Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

In the midst of working on my performance portfolio.  No creativity here.
Creative work desk
 It has been a trying two weeks.  My teaching portfolio for evaluation was due last week and I found it easier to turn off the creative right brain and keep the technical left brain turned on until I got the portfolio completed.  Sleepless, stress filled nights have now been replaced with restful, rejuvenated sleep.  I wake up ready to create and work on my projects.  Currently on my desk is the spring journal I am creating for a swap.  I promise a full flip through once it is completed.

Over the weekend I completed my pages in the Your Turn in my Art Journal swap.  This journal’s theme was Coffee or Tea.  I used photos from my Monday Mugshots, a former meme I really enjoyed participating in, to create my pages then added coffee quotes.

My favorite is from Bill Cosby; “Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries”.

Joining in on the fun of sharing our messing work desks over at What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Click on the link and take a peek at the amazing creativity taking place on people’s desks!


  1. Bill's quote made me laugh. Your pages are splendid. Glad I stopped by. Susanne #62

  2. I hope your portfoliio gets finished soon so your stress level goes down. A lot of people don't realize all the extra work that goes into teaching and the time it takes. I have 2 sisters and a brother who teach and hear about it often. It is definately a calling. Love your layouts there! The funny Bill Cosby quote is my husband! He sits and reads them daily, and every once in awhile he leaves me one on the table for when I come home. Kind of freaks me out, but I find out of former neighbors or coworkers passings. Thanks for the visit today! Winine#50

  3. Great project. Glad you managed to get the 'hard' stuff done though I'm not sure I could switch off either side of my brain, in fact I do sometimes wonder if they are switched on. Great quotes. And yep, coffe is the thing! Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

  4. great pages and I have to say much more interesting than your other desk... but I hope that goes well too.
    happy Wednesday
    janet #31
    Ps if you want more comments from deskers I suggest you turn off word verification in your settings ..... if you get this one

    1. Thank you for letting me know the word verification was on as iIdespise those things. I have no idea how it got turned on so thank you!

  5. Gosh, you are one busy person! The journals look great, and make a lovely relief for you from the other stuff! Have a great week, Chris # 47

  6. As a fellow teacher I know how you feel. Your journal looks great! Hope you can get your creative brain into gear again soon! Have a great week and thanks for sharing, Ela #90 x

  7. You post all those great journal pages and all I really want to know is if the Secret Garden colouring book is as great as it looks. I should be ashamed of myself, but I so want one.

    Happy WOYWW,
    KatzElbows #92

  8. Yeah the portfolio stuff doesn't look so fun.

  9. Too bad the portfolio papers had to get in the way of your awesome art. Love the tea and coffee pages, especially the MUG SHOT. That was clever. Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW from #5.

  10. Hi Diane,

    I love the photo of the coffee mug with your feet kicked up! I especially like the quote from Bill Cosby. This may sound weird, but after my mom passed I started reading obits. That was over 20 years ago.

    Congrats on getting your "work" out of the way so you can play. Thanks for sharing the pages in the Coffee/Tea journal; it was fun!

    Thanks for visiting me already.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (17)

  11. Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

  12. Thanks for sharing your pages! It's always good to finish your work so you can play! Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda 53

  13. Love the Mug shots great journal...obvious computer skills to label the picture of your desk.
    Thanks for sharing Be well Carole #52

  14. Lovely journal pages, and as to the others , well, they can be creative too, in their way.
    My first time here so I'm off to snoop around.
    Thanks for the snoop around.
    Robyn 30

  15. great jpurnal and some fab quotes I spyed along the way ,,,pleased to hear the stress is now behind you have a fab creative week crafty hugs andrea #'45

  16. Glad you survived the portfolio, and love the journal! Have a great week, Chris # 17

  17. Your spring journal is looking brilliant ! Glad the nights are full of repose now !! Ali #6

  18. Happy WOYWW. I was reading the obituaries earlier! Only recently I have found myself drawn to those pages. Ali x. #34.

  19. Hi Diane - happy to swap ATCs - email your details to twiglet517 at hotmail dot co dot uk


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