Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW & Japan Day News

Was there a week between last Wednesday and this? I really don't think so! It should be called Wizzday as it comes round so fast!
On Monday, my good friend Caz of Stampattack came to visit from Blackpool and brought me her new range of stamps... Steam Punk and Backgrounds. I do remember Monday! We discussed plans for the forthcoming shows and had a great playday making samples with the new stamps and generally having fun.
 As you'll see by my state of play I still have WIP as I'm making a Steam Punk flag book to display the new images. Here are my first two almost completed tags, only 10 more to go!
Look at all that yummy new rubber!
If you are confused as to why I am exposing all my wonderful mess, it is actually a piece of fine art on display for the Biennial Art Fest.... NOT!!!! It's all part of What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday when we happy, mad, arty people show what we are getting up to and how we do it, as part of the delectable Julia's WOYWW at Stamping Ground. So pop over to see so many more if you enjoy snooping! This wonderful event happens every week but the following event is only every 2 years.........
Now some great News ....
JAPAN DAY 2010
This amazingly fabulous event celebrates the culture, arts and crafts of Japan. 
It is to be held Sunday 17th October in the Midland Hotel in Manchester and is FREE
I attended the last one and it was a fantastic day with so much to see and do. This year my friend Caz, of Stampattack, and I will exhibit, selling her Japanese range of stamps, papers and trimmings and will be doing make and takes. I am also demonstrating Mizuhiki Knots.
There will be something for everyone, including hands on experiences in ikebana, kimono dressing, sushi making, koy carp, woodblock printing, embroidery, calligraphy, fencing, armour, crafts and gifts, travel info., etc. A wonderful interesting and different day out.

43 comments:

Lizzybobs said...

Hi Jo - will we be seeing your lovely flag book at HSNW - hope so I love your fab piece of modern art!!! thanks for sharing your lovely work area - love and huge ((HUGS)) Liz (24)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely work you have going on here Jo, fab new rubber! Judith xx

Sue said...

Hi Jo
oh luv the tags, i can smell all that new rubber from here,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (3)

Jan said...

love seeing all that new rubber..love the gears!

Dotpat said...

I bet the flag book will be great Jo, hope to see it at PS, enjoy playing with your new stamps

Helen said...

Great new stamps - and I love your steam punk WIP. (19)

Thistleblue said...

love your tags and all the fab rubber! thanks for sharing!
have a wonderful wednesday!
hugs
Michelle
x
#49

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, ooh I love all that rubber, so exciting, love what you're making with it:)
Have a good day on Japan day, I'm afraid it's too far to Manchester from me but sounds like it's going to be lots of fun, love Japanese art, they are so classy, Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comments:0) xx

Dragon said...

Woo Jo what a great desk this week.... I WANT those steampunk stamps!!!
I will be in touch VERY soon.
Hugs
Frankie
xx

Cardarian said...

Oh your art is lovely - so lucky you are with all that nice rubber on your desk! Now you have hooked me yet again as I had a look at Stampattack and I want those stamps! Will she be at Ally Pally???
Hugs,
Cardarian

Spyder said...

wow!! love your 'art' on your desk,really loads going on...thought I'd already popped in, so, sorry If I've said this before!! Sorry too, about the hand...shhh! don't tell anyone, but it's a self portrait of my hand...with added warts of course, I haven't got that many! have a great woyww ((Lyn))

Heather x said...

The new steampunk rubber looks great :)
*hugs* Heather x (41)

Lou and Mel said...

Ooohhhhh so much rubber to rummage through! (now that sounds wrong)!

Sarah Anderson said...

FaB tags, love those steampunk images :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a mess so many rubber stamps but I spotted the WOYWW :) I also would like to congratulate you on your inspirational posting well done you very well deserved. Think you may be very high on the messy scale this week based on this snoop!!
Hugs and thanks for the snoop on Happy WOYWW day
Kate xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love steampunk and those stamps are AWESOMELY AWESOME. Obviously there is more rubber on your desk than I own. If I lived within a pond of you, I would go to that Japan Day event. It sounds SO interesting.

