WOYWW: Paintin’, Cleanin’ & Curbside Shoppin’

Howdy crafty folks! It’s time for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday! I FINALLY managed to bring some order to my crafty chaos this week. I even vacuumed! I dug under the scary table where I cram stuff and purged and organized and I am not ashamed to show you my room. Even with my projects in progress out it still looks pretty good:)

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Doncha love this shelf? I found it on the side of the road with a “FREE” sign on it! Free! Can you believe what people get rid of? I had my husband hang up the shelf then I used ribbons, scrapbook papers and beaded tassel trim to change it from “blah” to “ohh la la!”

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I spent most of the day painting and working on a new beginner watercolor tutorial for my shop. I finished the BBC series Being Human so I decided to start on the American series…hmmm, tv is so much better with British accents….

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I also varnished some new paper beads, look at that clean table!

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And surprise, I got an advance copy of the December issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts and my artwork is on the cover, the whole entire cover!!!

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A clean craft room, artwork on the cover of a major stamping magazine and a free shelf. It’s a pretty good day. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

56 thoughts on “WOYWW: Paintin’, Cleanin’ & Curbside Shoppin’

  1. You are so talented -I am going to try my first watercolor card thanks to you-can’t wait to get to reas scrap and stamp and read about you

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  2. Good for you! I wish I had half your talent. I did find the other day a 2004 copy of Scrap & Stamp that I had saved because they published a card I made. Made me feel good all over again. You must be ecstatic. I know I would be. Again good for you!!

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  3. Sounds like an amazing day! Your space is terrific- you have so many amazing supplies all within reach. I love the paper backing and trim on the free shelves. I’m inspired to get my space clean now.
    And the cover!!! Congrats. You totally deserve it.

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  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! Cool shelf! Love the work space you have! Love the painting you’ve started! Congrats on the mag cover!! Pretty cool day I’d say! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

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  5. WOW, a “cover girl”!!! Congratulations! That is FANTASTIC. You certainly earned it with all your creative skills. Keep it up ‘cuz I keep learning and learning and more learning from you. I haven’t touched my water colors in years……but now I’m inspired to pull them out and do something with them IF I can find where I put them πŸ™‚

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  6. WOW Lindsay, congratulations!! The cover of this mag looks fantastic! Love your shelf find and the cement block that you use for holding your markers…I could just keep looking at your photos of your craft space and find more bright ideas hehe. Have to say I LOVE your water colour painting…just beautiful! Hope you have a great week and happy WOYWW.
    Janene #24

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  7. Wow the whole front cover … Well done !!!!
    Great have a look round as you have done such a tidy up really enjoyed your post
    Jackie 31
    Scrapbangwallop

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  8. Wow! Congratulations. ..and well deserved! and what a beautifully organised work area, one day I’ll get to join in WOYWW…until then have a good one!! xx

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  9. Glad you like our accents Lindsay! I like yours too. I really enjoyed your video (water colour flowers yesterday), I’ve always thought that I couldn’t paint, but I’m determined to have a go now. (I’ve got the paints – I use them with stamping). Thank you..

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  10. many congratulations on getting your work on the front cover of the magazine how amazing is that. Your water colour is really lovely great use of colour

    Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
    Ria #61

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  11. What a week you have had. The cover looks really good – well done. The shelf looks great there in its place, and such wonderful tidiness… what can I say?
    Have another great week.
    Margaret #70

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  12. Ooh! I did love this post!!! So much to interest! First of all huge congratulations and then that shelf…I called my DH over to look ‘cos it is so fabulous. When I have my little craft room/sun-room in the garden I want one just the same! Love, love, love your painting too, btw! Julie Ann xx #45

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  13. Congradulations one the Scrap and Stamp. Looking forward to seeing it. I have to do the same and clean up some . It is getting out of hand.

