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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Signs of Christmas


It's that time of the week again and here is my desk showing my attempt at getting some Christmas gifts wrapped.  All throughout the year, I buy presents and put them away somewhere and sometimes I can't find them so I have decided to start wrapping early (or at least to try).


I'm using kraft paper, recycled bond paper and ribbon I bought on sale last week, together with all sorts of other craft materials.  These are some I haven't found a place for yet...


My latest Madonna is done and although the picture doesn't show it, her halo, veil and dress and the flowers have bits of gold that my daughter says makes a big difference in how it looks...


And here are some flowers made by an inmate in the jail we visit every Friday.  They are woven out of paper covered in cellophane.  Aren't they amazing?


Julia, who hosts the WOYWW link party says "Reciprocal visits are polite" and I am so sorry to say, I haven't been polite.  The internet connection inside my room is (again) not working so it's been challenging to go visiting.  The week just seems to go by so quickly.  My sister Patsy gives out an ATC to make up for not visiting and I've decided to give one out this week as well.  Let me know if you want an ATC from me and I'll pick a name from my visitors this week.  And as always, I will also try to visit back.  Hope springs eternal!

39 blog hugs:

JoZart said...

I would not like an ATC... I would LOVE and treasure one and will send you a swap too! That's so very kind and thoughtful of you of you. Thank you and I hope I am one of the lucky ones!
Lovely post with your beautiful artwork and the flower decorations are amazing.
lv Jo x

Spyder said...

om goodness another lovely bright and colourful desk, love your drawings, brilliant!! Have great week, thanks for my snoop!! Happy wOyWw
((Lyn)) hugs! #21

Joynana said...

Your work is amazing. I did not know that you and Patsy were sisters. Wow, so much talent in one family. Love it. #22

Lindsay Weirich said...

you are so clever, love the wrapping and work in progress! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

trisha too said...

Lovely paintings, Peggy, and yes, those flowers are amazing! You can certainly count me in for the atc.
Happy woyww, and good luck with that internet!

:)trisha
#41-ish this week

okienurse said...

I love your Madonna! When I enlarged the picture the gold really shown out! Awesome. Please count me in for an ATC! I would be proud to own one! The flowers are definitely interesting. So much work! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #63

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. I did not know you and Patsy were sisters, either, but it is obvious as I can see the similarities in your wonderful artwork. Yes, please consider me for an ATC. Ali x #72

Neil said...

wow, you are organized with your gifts! I've not even started. I love the Madonna and I can imagine how the gold will give a lovely highlight to the image. I too would treasure an ATC from you!
Hope you have a blessed and creative week.
Neil

Annie said...

More stunning artwork on your desk today....I love the latest picture now it's finished. You have no need to say sorry....you are forgiven already. :-)
Hugs,
A x #74

Gerrina said...

Love your paintings and this one is beautiful again! Hugs, Gerrina

Helen said...

You are very organised; whilst I am making my cards (doing some today actually) I have not started buying gifts yet... eek!! Have a lovely day. Helen, 3

KatzElbows said...

I'm always blown away by the art on your blog, and today is no exception. Inspiring, as ever. And no need for a visit, or an ATC. I visited you because I wanted to, not because I expected anything back.

Have a very happy WOYWW,
rachel #52

butterfly said...

Beautiful Madonnas, and while I agree that the gold illumination makes it really special, there's also something very lovely about the simple version in the background. Great wrapping on the gifts! Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

famfa said...

Beautiful madonna. Those flowers are amazing.
FAMFA (19)

Minxy said...

Your Madonna is stunning, as is the other painting behind her.
I love pressies in brown paper,that's also my wrapping choice. and unlike the printed stuff after xmas it can all be recycled :)
Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #8

Gill said...

I like your latest Madonna!
The woven flowers are amazing!
I would love one of your ATC's

mamapez5 said...

You are organised to be wrapping gifts already. I am still struggling to get the last few cards made.
I agree that a touch of gold can work magic on a picture, though your painting are so beautiful, they don't really need any magic!
I'd love to be lucky enough to be chosen for one of your ATCs, and I am sure I could manage to send a swap back.
As you say, Hope springs eternal...
Kate x #78

Helen said...

Hi Peggy you are right those flowers are amazing. They are an advert for recycling and for the talent we all have waiting for a creative outlet. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

Shoshi said...

