Wednesday, March 9, 2011

'WOYWW - 03/09/11 - Organizing after unpacking art journal supplies!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and welcome,

While I was organizing pens, pencils and markers after unpacking supplies from art journaling I did at the 2 day scrapbooking crop over the weekend, I realized that it's Wednesday! Time for WOYWW - What's on your workstation Wednesday...

Resists to be organized and consolidated:
Faber Castell Gel stix, watercolor crayons
(in an antique red tobacco tin I inherited - perfect size),
crayons, and colored pencils

I usually write illegible script, calligraphy or print quotes illegibly when I first start working on blank pages. Love the texture of handwriting, printing and calligraphy. Also I sometimes write and print after I lay down a layer or 2 of acrylic galzes on the page.

I prep journals all in a batch, usually. To me it makes sense to do all the resists while I have the resist supplies out. When I put the resist supplies away, and then  take out the messy glazing supplies and do messing glazing. I like to use old hotel or credit cards - per Dawn Sokol's Pages in Stages dvd.

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Thanks for stopping by and -
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peggy aplSEEDS said...

great collection of supplies, makes me feel like playing with them. i haven't tried gel stix and watercolor crayons but they sound great to use. what do you use to write the illegible script?

Annie said...

I'm sat here chuckling at your bravery in the last post.....not sure I would show the contents of my bag :-)
Thanks for dropping by our shop blog. Good luck
A x

Spyder said...

Is that a little match box car I can just see at the top. Loved them as a kid, wish I had them now,they might be worth a bit! I took a couple to school when I was eight, and the teacher took them away! and never let me have them back as, 'they couldn't possibly be mine as I was a girl. Teachers were mean then! Well your desk does look very busy. I'm still 'trying' with oil and crayons, but alas..the pictures still look very messy! and never to be seen on blogger! Have a great woyww week...I'm still going round last weeks!

Susanne said...

Unpacking is no fun; kind of anti-climatic after a crop. But it looks like you must have had a good time.

okienurse said...

Lots of fun things on your desk. Hope you had a good time at the crop. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #69

Berry said...

I don't like unpacking unless it's new goodies to play with lol! love all your colouring mediums hugs Rebekah xx 109

Sarn said...

Great desk. TFS.
Playing catch-up on WOYWW visits.
Hugs, Sandra

Terry said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I also keep trying to get organized, but it just does not stay as such!

shazsilverwolf said...

Love your art supplies, Shaz #118

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love that glassware on your desk. I enjoy using watercolour pencils - not so good with paintbrushes though.

Scrapcollectr said...

Love your steps to art and your desk looks ready to go...
Thanks for the inspiration and for visiting!

She Who Doodles said...

a girl can never have to many supplies. i just got back from an art retreat, i recognize the clutter.

LuLu said...

Howdy Peggy,
Thanks for stopping by.

When I firs write on the blank pages of my journals, I like to use resists - like graphite pencils, colored pencils, waterproof pens and markers, wax (crayola type) crayons, glaze pens and waterproof gel pens.

To my eye, the script and/or printing makes the first bottom layer very textural. And gives the layers on top a lot more depth.

Please stay tuned for my giveaway coming soon!


LuLu said...

Howdy Wipso,
Thanks for stopping by.

I don't feel so bad about showing my bag now - you should've seen it before it was organized!


LuLu said...

Howdy Spyder,
Thanks for stopping by.

That little car is a Jaguar - a gift. My family and friends give me toy race cars when they come across them. I love Jaguar XKEs and the new Lamborghini Murcielago and the old DIablo! They take my breath away.

In high school I work fake fingernails and my chemistry teaher (a nun) told me I was 'eccentric' I went home and looked it up in the dictionary. Next day in front of the whole chemistry class I told her 'You're right. I AM eccentric!'

Been that way ever since...

Please come back again real soon - giveaway coming up.


LuLu said...

Howdy Cynthia Eloise,
Thanks for stopping by. What art retreat did you attend? Did yiu take any classes?


SueH said...

I’ve always hated unpacking and putting away stuff. Not only craft stuff, it could even be a holiday suitcase but in my mind it’s on a par with putting away the ironing after it’s done…..I hate it!

Happy Crafting!

Diane said...

Hi Lulu, thanks so much for coming over to my blog--great post!

The Crafty Elf said...

Some really neat stuff there just wish I could reach through the screen though. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for the peek.

Helen Pigott said...

I haven't been to a weekend crop for ages, I love spending time with my scrappy chums, have a lovely week xxx

Nicky said...

lots of lovely goodies on your desk - never done a day crop let alone a weekend hope you had a good time ~ running late this week but just getting in before it all starts again ~ Nicky 2

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