Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

On my desk is my altered journal and DML planner.  Also a new Distrss Ink, -shabby shutters; have fallen in love with this new color.  At the base of the lamp are bits of tissue paper left over from WOYWW ATC’s. and a Starbucks coffee sleeve (a Mother’s Day treat).  My paper basket is overflowing with bits of paper, ribbon and material from creating.  
Not sure how I will finish off the left side of this spread.  I have learned to a leave a page until inspiration strikes.

I woke up this morning at 1:45, couldn't go back to sleep so brewed some coffee and worked on this journal page in my altered book.  While I feel calmer, exhaustion is taking over yet I have the whole day left in front of me.  Sigh…

I skipped several weeks of the DML simply because I felt like they have gotten away from the documenting part and more into the challenges part.   I made the planner and want to see it through the end so I am trying to find a way to incorporating the challenges with the planner.  I also have been avoiding working in it because I am in a rut, the same rut I have been in for several years now and by not working in the planner I avoid acknowledging this. 

Lately I have been forgoing my favorite color purple for green.  I never thought about one’s favorite color changing but it makes sense. 

According to color psychology, green
“… is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.”

“From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being.”

Thinking about this and where my life is right now, it makes sense to be attracted more towards green than purple. The stressors of teaching are taking a huge toll.  Change is needed, it is inevitable,  I'm just not sure in which direction to head.

Has your favorite color changed as your life has changed?  Did you go back to your original favorite color once the change took place or is the new color still your favorite?

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


  1. I love taking a peek at other people's creative journeys. Your insomnia bore fruit didn't it? I'm sure that we all benefit from these nocturnal 'makings'
    I love your journal page.

  2. Loving your journals.
    Looks quite a fun thing to do.
    If my days weren't so groundhoggy I would give it a go lol
    Thank you for sharing :) #31

  3. Great WOYWW thanks for sharing xx Jan (54)

  4. It's great to see your projects. Happy WOYWW!

  5. I often work into the night but once I get my head down that's it. Love your journal and look forward to seeing it progress. Thanks for the visit to mine. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 34

  6. My favorite color has changed several times in my life. I am very emotionally involved with color just as a natural part of me. I can predict how my mood will change based on what colors I am drawn too. I think your idea of green being about how your are feeling and your place in life today makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing :) Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

  7. Thanks for popping by my desk earlier Diane ... would love to send you an ATC ... email me your address and I will get it in the post after The Event on 27th. Your journal pages are wonderful - have yet to venture into journalling as I am in no way an artist! Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie (tatteredrocks) xXx

  8. Great journals, love them! I've never been that fond of shabby shutters but glad you're liking it.
    Helen 4

  9. Love how colourful your DLP is, i did it last year and loved it! :) lea number 38

  10. I have never been one to journal but love seeing what others do! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #53

  11. I so love your reasons for journaling, it really is a different interesting perspective and you explain things too with logical reasoning, I get in moods for using the distress colours and yes shabby shutters I have visited many times over it is a great colour. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week crafting.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 67

  12. You've got quite the lovelies on your desk!
    Favorite colors can definitely swap - or evolve - over time. I was always a purple girl growing up, but for years now blue's been my IT color, though purple and greens still play a huge role! Any one of my niece's favorite color changes every year or two. I can hardly keep up! Just roll with it and enjoy the evolution. :)
    Hope #60


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