Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WOYWW--Workdesk Wednesday The February 15th Edition

I know I have been a lady of few words lately and since Workdesk Wednesday has so many people partaking these days I'll try to keep it that way today.  What is Workdesk Wednesday, you ask?  What, have you been living in a hole in the ground (sans internet)? I ask back.  WW is a chance to visit a whole slew of different workdesks and see what they look like and what folks are up to.  Here's my desk:
It has a big pile of stuff on the left that is mostly sympathy cards, mixed in with some Valentine's Day cards and probably a few bills (how tedious).  There are also some of the cards I've shown on this blog in the pile too.  What there isn't is anything new.  I just don't have it in me to create anything.  There is a Penny Black hedgehog stamp is front center that I got out to make a swap card but I just can't do anything with it.  My creativity has just curled up into a little ball and won't come out to play.  Quite a bummer too because I have these to play with:

These stamps are Valentine's presents from my loved one.  No, my husband, not the cat.  I love Penny Black and that is a fun stamp, I wanted those Hero Art peacocks for awhile now and the cat set is just funky!  I'm quite excited to have them but still the creativity stays curled up.  I'm good at making messes though.  Here's my table:
Lots of stuff there, some more Penny Black stamps, A Muse Studio stamps, and my new long plates for my Big Shot still in the package!  Wake up, creativity!  Wake up!  Nope, only thing that woke up was the cat:

Do these pictures seem slightly kind of out of focus to you or are my eyes tired?  This is a new camera, not quite as point-and-shoot-y as the old one.  Might have to make techy man fiddle with it more.

45 comments:

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I just love your big desk with all the drawers. So great to have everything within easy reach. As for the photos, it's only the cat one that looks a little out of focus to me.
Fiona xx #103

Jaki Morris said...

I love your craft space. And the cat? My first thought was 'is it real?'!! Hope you soon work out the ins and outs of your camera and get your mojo back.
Jakix#84

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

May said...

Sooooo cute your little cat, love your craft space, you have had a lot going on lately!! I am sure Mr Mojo will show up soon, Hugs May x x x x

Katie said...

I love the presents your husband got you! I hate when my camera takes a blurry picture, but your cat is very cute either way!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #21

Shoshi said...

Judy, what an adorable little kitty! And you sound as blessed as me in your hubby - mine is so generous and thoughtful!! Your creative space looks nice and busy, even if there aren't any new creations at the moment! Thanks for popping by my blog. Sheba and I are finally getting it together (with a lot of help from my friends on the Black Cat forum!) and I'm beginning to see the light on this steep learning curve, using a cutter which makes most of the craft cutters look like toys... I am actually working with silver mirror card at the moment, but metal is certainly on the agenda. The Cougar cutters emboss and engrave beautifully. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...don't worry your Mojo will come back...very cute kitty...have a lovely week...Mel

505whimsygirl said...

Hell Princess Judy,

Your kittie is just so darn cute! The photos don't look out of focus to me... but maybe my eyes are tired to? The rest of me is!

You have lots on your desk so just play and touch everything. Maybe your mojo will jump out and yell "SURPRISE!!"

P.S. I'm lovin' working with the mixed media -- you should try it!!

Hugs,
Kay

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous stamps, your workspace looks like one of those old fashioned desks, i have a recent liking for anything that looks like something from the old ages, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm good at making messes too! Hope "creativity" comes out to play with you soon!!!! Especially since you've got new stash to play with! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Laura said...

Your cat is beautiful! I love that peacock stamp set, especially. The peacocks would be lovely embossed with turquoise embossing powder. . . or stamped in black and outlined with a marker?

Franka Benjaminsen said...

It looks like a busy workspace, but when you don't have any inspiration everything stops... new materials or not. Love the Penny Black stamps. They are so cute and they are great to colour. Hope you get your Mojo back soon. Thanks for visiting me. Bye, Franka

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Especially love your vintage stamps! Too much fun going on in your studio. I licked everyone of your markers! Wish I had as many!
Oh yes and your kitty is adorable!
Thanks for the comments and your visit:)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You've got rather a lot on your plate at the moment - crafting will happen when you're ready. Don't feel pressurised to do anything you just don't feel like.
On a happier note, that is one fab puss cat!! How cute (and nosy) :)
You take care of yourself,
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Hazel said...

Those new stamps are crying out to be used and you have such a lovely workspace - hope your mojo gets going soon (Hazel, WOYW #136) x

fairy thoughts said...

great space, hope your mojo comes back soon, mine too (full of cold)
thanks for your comments about the book, it's next to the printer lead. the first line in my book says "Now that is all over, now that nothing can be altered or undone" Well, We'll see over the next few weeks. LOL
janet #60

Danielle said...

love the piles of stuff. is there really any other way to store stuff? those peacock stamps are great!hope you use them soon. dani28

Lou said...

Not surprising Mojo is missing after your sad news, but i hope it returns soon and you start to enjoy crafting again very soon Take care Lou @#91

Angie said...

Love the fact that your desk is tidy but your creative surface and area is heaving with things to nose around.

sandee said...

