Wednesday, 27 May 2015


This is what's my desk looks like this Wednesday.

I am currently working on another canvas board. I am starting to get a liking for them, I think.

Although I use layers in my backgrounds the results are mostly luck rather than design. I find that I still really struggle with them. So much so that I have decided to really concentrate on learning how to improve them. 

I have a large size Dylusions Journal and I don't work in it as a often as I should. I always feel that I want to produce a finished piece that can be put in a frame instead of just playing for playing sake. so I have promised myself that I will start working  in it to produce  just layered backgrounds. I definitely need the practice.

I am eagerly awaiting the postman to deliver a lovely new book I have ordered for inspiration. One of my great loves is looking through 'arty' books. I wish I could buy them all. But then I would never get anything of my own done. LOL!

I am linking this to WOYWW.



  1. Your canvas looks gorgeous- I have to say that 99% of my stuff happens due to luck!
    enjoy your post. Soojay 37#

  2. Great canvas! How self disciplined you are to practice in the journal. But it will pay off I'm sure.
    I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
    Have a good week and CU Wednesday

  3. I share your passion for art books!

    Love the work on the canvas board. I work on canvas board a lot, but lately I don't care for the texture of them so I often cover them up in collage and then paint on that.

  4. i love that canvas...lovely busy desk :)
    Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
    heres to many more
    Charlie x #35

  5. Your canvas board is beautiful - love the colors and the theme. Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

  6. Your desk is ready for action and the canvas is looking wonderful {{Hugs}} Mo

  7. I simply ADORE that canvas. I often start out in one direction, then the art takes over with a mind of its own. Luck is often involved, too. I look forward to seeing your layered backgrounds because I definitely need inspiration.

    Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

  8. What a heartwarming beautiful piece! Love the stencils you use! For me there are times, when I work on canvas and then when I work most of the time in my journals...I canges every now an then ;) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  9. Love it! Luck design --- it's awesome! Where can I find that beautiful flower stencil?
    Happy WOYWW 6th anniversary. :) Nann4 #56

  10. I would do more canvas struff to if they turned out anything nearly as lovely as yours! I'm perfectly sure that the learning part will be fun, but I totally get what you mean about the self pressure to use your precious time to produce rather than play. I think you have to teach your brain that its ALL crafting and ALL productive. You can do it!

  11. loving that canvas, I adore the mixed media but I am pants at it lol, ill leave the hard stuff to the talented ladies like you, Thanks for the snoop

    Jac x

  12. Gorgeous canvas on it's way there, look forward to seeing it complete. Have a great woyww anniversary and happy crafting, Angela x 37

  13. Interesting to hear you struggle with your backgrounds! I'm always in awe of them!

  14. Pretty Canvas and that's a great idea to have a journal that focus is on backgrounds I'm sure you'll use it as an inspiration when it's done
    hugs Nikki 9

  15. I'm loving it so far! The background is beautiful and rich and I'm really looking forward to seeing this one finished. I love your backgrounds - you've done some absolute stunners, but then we are often our own harshest critic aren't we! Hope you enjoy your new book!