Wednesday, 5 February 2014

WOYWW #244

Hello again and thank you for dropping in. You're probably here because you know all about the phenomenon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday... but if not, and you want to play along, go to Julia's place for all the details.

So here we are with a new month - which for me means new blog challenges to be completed. I've been over and looked at Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014 for February - hmmm - bit of an issue with lack of supplies - so I'm still puzzling over what I'm going to do with that one. I'm hoping to start playing along with Kate Crane's Calendar Journal challenge over at The Kathryn Wheel, and of course I have my own personal Calendar Girl Tag challenge on the go too.

OK, so I've gone for the easy option, and I'm playing dressing up dolls again! Here is my desk with my February Calendar Girl in progress...

A different view again this week, taken from the back of the desk from the window end. You can see my bucket of Copics and my box of Promarkers - all stored nib down - SHOCK HORROR!

You can also see a stack of cheap exercise (composition) books in the foreground - I'm using one of these to make notes for my Calendar Girls - so that if I have a brilliant idea for, say, October I can jot it down and not have forgotten all about it when the time comes.

The cardboard tube is the inside of a cling film roll, and is really sturdy - so I'm adding it to my collection of random tubes-which-may-or-may-not-be-re-purposed-into-some-amazing-gorgeousness-one-day, and the empty multi-vitamins pot will go in my box of things-to-make-painty-marks-with.

Aside from that, everything else is either stuff that is still there from last week or being used in the current project...

This is my progress so far - I have deliberately avoided a red & pink colour palette, even though I am going with a Valentine's Day / love  theme. I'm using black and white with a hint of red, and again I'm making an effort to use up some of my stash.

You may be wondering why I have a legless girl - not a comment on too many Valentine's Day glasses of Champers! - I had a mishap with my shading on her dress and inadvertently coloured her knees a rather unpleasant shade of grey - so I've had to re-stamp and colour her legs and will have to surgically re-attach them later!

Well, that's what's happening here today - what have you got going on? Let me know you came and I'll catch up with you soon.


  1. lovely tag in the making , & how pretty you've made the dress look . Happy woyww Jill #35

  2. What's wrong with grey knees, mine are that colour when I have been cleaning floors. Love the girl on your desk and how tidy your markers are, banded together in colours, I always start off organised then throw them back in anyoldhow at the end.
    Ann B

  3. Your Prima lady is looking great!
    Like the black white and a touch of red idea
    Jackie 10

  4. Super girl and the legs will look great under the dress. BJ#??

  5. Sounds fun....I haven't played with paper dolls in forever. Thanks for the idea.
    Sara j #50

  6. Love the idea of your Calendar girls, Maisie. Are you putting them in a book? I have that stamp and am always looking for ways of using her, love her! Had to laugh at the view from the back of your desk, if I did that I'd be out on the porch roof!!
    Hugs Lisax #54

  7. Looks like fun! The tag background looks lovely.

    ~Elaine #61

  8. I , too, am a paid up member of the Random Tube and Pot Club! Though I did have a good sort out last week! Love that girls you've coloured in, leg less or not, lol!
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  9. What a darling doll...great coloring. A very neat and tidy work space. Thanks for sharing Carole #76

  10. Hey there MM, love the calendar girl..I would have liked to have seen her grey knees!
    Letraset say you can store Promarkers anyway you like, nib down doesn't affect them :) Cx #38

  11. Love your colouring, she's beautiful! I agree, I never go with pink for Valentines, always go black/white/touch of red too.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #42 xx

  12. Love the way you've coloured your doll, I wish I had time to learn how to colour with Copics. Maybe one day!
    I think that black, white and red make for a more classy looking Valentine as well.
    Michelle #80

  13. love the black and white idea, thanks for sharing, Donna #94

  14. Hi Maisie, gorgeous work - I just love those dollies, I have 3 in my collection now. Anytime you fancy a dolly tag swap just shout! Have a great WOYWW, Cindy #97

  15. Hi Maisie, popping in for a looksie, super craft space and gorgeous colouring, have fun with your tags - cheers RobynO#16

  16. Hi Maudie, I had a good laugh about the surgical implant. I have done that way too often myself. Peg R 25

  17. Your dolls look great. Have fun dressing them up. Sorry for the late visit. #14

  18. hi maaisie great post i had to laughat your legless girl.i thought i was the only one in blogland thdt uses promarkers. i much prefer them to copic especially the aqua ones so like watercolors but less messy
    janet #8


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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