The only one that looked a little blurry was the kitty one, and it's probably cause he was moving! Hope your mojo returns soon! LOVE the Hero Arts peacock stamp set, wow!! Love taking a peek at your workspace, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

scrappymo! said...

Maybe you just need a wee break for some self pampering...a coffee out with girlfriends, a manicure for a treat...whatever. Sometimes I can tweak my mojo bu getting myself in a different emotional place ( fancy way of saying...just treat yourself!

RosC said...

Hi Judy. Thanks for your lovely comment. I was inclined to take out my thoughts but am glad I didn't now. My Dad died in 2007 and I still miss him, but gently now. He was 93 and had the best grin.
What about those Sympathy cards? Do they cramp your style? Are they demanding answers from you? What about making a simple Thank you card, assembly line style. It will make the replies simple and short although still meaningful AND lubricate the mojo! Then the desk will be clear and the mind less crowded. I do like your desk with the shelves and drawers each side.
:-) Ros.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got some lovely stamps for Valentine's day. Lucky you. My cat didn't do anything like that for me!!

Your cat may seem out of focus, but I think it's a GREAT photo. Love the way you captured the eyes.

Thanks for your earlier visit, too. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Sue from Oregon said...

I can certainly understand why your mojo is missing. You have some lovely stamps. Maybe if you CASE a card with the same stamps it will jump start you a wee bit. Good luck!

RosA said...

Your kitty, out of focus or not, is VERY cute! And yes, I do ALWAYS need more books! I nearly hyperventilated when I found that brand new William Morris book for $2 (AUD)! And, by the way, have you been to my house? I also have books piled all over the floors. The wall of bookcases overflowed years ago! So you think I could find a book suitable for altering there, wouldn't you, hehe!

Stephanie said...

Your desk looks so nice and neat. I'm also envious of your new stamps--they're all great.

Chrizette said...

Happy WOYWW to you! Thank you for stopping by my blog this week :) I hope you find your creativity soon! If I could only find time . . .

Celestial Things

Jules said...

What a beautiful workspace. Love the work desk with all its little shelves and drawers.

Just perfect for all those little treasures.

Love Jules xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh that kitty is cute... mojo in a ball. Maybe it is time to curl up and read a book on art techniques and get inspired all over again. I know what you mean about using ovals or circles, I go through phases of using my scalloped circle and I love it as much as a butterfly.

Sheena said...

I think just the pic of your cute cat is out of focus - and it looks like it's because it was in the process of pouncing on you!
Your creativity will flood back at any moment - we all go through phases like that unfortunately.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sheena
xxx

okienurse said...

great crafting space. Love the kitty! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Jackie said...

I love your craft space.

MaggieC said...

The best way I have found to get my mojo to wake up is to have a really good tidy up and force myself to go through everything and find a place for every bit of paper. By the time I have done that, my mojo is screaming at me to get busy with all the things I had forgotten I had. Thank you for visiting and suggesting ideas for those cards. You do not need to rush off, even though I warmed your coat, I just did not want to hog your valuable time. Stay as long as you like. xx Maggie #98

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous desk, cute kitty!

April said...

Cute kitty! :o) lovely Valentines gifts too, hope your mojo returns soon x

Julia Dunnit said...

My techy man would just day 'RTFM' but he wouldn't actually say the F part!! Now, Ive gazed hard at this...is that a set of passport photos for our dog on the right on top of the Moleskine?!! And dont even try and guess how long I spent working out that your stool is in front of your desk....first I thought lectern, then mini music stand.....oy!!

Sharne Davies said...

oh just read julias comment and she has got good eyes and is sooo nosey but i guess that is why its WOYWW. Hope the MOJO returns soon cos it looks like you have lots to play with. XX Sharne (Fresh as a Daisy)

butlersabroad said...

Hope your Mojo comes back so you can play with those lovely new stamps. I got chocolate covered strawberries and a set of Nesties! Love your kitty, beautiful markings.

Hugs
Brenda (aka Witchy Feet!)

Erika said...

Great desk and looks very productive. Loving your new stamps too. I hope you find your mojo soon.....maybe it's hiding with my distressing tool which has also disappeared.
Thanks for sharing, hugs,
Erika.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there, do love your pressies too! have fun, TFS and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x thanks for popping over too.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your desk, lots of drawers and goodies, those stamps look fab. Take care, thanks for sharing & hope you enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 86

karen said...

You certainly have some wonderful stamps to play with when Mr Mojo makes his return! It is frustrating when he just takes off like that without even a note to say when he will be back! But he always does come back :)
Your kitty cat is beeyootiful!!!
xoxo Karen

Lisa said...

Love the cat so adorable. Your new stamps look so cute. Have fun playing.

Bugged Designs said...

What a lovely desk you have :) and lots of nice goodies to play with, hope your creativity returns soon.

Morti said...

awwwwwwwwww - PRETTY puddy tat! Just gorgeous!

And that's definitely my kind of Valentine - stamps! Lucky girl!

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