I try and take my Wednesday desk shot around midday on the Tuesday and this was what greeted me. It was rather apt because after a very busy and interesting weekend, my head was as empty as my desk looks.
Sarah and I had a crafty sleepover on the Friday night and we had such a laugh when we found ourselves stroking papers with glazed eyes! We followed this up with a crop with Artful Angels on the Saturday. I went straight from there to a hotel for a night out with some old school friends and I was reminded that I am nearly 40 and not 18 any more. I love to get dressed up and and go dancing but I can do without sticky dance floors overcrowded with lecherous drunks and all the other problems associated with drinking, such as a nasty fog for about 2 days afterwards! The fog was such that I had forgotten about all my goodies from the shop at the crop!
Once I had had a cup of tea I decided to unpack my bag and coo over my new papers... stash diet? What stash diet? I received my current DT assignment which is the lovely Perfect Summer by Echo Park that you can see along the front there along with a pile of suitable ribbons and washi tapes. The beautiful floral at the back is a full...ahem... pile... of Crate Paper's The Pier and just to the left of that is a few of the Hipster papers and stickers from Basic Grey.
I also treated myself to a new stamp set by Hero Arts. Its a bit of an investment but you get loads of stamps in the one set and it will be great for divided pages and also some art journalling, which I am supposed to do regularly anyway! I've now put them in my pile of things to take down to Wales and see if I can get some rhythm going there for journalling. I get more inspired there to write and create than anywhere else. I feel such peace and clarity there. Heck, maybe I might even get some work done on my book! (For those who remember my Open University Creative Writing course, I passed with a Grade 2!!!)
Not much peace and clarity here at the moment as we have a four legged house guest who is causing much excitement but is doing a great job of getting us out walking every day. We are less than a week into the summer holidays and we are pooped already!
I think I might need another cuppa...
Bye for now