a page, experimenting on using wall putty to glue some patterned paper napkin on.  More on that next time.


For now, it's off to visit some of the desks joining WOYWW in Julia's site.

42 blog hugs:

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

thank you for that link about ATC's for all.
I really want to start trading...as soon as I get better at making them!!

I am working on some quilt designs.

You amaze me at your work. I've said that before, maybe even twice, but I do love them!

Carola Bartz said...

I really like your mosque ATC, reminds me a little bit of the one of The Palace of Fine Arts that you sent me (the colors). VERY beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These ATCs are gorgeous. I can't draw or sketch, but what can I say? We all have our special skills. And you are the Bob Villa (if you know who he is) of WOYWW. Great carpentry skills, indeed.

I'm glad you found the info helpful. And yes, I use gesso because it is so cheap here. But your way will work, too. I know what is cheap in my part of the world may not be where everyone else is. Glad you started that spread. It's a fun one just to say you did it! Happy WOYWW from #1.

Cheryl said...

wow hun you sure have some talent your drawings are always a pleasure too see on a wednesday they really are,so beautiful,could look at them all day ,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Chrissie said...

Just love your art work... particularly the first mother and child!
Chrissie #3

Helen said...

Good luck with your altered book! Check this blog out - a real altered book journey, it was fab (even though I have yet to start one) I found it really informative. And, Eileen's art is fab.
http://thealteredbookjourney.blogspot.com/

akilli melek said...

love the mother and child pieces, also like the tree on the shelves. caroline #16

Jo Davies said...

Wow, you are so gifted, I love your drawings and the colours just draw me in, wonderful work area. Jo x

Morti said...

Gorgeous work Peggy - have you not thought about getting your artwork printed up properly? Some of those mother and child images you do with halos would make perfect christmas cards?

Wipso said...

Your artwork is stunning as always. Thanks for sharing.
A x

Doone said...

I am definitely beginning to that think altered books are the Canvas of choice for my personal Art Journals,

love love love your mother and child series..

Dx 46

purplecat said...

Love the other and child pieces!!

Nicks said...

wow you are one talented lady! Great post thanks for sharing your workspace

Christine said...

Stunning mother and child pieces and your workspace, how inspirational to have your creations adorning it - truly lovely place to work I'm sure :-) Christine #7

Sue said...

Hi Ya
wow your ATC are beautiful stunning art work, you are very talented,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,(17)x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Your artwork is just amazing. Wee done on the tidy up too! Pam (23)

Hels Sheridan said...

As ever your art is truly inspiring and the ATCs are just beautiful x

Jules said...

Your ATCs are fabulous, wonderful artwork as always! I love visiting your desk and seeing your drawings :D (69)

Susan Allan said...

Fantastic workspace and beautiful ATCs. As ever your art work is wonderful to behold.
Sue xx 73

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the ATCs, the book project looks interesting. Have a great day, Judith xx

Diane said...

Oooh, I want to alter a book next year--I'm going to make the time!! I always love your ATC's!

Loopylou!! said...

oh my, those ATC's are just beautiful, hugs Lou xx

The Paper Princess said...

Your wall of art in front of your desk is so inspiring - I think I'd find it hard to get anything done if I was sitting there, lol!

Seriously, your workspace looks SO inviting - and your projects this week sound fab!

Ramona
http://create=with-joy.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Gosh you're talented. Your ATCs are fabulous. All the art around your desk is incredible as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

have fun
rachel #43

karen said...

Wow, you are such an amazing artist. I love your space, it seems very well organized!
Happy WOYWW!

Sherry said...

That's a great photo of your workspace Peggy! Your ATCs are fabulous. Good luck with altering your book, you've made a great start!

Sherry (110)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Peggy some wonderful artwork here. A lot of love and care has gone into these. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Kalyber said...

wow are you talented. Love the Madonna and child atc.

Spyder said...

Your ATC's are fabulous works of art!!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))

Lillabilly said...

Your work is so lovely! And I have to add I'm completely impressed about how organized your work space is! I wish I could keep mine like that!

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely ATC's, you your artwork is beautiful and good luck with the altered book! Annette #5

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing ATC's as always.

A.xx(14)

sasa said...

Lovely images again - book and putty sounds interesting..
sasa 25

Theresa said...

You are busy busy busy! Great series and workdesk photos! Always fun visiting you!

lisa said...

I know just what you mean about trying to get posts in between Wednesdays!!1
Looks like you've been incredibly busy. Your drawers look so tidy.
These ATC's are amazing, your artwork is superb.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs Lisa (112)

Rachael said...

oh my word those ATCs are AMAZING!!! Have a good day :)
Rach xx (115)

"CREATIVE CARMELINA" said...

i have a few drawers of my own that need organizing..but it's funny...my art stuff is all in pretty good shape...it's my wardrobe that needs the help.....I haven't worn some items in so long......

have you inspired me to do something about that?
nope!

you made me want to play in my art room!
and that is never a bad thing!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

raena said...

Lovely work here!

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the different textures you've achieved in colouring thse ATCs, and as usual your artwork makes me smile when I see it. How exciting that you've started the AB - go you!

scrapwordsmom said...

You are very talented. I am always amazed at what you can do with that little card. I have finsihed 10 ATC's and love them but I don't think I could draw on them!! Awesome job:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog so much. I do appreciate your kind comments. I will be here more. In fact you'll be in my Blogroll so I don't forget;)

Sissy Dre said...

Aha ~ your drawings are wonderful Love it ~ Your spirit shines thru your work ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog as well ~
"Knowing God & Making Him Known" ~ Much Love to you daily <3 Andrea

Mrs. Dude said...

what an inspiring little space to work in!! Your art, as always, is beautiful!!

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