Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Here's the biggest mess I've had in ages but it's a creative working mess. Experiments galore on my table this week as I am using every spare minute getting up to date with all I have to do. After a week away, enjoying family fun on the South Coast of England, I need to prep for a forthcoming dem day I am doing for Cardio in Wigan and also for the Art Specially show in Holland. I've also got another trip away to Germany planned before the Holland trip thus I need to get things ready in advance so there are no late panics.
Lots of ideas buzzing around my head but nothing yet complete for either but this is only the evidence of a play time before the serious craft prep begins tomorrow. 
First I am thinking all things SPRING, as the dem day is before Easter, but I want to keep away from yellows and use fresh greens and blue. 
Bear with me, I'll get there, I'm sure, and I'm having inky fun along the way.
I've tried the "photo from the heights" technique this week but it doesn't make it look any tidier. There is so much going on here and even more on all the other desks of the world. If you are curious to see the why, what and wherefores, then there'll be over 150 more at our dear Head of WOYWW for you to peruse and enjoy..... Julia can be found here at Stamping Ground but go early as there's always a rush as soon as it's opening time. You'll soon find out why!
That's it from me this week but I do want to play catch up and visit some of the desks I missed last week to see what you've all been up to. 
A message for any LillyBo quilt makers... 
Please pop over to the blog as I need colour choices from you all, there is a button to grab, and news of some treats too.
Thanks so much!


peggy aplSEEDS said...

looks like you've been busy having fun!!! all those technique for making a desk look tidier just don't work!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

…Some lovely work going on here, Jo! all that yummy inkiness

oooh what fun.. pray dear friend all is sorted in good time for dem day trips to Germany and Holland, what a busy lady you are!

Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Neil said...

My kind of desk. Awesome colours and loads to see. Hope you have a great week. Neil #23

Claire said...

who wants tidy, when you can have busy, messy fun!! love all the pages you created so far :)
have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
no. 2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's what I remember most about you from the last WOYWW crop, surrounded by inks having fun!! Love the Spring colours, especially the lime green flowers on white...zingy!!
I'd really appreciate the poem for G if you have time!!
Hugs, LLJ 32 xxxx

Tuire Flemming said...

A lovely messy/inky project going on there! Also I love to play with spray inks.
And I´m so glad to see how many beautiful quilts you have got there for LillyBo. Mine has not yet got a new owner...
Hugs and happy WOYWW!
Tuire #18

Neet said...

I always think the high shots make it look more untidy but I do like your backgrounds.
The bed is great and I am only a few miles away but yesterday was fun. Will be blogging it tomorrow, pop by. Ate too much at dinner in B di B's and no, not in Anaheim!
Hugs , Neet xxx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Lovely bright colours. Been over to Lilybo Quilts - and the quilts received so far are all wonderful. Ali x #22, with candy

Kath Stewart said...

looks like your having lots of creative fun...thanks for sharing...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (28) xxx

Lynn Holland said...

Hello busy lady ope you are enjoying yourself. I'm going to the Vintage Home Fair on the 17th March in Manchester, let me know if you are.
Have a good productive week Jo.
Love Lynn xx

Helen said...

Wow, you have a busy life indeed! Love your desk today, Jo. So much colour - and looking out of the window at work it is all grey and dull again after a gorgeous day yesterday, so the more colour the better! Helen, 8

Annie said...

I'm amazed there is anything on your painty desk this week Jo as you seem to be so very busy 'doing other things'. You must have so many more hours in your day than most.
A x # 44

ria gall said...

you have some great work going on on your desk and some lovely coloursHave a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Ann B said...

Good to see youcsafechome Jo, just hope the journey wasn't too bad, but guess the time spent with you daughter and Grandees made up for it.
Spring, blue and green always make me think of bluebells.
Not joining in this week, nothing to show and nothing done since the weekend.
Ann B

lisa said...

Great to see you all inky again, Jo, these backgrounds are looking great. You certainly have lots going on. Glad you enjoyed the Brighton Belles, no doubting you would really and you must be so excited about Germany....and Holland too, WOW, what a jet setter you are.
After a slight hiccup my quilts are winging their way to you at last.
Hugs Lisax #55

Caro said...

