Silver Crow Project

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 482

Hello everyone. Please excuse the late posting - I fully intend to take part in WOYWW every week and then I realise it's shot past and I've missed it. I'm determined to try and post more regularly though. I'm coming up to the second year of my degree and would like to document it for my future forgetful self so need to get into the habit of blogging again.
Carmen Wing: Messy What's On My Work Desk Wednesday - Messy Work Space Artists Studio
Carmen Wing: Messy What's On My Work Desk Wednesday - Messy Work Space Artists Studio
Little bit later...
Carmen Wing: Messy What's On My Work Desk Wednesday - Organised  Work Space Artists Studio
When I could stand the mess no longer...
Please excuse the censored bits. It's something I'm working on for a friend and she said it would be a gift for someone. That thing that looks like an Amazon parcel in the last picture is actually my first hand bound sketchbook made up from scrap gelli pages, old cannibalised sketchbook pages, bits of scrap hemp (I was going for a Dana Wakely sketchbook vibe) And the cover is indeed an Amazon cardboard sleeve stitched to the pages. It's rustic but sturdy. My summer project for uni is about sustainability in your local area and part of it is to create a research journal in a handmade sketchbook. Soooo. Voila. Not sure if they meant it to be *quite* this shabby chic but hey ho - bookmaker I ain't!

I am now off to link up with Julia - pop on over to check out more creative spaces at work.

Have a lovely week - thanks for stopping by :)


  1. well look who it is!! great to see your desk (in all it's stages) today! Good luck with the second year of uni; hope we see a bit more of you this time but I know it will be another full on time . Great journal; great use of recycled stuff! Helen #1

  2. Hi Carmen, great to see you again. That journal certainly ticks all the boxes for your course and is a great idea in any case. Have a great week. Sarah #18

  3. So good to see you on the desks this week, I do so enjoy your posts! Listen, your shabby chic homemade book is a blooming whole load better than if I'd had a go. I wish I could master the artfully 'thrown together' look but it just doesn't happen! Can't quite believe you're going into your 2nd year...good grief, tempus fugit.......
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxxx

  4. Hi Carmen, that is a lot of tidying up you've done but sometimes it has to be done. Great idea for your summer project, we crafters are never short of left-over bits and pieces and it's good to make use of them. Hope we get to see the finished journal. Have a great belated woyww, Angela x9x

  5. Hi Carmen, I really like the third photo. That's because I am a neat freak:) LOL

    Love your journal. Should think you will get A+ for being so resourceful.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #7

  6. Love your desk shots. Now let's see how long the "after" will remain. LOL I love your journal. It's so fun to experiment on different canvas types and this is perfect. Have a great week. Dorlene #31

  7. Hi Carmen. The desk shots are brilliant! Mine goes through exactly the same transformations! The book is great - looks good, and is the epitomy of sustainability in your local area!!! I remember when I did my C&G in design and embroidery 20 years ago, the lecturer telling us to really decorate the books for all the projects - and the external assessor saying exactly the opposite - the covers weren't the important part... Oh well - I passed - that was the main thing!
    Take care. All the best in your next degree year. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  8. Hi Carmen so nice to see you back, wish I could tidy up my creative spaces that quick hee hee! Although as you saw I really don't have a creative space anymore. Love the look of your handmade book, look forward to seeing what you put inside it.
    You should still have time left to purchase the August Scrawlr box, I was over the moon with this months, they can be hit and miss with their selection but this one was a real treat as I too did not know they had designed a travel version in pan format. The possibilities are now endless to it's uses.
    Creative Hugs Tracey #8
    P.S Apologies for being late, i've been trapped in the kitchen since Wednesday xx

  9. Hi Carmen, that a fantastic way to make the journal follow the theme. Looks great. Loe how we all tend to work on a desk getting more & more crowded till we just run out of room! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

  10. ooh fabulous way to use up a box and as for the tidy desk....hopefully my desk wont see it!!


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