In case you are wondering why I am showing you a small section of my desk, It is all down to Julia, the Queen of Blogland, who is in charge of us all, and linking us up each Wednesday.
You should have seen this desk this morning. There was literally not a quarter of an inch clear, certainly no chance of doing any crafting of any kind. I really did not want to show anyone that total disaster area. Having got rid of a couple of boxes and files full of paper etc, things were still just as bad.
I was talking to Shaz (Silverwolf) yesterday (Tuesday) morning and we both seem to be doing the same thing, throwing out all the things we have not used for ages, and the bits, minuscule scraps of paper we all know will never get used, not even for Pixie's Snippets.
The odds and ends you can see on the desk at the moment are all from one box of bits I had forgotten about completely. There are a set of decoupage peel of butterflies, which I had started colouring in. I mounted them on acetate, and once they are coloured I shall cut them out, and find a suitable background. I must be determined and finish it off before they get thrown back in the "not sure what to do box". There is also a little sunset scene, which was printed on to acetate and then mounted onto the identical image (reversed so that they would match perfectly). It is just waiting to be mounted - I might use Barbara Gray's technique with brayer, ink and cling film to get the background I want.
The two little cottages are an attempt to rescue something from a project that went wrong. I had drawn a scene with two little cottages in the snow but I did the very thing that always put me off art at school. I loved drawing, and was not too bad at it (though I says it myself) but always ruined my painstaking work when I had to paint it. In this case, the drawing was ok, not too bad for something I have not done for years, but it went completely wrong at the very end. I have now chopped the worst off, cutting it into two small scenes, but it may yet all end up in the recycling bin.
I must stop waffling now and let you get on and visit all the other wonderful friends and crafters you will find linked in over on Julia's blog (Stamping Ground). Have a good week, and I hope those of you in the UK are not flooded out,and everyone else is having good crafting weather. Take care of yourselves. xx