Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday-#168

I am dedicating this post to Brenda Butler as not too very long ago, she dared me to post my work desk.  She knew all along that I am anal retentive and my work desk is rather boring.  After viewing other work areas, I knew my area looked a little sterile.  Well the good Lord stepped in and gave me ample opportunity to think about changing my way.  With a desk in front of my recliner holding a laptop - my faithful walker to my right and my cats to keep me company.  I asked myself - "Sandy what turns you on?"  And then I thought  about
Chris Dark.  Chris is one of the most talented artists I have ever know and she has been so gracious to give me some words of wisdom and lead me to some great art techniques.  I love her art journal pages and they excite me no end.  So, my journey into the art journal world will soon begin.  All these words is to say this first picture is the beginning.
These are some new goodies from Faber Castell that I plan to play with in my art journal. I won a couple of Faber Castell starter packages from a challenge on Simon Says Stamps.   I love Faber Castell colored pencils and think they make a really good product. 
So here is where I color and snoop - you can't see the big ole' computer screen in this.  Some of this is a little staged as I wanted to show Brenda that I too have a couple of  House Mouse Stamps.  And yes, that is a real little baby orchid -- I am getting ready to make some orchid cards. 

Now one last thing if you will please "BEAR" with me.  I will leave you with this - this is what you do when there is a bear within 10 feet of you glass door in your craft room  You open the door and look at the bear and you say
"Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?
I see a brown bear looking at me!
SHOOO"

I have really been missing you guys!!!!!!
Love to you all - Sandy


47 comments:

NickelNook said...

Ooh...Now that looks like a pile of yummy goodness! I can't wait to see what you create with it all!
I love your little bear...especially the backside of him! lol We actually had a little bear in our yard a while back too. It the first anyone's heard of one being in our town!
See you again soon!...Nancy :o)

Kelly Neis said...

I love the bear humor in your posts but don't let it in! He is sooo cute though and is just helping you with your physical therapy.
You have some pretty cards sitting there that you made, nice job. Thanks for sharing your very organized desk with us.
Have a great day.
Kelly

koala said...

Wow, very nice organized desk and many craft items. (^.^)/"""
very nice!!! Thank you for sharing...
The bear look funny and cute, but ...I know you can not live together...
Please take care...(^.^;)"""

Leah Ann Gast said...

tee hee...had to laugh :O) Oh yours is still clean...I clean mine up every night before I go to bed, but if you look at it during the day, it looks like a tornado has hit, the room threw up...how ever you want to say it...I'm a messy stamper! But I can't stand a mess before I hit the hay...! Love looking at your bears as long as they are yours, and not in my backyard, tee hee!!!

Becky said...

What wonderful coloring tools and clean desk too :)

Sandra said...

So cool that you won faber castell goodies at Simon Says Stamp! I just love your workdesk! I just love that cute bear! Hugs, Sandra

Lau W said...

lol ! the bear is afraid !!! you make me smile !!
Love what i see oon your desk wow ! You will make superb creations soon, sure !
Have a nice day my dear friend !
Bisous :-)

Cat's sCrap said...

What an organization! Everything is tidied up well by color. I like ! Congratulations !

Hugs from France.
Cath.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I started following your blog, and you disappeared on me. I am so glad to see you are back and on the mend. Your work space looks amazing, and the bears must be a real hoot.

cathylynn said...

There should be a celebration that you are back in your craft room. Looks fabulous to me! Plenty of goodies there! Who would of thought that a "shoo" would chase a bear away! Thank goodness he turned the other way. Well I can see that you haven't lost your humor. love it!
Hugs, Cathy

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Marilyn said...

Can't wait to see the creations you have planned and your desk is way more organized than mine, way more! I also like seeing the rear end of that bear... I would be totally freaked out if a bear was on my deck!

butlersabroad said...

Ah Sandy, I'm so glad to see I'm useful for something! Love your stash of Faber Castell goodies, I'm saving up for some Derwent pencils, either Inktense Water Colour Pencils or Coloursoft ones (like Prismacolors), I can't decide which to get! Would you believe you've got three House Mouse stamps that I don't have! I think you may be my next swapping partner! Hope the bear doesn't decide to come back!