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  14. OMGoodness – I am snooping at a Famous Person πŸ˜€ Many Congrats on that wonderful achievement. xx
    LUV the watercolour πŸ™‚

    HAPPY WOYWW 124

    IKE in Greece #49

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This does not surprise me in the least!!! I love all of your work and especially love your videos!! I have incorporated sooooooo many of your ideas into my own work!! Of course, not with the same flare, but I do what I can!! LOL!!!! I am so glad I found your videos and blog….it makes for such fun crafting! And….I am SO JELLY of your craft room!!!

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  16. Congrats on the being the cover feature!! The fall/river water color on your desk is wonderful. If I could water color like you, all my cards would be/have mini-water color paintings–like the whiskey painter Joe I found on youtube.

    I am going to try water coloring soon. I have all the supplies on hand that i need. Your last painting–the Cosmos–was a bit intimidating to me because the water is so ‘loose’. I’ve tried water color in the past–a very long time ago–and it ended up looking like a big muddy blob. I daresay I didn’t allow my paint to dry before applying adjacent paint. AND I didn’t control the amount of the water on my brush. SEE–I am learning by watching you work and your pointers/tips do help tremendous

    I’d like to try is a small water color beach scene or a landscape–become proficient at that and then at some point begin to add to those scenes additional things of interest–similar to one my daughter purchased that features a tree on a hill w/ some grass, a couple of fall leaves and a small bear w/ a balloon. On the painting–which is on canvas board–written in black ink, by hand, is an endearing sentiment about romantic love.

    The reason I got into rubber stamping is because I was doing acrylic painting–flowers, roosters, etc. on small cards and needed to add more interest to my card and I cannot draw. So, I bought a French script rubber stamp and used it on the background in the vintage/shabby chic style versus full on stamping. It made my cards much more interesting. After that I was hooked on rubber stamping for life.

    Sorry for this epic epistle. A bit windier than usual today…HA.

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  17. One more thing–sorry–I TOO love British shows. Have you watched the Halloween episode of Poirot? It’s called Halloween and it has been on youtube in its entirety.

    It’s not British, but have you watched Hamish McBeth? It’s Scottish and their accents are awesome too. I love Hamish McBeth–the whole series in on youtube–rhere are 3 seasons and each episode is better than the precious one.

    The lead character is played by Robert Carlyle, who is a fabulous actor. He currently plays Mr. Gold in Storybrooke–Once Upon a Time which airs Sunday nights. My husband and I are hooked on it.

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  18. Love your craft room. I craft in the basement too but only against one wall and I face the washer, dryer, furnace, hot water tank, freezer, etc. However, I refer to this space as “the lower studio” instead of the basement. The “upper studio” is a huge walk-in closest that is my sewing room.
    Congrats on your cover. You deserve it.

    By the way, I tried your water colour technique from yesterday’s posting…..and, let’s say, I need to practice!!…but it was fun.

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  19. wow well done you on the cover …stunning work .love your photos so much too see and a stunning watercolour too thanks for sharing with us and again well done to you Andrea#47

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  20. Holy cow! The whole cover! That sure is something. How wonderful and what great things you’ve created on it as well. I think your new shelf used to be someone’s desk hutch, but yes! You can find some great finds curbside. Love all the shots of your cleaned up room.

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  21. Can’t beat a British accent, but then again I might be biased! Love the river watercolour and congrats on the front cover! Hamish MacBeth is a good show (and it IS British!), along with Monarch of the Glen, but most Americans who reviewed it on Netflix said they needed the subtitles on! Love how the shelf turned out, can’t beat free.

    Hugs
    Brenda 14

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  22. What a gorgeous craft room you have and that shelf is lovely. Congratulations on getting your work on the cover of the magazine. Sorry I am so late in visiting, work got on top of me. Happy Belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#76)

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  23. Hey you’re on the cover !!! Wouaww !!! Congratulations !!!
    You’re famous !!
    Can I have an autograph ??
    I am proud of you !! and so must be your family !

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  24. Congrats on the cover. It’s fabulous. Can’t wait for my issue to arrive. Thank you for all the time you spend on your tutorials and your blog in general. I look forward to it every day.

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