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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's on YOUR Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) #382

Happeee Wednesday everyone!  I haven't been around for a few weeks as I have been busy, busy busy getting the end of the garden into jars, hosting family events and discovering a wonderful group of scrapbooking, card making, creative women whom I have the pleasure of getting to know over a four-day retreat in the mountains... SWOON!  I have lots of photos for today's WOYWW post so let's get to it! Grin (NOTE: GO HERE here to find out all about Ms. Julia Dunnit's wonderful weekly WOYWW event over at the Stamping Ground, and maybe consider joining in!)  
My desk this morning, and yes that is a wine glass, but it is from last  night - grin
Here it is from the other side, I was in the zone last night and worked away until the wee hours of the morning because when creativity hits you just hang on for the ride!
 I was working on four different projects at the same time!  This will be my next mixed media tutorial for STAMPlorations...
Here is the lovely mixed media box I created to keep all my STAMPlorations products in one place...
Here is a wedding card I made for my nephew's upcoming marriage using only Graphic 45 paper and stickles and pop dots.
Here is my first attempt using Brusho's and Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders, which I got to play with at my four-day retreat this weekend.  I've decided to use these as backgrounds to cards so I whipped up some Unity Stamp girls to mount them on these bit of colored paper.
These are just a few of my Angela Blom Unity Stamps.... which I painted using a mix of watercolors and Inkagold paints
Here is a peek into one of my Art Journals... I use this one to play with paints and try to draw...
And here is a close up of a lazy-susan (carousel) which I have filled with cups and pots to keep all my favorite pens and brushes and things-I-need at my fingertips.
And finally I just have to share what arrived from a wonderful new cyber-friend who is swapping ATC's with me this month... Patty Gibbs, who lives in Tennessee, not only made me an ATC but she also made me a clay pin, two clay magnets and sent all this wonderful STUFF along with the ATC... it was like opening my stocking on Christmas morning!  THANK YOU PATTY!
For those of you interested we have FUN, no pressure ATC swap group here on Facebook... you should check it out and ask to join if this is your thing. So that's my desk for today... and now I want to share just a few snaps of what I have been up to these past four weeks.....
I may have shared this photo already, but I think it's so impressive it's worth sharing again... the plums and apples are ready!  Apple sauce, pie filling, jam and sweet and sour sauce are all in jars now.
The 60 tomato plants are finally coming to the end of their life (happy dance) and have been turned into 28 jars of pasta sauce using our green peppers, carrots, onions and garlic; 30 jars of whole tomatoes; 20 jars of tomato sauce and we are making ketchup today with what is left!
And right in the middle of all this canning and processing I was invited to attend a four-day scrapbooking retreat which is an annual by-invitation-only event here in Creston, BC... How could I say no?? Grin
This was our scrapbook room along with 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great kitchen facilities, and This view!
This is where I sat from 10:00 am Thursday until 2:00pm Sunday... Swoon!
I came home completely recharged and ready to can more food! Grin
And as if that wasn't already "Heaven on Earth" the leaves started to change color while we were there... Swoon!
So that's it for today's WOYWW update - Smile... Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoyed your peek into my world and come back again to visit!
Scrapbooking, mixed media Artist
Lynne Mizera


  1. What a wonderful weekend! No wonder you felt recharged. How I would love to be there right now.
    Gorgeous colouring, you certainly know how to colour those figures and they look fab against the Brusho colours. Wonderful photos of the desk right down to the very end.
    Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier
    Neet 1 xx

  2. Oh Lynne, I am so thrilled that you enjoyed all the stuff with your ATC. It was fun to share and I appreciate you sharing it with everyone on your blog. Hope you can use some of it. I enjoyed all your pictures and am definitely a little envious of the fall colors you are starting to get. And all your bountiful harvest, WONDERFUL!!!! I love seeing it! Have a wonderful rest of the day! hugs, patty

  3. Gorgeous backgrounds and lovely stamped images too. Love the photos too. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

  4. Beautiful Colouring going on and that's a sweet little swap for just an ATC :)
    Pocket Letters can be very addictive to create and fab at using up scraps and stash
    hugs Nikki 6

  5. How did you ever get anything accomplished with that view?! I would have been outside all day every day.
    The sauce looks so yummy and those kind of plums are my favorites. That was so nice of Patty to send you some goodies. Have a great week!
    Chris #27

  6. Wow! You have been busy. I'm jealous of all the tomatoes. I had loads...sad to say, the deer enjoyed them more than I did. Not sure what to do next year.

    Love all the goodies on your desk. I love Unity Stamps. I have some of the same ones you pictured.

    Looks like a beautiful place to scrapbook at. I'm pretty sure that I would have spent more time daydreaming out of the windows!

    Have a great week
    sharon K #41

  7. Wow, you're on fire Lynne! So many wonderful things to look at on this blog post! Sorry, I missed it yesterday! Loving all that colour and yumminess! That scrapbooking retreat must have been like paradise! And you have a telly in your studio (wink) - all you need now is a bed and won't ever have to leave! I know I wouldn't! Enjoy the rest of your week! zsuzsa #22

  8. Hi Lynne, Lovely to put a face to the name.

    Very impressed with your various homegrown things and the provisions they have made.

    Loving your backgrounds and the images you have coloured. The card is fab.

    The retreat looks stunning. You can't beat Mother Nature

    We'll just have to believe you re the wine glass;) LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  9. Lynne, what an overwhelmingly gorgeous post - so much interest and beauty in it! Where to start... that view is the most stunning... and all your beautiful garden produce - and then your fabulous creative space with everything that's going on in there! I really enjoyed reading this and seeing all your fabulous photos! Thank you for your two lovely comments on my blog - so glad you like my Zentangle tracing technique (it's so much fun to do and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! Each element seems to enhance the other in a way I didn't expect. Lol lol about the cakes - so sorry I was responsible for your adding some extra inches to your waistline haha!!

    Have a great week, and happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #51

  10. What a lovely post! I love all your artwork but particularly the Brushos backgrounds, very funky! And what a place for the retreat, wow, gorgeous view or what!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  11. Hi Lynne. Sorry for the late response, but I would plant the hollyhock seeds in the Spring. After that, they seed on their own so you really only need to plant them one time. Or at least that's all I do. LOL. I'm also a lazy gardener. And yes, we are the same person LOL. I just wish I had that gorgeous yard like you do . The drought here in CA is horrible!

  12. Ooh, so much to see and read Lynne... I smiled over the wine glass (it's about time to pour me one overhere in the Netherlands!) And the color burst is really a 'burst'... gorgeous and bright backgrounds!! I haven't been to a creatove retreat om a loooong time... I envy you! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week. Happy woyww, enjoy your weekend! Love from Holland, Marit #28

  13. Hi Lynne,
    What a fabulous venue for your retreat! So pretty!
    I love those Ken Oliver color burst. I have them too.
    Those Unity girl stamps are lovely. I'm wondering if you can tell me the name of the one holding the flowers with her hair blowing in the wind, please?


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