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

Wednesday, June 19

WOYWW 211 - Lotsa stuff, that's what!

As you can see, there's LOTS going on!


I'm working on another page in my journal, sorting and sticking...

Then, there's a new photo next to the lamp...


... of my dear friend Brenda, taken several years ago when she visited and we had some days in Oxford - that's my old college, LMH, in the background.

The frame is a belated birthday pressie from Jane, who I had lunch with on Saturday :)

In the sorting, I found this lovely painting Zorana sent me a couple of years ago - I wondered where it had gone!


It's painted on corrugated cardboard!

And finally, here's two more ATCs I received this past week


The gorgeous mini-painting on the left is from Peggy - isn't the woman just beautiful? And can you believe, she's wearing a little crown in the shape WOYWW??

The fun summer tag and very English ATC are from the lovely Cindy - I have been truly spoilt this week, haven't I???

Now, I need to see what you've all been up to over at Julia's Stamping Ground...

Much love xxx

40 comments:

Anne said...

What a lovely looking workdesk and a view to the garden! Stunning painting and gorgeous ATC's! What a wonderful creaive atmosphere! TFS!
Anne #40

Nan G said...

Love the mess! Gorgeous painting and really cool ATCs! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Redanne said...

A very productive looking desk! That painting is beautiful and I love the ATCs and tag you received. Happy WOYWW, Hugs, Anne x #51

Helen said...

Great desk, I love the view too. have a good week. Helen 31

Jackie said...

Nice productive desk you have and what nice ATC s you got we have some talented people out there
Jackie30

Eliza said...

Really stunning mail you have received and what a fantastic painting on cardboard. Dont you love it when you have a beautiful view out your window, you are blessed like me to have one to look through.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 25

Thanks for visiting was nice to have you pop in.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images. It's lovely to receive creative gifts from friends and these are stunning. Julie Ann #68 xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Busy desk today Claire! And wow haven't you received some beautiful and inspirational artwork? Luck you. MMx #70

Diana Taylor said...

I love your workdesk - it looks so neat and organised, and it must be lovely to look out at the garden while you are working.
Hope you have a great week.
Diana #81

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Absolutely stunning ATCs, as is the painting on cardboard! I once painted a picture of some rocks, in a pile, on the back of a piece of wall panelling, a scrap. I think I was about 10 or 12 at the time. My mother STILL has it hanging in their dining room. Being faced with that every day made me think twice about proper "painting" LOL! The face is quite haunting - shame the artist and you lost touch.
Must babble less when commenting or I'll never make any progress on the desk hop....

:)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Claire thanks for stopping by!! Lots on your desk, I like the frame with the little hearts - I have one like that somewhere I may 'adapt'!! Nothing like a bit of flagrant plagiarism. Glad you received your goodies safely and apols again for the delay. That other ATC must be Peggy Appleseeds - her work is awesome, you lucky girl!! Have a good day, hugs Cindy

Neet said...

What fabulous atc's you got and what a fantastic picture on the corrugated card. You must display that, it is gorgeous.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 16

RosA said...

Some lovely happy mail you have there! Abd what a gorgeous view from you window!
Thanks for visiting, happy WOYWW,
Ros A # 24

Julia Dunnit said...

yeah Claire, when we meet, I need to take you aside and explain what 'untidy' really means!! How nice to have new art and photos on your desk..bet they inspire your next few pages.

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely ATCs you have on show and the painting on cardboard is really fab, love the crackle effect on it. Happy WOYWW from Annette #9

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful desk this week Claire, love the atc's and the painting is really lovely. That's a lovely frame too, it'll remind you of both friends, the one in the picture and the one who gave it to you.

Hugs
Brenda 112

sandra de said...

Fab ATC's and even though your a busy at your desk it still looks very tidy.
Sandra 105

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Claire - thanks for sharing your ATC's - I have seen Peggys work around the workspaces and she does lovely ATC's... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #110

The Taming of the Glue said...

Love the photo frame with the hearts, what a great gift. The Atc's are fab and what a great painting. Hugs. Pam#38

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
I am loving your desk today and what a lovely photo of your friend. That painting is stunning perhaps now you have found it again you could put it in a lovely frame.
Some great ATC's there
Have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #47

Sandy Leigh said...

Well, I've seen enough...that is, as soon as I saw the washi tape stacked up! What a great idea, to have it right there all handy. Now I want to go out and buy more washi tape! I love your blog (I'm your newest member). Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting me too! Sandy Leigh #22

Krisha said...

Hi Claire,
Love your desk, and all your painted decorations on your storage containers. Wonderful ATCs, and that painting is a treasure, and I am sure that it means the world to you, even if you have lost touch with your friend.
Thansk for visiting Betsy this week.
Krisha #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That frame is really lovely..what a great prezzy! It's a particularly nice pic of your friend too :-) what did you study at LMH?
I think there are some beautiful colours on your desk this week, you're going to have so much fun creating!
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

Karen Ives said...

Such a pretty desk, and I spy washi tape!
Thank you for visiting, glad you liked my tea room.
Karen #46

sandee said...

Lots of lovelies on your desk today! Sit back and be spoiled!! Thank you so much for visiting my "floor of shame today", lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Regina Hamilton said...

Love all that's happening on your desk. That painting is stunning so are the ATC's. Thanks for stopping by #26

Hammers said...

Hi Claire, thanks for swinging by my blog. Love your desk - I envy anyone a window now...I totally took it for granted when I had one in London :( You are so lucky to received all those lovely things this week - the tag is my fave, love the stamp / drawing. Have a good week, happy WOYWW Cx #33

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Claire
is that sunshine on your desk.... not seen a lot of that lately. gorgeous painting and I recognised peggy's style ATC
janet #42

Darnell J Knauss said...

Those ATCs are incredible, Claire! Thank you for sharing! I just love your beautiful work space in front of the large and open windows!! I also read through your last 210 WOYWW and I have to say I was moved by your profound journal writing.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping in to the Playhouse and letting me know you came by! Darnell #20

Lucy said...

Wow, you do have a lot going on! You did well with the ATCs you got, and such a beautiful one from Peggy too! Thanks for popping by, have a great week - Lucy #34 x

Ali H said...

Great to see your desk in full creative flood this week ! The ATC's are great ! Thanks for stopping by ! Ali #36

mamapez5 said...

I wouldn't call that 'lotsa' stuff' though I can see you are busy working. Beautiful ATCs you have received. I am waiting for one from Peggy as well, but it will take a while to reach me out here. Thanks for dropping by earlier. Have a good week. Kate x #45

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to look at that picture with Oxford in the background. I would LOVE to see it in person some day.

Those ATCs are wonderful and show how lucky you really are. Have a super WOYWW from #17.

Daniella said...

Awesome picture and the frame is a great gift!! Lovely ATC's too!!
xxDaniella

VonnyK said...

Those ATC's are gorgeous and I love the painting. So cool that it's on cardboard. Enjoy putting your journal together.
Have a great week.
Von #27.

Sue from Oregon said...

A lucky girl with great goodies to show off today! That girl with the WOYWW crown is amazing!!! Happy WOYWW! Sue Kment

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Claire,

.. well done on your lovely atc's and the lovely painting you found again, it is so funny when things like that happen isn't it??

... thanks for sharing..and for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #29

Lisa Richards said...

Lots of beautiful art on your desk. I'll have to try painting on corrugated cardboard!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk!
Lisa

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful sunny, light and airy studio! I am green with envy!

The ATc are fabulous and so great that you found the lost painting.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Scrappymo # 5

Liz said...

Those ATCs are great. I haven't dabbled in those yet. maybe one day.

Thanks for stopping by :0)