Hugs
Brenda

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Love the pictures of your craft room and your little bear friend! Love the cubbies you have for your copics need to know where you got them they are perfect. Wish my room looked so neat and tiddy guess I'd better get to work. Glad you are back and looking forward to what's comin next.
hugs, Ruth Ann

Charlene said...

Wonderful room!! Perfect with a window and so organized! I need some of those markers! I have been thinking I want to try that too, but Im so anal, yes, anal lol! then watch the videos i think to myself I cant be messy lol!Its so great to see you back

Christina C. said...

Just think about how very lucky you are to see a bear when you look out your window.....you could be looking at an alley!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so thankful to be living in the country where I too can see such lovely sights!!!!
I am sooooooo looking forward to your upcoming journal. I am also a big fan of Chris's beautiful works of art!!!!

Pat said...

Lovely views of your desk Sandy. Such a great stack of new goodies and I love your Copic pen rack. Looks a nice place to work but don't think I would be opening the door to the bear!

Pat xx

Rene said...

Well Sandy, that's quite the dare...I can't even SEE my desk half the time! But yours is so wonderfully neat! And that bear? Why he's just a baby! I'm sure you could make friends with him...but then again, I think they hang out with their moms for about 2 years soooo...maybe your view of him is the best one! Lol!
Rene ;D

Lindsey said...

Oh to be so organized. :D Love that final bear pic!

May said...

Welcome Sandy.. Its so lovely to see you have recovered enough to post I have missed you.. What a fab desk love your marker collection.. and those makes on your desk look Beautiful.. love the cards on top of your marker storage!
Well what a cheeky bear.. I thought I was bad enough with a cheeky fox.. But this guy is much bigger & stronger.. Have a wonderful happy creative week.. Take care Hugs May x x x#4

Victoria said...

I spy with my little eye..... lots of lovely crafting things. The HM stamps are great (I love 'em!) and I really like the Hershey's card too. I think your creation station looks fantastic! Love the picture of the bear too!

Lisa M said...

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy...
How awesome to see your post! I love that you have a makeshift desk and I can't wait to see what you're going to create in the near future. When I first read your post, I thought you said, "And yes, that is a real little baby!" I thought OMG....where??? HA...duh...my eyes skipped a vital word! ORCHID!! phew....I can stop squinting inside the cubbies now.
As for the bear....that is sooo not what I would have said had it been me. ;)
hugs to you!!!
Lisa xx
Happy weekend

Trish and Treasure said...

Great to see your play area!!! Looks like little bear wants to come in for dinner!!! Must be a little scary pegging out the washing!!!
Hugs Trish

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, this was a fun stopover! Thanks for posting on WOYWW. It's so nice to meet a lovely friend of Brenda's.

Your art space is luscious and colorful! All the best with your new artistic chapter into art journaling.

My sister just moved to Waxhaw - I had no idea about the bears!!!

I'm really late getting around to snooping. Hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #136

Chris said...

Ah my lovely Sandy, I'm so glad to see you're back posting and that you're recovering well!

Then I read down your post and see some beautiful words, you are the sweetest person, thank you and I always, always look forward to reading your comments or an email, you always make me grin from ear to ear and belly laugh too! I love your art and I'm absolutely thrilled to see you're venturing into art journal. Your new supplies are superb and I've been hankering after some of those big brush pens and gelato's for a while so enjoy them and let me know if you like them. Congrats on your win too, timing couldn't be more perfect could it? Love the faber castell supplies display box, did you get that from Simon Says as well because I NEED one of those :D.

Love your makeshift work station, very cute and your desk.......... I'm a crafter of the VERY messy variety, I can hardly bear to look at it at the moment and must clear it up so that I can clear my head!

I was amazed when I saw your visitor, how incredible to look out of your window and see a bear, I'd be mesmerized!

Really, really good to see you back and have a great weekend, hugs, Chris x

Paula said...

I love all your goodies! The Faber-Castell goodies just look yummy!! I can't wait to see what you make with it all. And you go girl, you show that bear who is Queen!

Tertia said...

You are right, your desk is super neat, but thats the fun thing about WOYWW, we don't judge anybody. LOL
Thank goodness for that, let me tell you.
If there was a bear outside my door, I would run awaty screaming.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #52

Linda Palmer said...

You know we all miss you to! We miss your sweet face, you funny stories, your talent etc. So glad to see you posting again. Hope you are doing so much better. Stay with the physical therapy.

