Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A desk full of awesome

Sometimes everything just falls into place
and you just have one of those great days
it is a rare thing in my universe
but when it happens it is so glorious that I have to share...
You see Sinus Man didn't snore much
which means a fabulous sleep...

I got lots of jobs done before drop off 
and I managed to get the studio in some sort of order 
which was a good thing because it was looking very scary
after the decision was made to start to remodel it
and I had my great friend Tracey Grigc Potter coming to visit
and of course WOYWW is also on
which usually has a scary number of organised and impressive spaces

so I needed to get it in a state that was fit for public consumption....
and while in the pics it is looking deceptively fine
and in parts it looks positively as though it is under control but
let me just say that if you make the mistake 
of opening the cupboard door to under the stairs
you may just be buried under an avalanche that you may never emerge from...
I looked like a cartoon character stuffing supplies in there and trying to get the door closed
I swear I even had the feet sliding thing happening as I leant into it to get it closed...

Of course while doing that it occurred to me
that I could purposely not warn Sinus Man or the daughter
and ask them to get something from there
and then watch them get buried...
so tempting 
I am thinking that the first to annoy me when they get home is going to get it...
something to look forward to
like a special treat for the end of the day

I sailed from this high into
   a great visit with Tracey
talking art and painting and artists 
and cooking
and girls business
and all that stuff that makes life great...
so my mood was just getting better and better..

I am thinking that the Himalayan salt candle thingy 
which I bought yesterday is contributing
 because the lady swore sends out positive energy and all that new age stuff
 and hey she was at least sixty with flouro purple hair
 and had a tattoo of Elvis on her neck
so if I couldn't believe her
I figured I couldn't believe anyone...

So maybe it is the candle, but I don't mind that my table is full
of bits and unfinished stuff
and an unread note from school regarding the swimming carnival 
and that the understairs is potentially life threatening situation...
I am feeling great

And if that isn't enough great stuff for one day
I got the most OMG thing in the post
after last week's desk stalking I got to chatting via email
with the lovely and talented Sandra De
and she suggested a swap of some tea related atc's
which I jumped at the chance to do
despite being a bit of a novice in the atc thing 
and today her package of wonderful arrived

 How unbelievably good is this thing
I am so impressed
mildly freaked out
that I will be sending something back to her

but I'm not letting that kill my buzz
because my day has been so freakin awesome
and if it wasn't for WOYWW than I wouldn't have found Sandra
and so many other creative and generous people

and I wouldn't have this incredible little collection
to treasure
Talk about a great day...
roll on someone annoying me so that door can be opened
to top it off to perfection
my money is on Sinus Man getting it...


Unknown said...

It was so great catching up with you today! It was awesome to be standing in your studio seeing all these wonderful developments in person. Have a wonderful rest of the day. xx

WrightStuff said...

I always enjoy reading your posts because you sound so like me! Today what resonated was the understairs cupboard. Sounds like what happens when my Mum comes round for a visit. One time I tidied up by just removing everything to my bedroom and shutting the door.

What happens? She comes in, and rather than hang her coat on the coat hook by the front door... she comes upstairs and lays it on my bed! It's almost as if she knew...

sandra de said...

Storerooms are only doing there duty when they hide your stuff. It's when (large) dustballs roll slowly along the wooden floors in front of your guest that I cringe. I am really, really thrilled you like the tea inspired swap. Now for something completely random (inspired by your candle story) we have an Elvis impersonator building his new home across from our house. We can't wait to see the gates he puts across the driveway.

CraftygasheadZo said...

What an inspiring place to be. Enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

Heather said...

cool the studio and your nicely sharpened colored pencils!

Karen said...

Lovely photos of your fab craft space and I love your art work :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Oh dare you to take a pic when they do it, that would be too funny!!
lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Unknown said...

Oh I WANT your studio- it is so GLORIOUSLY inspiring! Even with the under stairs cupboard (maybe especially with ;)) 'cause what is an artist's space without a bit of disarray? Anyway, it looks beautiful with your paintings hanging above and all your supplies laid out nice and neat- I LOVE it!
P.S. Can't wait to see who gets clobbered with the closet full of stuff :D

Lou said...

Hehehe had to smile about the cupboard that is very much my way of thinking too, and i think it would be hubby that would get it, lovely lovely creative space Hope you have a great week Lou

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are SO lucky to have met Tracey. I love your studio, but I would be afraid to have my computer so close to MY projects. It's good yours are more contained. Happy WOYWW. I'm # 30 this week.

