Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wondrous Wednesday

Today has truly been a wonderous Wednesday
my beloved decamped downstairs last night because...
and I quote...
 I think I am going to snore like a Bastard...
and he was right... 
so right the poor dog came and woke me up
 obviously worried he was going to be sucked into the vortex
being created by sinus man!!!

even with that small interruption 
 I woke refreshed and ready to take on the world...
or at least my little corner of it...
I had time to catch up on blogs for AEDM...
 got this Chrysantha thingy drawn up ...
to form a set with the other Chrystantha flower I had drawn earlier in the month
 before school drop off no less...

Mushu came for said drop off...
 and only cried half the way home...
 and didn't sneeze on me once!!!



I worked on cards ...
while sinus man did manly things and installed a new dishwasher...
no more dish hands for this little brown duck!!!
Sinus man then promptly  returned to the workplace
leaving me to continue working in blissful peace...



I managed to attach some pics to create some notebooks....
which is just as well 
as I have said one of them is part
of the giveaway
that I nonchalantly and with no planning whatsoever
announced the other day...



and I worked on making pendants and rings
and as I am not yet at the stage where I have to superglue them to anything
my fingers
are at this stage
still as they are meant to be
rather than the normal glued together mess that they inevitably end up in ...
which would be handy if I had a sideline as a thief or a bank robber...
cause I would like to see them try to CSI my ass when I have  
super glue modified fingerprints!!!

I even did some little Christmas gift cards...
partly out of shame
because I am doing WOYWW 
this week and I feel like the grinch when I stalk 
all those desks and see
all the seasonal loveliness...
not that my design was greatest I have ever produced...
but a start at least...

so now I am off to gaze at the dishwasher 
and eat chocolate cake for a rather late lunch
because there is no one home to see me other than the dog
and he loves me no mater what...







44 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

It's so nice to know that as I get ready for sleep, wonderful and beautiful art is being made on the other side of the world!!
Have a fabulous day and war some cake for me!
xo
lynn

Lynn Richards said...

Oops, "eat some cake for me" well, that might cause a war but just ignore it and enjoy the cake...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a colorful, lovely, lovely desk!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great artwork and I love your blog header too. I had a good nights sleep and then woke to hear some snoring from my 7 year olds bedroom! Have a great day and enjoy the cake. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

voodoo vixen said...

Fabby desk this week and I adore those teacup cards... something about tea cups... not sure what!! Annette #11

jude said...

Love the desk and the cup saucer are beautiful.Oh my hubby sounds just like your other half,sunny that our dog cant stand it either ...Snoring...
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have christmas candy up for grabs
hugs judex 18

Terrie said...

Lovely flower chrysantha thingy (!) and lovelier teacup. I can't wait to visit your blog each day and read about your adventures. I'm sure your days are much like everyone elses - but the way you write, woman! You make me smile!

sandra de said...

Your art is beautiful and those note books are lovely. Enjoy your cake and dishwasher.

tortagialla said...

beautiful art and i laughed so much at your descriptions of sinus man... my hubby is quite similarly "blessed" :) your work area looks wonderful and that last design is lovely - you could license it!

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. I think your chrimbo card is lovely; something slightly different is always good.
Neil #31

Lia Edwards said...

ha ha, yes I know about that. Love the flower. Actually I kind of like it just as it is, without any colour. Just really simple and beautiful.

Ann B said...

Beautiful cards, you are so talented, wish I could draw like that but my best is a daisy.
Ann B
#35

Claire said...

Nice desk..and noisy hubby's come as standard I think...mine is the same...lol
the cup and saucer is lovely and looks nice on the cards
Claire#60

Tracy said...

Dishwashers are such a lovely thing to have in the home! The brains on mine went wonky. It would either not turn on or turn itself on the longest running cycle. This duck has had to return to the ugly task of washing dishes by hand. The dishwasher now stores extra baking pans.

You accomplished quite a bit! "Sinus Man" ha ha ha... I may have to steal that one. I have one of those too. I have resorted to sleeping with earplugs some nights!

FranT said...

I love seeing your desk, its so inspiring! I am laughing at your name "Sinus Man" haha! I have one myself:) He's lucky I sleep like a rock most times! I like your holiday cup and saucer alot! You are movin' and groovin' lady! I'm motivated now and ready to start my day!

FranT said...

PS Congrats on the dishwasher, ours is heading south. That's an upgrade we need to look into in 2012.

Shoshi said...

I just LOVE the art... Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Sorry to hear you're suffering from Sinus Man's snoring. Mine used to snore for England. I was seriously thinking of having some earthquake proofing added to the foundations. They discovered he had obstructive sleep apnoea and he now sleeps in a mask. Not a single snore since!!! This week I've been snoring though - with foul throat infection. First snore, wakes me up. How my hubby could sleep through the racket he used to make is totally beyond me. Here's a piccie of us in our Night-time Glory: http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.com/2010/05/views-from-shoshis-settee_24.html
Lol!
Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Sarah Anderson said...

dishwashers are the best!!! Great chrysanthemum :) And so many beautiful drawings on your desk - wow!!!
woyww and aedm :)

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! this post is like a feast for the eyes!!! I love your new floral piece and everything in your studio makes me smile!!!! wonderful work!!!!

