Wednesday, December 23, 2015

WOYWW: First day of Christmas break!

My desk has seen a rapid turn over of projects this week.  One day it is covered in Christmas reds, 

Early Saturday morning painting session I call Get up. Get dressed. Paint.
then in paint, 

Allistair hoping I will walk away so he can play with all that ribbon.
then with all sorts of blue ephemera, paper and ribbon for my Winter Blues art journal.

My lack of focus is mainly due to stress but happily today is the first day of Christmas break!  With the constant barrage of fear mongering gone, I hope to find some organization and inspiration to begin the new year.  

Texture journal

Christmas tags

Happy Winter Solstice!

However you celebrate this week, my wish for you is it is full of family, friends, health, and joy! 
Merry Christmas!

Joining up with What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!


  1. That's a great solstice moon pic! Blessed be :-)
    Thanks for all your support and friendship this year...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xx


  2. Great pic and gorgeous kitty. Wishing you a merry christmas and a safe and happy 2016.
    sandra de @25

  3. You look as though you are enjoying your break and putting the extra time to very good use, your projects look lovely.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2016.
    hugs Lisax #30

  4. Sending Merry Christmas Wishes to you and yours!
    Glenda #33

  5. My desk has been on the move lots too but need to get tidy now. Getting round quick today to wish you a great Christmas and a very Happy and Crafty New Year x Angela x 21

  6. I'm a bit scatty as well, jumping from one project to the other. But there's so much inspiration out there - sometimes I don't know where to begin. Lovely page in your texture journal. Allistair must be very well-behaved not to play with the ribbons while you're there. But I can tell he's got his eyes on them! Merry Christmas Diane! Enjoy your Holidays! zsuzsa #38

  7. Have to admit I too jump from one thing to another when stressed. End up doing not a lot lol. Happy Christmas Anne x #27

  8. Have to admit I too jump from one thing to another when stressed. End up doing not a lot lol. Happy Christmas Anne x #27

  9. Love the cute tags and moon pics. Happy holiday. Peg

  10. HI Diane, lots of gorgeous projects here,love the solstice pic, and the one of Allistair really made me smile. Sending love and warm Christmas wishes from us both, Hugs, Shaz xxx

  11. What a fabulous post Diane! Alistair looks ready to play! Love your moon photo! Have a lovely Christmas - enjoy the break! Chrisx 31

  12. Fun to see all your projects! I have not been very motivated to be arty lately but seeing other people's stuff makes me want to get back to it again!

  13. Have a great break and a very Happy Christmas! Helen 3

  14. Oh Diane.I hope the stress is not too much. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I can see you like angels too. I am going to also other works in my shop soon.

  15. Thanks for the visit, and sharing your lovely photos. Love that moon! Cats..they don't miss a trick and love to investigate. I surprised myself with being ahead of the game with prep work for the next 3 days for all my company coming. Good feeling and the weather is to be nice for travel. Have a wonderful Christmas

  16. I'm running behind, but that's what I've done for the past two weeks. Thanks for visiting me earlier. I simply adore your art, and Bleubeard gives two paws up to Alistair. I hope you have a merry, safe Christmas, filled with good health, happiness, and love. Happy WOYWW and happy holidays from Bleubeard, Squiggles, and #2 (that's me).

  17. I hate that you're stressed. I love the change of colour at your desk, I don't see a lack of focus; rather the changes in desk couture suggest a discipline in being creative! Have a very happy Christmas!

  18. Happy holidays and may your stress disappear soon. Those cats are crafty in the sense you turn your head and they've snagged what you want to use next sometimes happy late woyww hugs Nikki 4

  19. Love the 'ugly Christmas jumper' tag. Those women always make me smile.
    Like the White Rabbit in Alice I am "Late" - only just getting around to commenting and it is almost time for another week to begin. Sorry, but Christmas got in the way.
    Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, especially the Winter Solstice one and the one with Alistair on it - he is cute!
    All the best for 2016
    Hugs, Neet xx


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