Wednesday is fast becoming my favorite day of the week as I get up super early to snap a photo of my desk and share it with everyone across the planet for What's on YOUR Workdesk Wednesday. (Go HERE to Julia Dunnit's Blog for all the What's, Why's and How Too's for this awesome event.)
But today, before I share my desk, I first want to share a teaser peek of the crazy number of ATC's and cards I created for the WOYWW 7th Anniversary swap, which are now winging there way around the globe from Canada to as far away as Australia, Spain, the Philippines and the UK, and even one wee card heading east to the province of Ontario on the other side of Canada. Happy Sigh.
I did not plan on making this many but I was having so much fun I couldn't stop creating (OK, let's be honest, the OCD kicked in again... Grin) and I ended up with 22 ATC's and of course a personal card and note to go with each one of them. I will absolutely do this again... especially as I have received happy mail every day last week and this week and there are still more to come!
Now here is my desk this morning, after I spend yesterday afternoon COLORING with two of my new friends in my new home in Creston, BC. We spent an afternoon of conversation, coloring and and watching Downton Abby on the new, giant TV Mr. Awesome mounted on the wall in my studio last week...swoon! (Yes, I do know how fortunate I am... Big Giant Smile)
An afternoon like this has been on my bucket list for a while and I am so pleased that it happened yesterday and that it was even more fun and fulfilling than anything I imagined. We colored, talked, sipped on glasses of cold, fruity ice tea and of course nibbled sweet and salty stuff. We attempted to watch (listen to) "Call The Midwife" and then Downton Abby but I think next time just some background music may be a better option. NOTE: listening to a woman in labour without any pain killers was probably NOT the best choice for a coloring afternoon... GRIN.
I introduced both my friends to my Copic markers, and shared my favorite coloring pages for people new to coloring, especially if they find it a little intimidating to color in front of other people.
You are given a legend of 10 colors to choose, but YOU get to pick the colors that appeal to you and then you just fill in the the numbered spaces. The uncolored pages are designed to camouflage the design until you add the color so there is the added layer of a treasure hunt as the picture is revealed. It's pretty fun.
I bought this book for one of my grandson's, but it quickly became my own favorite because I discovered that when you use Copic markers to color the page, it's the back side that I love the most, your picture goes from coloring book to a work of art, and it looks like a bit like a watercolor painting.
|Completed page colored using Copics - front view|
As I am down to my last few pages in this book I went searching for where I can find more of these coloring books I discovered that the company MindWare has a web store! So I am now on line ordering few more - Grin.
|Completed page colored using Copics - back view|
I also wanted to share my storage solution for my Copic markers... I have them all and I use them all regularly, so I wanted a storage solution that was easy to maintain, movable (so I could pull them out and put them back as required) and which made it EASY to find the colors I wanted... and Look what I found at a Pampered Chef party!... These holders are made for kitchen utensils so are sturdy enough to hold the weight of my Copics and still spin, plus it is so easy to find the color I want and to put them all away again after I pull them all out to color. And since Copic markers do not need to be stored horizontally this is a perfect solution for me! Here is a link to the Canadian Pampered Chef site, hopefully you can get these where you live too!
Well that's it for this REALLY LONG WOYWW post, but I hope you enjoyed visiting and please do pop on over to this week's hop at Jan the Lunch Lady's blog as she hosts for our beloved Julia who is recovering from surgery...
Scrapbooking (and coloring) Artist,