Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOYWW April 25th

Oh Wow, am I happy to be back to What's on your Workdesk Wednesday!   Where have you been, you might ask?  Well I wish I could say traveling the world or some such wonderfulness but in honesty I've been down with a bad case of eye strain which caused me to have some terrible fits of vertigo!  My normally stable world has been topsy turnvey.

Fortunately, some rest and very little screen and art time has given me back my balance.  Now I'm in the midst of  catching up on the 4 commissions in my queue.  My desk is a lovely mess which makes me happy because it means I'm working again.  Here you can see I've just chosen the papers I'm going to use to create my torn paper pet portrait of Tootsie Roll the painted horse.




A happy accident in the sun beam that hit my desk so perfectly that it looks like it's emanating from Tootsie's eye....a special horse indeed!   The light has all but washed out the distressed Journal cover that I am working on and I don't have time for more pictures so that will have to remain a surprise until I have time to get back to it next week.


I'd also like to share the photo of the flowers my 13 year old Son surprised me with yesterday.  He sure knows how to make his Mamma's day!


Also, this is a mixed media piece I finished the other day, all from recycled bits and bobs.   It is the first in a series of affordable original art I am creating for my Etsy shop. "Face the Sun" because then all the shadows fall behind you.

Face the Sun 12 X 12


Thank you so much for stopping by for WOYWW!  I'm so looking forward to visiting you abeit a bit slowly and in small intervals while my eyes continue to heal!

Please stop by and visit our wonderful hostess Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground for her most fabulous WOYWW blog hop!

19 comments:

VonnyK said...

Sorry to hear about your eye strain and vertigo, hope it is all gone now. How hard would it be to not do any art for a while.
Love your face the sun, nice and vibrant.
Have a great week and rest those eyes.
Von #65

Redanne said...

I am sorry too, to hear about your eye trouble, hope you are much better now. I love your creative workspace and that face in the sun picture is gorgeous, sunny, vibrant and very summery looking. Thanks for the snoop. Belated Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

Fuchsia said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly but glad you are on the mend !
love Face the sun its just what I need at the moment this weather is aweful !!!!
have a great week x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Im sorry to hear you've been so poorly, vertigo is a horrible experience. You learn something new every day, huh - I thought it was caused by inner ear conditions! Take it easy, am sure your customers understand fully.The light on your desk is marvellous..long may it be sunny!

SuziesImaginarium said...

I feel for you, vertigo is one of my worst memories for sure! Glad you are putting it behind you. Love the concept of your "face the sun" series! Still making my way around WOYWW #159

Liz Black said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. I can't wait to see how Tootsie's picture turns out! Thanks for sharing Liz no 194

Spyder said...

Hope you are back to normal very soon!! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week. HaPpY LAtE WoYwW!
((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

Christine said...

Glad you're feeling better, Robin. Lovely flowers from your son and beautiful mixed media piece.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Your topsy turnvey would we all work out. I hope you feel better. And how sweet of your son to send you flowers. Lovely Flowers! I bet the smelled really good.Oh no the sun got Tootsie Roll. Cute name! I love the little papers you used on your mixed media piece my first thought was a beautiful sun.

~~AJ~~52

Amanda said...

Sorry to hear you have had vertigo had it myself a few years ago and it is very unpleasant. Good to see you back creating. Hugs, Amanda #133

jill said...

Sorry i'm late for looking at your desk . i hope your feeling much better now 7 what a great son you have thinking of his mum by giving you some flowers. Happy crafting Jill #62

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope you're feeling better, my mum has been having vertigo attacks and it's been horrible so sympathise with you. Great desk, lots going on! Take care, hope you enjoy this week's WOYWW, have been snooping in shifts but I'm getting there! Zo xx 77

Victoria said...

hope you are feeling better soon x

Carmen said...

So sorry to hear about your eye strain, sounds awful :(

I am however gobsmacked at your torn paper portraits, absolutely gorgeous so have headed on over and liked your FB page :) (I'll show up as whoopidoo)The dog in your FB banner reminds me so much of our Lucy who we lost at the end of last year to old age. Just gorgeous.

Carmen #105

Hazel said...

'Face the sun' is brilliant. Love the flowers. Hope you're feeling better now - vertigo is horrible - (Hazel # 173) x

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read of your health problems, vertigo is a horrible condition and one that can take a while to recover from so glad that you are on the mend and well enough to catch up on your workload. The flowers are like a ray of sunshine lighting up a dull day. Take care and I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #113

Pam said...

glad to hear your on the mend xxx

Pam said...

glad to hear your on the mend xxx

nerllybird said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about the eye strain, must be something of an occupational hazard. Love the flowers your son gave you, that's so sweet!
Helen S