Alice Wertz said...

your craft space is so neat! really looking froward to seeing your art journal pages, too! hope Mr. Little Bear will not disturb you while you create! =) hope you have a lovely weekend!

okienurse said...

great looking crafting space. Baby Bears on the outside are fun to watch but a resident in Montana told us she had one come in an open door and couldn't make it leave it like the dog food too much!! Park rangers came and got it out but what a scare. Wonder where momma was? Sorry I am so late getting around but it is what it is with family, crafts, etc. time can sometimes become a premium! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Eliza said...

Ok that is it when I come to the states I am going to visit you, you have the funniest outlook on life and a twisted sense of humour, like me. Love the bear even when you scared him to death, he is now running for his life away from you. Gosh he is probably telling his family about you and they will all come back and get you.

Ok so the desk is less interesting today and the bear and your quirky way takes precedence. LOL

Eliza #24
belated WOYWW greetings sorry I am late

Shelby said...

Poor teenage bear...scared him to death!! All I can say is I'm glad I don't live that far up in the mountains. Of course you know I love your work space with all of those beautiful windows and gorgeous views!!

Shelby

Susan Flynn said...

Gosh you are so neat and tidy Sandy! Love your House Mouse stamps they are just adorable aren't they? Gosh I thought that bear was a 3 legged dog lol! Hope you are well my friend x

Linda said...

Wow can you come over and do my craft room too!!!!! I will wait for you with a hot cup of tea!!!!! You make come special delivery and I will sign for you !!!!! Welcome back my friend!!!!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Goodness Sandy can I come over to craft?? Love your craft area I can just spend hours and hours peeking in your stash lol!! I hope you are doing well!!!

((((HUGS))))
Patricia

Elaine said...

Wow Sandy what a lot you have got , what a fantastic work desk , such a great place to work , your friend will be astounded when she see it. Love the House Mouse stamps I adore House Mouse, and what a super little follower you have there.
That brown bear looks fabulous in the photo's, but wait until next year when he is bigger ....ooops
So nice to see you are back on line again , hope you are improving each day Take care Hugs Elaine

Patricia St Martin said...

This is great Sandy! Does it look like that now? Every time I clean up my area when I start a new card it get all messed up again, just can't keep my area clean. You must get a lot of bears. They are cute but I guess they can cause some damage real fast.
Hugs

My'scardcorner said...

How tidy are you Sandy lots of colouring pens to choose. Great pics of the bear Oh to see one so close.Take care
Myrax

Shannon White said...

Just Love your crafty place Miss Sandy! Such a Pretty view, bet it's so inspiring! Mine looks pretty much like a hurricane hit it... And so Sweet your bear buddy is still coming to visit! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Michelle Webb said...

Thanks Sandy, you're so kind. Your crafty space looks amazing. Can't wait to see what fun you have in your art journal. Michelle x

Lori said...

You look very organized! Love that shot of the bear running away and what a thing to see out your craft window!

julieprice3 said...

Oh my, a bear out the window, I would freak! But he is cute, You have to wonder though, where is mum? Hope you get some creating done on your very tidy desk
Hugs Julie P

Sue from Oregon said...

Do you live near the woods or is this poor little bear lost in the edges of the city? Oh my! Myf friend lives in Alaska and she says she has bears going through her garbage all the time. Boy that would freak me out!
Glad you are joining in WOYWW! I missed last week, it was my Dad's 82nd birthday, so I was off partying!!! Loved my snoop!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy! It is lovely to have you back at last.......even with a bear in tow - lol. I really have missed your good humour whilst you have been away. Love your win from SSS, excellent choice. Hope all is well with you now. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Scrap Affair said...

Bear is such a cutie pie!
:)
I really don't know ANYTHING about Faber Castell colored pencils-but they look yummy :)
And I see Cinderella! :)
Nice to have you back dear Sandy!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Wow!! This is so called ‘a dream crafting’ place!!! Hahahaha, you are having so many great collections, dear!! Looks at those Copics, stamps, Faber castell, etc!!! OMG!! Those are so precious!! With the additional of Sandy’s lovely hands, I can guarantee you can make many super duper good cards!!

PS: Good bye, Brown Bear!! Please don't disturb my dear Sandy anymore.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Still doing a catch up on your posts Sandy. You sure scared the bear away with your words!!!!

Hugs
Sarn xxxx