Silver Crow Project

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 462

Hello everyone. Not a very creative desk to show you this week. I'm back at the dinner table - trying to bring my uni sketchbook up to date with all my animation research. I love the research, do loads - not so much the writing it all down. That's what trips my marks up so far - apparently the tutors can't see inside my head. Who knew?

In the background you might be able to see my tin of Neocolour II crayons and tiny sketchbook - that's from last night. Much more fun! Doodling around with the 100 Day Project - if you are on the computer you might be able to see what I was up to in my instagram bar - over there. >>>> If not and you are interested, I'm thinking of doing weekly blog posts... if I remember. Are any of you doing the 100 Day Project? Let me know and I'll come find you and see what you are up to.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday WOYWW
The Bear says hello :)
For everyone last week that said they would like to see the outcome of Little Miss's first lino print - this is it. She was so pleased with it,  I told her she should be - it came out so well. (I may have been a teeny bit miffed too - my first one was nowhere near that good!) She's already given one to her Dad to hang in his shop and framed the Kraft one for her sisters 21st birthday. Which she signed, dated and told her she can sell for millions when she's a famous printer. The modesty is strong in this one.
Whoopidooings Blog: Lino printing using the XCut XPress as printing press
First print - Ghost print - Kraft cardstock
She then found my stash of lino tiles and proceeded to experiment with them too. I didn't think she was ever coming out of there - am so pleased to have finally found something that's caught her interest... that isn't a gadget! She said she is definitely a printer.
Whoopidooings Blog: Lino printing using the XCut XPress as printing press

I'm off to link up with Julia at Stamping Ground - follow me over to find more creative work spaces to explore.

Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. Hi Carmen, and how fantastic your daughter is so creative, and shares your hobby. Fabulous bonding time. Love her prints, and her confidence, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxXx

  2. Wow Carmen, your daughter's prints are amazing, especially for a first go! So glad that she shares your creative interests. My boys aren't so bothered (until they need me to whip up a card for them lol). Have a great week. Sarah #14

  3. So lovely to see so much encouragement and support as a Parent Carmen, your Daughter has that magic touch. I remember my very first lino print and like you it never turned out as good as your Daughters. I spy your tin of neocolour II my favourite of favourites with Caran D'Ache being my brand choice for most art materials. Yum Yum!!
    Good luck with your Uni write up's and remember it's always good to keep a little space in your head just for you..
    Thank you for sharing WOYWW, Creative Wishes Tracey

  4. wow, Carmen! what a lot there is going on - and the lino prints are fantastic! I have a tin of Neocolour II's in my amazon shopping basking, keep dithering! Cannot believe how big the Bear is - where's your little baby boy gone!! (mind you with Devon hitting 21....) have a great week. Helen #3

  5. Brilliant Lino print, love it. So pleased she's found a technique she's happy with, stopping her might be the problem Lol! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x12x

  6. Hi Carmen, Bear has a lovely smile, as does Little Miss. Your daughter's work is fab. It is nice when they show an interest in something other than video games.

    You asked on my blog about the Airmail parcel and the containers with orange lids. That Airmail parcel was waiting for me to post it. The containers with orange lids are long and I keep my ribbons on reels and washi tape in them. There are four in total.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW.
    Sue #20

  7. HI Carmen, that is so fun that your daughter has found something that has caught her attention the prints look fabulous too :) ~Stacy #27

  8. Love that maple leaf print - what a clever Little Miss - you have obviously taught her well!
    Thanks for popping by my blog yesterday - afraid my mojo is overflowing but the body is less than willing to keep up. Won’t repeat it all here but I did mention it in last week’s WOYWW post. Looking forward to visiting you again. Love from Debbie xxx

  9. Little Miss seems right in her element! Wonderful leaf print! Soon she will have a blog of her own, and an Etsy site! Don't feel too bad, the student should always out-master the master! Sign of a good teacher, and maybe some good genes too! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #29

  10. Oh Carmen I do love to see young people being creative and your little miss def has a talent. I love her Lino prints. I did a couple at Christmas time for some of my cards and really enjoyed doing a craft I hadn’t done for years.
    Next I must apologise for being so late this week plus for not getting here at all last week....I do try but life just gets in the way at times. The thread box on my last weeks post was a wooden cutlery tray from Ikea and it made a perfect storage for my machine embroidery threads.
    Annie x #10

  11. i love your little green character! Fabulous - would make a great stamp.
    Nice desk - full of lovely things - great creativity abounds.
    Little Miss has certainly got the lino printing off to a fine art. A
    n area of art I did not like teaching - never took to it myself so very impressed with your little one. Yes, Big Sis should save that one for later.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  12. Look at your great helpers and lino tiles are just so much fun to use and create them I always had to alter mine seeing I'd carve out the wrong thing lol Happy Late WOYWW
    hugs Nikki

  13. HI Carmen. Thank you for your loving comment about Bear. He is my baby. I'll have an update on Wednesday. So proud of your girl. Always swells the heart when a young person finds their 'thing'. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us! Creative Blessings! Kelly #24

  14. Love the Lino Prints and that your daughter has found a great hobby! your work area is very inviting! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Ginny#25


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