Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's in my Studio..

What's in my studio this week? A messy work area! Oh my! I got started tidying this weekend, but started a few more projects so the mess continues. Ah well!

The Holiday Festival of the Arts booth did get set up, although I'll be rearranging slightly tomorrow. This post shows the initial set up.

I couldn't bring myself to take a picture of the messy work area, so what I'll show you today is the sort of tidy table where I'm finishing up some more matting of prints for the Holiday Festival. I'm also participating in a Handmade Holiday Market with other local Etsy sellers on Dec 13th, so making sure I have enough to tempt buyers.
You can see my trusty ATG gun. I just changed the tape, and need to put a backup refill on my shopping list. Also have some framed ACEO prints showing.

And lest you think I'm not getting any art done, I started these wood watercolor gesso abstract paintings. I'm at the stage where I'm trying to figure out what will appear in the random patterns the watercolor and gesso mix created. These wood pieces were leftover bits from other projects.
4 1/4 x 3 3/4 wood abstract WIP

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 wood abstract WIP

Have a wonderful week!

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Create With Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by Helen - I love those abstracts you are working on !

Create With Joy - 2

Eliza said...

Thanks for popping in Helen and for the record, I love seeing your desk from week to week it makes me smile big time. I do adore those matted pictures.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Creating
Eliza & Yoda 1

MiamiKel said...

Way groovy!! Such a fun project!! Very creative :)

Kelly #14

Helen said...

Your prints and the WIPs are fabulous! Helen 3

Neil said...

Good morning.
You've been busy. Have a good show.
Hope you have a good week too.

Julia Dunnit said...

I don't know why, but those wood abstracts look like watercolour out of focus roses to me! Already gorgeous!
Good luck with the sales..such a lot of work!

Neet said...

I am in a love-hate relataionship with my ATG at the moment. Cannot get the tapes to go round properly - perhaps because the tapes have gone totally out of shape from storage. Grrr!
Lovely makes on your desk - good luck with the sale.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 8 xx

Peg Robinson said...

Love using up scrappy bits. I hope yur sale goes well. Peg #46

VonnyK said...

Love your mattted prints. The abstract is gorgeous, such a fabulous effect. I can see a mass of flowers, like a huge bunch taken up close. Beautiful.
Have a great week and goodluck with your sales.
Von #24

Lunch Lady Jan said...

But we want to see your desk, warts and all!! Love your abstracts..gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Carole said...

How fun is Kelly's comment...I agree way groovy.The wood abstract is intriguing.
Be well Carole #67

Krisha said...

Your matted prints are beautiful, but I am in love with the WIPs. Very interesting I always enjoy watching gesso mix with the colors under it.
Thanks for stopping by this week.
Krisha #4

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, I love that watercolor gesso creation! And your festival sounds so fun. I am always up for a craft fair or festival! Thanks for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

sandysewin said...

Oh, but we LIKE seeing messy work areas. It makes us feel so much better about our own untidy spaces. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

sandysewin said...

Oh, but we LIKE seeing messy work areas. It makes us feel so much better about our own untidy spaces. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting earlier Helen I love your prints ,im sure they will sell well good luck. As I'm nosey would also love to have seen your messy desk too..you know what we are like teehee. That's one mean machine you have there its huge!..as for the watercolour/ gesso creations looking forward to see what you come up with .. love the texture on them.have a great week crafty hugs Andrea #27

April Story said...

The artwork you are matting is very impressive - I hope sales are good. I really like your abstracts, too. I like the pastel colors. April #17

glitterandglue said...

All the best for the festival - you are certainly getting lots together for it. Love the two paintings - I definitely see flowers already making an appearance - don't know what you see yet.
Have a great week.
Margaret #20

Robin Spitzer said...

I am loving the wood abstracts Helen! I bet they are fun to create!

Have a wonderful week, Robin #76

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Lots of lovely arty stuff. My life seems to be moving further away from ink and paint. I love that crafting is so diverse. Ali x #37

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Oh, I showed you mine..... in all it's messy glory! I'm sure my desk made you feel better about yours! tee hee

Interesting WIP - can't wait to see the finished project.

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (6)

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