Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A day in the life.... of Desk


So my days aren't always that easy...
 you would think that I could have a bit of a break come summer holidays...
but no...
the one who calls herself a painter 
is still up at 5.30am...
covering me with paint and dingy, neglected palettes 
that haven't been cleaned in goodness how long...
not to mention a coffee cup placed straight on me...
there is a coaster...
but does she use it...
no...
so after painting she gets stuck into some glass tiles for necklaces...
sounds good until you realise just how clumsy she is...
and how often she sticks things to me...
Rather than using prints she wants to use originals
she kind of likes the way the colours have bled...
but I'm not quite sure they are there yet
and ready to be made into final pieces...
These are small collages that she started with...
and you don't want to know the mess she made making these... 
I was covered in paint and glue for days it seemed...
maybe next time she will use paper that is less porous...
less mess for me and less bleeding in the end product...
no doubt there is more nightmare play in my future...


Had a wonderful break while she was finally catching up with 
her friend Elizabeth...
and she scored the most beautiful ornament for the tree and
a dancing sugar plum candle....
the studio smells pretty amazing about now let me tell you...
though not too happy that more stuff has found its way onto me...
how much does this woman think I can hold...


I had some peace and time to get used to the new weight...
then home they came and yet more pens have found themselves my newest friends...
normally I wouldn't mind, but I have to tell you the sight
of white out pens gives me a bit of stress... 
can just see me covered in the stuff permanently...

then she worked a little on her painting for the reveal tomorrow...
and cursed a lot....
mustn't be going well... 
and I must say I don't really care for the language she was using...

then she finished off the ginger...
and didn't even spill anything on me while doing it...
so we both had a win...
here it is...

So now she is off over to Stamping ground to visit some desks and see what other desks have been subjected to...
last week was hectic and she missed out of visiting some and now is in desperate need of some stalkage...
check them out for yourself at
What's on your Workdesk Wednesday
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47 comments:

Rita said...

You are so clever! What a great post. :)
Please be kind to your desk and careful what you say as your desk just might repeat it one day--LOL!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I laughed so hard when I read what your desk had to say this week. Gotta love how YOU didn't use a coaster even though one was handy. I even saw it in the photo (grin). Such fun. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

craftattack said...

Good post! I am sooooooooooooooo glad my desk can't tales, it's early 200 years old and has been mistreated by lots of people! Valerie

Serena said...

Fun post, Tracey! I love the finished ginger piece! I had to laugh because I have a coaster on my desk and rarely use it. lol

Neet said...

Oh desk, I do feel for you but a girl has to do what a girl has to do, sorry.
Love your work, but oh those glass tiles - beautiful.
Hugs, Neet x

Helen said...

Loved your post! The glass tiles are gorgeous. The one who paints is very talented!

okienurse said...

great post! Cheeky desk! Love the glass tiles and I wouldn't worry about the coffee cup and coasters. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

Neil said...

Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today. Loved reading it and the glass looks great.
Neil #13

Joanne said...

What a hoot, and what fabulous art.
Hugs Joanne #40 - I think

Nigel said...

Dude, I feel your pain.

I wish somebody would tell mine to use scrap paper or something when he's stamping on tissue, but no, on goes the stazon and straight through the tissue onto me. I tell ya, I look like I've spent the night with a drunken tattoist.

Ann B said...

So many beautiful things on your desk this week so 'he' has no room for complaint. Love the Wedgewood ornament as well, stunningly elegant.
Ann B
#27

Gwen said...

I really like the collages, just the way they are and I like them all bunched together...
Is the Wedgewod thing a candle? Whatever it is, it is beautiful.
Seems you have been very busy and yet you are in for a busy time.
Wishes for truly creative time ahead
xx

MvM-design said...

Have a great creative Wednesday!!

Hugs Marleen #12

voodoo vixen said...

I love the mix of colours on those little glass tiles, such beauty!! Your Wedgwood ornament is divine...

tammy vitale said...

okay - tell me more about those glass tiles - are you painting on them? Collaging the backs of them? (and tell Desk to suck it up - and enjoy being just a creative space!) ;]

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hahahahahaha - fab post!! Poor old desk, what it has to put up with..... :)
Gorgeous glass coasters and the ginger painting turned out beautifully.
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

Pam said...

Ah, poor desk all covered in paint and glue. But so worth it yeah? Especially upon seeing those beautiful colors in the collages. Bang up job.

Happy Woyww from #1 (Wheeee!)

linda said...

LOL! What an exciting life of a desk...just love your writing - so funny an entertaining...beautiful art too :) MY desk is all covered, so probably can't talk right now LOL!

