Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

WOYWW - I try, really I do

Now if you had looked yesterday morning this is what you would have seen...

 As you can see I have been having alot of fun playing along with Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques Workshop! Far too much fun to be bothered with tidying up!

Here is a quick peek at some of the bits I have been practising..

 Talking of Mr Skinner, I went down to Kent at the weekend to visit the Bessie, and whilst we were trying to decide what to do on the Saturday be both had emails come through from the Craft Barn telling us that they had an Inspiration Day and one of the Demonstrators was the man himself - well it took a nano of a nano second for us to decide that was where we were destined! What a lovely chap he is and it was nice to meet up with some other people who are doing his course and had the same idea as us!
Anyway, back to the present, I thought I should really have a tidy up before WOYWW... well I did (sort of) but then I got distracted by my Workshop supplies and....

..... started to play again before I took the picture I was going to use to pretend it was all nice and tidy this morning..

 and here it is as it actually does look like this morning.. not much different from 24 hours ago is it??

Oh well the intention was there.......

Thank you for popping by, if you care to pop back again in the near future I will actually have some art to show you!


  1. My theory is that you can't create without getting messy so keep going! I wasn't able to get to the Barn at the weekend, sadly but it sounds a lot of fun.

  2. i love a messy busy desk!! looks like loads of fun , those backgrounds look great! Trish #64

  3. Haha. I can totally empathise... I'm having issues with tidying (or lack of it) myself, as evidenced by my own WOYWW photos! :lol:

    Your Timeworn Techniques pieces look fabulous and you're obviously having a lot of fun with it. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ali #35

  4. Well you do make me laugh :0)) With your reasoning .
    Blimey why is it when we start playing we end up with about an eight inch square to work in I really must take pictures of when I am like this its every where LOL .
    anyway lucky you and Mr Skinner that was a treat work looks great bet its fun
    have a good week xxx

  5. I love a messy desk which looks a lot of fun, your creative pieces look fab, must look out for more on Mr Skinner as I am not to far from the craft barn about a hour away!!Have a great week, Hugs May x x

  6. Oh gosh your work desk looks just like mine.....glad you had such a great time with Andy Skinner, x

  7. I love your busy, creative work space as it looks like you have been having lots of crafty fun with some fab projects on the go :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

  8. Messy shows a creative mind, well that is the story I am sticking too! Just noticed I have rust all over my bar on the computer!!! Andy gets everywhere!

  9. Sounds like you are having too much fun to be bothered with something as time wasting as desk tidying. The course sounds a blast and your day out an even bigger blast so I hope you are having a good WOYWW too. Elizabeth x #21

  10. Your pratice sheets are looking good-- cant wait to see what you finish up with!

  11. Now that's the sort of messy desk I love, and it has Golden Syrup as well - fantastic.
    good luck on the workshop and how lucky to meet AS as well.

    Ann B

  12. looking forward to seeing your finished art,happy crafting,x

  13. Glad you're enjoying the AS course....I've heard lots of good feedback about it.

    And as for tidying's definitely overrated!!

  14. I realize I am really late getting here, especially since I am #2. But I have had a terrible time keeping my computer running today. Seems it wants to shut down after I visit any blog.

    I'm so glad you stopped by. I have missed you during WOYWW. IF I can get the computer to cooperate, I will be reviewing that Doodles Unleashed book tomorrow. Stop by if you like.

    Happy WOYWW.

  15. Love the two sets of pics! Such fun going on. Take care & enjoy this WOYWW, I know it's Thursday but it takes ages to snoop around everyone! I do it in shifts! Lol Zo xx60

  16. Cor, I wouldnt have minded seeing a demo by AS, and look how inspiring you found it! Have missed the triple golden syrup tins and the sight of your busy bench. is the bin bag really for rubbish or is it more stash?
    The badges - there's an explanation on today's post...and of course if you can get over the silliness, you should send me your address!!
    I think Blogger has seen fit to re-install the new WV on your blog...

  17. Ha, I remember that day when I first say your desk too! It will be forever etched in my brain and burnt into my retinas unfortunately!! Glad to see that some things haven't changed though, you're still making an unholy mess but also making great art and I'm still a neatnik making questionable cards!! One day we might both find a balance.

    Good to see you again,

  18. Amazing textured artwork, Nicks - well done! Am especially loving the rusty stuff further down and also above the page - I think it's interesting to consider whether rust simply corrodes, or if it can show another layer of something; and that's what you achieved :0) Thanks for popping by my Pen Pot, too, and have a fab WOYWW - Deb


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