Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Excitement building for WOYWW

It's school holidays here
and of course it's been raining
day after day (ho hum)
but today the sun is out,
washing line is full
and I'm getting excited.

Why you may ask???

Well, it's because I'm doing a weekend workshop
using inks and all sorts of goodies
to hopefully produce
two wonderful bright paintings.

There was quite a bit of sucking up to grandparents and 
my older daughter to babysit my little miss.
My hubby is going away on a weeks school rugby camp
and it happened to be the same time as my workshop,
but it all came together and I am going this weekend.

Here is my desk area today.

I'm gathering all the goodies I bought to go on the workshop.
I will be doing two of the canvasses you can see here
and here's a closer look at some of what I'll be taking.

My hubby took me to a big art warehouse in the city
(I don't drive into the city, too much traffic and one way streets)
and I went nuts, bought half the place up 
and also a heap of things for little miss to play with too.

I'll be using all sorts of found objects and gooping them to the
canvas with coloured impasto and outlining my subject with
"iced on" coloured impasto, then using the syringes
to drop ink on and swoosh it around to (hopefully)
create some great paintings.

All going well and even if it doesn't go well,
I'll show what I produce next week.

That's my excitement for the week,
now go see what everyone else has on their desks

See Julia, I can do a short post occasionally :)


  1. Hi Von, you are so talented I just know you will produce something out of the box! Enjoy the workshop.
    Cheers, Elaine (no number, not participating this week)

  2. Your art sounds like heaps of fun and I can't wait to see the results of your time away! Annette #4

  3. Have LOADS of fun learning at your workshop.
    Judy #40

  4. Oh enjoy your Workshop I am sure you will have tons of fun
    Silvia #51

  5. You HAVE to show and tell next week! PLEASE? I am proud to say that I am an owner of your original art! Posted on my desk today...Enjoy your workshop, wish I could join you, if I got on a plane now, I might just make it!

  6. have a great workshop, yes do share what you do! Helen 2

  7. I'm really excited to see what you produce at the workshop. It sounds like a great opportunity to experiment! Have a wonderful, creative time! Julie Ann #54

  8. Well, it sounds as if everyone is going to have a great time this weekend! I hope your workshop is inspiring and wonderful! Have fun!!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

  9. Hi Von
    Hope you have a great time at the workshop

  10. Looks like your headed for a lovely weekend, have fun =).
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week
    xx Monique #74

  11. It looks like you are ready for a great time away and I can't get over the size of the canvas you will be using wow.
    Enjoy your time please share your makes with us
    Happy WOYWW today I hope the rest of the week is a good one for you
    Ria #52

  12. Wow, that looks like so much fun, insanely jealous of you - look forward to seeing what you do on those super canvas, what a great size to work on.

    Lynda #93

  13. Those canvases must be at least twice the size of us bears! Have fun at your workshop, it certainly sounds fun.

    Waving hi from the bears @#92 this week

  14. Sounds wonderful, wishing you lots of inspiration and creativity. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Barb #11

  15. Wow, can't wait to see what you do with the canvases, sounds an amazing workshop. Have lots of fun. Hugs. Pam#27

  16. can't wait to see what you'll creat with all your goodies :)
    Cheers, Jana

  17. What a HUGE canvas would scare the life out of me - LOL - give me a twinchie any day! Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

  18. Can tell your excitement through your words...and I'm excited for you - it will be marvellous..I always find getting away from everything domestic for a short time is very free-ing. Have a great time. And don't like the rest of us, fret about the size of those H U G E B LA N K canvasses!

  19. WTG! Sounds like you are uber excited about this class. I don't like big city driving either and I am glad DH took you and you got all the fun playthings. Looking forward to seeing what you made next week. Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

  20. It sounds like you managed to get everyone sorted so that you could play, that's great. Love the look of all the stuff you'll be playing with too.
    Have a brilliant weekend.
    Hugs Lisax #72

  21. Oh looks like you have had a brilliant trip to the warehouse !! Those canvasses are huge - I wouldn't know where to start - I'd be terrified !! Hope you have a great time at the workshop - do show us what you get up to ! Take care Ali #28

  22. Oh wow! How cool to go to a get inky/painty workshop! I'm so envious. Can't wait to see what you glop on those HUGE canvases! They're going to be amazing I'm sure. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

  23. Oh goodness! Have an absolute blast and take pictures!! :):)

  24. Big canvases..look forward to seeing how they end up. Gill x

  25. Can hardly wait to see your creation with all those wonderful sounding goodies! Glad you are getting some time to go work some more magic! Love and hugs xxx

  26. Can hardly wait to see your creation with all those wonderful sounding goodies! Glad you are getting some time to go work some more magic! Love and hugs xxx

  27. Oh to buy half an art store would be dreamy and those canvas are calling your name it looks like to be painted all up :) look forward to seeing what you create with all those goodies
    hugs Nikki #5
    P.S the cat will be upset for a while he's just fussy that way lol

  28. That sounds mighty interesting - look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.
    Sorry I am so late - I've just been prioritising my class prep - hope I am forgiven.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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