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What’s On Your Workdesk? ALL The Things!

It's been so hot here that I haven't ventured out to the stu-studio  much other than to use it as a dumping ground/cupboard. A slightly cooler day meant I had no excuse so I did a little tidying. This shelf unit has been done. (Really!) ... The rest of it.... wellllll....Carmen Wing: Whoopidooings: What's on your Workdesk Wednesday. Studio space.
Let's just say we are at the "it had to get worse before it gets better" phase.  That table under the window is hopefully going to be clear apart from my X-Cut Xpress which I use as a printing press.

That second table by the green shelves is not even my table - it's where my friend Andi works when she is over but I have kind of over spilled onto that too. Thank goodness she has been a bit busy and I have some time before she is back and using it.  
Carmen Wing: Whoopidooings: What's on your Workdesk Wednesday. Studio space.
Yikes. I need to get organised. I am working on my Summer Project which is research towards my dissertation (don't ask, I'm still figuring it out!) and it's made me realise I want to lean more towards print and textiles so I kind of need some space to do that. But I really realllllly hate tidying. Ugh. 
Carmen Wing: Whoopidooings: What's on your Workdesk Wednesday. Studio space.

If you'd like to see more creative desks and work spaces head on over to Stamping Ground for a full list of places to stop off at. 

Thanks for stopping by my messy place today.


  1. Looks great to me, I have days just like this. You cannot be creative without making a mess that's for sure. Have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x8x

  2. Hi Carmen. I've been employing the left hand shove principle in my craft space for the past three weeks. Now I have realised that the folks staying in my home while I'm away are coming specifically to have a craft week... Aah! Well, you know what that meant - yes a tidy up session. Painful isn't it? Hope you get yours all done before your friend comes back.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  3. I take great comfort from seeing the photos of your room, Carmen!! Mine is only slightly worse lol lol! I need to spend serious time in there tidying up (like you, I HATE doing this!) and getting it organised again.

    Thank you for your visit and for your understanding and good wishes re my PIP assessment. I am very sorry your sister was put through that. They seem to want to make things as difficult and unpleasant for us as possible, clearly in the hope we won't pursue the application any further. It's disgusting. I am so glad you liked my little eco pads, and yes, you are right, lots of French knots! For many years I couldn't do French knots, but once I mastered them, there was no stopping me. They are one of my favourite stitches now. I'm a bit limited in my embroidery stitches which consist mainly of chain stitch, French knots, shisha stitch and a bit of blanket stitch! Anything else, I pretty much have to look up how to do it. I've always loved embroidery, though. Funny that your towels wore out around the edges! Perhaps we should sew together your middles and my edges and we'd have a whole lot of new towels for the next 50 years or so! Yes, we do live in a beautiful area. We've got the sea too, and wooded valleys and rivers, and lots of agricultural land with small patchwork fields. We love living here.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #20

  4. Hi, it is good to see you - if I'd been bothered to get off my butt last night from the sofa I'd have been here sooner.... don't blame you for not wanting to tidy, it's one of my pet hates too.... looking around me as I type that it's easy to see!! I did say to Kyla if is still thee this week I would take the tag but I also kind of want to see how long it stays there so..... Helen #1

  5. You definitely need space to work on/with textiles it's a great form of designing. I think if I had my time again i'd have been drawn to textiles more. I do love your creative space, it looks perfect... I'm so envious!! Thanks for sharing WoywW Tracey #15

  6. Your desk looks interesting to me, as a viewer, but I would not be happy too if I were asked to organize it... good luck on that!!! Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day, happy - belated - woyww. Hug from Holland. Marit #14

  7. Hope you manage to get straight soon Carmen and that the weather remains cooler to allow you to do so. Can't wait to see how the textile work goes. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #7

  8. I say you cannot be creative without a mess! However I have to clean between projects because when my space gets cluttered I lose things. Dies and papers just disappear never to be seen again so I'm always diligent about straightening the mess each time. It's too expensive otherwise. Glenda #16

  9. Hi Carmen

    Thanks for stopping by and for noticing the Klimt-iness of my shower room tiles. I've just been reading your previous post from the end of your second year at Uni - so much there I could relate to, especially the whole mature student bit. I did a Fine Art degree back in the 80s at "normal" student age, and then completed a Social Work degree via the Open University 4 years ago. I think it's harder to manage as a fully fledged adult with work/family/grown-up life to contend with alongside full-time study, but I also know I put so much more into it and got so much more out of it than I did as a young, insecure kidult just taking it for granted and making it up as I went along. I really envy you the chance to spend serious amounts of time on your creativity, and your work looks amazing. I also relate to the time spent in nature=good mental health idea.
    Amelia #29

    1. Also, meant to ask if you saw the mini-series Grayson Perry did earlier this year (or maybe late last year) on rites of passage and rituals around birth/marriage/death? Your mention of alternative burials reminded me of it because in part of the episode about death he visited a family in Indonesia where the practice is to embalm loved ones and keep them in a decorated coffin in the family home until everyone feels ready to have the funeral - can take a year or longer for the mourning/grieving period to elapse. Very moving and sensitively filmed.

  10. Hi Carmen, totally agree, tidying means creating an almighty mess first! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

  11. Great to see your space, and I have no doubt that your dissertation will be as useful to you in the stretch and flex of your artistry as any work space, clear or not! I love how you have ‘kind of spilled over’ onto Andi’s space... where will it all go when you want to clear it then? Thats what I keep asking myself about my desk...its just going to get shovelled to some other surface!!

  12. Thanks for your visit earlier, managed to stamp out some cows but haven't used them properly yet.
    Love the chaos that dumping brings!! On this Sunday lunchtime my desk almost matches yours!!!
    Happy belated (very!) WOYWW
    Christine #17


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