Julie said...

your desk looks so colorful and happy!

Jennibellie said...

I never thought I'd say this but I MISS MY DISHWASHER! I can't get any dishwasher installed here but our sinus man believes they leak floods that are going to cause noah to have to build another ark or something. Trying to tell him theres no more chance of them leaking than a regular washing machine is just insane of course, women don't know anything about that sort of stuff! (lol no bitterness here, obviously). Lovely flowers Tracey, and glad you've had a lovely blissful day creating :) x

pauline said...

what a great post!! I love the references to Mr. Sinus man. LOL. Your work (as usual) is beautiful. i look forward to visiting your blog every day now. Thanks for sharing. xoxo
ps: my kinda gal... chocolate cake for lunch. Oh yeah... :-)

Jo Murray said...

Really enjoy your sketching and you've inspired me to do more... thanks.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Gorgeous! Such beautiful paintings.
BTW: today I posted the answer to your question about doing a lot ;) http://keepitsimplemakeitgreat.blogspot.com/2011/11/aedm-2011-day-23-what-do-you-wish-to.html

ScrappnBee said...

Love the flower! Sorry that sinus man is causing havoc around the house. Hope he gets better soon...for the dog's sake! LOL! Congrats on the new dishwasher! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW!- Amanda#7

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a wonderful set of cards and notebooks! And the pendants and rings are charming too! Looking forward to your giveaway! I love your watercolors! Patsy from
HeARTworks

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful artwork, have you got a thing for tea??? Loved the Hubby story, at least he was honest! I love your Holly tea cup, what a perfect, but totally different Christmas card it will make!

Hugs
Brenda 82

The Crafty Elf said...

Stunning work....just stunning! Great post today you made me laugh and that's a good thing! I hope your lunch was yummy cause mine consisted of left over stir fry veggies! Thanks for letting me peek and have a super week!

JoZart said...

Beautiful style of cards which I love. Fab art!
My DD snored badly for years then they found he has sleep apnoea ( he stops breathing completely!) so now he has a machine to make him breath properly and it's bliss!
Love Jo x

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope the sinus man gets better soon, great cards and art and thanks for the funny post which made me smile and the fabbie comment! Happy woyww trace x

Susan Flynn said...

Lots of gorgeousness going on all over your desk! Mmmm scrummy chocolate cake hope you enjoyed it!

lruk said...

What fantastic art work, I wish i was half as talented. And yes, as soon as I find another 12 or more hours in my day I will adopt you and make you lovely things. Thank you for your kind comments.

Bugged Designs said...

Lovely artwork, I really like your christmas one. I have a dishwasher - my other half :) Thanks for popping by my blog, hopefully I'll get a grip on the business thing.

Dion Dior said...

My Tracey, you put me to shame with your energy and productivity...send some my way would you? Your work is delicious and inspiring as always. Hugs xx

VonnyK said...

Don't you just love it when a day comes together :)

Love the christmas cups.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Your art continues to inspire and amaze me - such eye-catching colors you use with each piece you create.

As a side note, I like how you have your colored pencils grouped by colors in the cups. What a great way to have them accessible as you create.

My youngest daughter (who loves coloring) would be delighted if I could rig something up like that for her!

Serena said...

You have been a busy girl...I'm exhausted from just reading your post. Glad to hear little Mushu is still around and escaped the vortex. lol

Congrats on the new dishwasher! For years, I swore I would never want a dishwasher but, we rented this house which included a dishwasher and....I must admit it didn't take me long at all to become a convert...maybe all of 24 hours. lol

I hope you enjoyed your chocolate cake...my favourite flavour.

Have a lovely evening!

~ Serena xo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your blog has made me laugh - butt prints, huh?? Bet the feds would be queuing up to do that one :D
Love all your artwork, but my fav is the unusual point of view, looking down onto the teapot. Boy, have you got the angle/perspective spot on!! You're very talented!!
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Di said...

Really funny post Tracey - I have a sinus man here too right now :( Love, love your artwork - simply great! Di xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Tracey, am revelling in your snore free sleep! How marvellous of him! Loving your designs, and the fresh painting colours, gorgeous. Am delighted that WOYWW made you feel obliged to do something Christmassy - and it's lovely...I've never been involved in trend setting before!!

Sarah said...

Wonderful designs and such vivid attractive hues! I am the snorer in the equation here...hoping to kill the nasal polyps soon and return to anything below 100 decibels...Thanks for sharing a little of your life and desk! Sarah at 14

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh they are beautiful, love the design, and so glad you got a dishwasher, mine broke a couple of years ago, and hubby still hasnt got round to replacing it for me!!!
Happy WOYWW
Lou #41

RosA said...

Hi, I think your teacup designs are gorgeous. Particularly the stacked ones, but the Christmas one looks lovely too. I know what you mean about the fingers and glue. My computer had trouble registering my fingerprint sign in last night and I'm pretty sure I have altered the skin too much with glues, sealers and stuff to get them off with! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Much appreciated!

Fuchsia said...

Sorry bit late been going round in stages !!
your work is fantastic
have a great week
Fuchsia 98