Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW 140

Morning Everyone! Well my desk is suitably 'creative' this week again! :o ... Starring this week is the battered old green 'practice journal' a place for storing andf trying out ideas...A box of inexpensive (sounds a wee bit more glamorous than cheap) acrylic paints and a new journal...this one is going to be for my 'good' work !! (hopefully)!!!  That old wee brown hardback book is for an online workshop that I'm taking part in and it's for an Altered Book! I haven't done one of these yet so I'm REALLY looking forward to taking part! It's going to be fun! :)


Here's some details of my 'new' purchases ... the new Art Journal.... I love the size of this, and it's decent weight paper too, Also like the fact that it has the 'elastic strip' to help keep it closed!! £2.99 from a discount book store on the high street! :)

and here's the other purchase......

A box of small tubes of acrylic paints.... 20 tubes for £4.99 from the same store!... I do prefer to use the Golden range but sadly my purse doesn't!! Hey ho...it's all about the fun in the end!!

Right, that's me done for now, so if you fancy having a nosey around everyone else's workdesk then pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a wee peep!

Take care and have fun!

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x


36 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like that same discount store too - in fact, I've bought the very same paints from there!! Whatcha gonna do with them then??
I think you should use your lovely new book for everything you do, not keep it for best. Because it then becomes like your 'best' set of china, when it only comes out for high days and holidays, and you only use it once or twice a year. Use it everyday and LOVE it!
HUgs, LLJ #58 xx

Jaki Morris said...

Art Journals, do I need to get into this too?!! Every time I see someone else's projects I just want to do it too! I can't stop looking though!

Happy WOYWW

Jaki

Karen said...

A lovely busy and creative desk :) I love the look of your bargain buys, you will certainly have lots of fun using those and I look forward to seeing what you do with them :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

inkypinkycraft said...

Have funwith your new pains and book, I got some great canvas on a roll from that shop!!!hugs trace x no44

Jacqui said...

Don't you just love new journals

May said...

Busy desk, I too have my book ready to be altered it should be fun!!!, love the paints & journal, I must do this as lots of people are busy with their journal's at the moment!! Hugs May x x x x

Ann B said...

I have my book ready as well and all set to go. Can see I don't spend enough time in my local discount store as I never find bargains like that - must shop more.
Ann B
#50

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the new goodies, great idea too about a practice journal. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 83, well I was when last looked, it keeps changing!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You have some great buys there. I see you are in on the altered book too. Have fun with that. I suspect that in the end you'll find your "practice journal" filled with all sorts of wonderful things and maybe even like it better than the real one! Happy creating!

scrappymo! said...

You did well with the bargains!
You are so funny with your practise journal and your "good" journal. teehee
Have fun creating.

Annie Smith said...

Have you heard of Utrecht acrylics? They are as nice as Golden but less expensive! But either way, have fun painting!!

Annie @ajaxday

dix said...

Your work desk looks like the perfect place to create! And those art journal pages are fab. New journals are like a blank canvas sometimes...kinda intimidating yet inviting! dix---

Emily said...

Hi,
I love your desk, looks like there are lots of interesting things at hand to use for your projects. I need to look out for similar inexpensive acrylics for art journalling too. I did see some very reasonably priced art materials on the internet but I seem to have lost the link(!) If I find it again I'll let you know :)
emilyxx

Angenita said...

Great desk with lots of interesting projects going on.

Which course are you taking for the altered book? It sounds interesting.

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing a peek at your space. My desk looked like that yesterday. Enjoy filling up your new journal! Linda #152

Lisa said...

Your desk has a little bit of everything on it but still looking good.

Bridget Larsen said...

I like how you have a practice journal, I dont have anything like that and dont think I could go through that step
Bridget #51

Jacqueline said...

i much prefer to have a practice first. I am not very good at art so i like to try things out first. If i like it then i use it if I don't the i just won't use it.

505whimsygirl said...

Your new purchases are great. I'm a sucker for journals of all kinds. I use the cheaper acrylic paints and they work for me. I use other Golden products like their modeling paste, gesso and mediums.

Your desk looks nice and inviting!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#129

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun to find a bargain and you'll have fun with the Journal. It's on my list, but..
Have a fun week

Scrappydiva said...

Ooh, I've always wanted to do an altered book... but never figured out how! Might have to do a search for courses so I can try too!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm interested to find out the details for that 'Block crochet' book that you mentioned. Any chance you could let me know the author and title please? Thanks!

Anthea

Julia Dunnit said...

Now, I don't wanna be a downer, but how will you know which journal to start in....don't you decide a piece is good when it's finished? OMG I'd be angst over this sort of thing!!! Love your bargains, the acrylic paints will be just fine. I'm doin Elizbeths altered book course...quite exciting!

Scrapcollectr said...

Oooh, love a new art journal and paints ready to go. And I zipped into the future to see your first page and love it. I'm sure all your pages will be super. Have fun and thanks for visiting my WOYWW desk this week. *smile*
#135

BumbleVee said...

"suitably creative" ....that's good...must remember that...hahhaha.....

Lou said...

I love a bargain and as long as you can play and sort of get the same results i know i am happier paying less for it, that way you can spend more money on the really expensive things that you 'NEED'. I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

Sarah said...

Looks like The Works goodies... I have bought some of my best Gesso from there and Poundland! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Katie said...

I love when I get things inexpensively! It always makes them more fun :)

Happy WOYWW (on Friday!)
Katie #18

Jackie said...

great busy desk.

Spyder said...

I love your twirly whirly thing in the corner, is that inks on it? Must get me one of those! Have a crafty day
HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))
Did you know you have both moderation on AND the codes!?!

Peggy Cain said...

I love my visual art journal I just work in it and whatever happens happens. I find that I seem to like whatever I did the next day. LOL Have a fun WOYWW.

Neil said...

Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing.
Neil #8

Redanne said...

Great bargains, I think you should use your journal every day, you will have more fun that way. My linky is wrong but if you want to have a look I am at http://bollyanne.blogspot.com/ Happy WOYWW

sandee said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your book in Elizabeths AB class! It's my first one too and I am having so much fun! waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

BJ said...

Hi Jackie,
You'll love the Altered Book Lessons, I too am trying it for the first time and loving it BIGTIME.
Can you give a hint as to the discount store you went to perchance?
BJ

kay said...

fab new goodies,have fun using them,x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I imagine she went to The Works - I love that shop! I really want to get a journal, but not sure what to do with one, so will continue looking around on-line and being nosy. Ali x # 94