Wednesday, 7 January 2015

WOYWW-Two for the Price of One.

The last few days I felt like working away from my usual workspace and just having a play with my Portfolio pastels whilst in front of the tele. Deciding not to plan anything in particular and not be concerned with whether anything worthwhile comes of it. So here is a peek at my temporary folding 'work desk'  and what I have been working on.

I started by laying down some acrylic paint as a base then used my pastels. Portfolio pastels are water soluble and they are wonderful when it comes to changing something you don't like. You just wipe it with a baby wipe and its gone.

I still have to give her some hair and work on her dress and do some more work to the background. Time for some collage, I think. The pink in the top corner with the white circles is some pink tissue paper stamped with acrylic paint. I just love using tissue paper, I love its transparency when adhered to a background.

This is how my usual work desk is looking.

A mess I think you will agree.

In the background you can see the WIP I featured in my last post. This is how it has progressed since then.

I have added some more citra solv papers to the back ground and penciled in a figure. I'm not completely happy with her so far but maybe that will change as she progresses.

I am linking this page to WOYWW. Why not pop over and take a look at other desks around the globe.

Thanks for visiting. x


  1. Love your ongoing projects! They look very artistic! I haven't been using my Portfolios much, mainly because I find it almost impossible to write over them. Do you use a fixative at all? Happy WOYWW! zsuzs a@ InkyDinkyDoodle #27

  2. Both your work in progress pieces look great :) Love mixed media!

  3. Love what those pastels are doing. So vibrant! What a great messy desk!


  4. Both pieces of work are looking great - I love the background of the citrasolv one, the effects are gorgeous. And the pink one is beautiful - I love those colours. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how they both turn out. Thank you so much for stopping by my desk earlier - I hope you have a great week,

  5. I like your idea of just playing. I love to play in my craft room, but usually am doing something specific. You are very artistic. Thanks for the peek. #59

  6. Another pretty lady in thee making there. I love the tilt of her head.
    Your first piece with acrylics and pastels is quite pretty. The colours are lovely.
    I've been colouring in front of the tv, but not creating. My muse is missing. Can't even remember where I had it last *sigh*. Happy WOYWW :o) x

  7. Lovely sweet image you have going on here.Love those pastels.
    Judy #7

  8. The portfolio pastels are such a versatile product. I love the effects you are getting and which I could be as productive in front of the telly.
    sandra de @14

  9. Your projects are super cute. Would love to see tha finished projects.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #22

  10. Very creative work you do!! I don't have that kind of natural talent and have to rely on stamps! Have fun!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #33

  11. Love the playfulness. I'm never happy with my figures either but probably because I don't practice enough. A messy desk is the sign of a happy artist. ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

  12. Oh I love your project-in-the-making. I love to see the process (I want to learn to do mixed media) .
    Have a great week,