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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #386
Well once again time has flown and it's Wednesday again - the day where I always try to spend a bit of time hopping around the globe looking at crafty desks andpeeking into thier lives, as well as sharing my own... Go HERE to find out all about Julia Dunnit's wonderful weekly blog hop "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday" over at the Stamping Ground... and THIS is my desk this morning...
Messy and hard to see because there is lots I am working on that I am not ready to share just yet.
Instead I am going to share some detailed shots of the area where I do all my "inky-painty-messy stuff", (or what is now being called Mixed Media.)
Mr. Awesome found me these solid wood storage units on-line for the incredible price of $50 for both, and the tops make a wonderful work surface for everything messy (hence the paper-covered top and back). The grey mat is an oversized craft mat that is heat proof and washable and I use it to keep clean and to stop my paper from catching fire from my heat gun... Grin)
I found the grey shelving unit to the left at Winners and spent more than I normally would because of the hooks that I could use for hanging stuff...
I love having all my mediums within easy reach and easy to see and to inspire me when I am in the creative zone. I also helps me to remember what I have if I can see it!
The best money I ever spent was having these wall-mounted boxes built for all my sprays.
There is a small lip on the front edge of each of the shelves which prevent them from sliding out too easily and each shelf is slanted backwards so the bottles settle against the back of the unit and don't fall on my head.
It is easy see all my colors, to find what I want quickly and, the most important thing, it is REALLY EASY to put them all away again when I am done!
The books hanging on the wall are storage that I created to hold my large and small stencils...
I made them using scrap cardboard and plastic page protectors for scrapbook pages. The big book has 12-inch pages the smaller book uses 8-inch pages...
And they make it really easy to find a stencil, use it and put it back again so I can find it next time...
Now I want you to know that I am not this organized in real life!!! All these processes were developed and put into place after I had wasted many hours either a) taking all day to clean up a HUGE mess (which I HATE) or b) trying to find stuff that I NEEDED - grin. And since I hate wasting creative time for no reason - here are my solutions - which I am happy to share with all of you.
And the last thing I want to share are these wonderful storage pots from IKEA... the hanging bar cost $3 and the pots were $1 each for a total of $10 spent.... I love these pots because I can see everything I have stored in them, and I can throw stuf fin there to get it off my workspace and then still find that stuff again later... Grin.
So that's it for my workdesk area today. And now the following are some photos of things I want to share from the past week... so feel free to FLY AWAY if this does not interest you... Smile!
I was trying to capture the sun steaming through my studio window lighting up all my hangy things and just LOOK at the great shot I got of both the window and Mr. Awesome raking leaves...
Thank goodness he loves working in our yard because I don't want to rake up all these leaves!
The rock garden I put in this spring seems to be loving these cooler days of fall and is looking spectacular!
Teh backdrop of all the yellow just makes everything pop!
I love how Mr. Everet looks so happy being in charge of all the flowers...
And how my wee fairy keeps watch over everything while communing with the metal dove.
and how Huck looks on from his still green patch of Snow-on-the- mountain - the Guardian of the Rock Garden...
and how the wild violets are blooming again ... I'm not sure why but I'll Take it!
And finally... here is what is left of my concord grapes... something came through and ate every single bunch except this one... on the ground
And that Something was a BEAR! ... I found SIX large piles of poop all over the yard this week... and it turns out bears love walnuts! So now Mr. Awesome says that I have to pick up all the walnuts - Every Day And I have to pick them up before the sun goes down because Mr. Bear comes around at night to find more food.
Crap! Ooops, no pun intended! Grin
So Happy WOYWW from Canada everyone and go HERE to visit more blogs!
Mixed Media Artist & Bear Avoiding Walnut Hunter