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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday: New Stuff and a Winner!


My hubby surprised me with a new printer some weeks ago and I finally found a place to put it!    There it is way down on the bottom shelf.  It fit in with barely a millimeter of space to spare.  Of course I am still looking for places to put the stuff it displaced.

Then, my hubby just came home from a conference in Japan and he brought home some Copic markers!  I told him I wanted some flesh and brown tones and here is an ATC I made using the markers he brought.


The first page of my Altered Book.  It is going to be about some of my favorite verses.  I drew a profile of myself that I am quite pleased with.  It is actually recognizable as me, at least I think so.  She is going to says "WORDS to live by".


The second page is one in which I experimented on using wall putty to glue on a patterned napkin.  The pretty rose border on the right side is part of the book's design.  The big rose is a magazine cutout that I glued on, put wall putty over, and colored with colored pencils. I am going to use this background for a bible verse which says something about grass and flowers.  Can you guess what it is?


And because I got tired of looking at the plain white wall putty jar, I decided to cover it with book paper and wall putty.  Who knows how it will look next week!


Unfortunately, I haven't been able to visit a lot of other desks for the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday link party.  I have been having the usual problems with my internet connection and in fact for a while I thought I would only be able to post one picture on my post today.  Hopefully, I will get to visit more desks this week.

And finally, I picked a winner for my 200th follower giveaway.  I know, it's taken me so long to do it, sorry about that.  Anyway, the winner is....


Hillbilly Handiworks makes some wonderful quilts and  I think my giveaway "A Mother's Masterpiece" is perfect for someone who homeschools her children! Send me an email with your address, Hillbilly Handiworks, and I will send you your prize!



41 blog hugs:

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I was sitting here after a couple of tough days trying to catch up on my blog reading...and finally got it done, when I noticed the reader popped up with a little 1...meaning someone had just posted a new blog.
Then I started reading and tears began to flow. I can't even see to type; I am so grateful!!
My baby has a tough time with allergies and we've had a bad week of no sleep; and my older son has been doing such a good job of his school in spite of my exhaustion. This is a perfect gift!
Blessings!
Tonya

The Paper Princess said...

HI Peggy

I love your self portrait and your new project! I would love to know which Copics you got. I don't have any yet and if I purchase some, am thinking of starting with the flesh colored tones as well.

I believe the verse you are using is Isaiah 40:8 which says, The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever.

Awesome!

Have a wonderful week! I've been under the weather and missed out on a lot of desks too last week...maybe this is when I have to start, the night before!!!

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

Pam said...

Everything looks inCredible - and how great to have a DH that not only goes to Japan but brings you back Copics! Have fun with them!

#2 on the wonderful WOYWW!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

As usual your work looks amazing.

Hugs
Kay Toodles & Binks no. 15

Mandi said...

Fantastic portrait, what a clever hubby!

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

jude said...

Fantastic self portrait cant wait to see the finished book looks fab!Have great WOYWW day
hugs judex

The Taming of the Glue said...

I've got some Copics but they must be faulty as my skin tones look nothing like yours!!!!! What fantastic work. Pam (24)

Chrissie said...

Brilliant stuff yet again... that printer certainly looks the business!
Chrissie

Terry & Kim said...

Your hubby is a keeper! How long does it take you to do an ATC? That's amazing. Love your profile too.

Terry #21

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww whata lovely hubbie, beautiful ATC,luv the book fab profile of you,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue.(23)

Wipso said...

Really love your altered boog pages. Congrats to Hillbilly Handiworks on her amazing win.
A x

Susan Allan said...

I just love looking at your work!!
Sue xx 60

Paula Gale said...

what a lovely and generous canvas to give away Peggy. Your art is exquisite - you are a very talented artist and that shows moreso with your picture made using copics fleshtones. How lovely of your husband to buy them for you!

Very interesting project using the wall putty - is that the thing you use for filling in small holes in the wall before you decorate? Interesting

Happy WOYWW.

Paula x x x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Peggy - exquisite artwork - you are really talented - and the colouring you've done with the new copics is fantastic. Well done and generous husband!!!

Paula x x x

Ciara said...

Hi Peggy,

Looks like you're having fun with your copics so far! You'll be sending hubby back to Japan in no time to pick up some more!

Loving all the pretty colours on your desk this week

Ciara
xx

voodoo vixen said...

Now you have a very clever hubby there... he knows what to get you when he has been away! Lovely artwork and your journal looks stunning. Annette #58

Maria (inkymits) said...

Your book looks amazing!!!
Maria inkymits x
#84 i think

Diane said...

I always love looking at your work table--it makes me want to go to mine!

smArtee said...

Great ATC with the copics..I must admit..I dont really know what they are...but your portrait is beautiful....Love your book too..!

Morti said...

I'm always impressed with your work, but that ATC done with the copics is surpassing it all! Fantastic!

butlersabroad said...

Truly amazing work Peggy, you have such a gift. I'd love to see some of the items you have designed at work too, they must be beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda 90

Spyder said...

An amazing gift, love your artwork it's always so beautiful
Happy WOYWW!

((Lyn))#40

sasa said...

Fabulous atc and amazing tones and shading there. Book is coming along great - enjoy that putty!
sasa7

karen said...

Great husband you have! You should keep him! Your artwork is so amazing! Always a pleasure visiting your blog!
Happy WOYWW!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely artwork here Peggy and what a lovely husband. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 35)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful artwork as always Peggy, get for you to share with us all. hugs Heidi (#30) x

Carola Bartz said...

I love your altered book, those pages look gorgeous!

She said...

Great desk. Love your Journal pages S #12

Scrapcollectr said...

New toys to play with. Love how you used the Copics. I'm still in the early stages of coloring with them. I did find a group (in Google? or Yahoo?) called I Like Markers with lots of helpful hints...so maybe I'll catch up to you one day...ha! Lovely journal, too. Happy WOYWW!
*smile*
#95

Hazel said...

Lots of inspirational yummy crafting here - love everything x Hazel #100

Ali said...

Wow, incredible artowrk! I love the ATC in particular! And new printer and new copics - having new goodies to play with is always nice!

Happy WYOWW and I hope your internet woes get sorted soon!

JoZart said...

Maybe it is...Consider the flowers in the field, more beautiful than a King... etc., Matthew I think, from memory. Lovely poignant artwork.
Thanks for sharing and making me think so late in the day!
JoZarty x

Janine said...

Hi Peggy
I hope you are fine and doing well.
I have been away for a while but now I enjoy to see the art you all made.
Andwow you have been busy, and have made some beautiful paintings.
Have a great day
Janine

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful husband. Love your new project.
#102

Violets Corner said...

Stunningly beautiful work! Thanks for sharing sweetie!


Hugs
Maarit #34

Elizabeth said...

Love your ATC coloured with all the skin-toned Copics - I wish I could half as well as you do. A real pleasure to visit your desk. Thanks, Elizabeth #63

akilli melek said...

great sketch with the skin tone copics. caroline #6

Jo Davies said...

Hi Peggy, Sorry am late in having a snoop...just trying to catch up with WOYWW.... what lovely work really colourful and inspirational!

Hugs Jo (64) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Peggy,

It's bad enough that I am running late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week.

Hope you love your new printer. Your art is always fun to see, but I really love the way you captured the skin tone.

Rebecca said...

Hi Peggy
Your art is incredible... and so are you.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Beautiful! (Now I have to look up what copic markers are.)

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