Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Speedy WOYWW 152 Indeed!

"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date..."

Wowser, I've got loads of things to do, and not enough time on a day off to do them!  Argh, but don't we all get days like this?!  Anyhoo, happy What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday to you all, a weekly global desk-hop courtesy of Julia over at Stamping Ground – – thanks as always, Julia!

On my writing desk today is the Second Draft of my latest poem and the final one in the sequence I’ve been working on this past year...and I hope to work some more on it today, but who knows if I’ll get to it?!  There’s also my Imaginarium scrapbook-cum-art-journal-cum-crafty-place, and I’ve opened it to share with you my weekend’s worth of creations:

Firstly, my ‘Pulled out of the Hat’ page, with words to inspire me to have a go at some craft-y endeavours!  As I was doing this, I realised I could do a white rabbit with some more words on the final fly-page of the scrapbook...

Secondly, here is a LO I’ve made taking direct influence from a line that I loved in Katie Ward’s book, Girl Reading – ‘She is too far away to shout, yet she does, her halloo scattered by the winds.’  I’ve blogged about my responses to the novel here , and the more I continue to think about it, the more the novel’s worth percolates through my brain!  Anyhoo, for the LO I searched for a clipart pic of a girl’s hair blowing in the wind, printed and then traced it in brown pencil, adding layers and textures.  Now, I’m no artist (which is why I had to resort to clipart!) and just couldn’t get the girl’s facial expression to look right (!), so I decided to leave it blank – but now I quite like the mystery and question of identity that this gives!

I then used a fancy font for the quotation, printed it out in orange, backed it all onto a textured green paper I had, and arranged on the page...  To balance it out, I stuck a photo I’d taken from a magazine ages ago on the left, and then, when looking for the little something extra it needed, found some orange butterflies on a different paper, so I cut them out and scattered them across the page!

This scrapbooking-lark is addictive and ideas for other pages are sparking, and I’ve even been cutting out images from magazines, papers, junk mail, letters etc whenever I’m grabbed by them, for future use!  But alas, my huge To-Do list is wailing in the corner and I must away to attend to it, so I shall take a raincheck and promise to visit your desks on the weekend! 

Hope you enjoy popping by my Pen Pot, and many thanks for any comments you leave.


  1. Hi Deb love that you are bringing words to your art and art to your words. Sorry you haven't got much time to play today WOYWW Hugs from Helen 64

  2. Well hello there miss Crafty-writer! I love your pages, how you use words but in a crafty way! Am off to look at your poem, now I've awoken from my nap, but thought to look here first! Take care & enjoy this WOYWW offerings! Zo xx 66

  3. Lovely pages, so much detail on them, they are gorgeous :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, hugs, Karen xx #12

  4. Hi Debs, I love your idea of an Imaginarium, it does not shout out JOURNAL, which I am a little wary of trying. I might pinch your idea and have a go at one. Good luck with the rest of your poem. Anne x #44

  5. Super imaginative pages - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

  6. Oh you will be doing altered books soon before you know it! lol You are already well on your way! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  7. I enjoyed visiting your workspace Deb, you have some really interesting idea's. I also resonated with your profile details...we have such similar likes. How exciting to be embarking on your second novel too.
    Have fun ~ enjoy WOYWW! Neesie #22

  8. Very creative and fun!


  9. Looks like you have been having fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Eliza #19

  10. Scrapbooking IS addictive, any kind of smash journalling or cutting and sticking type endeavours are addictive for me. I find that they are great for putting some visual context to my creative writing too. #57

  11. Great hat! and a very crafty idea too! Sorry for my late woyww visit, been away, and came back to no email and worse still , no blog! Have a crafty week!!



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