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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Buys and Beaches


Happy Wednesday or whatever day you're visiting, dear blog friends!  I have some new buys on my desk today, a set of water soluble gel crayons and the book "View from a  Sketchbook," with the beautiful paintings of Marjolein Bastin.


Last Wednesday, I was away from home and Lisa so kindly linked me up to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (thank you so much, Lisa!)  If you're wondering where I was (together with my whole family - my parents, my brother and sisters and all our children), here are a few pictures as we went island hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.


Here is a man selling fresh coconuts near a sand bar...



We had this island all to ourselves...


Crystal clear waters and powder fine sand...



What a lovely time we had!

If you think you can't draw, you might be interested in my previous post and if you haven't joined yet, there's still time to join my giveaway!

59 blog hugs:

Lisa Graham Art said...

I want your life...AND your work desk.

:)

Hi Peggy!

martinealison said...

Ma chère Peggy, vos merveilleuses photos me font sincèrement regretter d'avoir quitter les Philippines... je suis certaine aujourd'hui que je retournerai là-bas...
Gros bisous

The Weekend Artist said...

I wanted to visit Caramoan for quite some time already am envious of your pics! Just joined WOYWW! Am giddy about it though am still waiting to link up =)

SusanLotus said...

Your desk is always inspiring!

But today I want to join you on the beach! I wish I could... ;)
Looks like paradise to me.

I´m still waiting to link up on this weeks WOYWW.

Have a great day in the sun!

Bridget Larsen said...

What lovely pictures and clear water, I wish I wish I wish dang, opened my eyes and I'm still at home lol in the cold of winter
Bridget # unknown so far

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How impressive for your daughter. You can be very proud of her. And of course congratulations on your wedding anniversary. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family this week. You really DO live in a beautiful part of the world. Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Looking outside of my window it is dark and dismal, threatening yet more rain and so cold. How lovely to share your island with you - what a wonderful time you must have had.
What are water soluble gel crayons please?
Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Judy said...

Ditto all of above.Hmm..the water solubl;e gel crayons are new to me too!Thanks for sharing.

Bella said...

That place looks idyllic. Stunning book and your desk is very full of yummy stuff.

Julia Dunnit said...

My goodness Peggy, these photos make me happy - such natural beauty - I think your home country is a bit of a secret gem....the whole island to yourselves...how marvellous. What a fab break to have everyone involved too - I would love that.

Lynn Holland said...

I would like to be in all your photo's and reading that book.
Lynn #51
One I Made Earlier Today

Lynn Holland said...

Sorry should have said 31 not 51
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

Sarah said...

now that s haven on earth - wonderful...I could jump in that sea right now.... Funny to see that book as I know it well from my years in Holland and have even been to her stores! Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

Astrid Maclean said...

It looks as if you had the most wonderful time! (read about it on your sisters blog already) Never heard of those type of crayons but I certainly know Marjolein Bastin, she is one of my al time fabourite nature artists. (Being from the Netherlands originally I knew her already years and years ago)That book looks awesome, must check it out!

Happy WOYWW #34

Queen Of Toys said...

What a beautiful place, so quiet and peaceful, heaven on earth.

Eliza #26

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh your holiday destination looks fabulous - glad you had a great time. Enjoy your new toys! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

okienurse said...

beautiful pictures! I would love to vacation to some tropical island! I think we all like to visit places that aren't right in our back yard from time to time. Looks like a lot of fun. Have a great week. Vickie #41

Tuire said...

That book looks very interesting. Love the little bunny on your desk :) And really fabulous vacation pics!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Look at that sea...and the sand...and I want to be there right now!! It's grey and raining in the UK and I want to be sitting dabbling my toes in the ocean....RIGHT NOW!!! *sigh*
BTW, what are gel crayons?? Never heard of them before!
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Annie said...

Please can I come with you next time? It looks like heaven on earth.
Hugs,
A x #38

Sandy said...

Wow how blue is that water. The book looks really interesting bet you will have a lot of fun with that :)

Angelfish said...

What a beautiful place for a holiday and how wonderful to share the island with all your family.
Fiona xx #57

Karen said...

A fab post with gorgeous photos, it certainly looks a fantastic place to have a holiday :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

MrsC.x said...

love those pretty file boxes and gorgeous holiday snaps

happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

JoZart said...

How lovely Peggy that your family live in such a beautiful place. I too wish you could come and meet up with our fellow WOYWWers tomorrow, who knows? Maybe one day!
Thanks for popping in...
joZarty x

sandra de said...

What a glorious place to visit. Sandra #17

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my what a place to visit. Fab desk too, that book looks so good. Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 77

May said...

oooaaahhh... I want to be there, paradise.. beautiful pics, Hugs May x x xNo10

Tertia said...

