Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday

How is it that cats know when you are about to take a picture ?  No sooner had I laid my journal open and Kiri (my son’s cat) hopped on top of my table and proceeded to get in the way.  I waited thinking she would grow bored but instead this happened: 

She rarely visits.  The food bowls must be empty!

On my desk there is left over paint and clean brushes from Saturday’s early morning painting session.  I found an old Chemistry book sitting in a free pile while visiting the University of Michigan on a school field trip.  Will be a great altered book someday.  And a spread I just completed Sunday in my altered journal.
Sadly, I have been neglecting this altered book.  Thinking about, I believe it would more appropriate to say avoiding it.  Avoiding my feelings and thoughts by painting, creating for others, or watching TV.
While I was working on this page, the song Say by john Mayer started playing.  The words caught my attention:

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only . . .

Say what you need to say

My angels were trying to get my attention.  Wisely, I printed out the lyrics and included them in the journal page.

Joining up with What’s onYour Workdesk?Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but encouraged!


  1. Nice pages in your altered book - Happy WOYWW - BJ#35

  2. Funny how pets always like to lay in the wrong place.
    Happy WOYWW Jan S no 33

  3. ha ha - apart from the cat - its lovely and tidy :) Gorgeous journal. Soojay 3#

  4. Cats make wonderful models!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Gabriele 15

  5. Cats just know although so do dogs! Love the journal. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23

  6. Sorry!!! Totally distracted by the cat to start with - I love your journal page! Chris49

  7. A nice shot of your desk and Kiri. I can just hear her saying. 'Alright, Diane, I'm ready for my close up !'
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get out there and have a go with the citra-solv.

  8. I, myself, have the same 'tricks' to avoid a journal... it's really avoiding to get your feelings out isn't it?! Avoiding the process of viewing and reviewing your thoughts and 'deal with it'... finding distraction in other techniques (or reading, or watching tv) is much easier then... I'm in such a phase right now and your blogpost made me realise that! I love how Kiri asks for attention and ended up in the picture (and on your blog.) Smart cat she is! Happy Sunday and a hug from Holland! Marit woyww #25

  9. Oh Kiri is so beautiful and steals the limelight, as for your desk I think it is a tad occupied.

    hugs Eliza & Yoda


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