Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

My desk early Sunday morning cluttered with an odd mixture of stuff.   I was trying to catch up over the I had several ATC's to complete for swaps.  I cut out a piece of the wedding veil remnant to use for texture. The the fairy collage sheet is out to create something that begins with F. The bag of Halloween feathers is a recent purchase.  I needed an orange feather for that pink and orange rolo last week and did not have one.  BTW, the recipient of that rolo thought I nailed it with that orange game card.  That orange paint on the paper towel is from my painting the previous morning.  I have a painting practice which I have properly named, Get up.  Get dressed. Paint.  Saturday mornings I have a regular painting date with my paints (and coffee). You can click on the tab at the top to see the pages in my painting journal.

Which leads me to some unexpected news:   I moved to a new building and am now teaching in an elementary school.  A HUGE change for me. I have always taught high school with some middle school mixed in but now I am teaching 6th and 7th grade.  Instead of listening for bells to tell me when the end of class is I have to watch the clock.  Instead of students walking freely through the halls to their classes I have to line my students up and walk them everywhere. At the end of the day instead of kids rushing to meet buses I now have to escort them one-by-one to their parent who is waiting in their car in the parking lot.  Yesterday was my second day and it all feels so overwhelming! You can read about how this all came about HERE.


Butterfly Fairy: ABC letter ATCs - Make Up #2 Letter F
 ABC letter ATCs - N Nest
Joining up with What’s onYour Workdesk? Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!


  1. Lovely atc's and always interesting to see all the wonderful products we add to our creations. All the best with you new position.
    sandra de @26

  2. What an eclectic mix of stash! Love how you've used it all. Take care Zo xx 36

  3. Beautiful ATCs, Diane - I especially love the second one with all its tiny details. Teaching elementary must be very different from teaching high. On the one hand, the children will be less independent, but on the other hand probably nicer and more innocent. I couldn't handle very young ones though, 5-6 years. The other day I voluteered to help out with swimming at my son's school - I was there only for two hours but I was totally exhausted by the end of it. They're cute and everything, but such hard work! I don't know how the teachers manage! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #38

  4. Beautiful atcs. I love the one with the fairy.
    Yes, that must have been quite a change to deal with younger children. Was that without warning? Strange. But you will probably get to like it o ce you know who's who and what's what.
    Thanks for visiting,

  5. Gorgeous ATC's. I work in high school and would never have the patience with younger children ! I am sure you arehattered!!Off to check out your painting x

  6. Ooh Diane the ATCs are marvellous, you're on a texture roll for sure! Am off to read about this life change...I hope that you'll come to enjoy it....any danger of fewer hours?!!!

  7. Hi Diane, love the ATCs so much detail. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 29

  8. Happy belated WOYWW!
    I just had to say that I LOVE your journal pages. So colorful and inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing. I'll be following you.
    Michelle #56 WOYWW


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