That looks like paradise to me! Hope you had a great time.
Happy WOYWW

Tertia said...

That looks like paradise to me! Hope you had a great time.
Happy WOYWW

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

OH! Thank you for the mini vacation! Lovely pictures!!!! But honestly, even your work desk looks lovely with that little bunny friend!

Happy WOYWW!
Nadia 117

Rita said...

Thank-you so much for letting us see your beautiful country. It all looks so tranquil and calming too. I'd love to be able to paint, but its one ambition I never quite got round too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 67

Danielle said...

Those photos are beautiful! The mountains look so green and the water is so clear. What a great place to spend time with family. dani138

Jingle said...

Oh, that beautiful calm water looks so inviting!!!

Belinda said...

I enjoyed looking at your desk but let's be real, those vacation pictures were oh so beautiful. Thanks for the mini excursion.

Belinda (#158)

joy said...

beautiful Philippines:)

sandee said...

Are you and patsy sisters? I saw that she also went there on vacation, even your blogs are back to back! lol Looks like a beautiful place!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #139

Helen said...

Hi Peggy - I am looking out of my window at grey skies and large plopping raindrops so thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos of your holiday. I just learnt where it was from Patsy and now I know I want to go there too!! Happy WOYWW Helen 125

Hazel said...

What wonderful photos - amazing scenery. How lovely to have new goodies - the book look so interesting - enjoy - (Hazel, #173) x

Redanne said...

I would love your job and to live where you do, no I am not jealous - really! Well maybe just a teenie weenie bit.....your photos are stunning and your desk looks very creative. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

Jumbleberries said...

Wow, those holiday pics are amazing, thanks for sharing.

Have fun.

Jumbleberries xx (no. 78)

PS - I have a giveaway going on too.

Peggy said...

had fun visiting and the photos were awesome! water soluable crayons I need to check those out. have a great week

Sophia said...

Peggy, I envy your massive work space, let alone your adorable storage boxes. What an inspirting and fun desk! :)

Monica said...

Can i come with you if i promise to clean my desk?

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Look at the crystal clear water and those beaches. To me, that is such a fantasy land--like I can't believe such places really exist. How serene and lovely. I love Marjolein Bastin's art. I'll have to have a peek at her book just for an ogle.

Lisa Richards said...

What a fantabulous vacation you had! That is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. And you're very welcome! I was glad to link you up. Unfortunately, I usually end up close to the end of the list! :D
The book looks so interesting. I think Tovah Martin worked on a book about Tasha Tudor, didn't she?
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#93

Amanda said...

That looked like a fabulous vacation, love the crafty space too. Hugs, Amanda #133

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... what a beautiful place.... I wanna go there..... and I wanna go NOW!!

Papillon Bleu said...

I want to dive in this blue water!!!

Thanks for joining our party Peggy! YAY!!!

Sherry Edwards said...

Many congratulations to your daughter Peggy, what an inspiring post. Your love and faith just shine out of your beautiful blog.
Happy wedding anniversary too xx

Your photos are amazing, what a beautiful, idyllic place and you had it all to yourselves too - wow!!

Love all the smiling faces in the previous post, everyone looks so pleased with their paintings - they had a wonderful teacher in you!

I hope you enjoy your new goodies.

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
WoYwW # 28

DottyA Cards & Things said...

OH MY!!! Just stunning!!! Just looking at the pics makes me smile... Thanks so mush for sharing with us!!!

SuziesImaginarium said...

What a beautiful, relaxing place! I feel like I have been on vacation just looking at the pictures! Happy WOYWW #159

THERESA said...

WOW, those pictures look lovely, cannot believe how clear the water is, must have been a blast!!!
Lotsa luv #192

Serendipity Stamping said...

I love living by and seeing the water. Live in Florida on the Gulf side only about 45 min. to the beach, but only get there when my girlfriends from up north come to visit. Such a lovely pile of doings on that desk. Love to look through the book. #58

Spyder said...

oh I'm soooo jealous, your pictures are gorgeous, I don't think my trip to raining old Cornwall (England) next week will even come up to your location's little toe!! (Or even the sand under it!) Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

lisa said...

Your new book looks delicious. I love painting books.
Now, what can I say. I was just looking out my window at a miserable wet Yorkshire morning and then my day has suddenenly been brightened by all your gorgeous, sunny photos. What a beautiful place. I'm sitting on that beach with a drink in my hand and hearing the waves on the sand....bliss.
Thank you so much for making my day.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

Victoria said...

amazing pictures vicky 104

Joynana said...

Wonderful vacation pictures. Would love to have been there. #121

nerllybird said...

Your photos are gorgeous! We've had nothing but rain here for a week - much needed - so it was a real treat to see those blue skies!
Helen S

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