Rita said...

What a lovely space!! And all those gorgeous paintings on the wall--just to gaze on them makes my heart sing!!

If it was me...I'd forget and be the one to open that door myself--LOL! ;)

lisa said...

What a great post. I have one of those understairs cupboards too but everyone keeps well away from it but me!!! Your sound in a very happy place, that candle must be doing the trick.
Love the tea atc.
Hugs Lisax #116

Kath Stewart said...

thanks for this week's crafty snoop tracey..looks like a fun creative space...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (63)

May said...

Wonderful space, your art work is STUNNING!!! love it, Hugs May x x x

jude said...

Lovely craft room so light ,just love the Atc's sandra sent they are beautiful.Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 55

Brenda B said...

You have GOT to take a pic of what happens when they open that door! Although the visual in my head right now is pretty bloody funny too! Great post, hope your high continues into tomorrow, and yes WOYWW is rather awesome isn't it? Although not quite as awesome as Sandra's work perhaps.

Brenda 115

Danielle said...

i adore the storage for your pencils! it is a lovely space! Danielle #22

okienurse said...

OMG! Love your art space. Your pictures are just awesome and I love visiting your desk just to see them! The Sandra book of ATC's is awesome too! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your post made me laugh - I think Sinus Man deserves the avalanche, please take pictures....
Of course it's your special candle that's given you the extra kick today - anyone who has an Elvis tattoo has obviously got the good vibe :D
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Hazel said...

Love you studio - thanks for showing us round! -(Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

Nicky said...

love your craft room - hope we see a picture of the person who ends up buried in the supplies in the cupboards - what a lovely gift of the ATC to receive - enjoy the rest of your week

Tammy said...

You have such an awesome space! I love it when I have a day like you've just described. Those are the days to live for! Thanks for sharing your space. Tammy - #118

Stephanie said...

So many fun photos to look at--sounds like you've had a great day!

Lorinda.C.F said...

Your desk is still my favorite...

Great candle, definitely trust in the candle. It sounds like it's already working its magic. :-)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a lovely day and a super gorgeous studio (never mind the cupboard under the stairs). my hubby has a sleep machine that keeps him from snoring (he also used to stop breathing in his sleep!)
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

HeARTworks said...

Beautiful desk! And lovely art art as usual! Enjoy visiting you every time! :^) patsy

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous space...It has a very peaceful, relaxing vibe. Love your art!
The tea themed art at the end of your post is fab too.

Cowgirl Red said...

Your studio is lovely!!! I have a Sinus man too!! Thanks for visiting my blog. oxoxo Terah

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome plan on what to do with the exploding closet of doom under the stairs. I mean if you can't control it, you should at least enjoy it. That's my naughty streak talking.

And truly if you can't trust a new age 60+ year old lady with flouro purple hair and a tattoo of Elvis on her neck, who can you trust?!

We'll stay tuned to see your return ATCs! How fun!

Unknown said...

great creative stuff.
Have a great day , and week and see you next WOWW


Nigel said...

Brilliant post, brought a smile to my face :)

I love that wall with the blank canvases, I think I may have one like that when I get a craft room of my own :)


Unknown said...

Your room looks so bright and lovely!
Doing the woyww rounds, looks like it's gonna take a while!


fairy thoughts said...

love your crafty space it looks so light and airy. your art work looks great too
thanks for sharing
janet #6

Spyder said...

ohooo wow yes, definitely a desk full of awesome-ness! Want to be home crafting more than ever now!! Happy Late WoYww

alteredbee said...

Your ATC's are simply terrific. I'm sure they will please your swap pal. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Unknown said...

I like the ATCs and I really like how they are displayed. Your desk looks great and I love seeing all the things you have in your workspace. Have a great day! FranT

Terrie said...

Lucky you to get such a charming little book! And your work desk is SO organized and tidy, Tracy will think you don't really make art! :) Enjoy the visit and I can't wait to see what's new from you and all those colored pencils!

Carolyn Dube said...

All the wonderful art, the amazing day you're having,that incredible swap, and to top it off there is what looks like a Stargate Atlantis shot on your computer!

Zena said...

I´ve found you via Creative Every Day, wonderful blog