Lori said...

Tracey - I love that Desk wrote your post today - very clever and gave me a much needed giggle during my lunch break at my day job. Happy WOYWW!

Doone said...

oh my golly gosh, if my desk could talk - NOOOOO

but yours is jolly entertaining...

dx (90)

May said...

LOL, What a story to tell Mr Desk, and you do it so well, you made my day, Happy crafting, Hugs May x x x x

fairy thoughts said...

interesting to see things from a different point of view! great painting
have a good week
janet#32

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh EXCELLENTE! Well done, I was laughing the whole way through!
I love the finished picture as well, well done again
Bit late getting on this week due to various disasters, but belated happy WOYWW
Lou #102

Tracey Potter said...

Always a great read! Thanks for putting a smile on my face Trace. You have been super busy! Great to see.

FranT said...

hehe.. that was funny and cute and informative. That desk sure gets a workout, I need mine to post on my blog too. Love the ginger, your colors are so happy.

Oh, that ornament is so pretty. How lovely!

Lisa-Jane said...

This really made me laugh, your poor desk! I love those little tiles. Do you have to make a small hole in it or do you stick the chain on the back somehow? I love the tea on your blog header - makes me feel better just looking at it!

Jacqueline said...

Oh dear, your poor craft desk has almost got me feeling sorry for ut! Heaven knows what mine is saying *eeks* !

Absolutely ADORE those little collages!! Great colours and really 'cheery'!

Thanks for sharing and yes! I DO love thise Ikea pots lol...in fact my whole craft 'desk' is actually Ikea kitchen units! lol

Jackie xx

sarahp said...

your post had me laughing from start to finish thank u xxx sarah #46

VonnyK said...

Love your desk doing the post, very clever. You are very lucky that you can see the pool from your room, very distracting trying to paint outside with little miss. Those tiles look fantastic, I still can't get the backs right, they always crack. Great flower as usual.
Have a great week and thank your desk for such a great post.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your desk has a wonderful sense of humor! No matter what mess was made to make those collages it was worth it- they rock!

Lorinda said...

love it!! xx

April said...

love the glass tiles! and your bauble and candle are beautiful! Great post. x

Tracy (without the e) said...

My desk and workbench send their condolences. The desk is supposed to be used for papers and laptop only yet finds itself quite often the victim of glue blops and paint drops.

Great post as usual Tracey!!!

Elizabeth said...

Entertaining post, Tracey, and am I glad my desk doesn't tell tales on me!! Love your painting and, if I haven't said it before, your blog banner is fab - have you thought of putting together a CD-ROM for crafters using your illustrations - they'd make great cards, etc., with them. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #66

pauline said...

omg... i am so happy my desk doesn't have a voice. Or maybe it DOES have a voice & i just shut it up?!? Great post Tracey. And for the record, i don't use coasters for my cups either. :-)
Those glass tiles are beautiful!! love love love... xoxo

Sandy Coleman said...

What a lucky desk!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Dear Desk, Do you ever lash out and bite your owner's knee just for spite or perhaps for giggles like my desk does? Just curious....

Craftychris said...

Fab post - made me smile lots thank you!!! Your work is amazing - the tiles are fab. thanks for sharing and visiting my desk. x

Sue said...

Love your desk - comments and all. It has a very creative owner and the tiles are gorgeous.

butlersabroad said...

Oh poor desk, but you have such a talented and hard working owner that I'm sure all will be forgiven! At least she uses you, my desk has been a tad neglected for a couple of weeks! Absolutely LOVE those glass tiles Tracey, really beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda 68

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant post. I'm now going to hover outside the room where I play and see if I can eavesdrop on my desk.

Marilyn

lisa said...

What a great post, Tracey. It's a hard life being a desk but there can never be a dull moment with all that wonderful activity going on. Your Ginger is gorgeous. Oh how I wish I could paint!!
I'm glad I made you laugh, that's a lovely feeling.
A belated Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Great post - thanks for sharing! :) (#71)

Sam said...

Your post is brilliant. Hope your desk is happier this week!! A little late but time is just flying by!!

WrightStuff said...

How did I miss this post from your desk? Hilarious! Poor desk, you should get together with my dining room table. He is so sad that nobody ever gets to eat at him any more... However, the good news is that he will finally be used for his true purpose at the weekend and weighed down with turkey and trimmings!! Won't he be happy?

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks so much for popping over, running a bit late – tis a blessing to see what you are up to and love the way you id the post from your desk's bird's eye view! see you again soon I hope! Shaz in oz. x

Illustrateur said...

I don't often leave comments, but just thought I'd say how much I enjoy your posts and your work. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!