Wednesday, 24 September 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday?

 Good morning/afternoon according to wherever it is you live from 4:30pm Queensland, Australia...and I'm about to travel the world visiting desks of very inspirational and creative people...pats on the back to you and especially Julia...who hosts this crazy desk sharing on her if you want to know more about WOYWW #277 visit here!!!
TOP photo my main desk with trusty laptop on the left with a parcel and card on the corner from friend Estelle (as it's my birthday Sunday). In the middle is my workpad covered with Zentangle doodles - my Saturday skyping buddy Vikki, challenged me to try it, so I just followed along with someone on You-tube and had a go...I think it'll take a bit of practice. In the middle is an autumn themed card I'm working on and one to the right as well. And there's that bird tree stamp from last week and another added to the "I'm going to use this before I put it away" pile.
 This is my right side desk...and I'm showing you this because I've just come home from printing photos to make a first year album for gorgeous Sophies birthday next month...stay tuned.
Close up of my Zentangle another on the scrap under the pink pencil. My Autumn card is to be posted so I'll link that here.
Thanks for visiting my desk, do hope you're creativity is flowing...Cheers Robyn my opinion!
PS just in case you think I'm a tidy worker....nope, minutes after the top photos, I was scrounging through folder and paper pads looking for the finishing touches to my autumn card.


  1. ooh ah..that stack of papers, and love those Zentangles.
    There is a site where they have a weekly Tuesday challenge.Have you heard of
    Nice lot of goodies on your desk Robyn.

  2. Hello Robyn - sorry I didn't even get around to visiting last week. This week's desk is great - and all those lovely papers and items. Never tried zentangles - don't know if they are me at all. They are rather like blackwork embroidery - and I'm not sure about that either - but, maybe, one day....when there is nothing else in the diary, and nothing else on the to-do list, and there is a blue moon!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful birthday on Sunday - enjoy. Mine's Friday.
    Is Sophie really nearly one - how quickly this last year has gone - and what a lovely gift for her. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #18

  3. well dont need to tell you I am nto tidy worker as my desk shows that every week :D and love the I must use it before put it away pile for stamps etc have one of those too.. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #27

  4. Love the look of that paper pad- but I absolutely will not allow myself to buy it, lol. I have so many pads that 'I had to have'- still nowhere near the end of them! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #25 xxx

  5. Gorgeous bits and pieces on show! I tried having a go at Zentangle - thought I'd love it but it drove me bonkers!! I learned a lot about myself, namely that I have zero patience these days, lol!!!
    Hugs, LLJ 34 xx

  6. I love zentangle but still havent tried it.
    I've moved on from a pile of to use laters to a drawer full!
    Hope to see what you do with the photos.
    Jan S 53

  7. fantastic collection of papers I have that stack but in 12 x 12 and love it. I also adore that tree stamp that is on the block, I tried zooming in and couldn't. thanks for visiting already and leaving a comment, life is a tad busy with work. Ah grand final is on Saturday thank heavens and the manic chaos will be over for a little while.

    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan who is helping me visit the desks right now.
    Happy WOYWW

  8. Good for you for trying zentangles. I've been telling myself I'm going to give it a try. Like you, I'll find a YouTube video and play along.
    The card is beautiful by the way.
    And how exciting to have a present waiting for you for your birthday. Have a lovely day Sunday!
    Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.

  9. Happy Birthday for next week - hope you have a lovely day filled with all you love.
    Zentangling and I just do not get on. I haven't the patience these days to be neat - that's probably why I like grunge LOL.
    Hugs, Neet 16 xx

  10. Lovely crafting, papers and other goodies in your inviting workspace. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

  11. Lovely projects on your desk. I enjoyed my foray in to zentangle although it does make you go boss eyed after a while! I love your Autumn card too.
    Lynda B 24

  12. Had to laugh at your last photo showing how your desk looked after:) LOL

    Hope you have a lovely birthday on Sunday.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 28

  13. Robyn , Earlier birthday wishes being sent your way for Sunday & hope you have a lovely day. What a pretty pink album on your desk & I see a pile of photo's just waiting to go in .
    Happy woyww Jill #11

  14. You´ve got quite some nice projects on your desk! Do you like Zentangle? I tried it many times and it makes me nervous, no calming effects on me, lol;
    Gabriele 8

  15. I think even your 'after' pic looks tidy! Some lovely projects on the go there, Robyn. Have a wonderful birthday, with many happy returns. Chris # 14

  16. Great projects on the go here. I especially love the Zentangles.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 36

  17. Hi Robyn, thanks for your visit on my blog earlier today! I so would like to rummage through your stuff! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

  18. Happy birthday for sunday. Those zentangles are gorgeous. I really love the one under the pencil but it would drive me mad trying to do those. Don't know how they say they are calming. Your autumn card is really pretty, perfect colours. It's good to see that you are nearly as messy as me.
    Have a great week,
    Von #23

  19. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm really enjoying my catch up with my blogging friends today.
    It's good to see both tidy shots and 'working in progress' gives us a good chance to have a real snoop ;-)
    Annie x #12

  20. Meant to say.....Happy birthday for Sunday :-)
    Annie x

  21. What a lot of things going on - I love the zentangles - I really ought to have a go at them, they look fun - and I really, really love the autumn card, thanks for the link to it, it's just stunning - autumn colours are my favourite. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, and I hope you have a great week,
    Diana '32

  22. Hey Robyn, lots of fun on your desk this week. I have tried Zentangle a few times, need to have another go - I'd love to do one of the classes, but I don't think anyone does them over here. Looks like you're doing really well with it anyway, I will enjoy seeing how you get on. Have a wonderful birthday on Sunday :o) Annie C #37

  23. Hi Robyn, looks like you've been having a lot of fun! I've struggled with zentangle, it just isn't 'me'
    Love the papers and colours on your desk
    Debs x 26

  24. Hi Robyn,

    I'd say your zentangles look great! I took a class a few years ago and felt lost the entire time! The class was a bit fast for my slow brain.

    Happy birthday today! Yep, that's how late I am in getting around this week. After working all week on the computer the last thing I want to do is get on it at home. I'm hoping to get in a better routine but this is the way it is for now.

    Thanks for sharing your, uh, messy side of life! tee hee. Thank you for your visit earlier in the week.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Hugs, Kay (31)

  25. I love that autumn card, Robyn, with the beautiful leaves, and also your Zentangles. You've got a great creative space, and how pretty are those little drawers!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #35


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn