Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WOYWW #215

Is anyone having problems with keeping track of days since Google took away the Google Reader?  I am not going to say I have that problem but I have definitely having deficits because of it.  :-)  I didn't post last week on WOYWW because of missing the whole Wednesday somehow...I woke up and it was Friday!  How does that happen?  DH was in Austria and DD was busy getting ready for a Medieval reenactment encampment in Pennsylvania and being left on my own time flew past and left me rather dazed.  Outside of a couple meetings I stayed home in comfy clothes...okay night gown and did next to nothing.  I realized about 20 minutes ago I have almost missed this Wednesday also!!  So without further ado....

Welcome to WOYWW #215 on Wednesday afternoon 4:06 pm Okie time!!!  What is WOYWW and why do I keep rambling on about it?  Well Julia will give you the deets if you go to her blog Stamping Ground.  Want to play along?  Take a picture of your desk, write a post and link it on Julia's blog.  Leave me a message if you do so I can go see it!

Here is a picture of my desk last night...I did remember last night but got sidetracked!
 As you can see it doesn't look like much has been going on!  I did get some calendar pages made for my class and some tags for another class if you would like to see them click on the links. 


My desk right now.  Decided to try black gesso in my art journal and see what I can make with it.  I am not promising much but thought I would give it a try with some stencils and molding paste and collage some of the Graphic 45 French Marketplace images on it.  I will post a picture if it works out.

How is my garden growing some have asked about the beds I showed in this post so I thought I would share a couple pictures!   Sorry for the haziness but as Deeyll will attest the weather this July is different then any we have had in recent years.  Last year this time we were in a run of greater then 100f (38c) degree days and no rain and high temperatures that made you miserable.  The reservoirs got 6-8 feet below levels that continued until in February we were 12 feet below.  Then there was a change...lots of rain and cooler temps...I am happy with it.
CORN!  We have already had one meal off the ones in the back and hopefully will be harvesting for the freezer soon.
Tall things are sunflowers...about 10-11 feet tall starting to put on flower heads.  Enough to feed a bunch of our birds around here this next year.  Tomatoes, beans, and as you can see the squash has been taken over by beetles. 
Planter box and hanging baskets on the patio!

Well that's it for me I am off to see if that gesso is dry enough to play with.  I am planning on making it around to every one's desk this week but it may take all week to do so...  Everything is taking me longer to do now days.  Off to make a cup of coffee and see what the first few are up to!

20 comments:

  1. That black gesso looks like it might be the start of a really effective and dramatic journal spread! I have seen journals where it works really well and looks really effective: I shall be really interested to see how yours turns out, especially with the texture. Hope your week is a happy one full of creative joy and that it doesn't fly by before you know it again! Julie Ann #45

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  2. Ooh, the black gesso background i'm sure will look awesome whatever you do with it. And love your garden. Brigita #25

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  3. Beautiful garden pictures, Vickie, and as always I enjoy your colourful desk with all those gorgeous pens and ribbons! The black gesso backgrounds look intriguing and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Black always produces a rich and vibrant effect.

    Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment - you can imagine how excited I am about my new ARTHaven! As for the camera, it's going to prove amazing after all the struggles I had with the old one, which more or less put me off making videos at all... We're going over to the new house tomorrow and there will be more piccies after that!

    I agree with you about the distressing. A bit of discreet wear along exposed edges is fine, and gives character to a piece, but I can't see the point in distressing parts that would never be vulnerable to wear - it just makes it look a mess! I want to keep this shelf unit plain, to set off what I'm going to put on it.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #116

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  4. I am not WOYWWing this week but I am popping in to say hello ! Ya know....I have some black gesso and have never used it....at least I don't remember using it. Your ribbon storage always blows me away and this week your garden has me seriously wishing you were my neighbor. Look at that corn ! I miss fresh of the stalk corn.
    Happy Wednesday !
    hint.... Set you alarm on your phone next week.

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  5. What a beautiful garden. That is so much work. April #107

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  6. Oh that sounds wonderful, pyama times, just relaxing and enjoying your time... Not here, my 6 year old won't allow me that, lol. Your garden is so beautiful, a green heaven! And I'm curious what you'll make with the black gesso. Never tried it. Hugs, Wendy #121 (it's like we're being cows with numbers, haha)

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  7. I love looking at your desk with all your pretty ribbon on show and all your other crafting stash. I look forward to seeing your journal page when finished. Your garden is looking amazing so much work has gone in to it.
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
    Ria #75

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  8. so much lushness, love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

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  9. Wow, your garden is absolutely amazing. How wonderful to be able to pick your evening meal. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra

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  10. Oh just look at all those fab ribbons on your shelf!!! Great snoop. x Jo

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  11. I love the way you store all your inks etc.. I also have ribbon envy!!! Love the shots of your garden too- my dad tried growing sweetcorn by all I remember is the earwigs in the leaves! Look forward to seeing your journal pages! Chris#120

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  12. Hi Vikki missed seeing you around! Love your garden! The veggie patch is looking brilliant! Heatwave here with a fortnight of high 20's which is exceptional for Wales! Hope you have a good week! Ali H#44

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  13. Wow I am in awe of all those wonderful ribbons and color items on your desk........your gardens looks fabulous too! I haven't tried black gesso in my journals yet either so will love to see what you do. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34.

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  14. The garden is looking really good. Love the tags in the below post. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104

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  15. p.s. forgot to mention...my ATC from you for the WOYWW 4 swap was lost in the mail. What a bummer. :(

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  16. Wow! Look at all that ribbon....ooohhhh aaaahhhh....wish I had half of them....lol! Love your garden, it looks amazing. Vikki #95

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  17. My DD put me onto protopage.com, and although the homepage is not as nice as igoogle, I like the reader much better! That is where your blog is now, on my "art" tab in my reader, so I can check everyday!

    I love black, and have done a couple of black journal pages - awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  18. Happy Belated WOYWW, Vickie! Seems like ages since I've been by for a visit. Apparently I'm in the same daze you are! How fun to see what you are trying with the journal and to see how your garden grows! After the horrible tornado weather, I'm delighted that you are having cooler temps and fantastic garden-growing weather! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #20

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  19. Holy cow, Vickie. That corn is incredible. And so is the rest of your garden. Mine is dying and yours is thriving. It's sure hot here today. Hope it's not heating up in your world, though.

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  20. You def have a green thumb!! Your yard and garden look amazing. All of that fresh produce will be so good for you too. The birds will appreciate the sunflower seeds too. Do y'all plant a garden every year??

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