Wendy says it's OK to think she's a piggy. She plans to hide out for a few weeks until the shame of it all wears off (grin). Do I really need to add my number?

Susan Allan said...

Steampunk is very popular at the moment... maybe its a band-wagon I need to jump on too.
Have a good weekend
Sue x 8

dizzy said...

looks like you have both been busy bees your table looks fab and makes me green cant wait to get my hand on the new steam punk plate tfs your page is looking rather FAB and is so fitting to your personality and love your heading font hugs jayne xxxx

lisa said...

Your new blog is looking fab, Jo. I love the new header.
What a wonderful workdesk too. Those new stamps are looking great. I could be tempted!! You sound as though you had a fun day playing, it's always lovely to create in company isn't it. I definitely think you should enter your desk into the art fest, then we could all come and have a nosey for real!!
Have Fun!!
Hugs Lisax

olive said...

loving the new blog, Jo. loving the stamps. Bring the samples along to the workshop in October? be really great to see them. Ciao xx

Piddawinkle said...

what a busy bee you are,and getting to play with new steampunk stamps, Im greenwith envy :) 115

Ohhh Snap said...

What gorgeous tags!! Those gears are fabulous :D. Japan Day looks like it would be a blast! TFS! (75)

Neet said...

Yep - this is definitely YOU. Love it - the writing zings.
Lucky you having all that rubber to play with. In fact after all the horrid time you have been having things are certainly brightening up and going your way - about time. Enjoy your next week until WOYWW time again

Wipso said...

I really love your WIPs. Glad life seems to be looking up for you Jo.
A x

Helen said...

That flag book looks great as do all the stamps - will be looking forward to Port Sunlight to have a look and hopefully see some more of your demos!

Helen x

Sue Ramsay said...

Hi Jo, just discovered your blog so I shall be stalking whoops....following you now!! Whereabouts in the NW are you? Im in Cumbria.
Sue
x

The Taming of the Glue said...

What fantastic stamps...love the tag book. Pam
(6)

artyventure said...

Steampunk's sooo cool. It must be great playing with these stamps! Have fun!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh be still my heart - look at all those new stamps! How much fun you're having! Will be looking to you for stampunk definition then, still not sure of it at all.
Can't drill my ATG monster - absolutely nowhere to hang it conveniently..I'm happy with it standing on its head! Blog looks fab Jo, love your signature!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, ooh those stamps look fantabulous ;-) Loving the tags for the book. Thanks for the info about Japan Day I'll make a note of it - may very well see you there as it's so handy for me to get the train from Dewsbury to Manchester and it sounds like a great day.
Anne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow wow look at all that rubber, I would be in my element, I love new stamps, well any stamps LOL. Lovely work in progress too. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans, No. 17

Cardmaking Galore said...

I love your tags - the stamping is fab!

Theresa said...

Loving the steampunk Jo! So COOL!

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun playing there and I love the new blog too. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

Candace said...

Stamps galore!!!!!!!

Love the tags

Hugs Candace

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous tags and look at that splendid rubber!

I hope to attend the Japan Day as I live not too far from Manchester and one of my kids is facinated by all things Japanese!

Sarah x

Ciara said...

Oooo, I like the sound of Japan day. Must check my diary and see if i'm free on the 17th.

Great new stamps & your blog looks great

Thanks for stopping by my desk too :-)

Ciara
xx

Kerry said...

What a great lot of stamps, you lucky lady.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow....I wish I was there!!


A.xx (38)

Moy Yin said...

I love the tags you have made with the new stamps. Your art work is awewome. Keep it coming. :P

Moy Yin #97

nerllybird said...

Those stamps are fab, and the flag book looks like it's going to be lovely too. Japan Day sounds interesting, what a great idea! Helen (46)

Serendipity Stamping said...

A great pile of new stamps! I am enchanted by your tags. Japan Day sounds very interesting, hope you have a great time.

amanda.bretnall said...

hope you have a great time at japan time i loved the new stamps they look rubberlicious.
hugs nlove mandy b