What a glorious crafting mess of fun! Fantastic...I love all the different effects you have generated. Can't wait to see what you put together for the final sessions. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro #56

Roudi said...

Ooh look at all the pretty colors! Looks like you've been having a lot of inky fun!
Love the page with the lime green flowers and those little butterfly stamps as well!

Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
Roudi # 58

Gibby Frogett said...

A great busy desk, love the blues and greens. Happy WOYWW Gill x #45

tilly said...

certainly lots of paint going on..... thanks for mentioning the Cardio demo....... may try to get there as I am not far away, are you there all day ??

fairy thoughts said...

Ooo a desk full of lovely inkyness. love the colours ...very vibrant. Sounds like you are going to be very busy over the next few weeks. thanks for your comment already.... up early? the button was fab and the ides to copy it was brilliant but sadly it has been given to lee already, she love it too.
have a good week
janet #43

Sandy said...

Lots of inky fun on your desk.. I really like the pattern on the one that is just blue on the right looks like a lovely pattern.
Sandy :) #16

Heathers Inspiration said...

Great work on the desk, love your papers and lots of wonderful Inky play x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Erika said...

Jo it looks like you are having lots of crafty fun there, inky.com!
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 83

SueH said...

That’s a bright colourful desk you have Jo. I know the saying is that Blue and Green should never be see, but I love the colour combination together.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @86

Jaki Morris said...

Cardio? I bought some of their little wooden peg stamps years ago, they are lovely and the man demonstrating them was too.
Have fun

Jakix #85

RosC said...

Hello again Jo.
The desk looks so good and as you say, plenty happening. Every piece of paper could go down another ally way so-to-speak.
Enjoy all your travels and hope the demos go smoothly. It all sounds wonderful to me partly because any of the place you're visiting would be 30 or more hours away.
Thank you for calling by - you were quick smart.
Ros. #89

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looking good so far! Looks as though you're going to be busy again - you'll be needing another holiday! Chrisx

tuesday afternoon said...

This looks like great fun,fabulous for adding to journals. Happy WOYWW

Anonymous said...

Looks like you're having a lot of fun there Jo. Pity you can't run the Germany and Holland trip together seeing as they're so close!

Brenda 105

Lynne said...

Blimey, you just don't stop, do you?? Carry on the creative stuff and enjoy your family time in Germany. Lx

Anonymous said...

A stunning and colourful pile o' goodies on your desk. Methinks you can back from Brighton all inspired!


MA (1)

Paul B said...

Good to see a messy creative desk full of inky fun. Looks like you're a busy gal at the moment :) Px

Twiglet said...

Lots of pretty inkiness - looks like fun. x Jo

Angie said...

Wow ....you are having a great time I can see ....love what is happening on the top blue sheet. xx

mamapez5 said...

My word; you are a busy bee Jo. I love the messy table with all the exciting 'play' that's going on there.
I'm glad you enjoyed your family week down in Brighton. and now you're planning trips to Germany and Holland. What fun. Enjoy them all. Kate x #57

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great colors and lots of fun going on. I envy you and all your travels. I wish my husband was retired too.
I picked up travel books for our trip to Germany so will have fun planning. if you have an SUPER places let me know. Austria, Czech Rep. (we've family there) ? ? ?
Enjoy the week, and hope you have sunshine. It's lovely here today.

Anne said...

Sounds like a very busy time ahead Jo. All looks and sounds fab though. Glad you had great time with family. Happy Woyww. Anne x @ 65

okienurse said...

great looking desk! Love the blue page! Sounds like you are going to be very busy this spring! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking your desk! Have a great week. Vickie #11

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow, Jo, you have been creative and inky! I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

Kelly said...

What a fun and creative mess you have there. You show productivity rather than just dumping. I love it! Creative Blessings!

Hettie said...

Ooooo! Lots of inky yumminess there Jo!
Have fun in all your business!

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun happening on that desk!