At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, May 16

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday No. 154


Inspired by Julia's night shot last week, this is my desk last night... imitation truly is a sincere form of flattery :)

I'm busily beginning a collage for this week's IA Challenge Art with Heart... I'm really not a 'heart' person - in terms of the ubiquitous heart shape - but I'm a big art-with-heart advocate :)

Here's a close-up...


My intention is to write/print this poem in the centre:

life is a garden,
not a road
we enter and exit
through the same gate
wandering,
where we go matters less
than what we notice
~ Bokonon ~
I love the deep wisdom of this...

And I think it's a fitting first piece to put in my stunning Nellie Wortman book, which I bought with my birthday pennies :)


You can see a few more pages in yesterday's coffee post...

Where I also share how the eye laser stuff went last Wednesday...

Thank you for all your lovely comments and good wishes last week, and I hope to globe-trot around many more of your desks this week :)

Come and join the party over at Julia's Stamping Ground...

Take care till next week xxx

33 comments:

Helen said...

Morning Claire. I have a feeling of De ja vu!! Your journal looks full of wonderful things. Very thought provoking words to put on your pretty page. WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 34

Caatje said...

That book really looks fascinating and the page you're working on should turn out beautiful. This by the way is said by someone who does love heart shapes. A. Lot. ;-)

Helen said...

Love the journal you're working on. Helen, 4

Tamarai said...

Hi Claire

I want to thank you for the lovely postcard I received from you as part of the Postcard Swap. It is such a pleasure to receive something hand made and in real mail!

(I used to live in a village called Greetham, near Oakham when I lived in the UK. Nice to receive something from a place I know and have seen!)

T

Suzanne said...

Lovely. The words are wonderful..
#97

Lynn Holland said...

Your book is very inspiring. Looking forward to seeing more pages as the weeks go by.
Have a lovely creative week.
Lynn. 32
One I made earlier today

inkypinkycraft said...

The page and jurnal are fab! I love heart shapes..have a great week hugs trace x 20

Redanne said...

Your page is looking good and that little poem/quote is wonderful.
Anne #9

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab looking journal and your pages look fab! Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done with the laser stuff...why are Drs like that to people when they feel vulnerable? Makes me seeth. Shh, I thought the Sky Arts thing was a mistake! We too have Virgin,for similar reasons - so it is a fab treat!!
Love thebook..you are good to start in and use it straight away, you'll get so much pleasure from it.

BumbleVee said...

I, too, love the wisdom of the little poem.... most people don't notice the little things in life...or if they do... don't appreciate them. I love the little things...

may I just also comment on the recovery you are making ... and say .."good for you". My sister had a fall, serious concussion and is still dealing with residual brain damage after 9 years...it has been a struggle for her. She is my hero. What a trooper with the physical, emotional and mental aspects of recovery...it is a long road ...and nobody can do it for you. You seem to be doing a great job ...and I hope your persistence pays off in every aspect for a complete recovery.......

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful pages - very inspiring. I love the images you've chosen, especially the spotty feather.
Thanks for stopping by my desk and hope you have a good week.

Ronnie said...

:) Hello Claire.

You dazzle and amaze me. What a wonderfully strong person you are. And what a pleasure to "meet" you. I'll be popping back in very soon.

Regards, Ronnie. X

sandysewin said...

What a tidy desk you have; but all the things on it are interesting. :-)

Hope you continue to feel better as the days go by.

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #90

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Shoshi said...

Love your desk, Claire, bathed in such a warm glow! Your book is beautiful - had a look at the other pages in your previous post. So sorry to hear about all your health problems. It makes me very angry indeed every time I hear of some ignorant doctor treating his patients like that - as if we aren't suffering enough, without them adding insult to injury...

Your art is amazing, despite your disability - I am not sure that I could learn to be left-handed and continue to do such awesome work. Your long struggle is having its rewards and nothing can kill one's creative imagination! Keep up the good work! Thumbs up all round.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - my hubby won't see his card till his birthday on Saturday. As for the Saxon hoard, we both live in hope lol!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #95

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful looking book and a great poem. Thanks for sharing!

Have a good WOYWW and happy hopping
#25

May said...

Love your poem Claire, and your pages are Fabulous you are my inspriration... Hugs May x x x#26

Miriam said...

Your journal looks wonderful.
#101

Erika said...

Hi Claire love your workspace. Your journal looks fabulous and the poem is a good deep!
Thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. 83

Laura said...

Love the page in progress -- great vintage botanical look -- which certainly will be complemented by this great poem. Happyiest of WOYWWs to you! ~ Laura #117 (Thanks for visiting me.)

VonnyK said...

Your page looks great and I love the poem.
Have a great week.
Von #7

Joynana said...

Love the wonderful verse and your pages are lovely. You are an inspiration to us all. thanks for stopping by my blog today. #105

Lisa Richards said...

There's that gorgeous journal again! I love the verse you're putting in it and all of the lovely goodies on your desk. It startled me a bit when my cursor passed over Maukie and he purred!! Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#120-something

Gourdess said...

Gorgeous work! That poem is awesomesauce!! I had never heard it before so thank you for sharing it. :) Happy late WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #88

Amanda said...

Love the journaling pages and that book is gorgeous. Hugs, Amanda #76

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The nature themed pages in your book have turned out quite lovely. That's a great poem for it.

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Claire, and you're welcome! As for my hubby's card, can't wait till Saturday to give it to him!!

Shoshi

toni said...

Hi Claire woweeee ! i love the look of that book you are going to have a lot of fun thankyou for visiting me and leaving a nice comment have a fun filled week x

Angelfish said...

What a gorgeous journal and a lovely page you've made. I did have a wonderful day with my friend. Thankyou xx

Jacqui said...

That looks gorgeous - thank you for visiting my desk Jacqui #136

Peggy Cain said...

well I'm really late getting around. I love that poem and just have to put in my journal sometime thanks for stopping by my place have a great weekend Peggy

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your journal and the quote to put inside is just perfect. Such a tidy desk too.

Eliza #19
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/