Wednesday, 14 November 2012

WOYWW? Week 180

Welcome to another Wednesday desk hop! I am at home today so I hope - in between Christmas card making - to get to visit a lot of you! Julia is our host as ever - link up your desk here and join in the fun...


There isn't a lot actually going on on the floor today, I'm gathering a few bits and pieces together to take away for the weekend - the Crafty Boots DT I am part of  is having a meet up in Milton Keynes and I am staying with the very lovely Gabrielle  and I'm really looking forward to it. We hit it off as soon as we started commenting on each other's blogs and tweeting, and it was lovely when we first met last year at an Ally Pally show. So it will be great to spend some time with her (and get to play in her studio I hope!) I will also get to meet Zoe (from the WOYWW crop) again as well as several of the other CB design team members. Can't wait!

I have gesso'd some pages in my (nearly full) journal as I am leading a journal painting lesson.... hence the pile of Paperartsy stamps!
The eagle-eyed among you will also spot a tag peeking out from under the journal - but that's for later when the DragonsDream challenge launches, you'll just have to check back later for another Dragon's recipe challenge!!

So, happy desk sharing and hopping - see you soon!

40 comments:

butterfly said...

Ooh, ooh, new Dragonsdream recipe - yum! And same yum for the PaperArtsy stamps... Had the joy of meeting Buttons for the first time in real life at the NEC this weekend - so I know exactly what you mean about those real life connections. Hope you have a great meet in MK, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#4

Diana Evans said...

lovely workspace!!! and I can see you are enjoying your creativity here!!! Happy WOYWW!!!

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Helen! I am loving the art journaling too and have some online lessons I plan to take. So fun! It all starts with the gesso! I hope you enjoy your crafty getaways--those sound awesome. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

Spyder said...

ohooo A nice clean white page waiting to have an art attack!! Have fun!!thanks for my snoop!! Happy wOyWw
((Lyn)) hugs! #21

Lindsay Weirich said...

looks like you are ready to start something great! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

famfa said...

Lots of bits and bobs on your desk/floor!?
FAMFA (19)

Deb said...

cant wait to see your pages! some fantastic stamps you have there!
Debxx

Joynana said...

I have got to get back to work on my journal it has been months since I have had the time for it. Thanks for the inspiration to get back to it. #22

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how wonderful to meet up with blog friends! happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

trisha too said...

Have fun at the meet up, Helen--you all will surely create lots of lovely things!

:)trisha
#41-ish this week

Redanne said...

How lovely to meet up with crafty friends, hope you all have a wonderful time. Love PaperArtsy stamps too! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

okienurse said...

great looking pile of stamps on your desk. I seem to have misplaced my journal and I am being stubborn and not buying another one until I find this one. Better be soon too! Have fun at you meet up and enjoy visiting with your friends. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #63

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, a crating weekend, hope you have a great time!! Give Zoe a hug from me :)
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Lynn Holland said...

Hope you will show us your journal pages at

www.sketchbookfriends.blogspot.co.uk

We are all sharing our books
Lynn //57

Annie said...

Sounds like you have a fun time ahead....hope you enjoy every minute.
Hugs,
A x #74

Tertia said...

Your desk looks all ready for some serious playing. Enjoy and enjoy meeting your fellow DT members.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia #40

Julia Dunnit said...

Well it will be fab to have two other DT members that you already know..I live in fear of not knowing anyone at a do!! It will be a fun weekend I'm sure, I'll put money on nothing more than a visit to Gabrielle's studio..you'll be too busy gassing!!

BJ said...

Gesso - I hate the stuff, always seems to leave my pages sticky! Perhaps I ought to buy a different sort to the cheapo one from "The Works" - BJ#37

Cardarian said...

So you are off to another crafty meet up - good for you! Enjoy!
Hugs,
Cardarian

CraftygasheadZo said...

I can't wait either! It'll be fab to have a go at a journal page, I'm leading some colouring tutorials showing the techniques of colouring skin and hair Zoe-style! It's going to be fun. No desk for me today as I'm trying to rest up in between sorting everything for the weekend. I'm hoping I may be able to have peek into Gabrielle's studio too! Though Julia is right, lots of talking will happen too. Anyway I wanted to pop by and say hello and of course have a nose at your desk!! Take care Zo xx

Angela Coles said...

ooooh a blank journal page, have fun playing.
Have a great trip.

House of Bears said...

We have a page gessoed ready to use in our journal, everytime we try to close the book the pages stick, despite the gesso being dry.

Enjoy your meet up.

The bears @#93 so far this week

Craft Donkey said...

Love a nice clean sheet to start on. Thanks for sharing.

Craft Donkey #14

Nicky said...

Wow thats a nice blanc canvas to work on - thought scares me to death but thats why I work on little areas lol - have a great time at MK - Nicky -61

Minxy said...

Ah the blank page, so full of possibilities!
Have fun with the crafty boots team, don't forget pics and gossip on your return lol
Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #8

Helen said...

Had to zoom in for a closer loo at your lovely stamps Helen! I should imagine that blank page is blank no longer - hope you are having inky fun. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

Nan G said...

Oohh the stamps look interesting! Art journal...have a book haven't done anything in yet....I feel intimidated by it..."Art Journal" ! I'll have to rename and convince myself it's something else. :D Nan 103

sandee said...

I hope you have a great time wih your CB friends, sounds like you will. Also hope you got lots of Christmas cards made today and had a wonderful crafty day! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

EELS said...

I'm sure you'll fill the blank pages of the journal with fabby stuff helen, I wish I was 'arty'.
Thanks for visiting me earlier.
Elaine #17

Caz said...

Thanks for the visit - love those Paper Artsy stamps - you can never have too many PA stamps - looking forward to seeing what your page turns out like, I always find that blank page stage very daunting!!
Enjoy your crafty time with your friends
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#98

Neet said...

Have a wonderful time Helen, if anyone deserves to have a great weekend it is you.

Hugs, Neet 15 xx

Monica said...

How wonderful to be able to meet up with new friends and get to stamping events. looks like you are ready for a busy time. never seen a dragon recipe, fried or bbq

fairy thoughts said...

Oh there's a challenge for the weekend ..... empty pages and lots of lovely stamps.
Enjoy your get together at the weekend
janet

Twiglet said...

Have a fab weekend - crafting friends are some of the best!! x Jo

Alison said...

A brilliant take on the theme Helen! Lovely tag! x

Elizabeth said...

Love that spatter stamp you have lying out there. I don't think I have to wish you a great weekend - sounds like you've got it sorted and you're set to have a whale of a time :) Elizabeth x #43

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Helen, you are having so much fun and know you will enjoy your crafty catch up! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #10

Bridget Larsen said...

Hope you have a great time with Gabrielle, should be some great crafting born during the visit, as well as laughter
Bridget #33

RosC said...

Hello H.
Sunday means time for me, and more WOYWW visits.
Great to see your journal close to full. I'm new to journals of the art variety so will give the gesso a go. I'll be off to see Dragons Dream as soon as I leave you; it's new to me too.
Have a great time meeting arty friends and thanks for sharing.
Ros. #94

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!