Oh Peggy, what beautiful paintings, as usual! Your art is always so stunning... Also the woven flowers are amazing, and it's lovely to know that the inmates have someone like you to visit them, and that they are encouraged to be so creative. Such beautiful work!

I'd absolutely love an ATC from you, so please pop my name in the hat!! Sorry you've been having Internet problems. Our broadband speed is so slow and sometimes pages won't load properly, which is a real bore, and last week it was off altogether for 2 whole evenings.

Thank you for your lovely comments - so glad you like my projects. I enjoy doing step-by-step posts, and it's often quite useful if I want to refer back to how I did a particular project or technique. My hubby is fine now - just feeling a bit tired after being so poorly, but we had a friend round last night, and my hubby managed to eat all his dinner without any complaints lol! He's out and about working today, so I think he's well and truly over it now. It's a very nasty bug that's going round.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #20

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'd love an ATC if I happened to win it. I can't visit everyone so I visit all those who have the same end number as me, eg this week I am 117, so I went to 7, 17 etc. I also try and comment on the woyww posts of those whose blogs I follow. I rarely make it back to those who visit me who aren't in those groups though and sometimes it is only those whose blogs I follow anyway. There are just so many desks and so little time! I think it is lovely of you to think about it and offer a giveaway.

The Madonna is gorgeous, the gold in the halo gives it such a lift.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

i have always loved Russian Icon painting and yours reminds me of them. the touch of gold is amazing at making the details 'pop' out of the painting. Gorgeous! As is your Christmas wrapping - I have hardly bought any presents yet...!!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Caro said...

Your madonnas are so stunning and so different from each other. The intimate one of mother and baby is gorgeous, and the gold on the other one makes it really stand out. Stunning. I would love an ATC if possible! Thanks for sharing Caro #89

Tertia said...

Do you think it would help if I stood on my knees and begged for that ATC?
LOVE your art and tha new madonna is just gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #40

EELS said...

Hi Peggy, those flowers are such an amazing creation. Love your drawings and I would be honoured to receive an ATC from you and would certainly return one to you.
Cheers, Elaine #17

Louise B said...

The artwork is beautiful and the flowers are amazing.

Lou said...

Gorgeous! Love the presents, madonnas and those flowers are stunning.

Happy WOYWW

Lou #87

sandee said...

The Madonna canvas is stunning! Love the woven recycled flowers, the inmate did a fabulous job! Drinking egg nog and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

LawsBom said...

Gorgeous paintings! and you are so organised. I haven't bought one single presnt yet and wrapping is always done on Christmas eve! x Laura #116

Ali H said...

The flowers area amazing! How organised to be wrapping up already ! Must get myself to that position too! Lovely art as ever! Ali #58

Neet said...

Amazing picture and amazing flowers. I love seeing what you do and so enjoy the things you bring back from the prison too.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 15 x

Nan G said...

Your Madonna is beautitful! Fab flowers, please let the maker know we love them, if you can. Happy WOYWW! Nan 103

Lovey said...

So beautiful...you rock!

Andrea said...

your paintings are beautiful,absolutely stunning,you are very talented, and you are so organised wrapping presents already I am impressed thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us all have a fab week x #60

Gloria said...

I would love an ATC from you! The latest Madonna is beautiful, and I agree that little glimmers of gold really make an elegant expression. Great way to wrap your gifts, and a good idea to do it as you buy...except if sneaky little people find them early! I am just starting to learn about ATC's, do you have a good site for how tos?

Tin | The Average Jane said...

You and my mom are the same. She buys gifts year round, just in case she misses buying one for a party or something. =)

Neesie said...

Oh how I wish I'd been so organised as to buying my Christmas gifts throughout the year...I can't believe that we're half way through November! EEK!
You're Madonna painting is stunningly beautiful and the flowers are incredible.
Thanks for sharing and visiting me earlier. ;D
Have a wonderful weekend.
♥Neesie♥#11

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

oh my YES! Thanks for the chance. And YES... those flowers are amazing. Love it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Peggy, Thanks so much for popping over (you made my day) and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! and also love the work on your desk so amazing and productive - your drawn images are just amazing!! love the flowers by the inmates too intricate indeed. love and God bless, Shaz in Oz. x #10

Morti said...

I'm REALLY late getting round to people this week - family life getting in the way!

So, I figured I'd better pop in and at least say thanks for stopping by!

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