March 31, 2010 WOYWW and Winnings!

I'm joining in for What's on Your Workspace Wednesday again this week.  I've been creating inside as well as out on the balcony this week.  The weather has been soooooo nice these days.  And although I do live in Southern California, the weather man said it looks like rain coming our way today.  But that's ok, I can still work outside since my balcony is covered.


Here's what's on my workspace outside on my balcony . . .
Vintage rulers I'm going to be cutting up for a workshop I'm teaching in June, pens I use for Zentangling, gesso for canvases I'm prepping, some wood laser cuts of butterflies and birds in one bowl and keys and locks in the other.




Some collaged atc's I'm working on and some laser cut "dark doll" pieces for some steampunk jewelry I'm contemplating.  In the other photo is a vintage English book, a French/English dictionary and a Japanese/English dictionary to use in some collage pieces.




(Above) Inside on my coffee table in the living room is this work-in-progress of a Zentangle-inspired New York jazz piece.  This piece is on watercolor paper and is approximately 8" x 9".



Above are some atc's laying out on the coffee table as well.  Some with bling added (Stickles glitter glue) and are still drying this morning . . . Platinum of course.  You know how I love my Platinum Stickles :)

On another note, look what I won this week over on Jenny Doh's blog CrescenDOH and on Eileen's blog Art Saves Lives!  Thank you ladies :)  It's been a good week so far.

24 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, love those vintage rulers. Never seem to find things like that in UK. Love the Zentangles, I'm hooked on them. xx

Helen said...

Going to try and do my first Zentangle soon, when my WOYWW posts that's where it is!

Gaby Bee said...

Your zentangle cards are absolutely stunning, Sherry. LOVE them all.

Nanc said...

Congrats on both of your winnings... Your Zentangle pieces are absolutely gorgeous.

The Inky Minx said...

I want.. no no scratch that i NEED your jars full of yummy stash, oh and the rulers too lol
Great selection of ATC's

Peggy Alborn said...

Congratulations, Sherry! Feels good to win, doesn't it? I can't wait to see what you do with the vintage rulers - I have collected quite a few unusual ones and would love your inspiration.......

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, your Zentangle skills are mind-blowing! That Jazz-themed piece: WOW!

Terri Kahrs said...

Love this post and all of the eye candy! Your zentangles blow me away! Congrats on winning that gorgeous cuff! Hugs, Terri

Lori said...

Gosh, those Zentangles are awesome, I know I've said it before, but, just fab! Looks like you have a lot of cool stuff on your desk!

Jennie said...

ooh lots of goodies on your desk.. methinks a trip to you more often is in order :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love all the stuff you're showing this week Sherry :) Your Zentangles are amazing!
Anne xx

Wipso said...

Love the idea of working outside but alas here today it is really cold and there is snow falling not so very far away :-( Love all your fab stash.
A x

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wow what a fun stash Sherry, definitlely inspiring! Those zentangles are so very cool...
I'm afraid my patience might not stretch quite that far. LOL
hugs
Gail

Hels Sheridan said...

Hello hun, can I come over to your place for a playdate pleeeeease? You have so much lovely stashy things I want to dive in and play!! Thanks for saying good thoughts for my AlfieCat...just got him home, he is ok, a bit wobbly but he has just woofed back half a tin of tuna LOL In answer to your Q about Claudines paints...simple..they are THE BEST! Smooth, creamy, they apply really well and I just loooove the Trad Tan the bestest :O)) Hugs xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous Jazz piece Sherry ... I really love the coloured hands and faces ... a great touch!

Vicki said...

wow your creative pieces are amazing, i really love the zectangling and the collage ATC's are amazing

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my - I don't know where to start..I love the idea of just the BOX that the rulers are in, and your zentangle work is awesome. How lovely to have the chance to work outside this week - am so looking forward to at least an pen window opportunity!

mary schweitzer said...

Your space looks like a very fun place to play!!

Sue said...

Loved seeing your workspace stuff Sherry and I'm really loving your New York Jazz piece. Has a very Art Nouveau look to it.

Sue:)

Angie said...

WOW that 'Jazz piece blew me away and I love the atcs too. What pens do you use ...make and size ...any help for this beginner would be welcome ..

Have just read your previous post ...re the trolly ...see if you can get Oil Cloth ...was used a lot in the 50's and 60's as shelf and table covers...it comes in many colours and patterns ...not cheap but if you made a pattern for a drop in bag ...and by sewing the backs together(which are not easy clean),for each section ..you could end up with a bag that is hard wearing and can be wiped down inside and out ....hope you follow that lol

paperqueen said...

I am drooling over that jazz piece...seriously, it would look so good on my wall (where else should a NYC jazz piece be, but on a wall in NYC?).
That bracelet you won is gorgeous, and that brooch ain't too bad either, LOL! Yours is on its way to CA even as we speak.
BTW, you have NEAT stuff! Well, I knew that as soon as I saw that little suitcase you brought on the cruise :)
Toodles,
Eileen

KateB said...

very cool stuff-love it all. and just an fyi that I rec'd my EWF goody in the mail and loved it!! Am thinking of a project and will hope to work on it next week since it'll be Spring BReak! Will post about it and link you when I do!

ps-I'm drooling over that bracelet!

Kate

butlersabroad said...

Ah, I love Southern California, in fact, I just love California, haven't visited in a couple of years, *sigh*. I sat on my desk last night in Michigan wearing shorts when I got home from work, I was pretty happy about that I can tell you!! Love the artwork.

Brenda

Cher~ said...

Oh, I'm just drooling over your rulers and jar of keys and your zentangles; I find those so interesting. Very inspiring workdesk area. TFS.