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Wednesday, August 21

WOYWW 220 - Missed last week, so lots to share...


Here's my desk Tuesday afternoon...

I decided to play on a canvas board, using my desk easel - lots of sticking and pasting, totally random elements...

Here's a close-up - I'm sure it's not finished yet, but I had a jolly hour or so playing :)
A definite travel theme is emerging...


And I'll leave you with a few pics of our weekend in Stratford, for friends' wedding. It was a wonderful two days, but it took me most of the following week to recover *sigh*

Our hotel in the heart of Stratford, we were in the Hamlet suite (it has an easy access, walk-in shower) 
Heather and Duke, the bride and groom 
Nick and I 
The Garrick Inn
Carving on the church tower
Wonky buildings are everywhere
 
Barges on the River Avon
Shakespeare's birthplace
Anne Hathaway's cottage
 
I'm looking forward to catching up with all your desks over at Ms Dunnit's Stamping Ground :)

Have a great week!!


21 comments:

Ann B said...

Hi Claire, love your canvas board. It is good to play sometimes, well always if I'm honest. Great photos of Stratford,ca favourite place of mine, must visit again soon.
Ann B
45

jill said...

Fab canvas board sally. Happy woyww Jill #34

Eliza said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the wedding and the surrounding area what fabulous buildings and architecture. Also it was really nice to meet you in person and put a face to the name.

Happy crafting.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 24

Kim Ferguson said...

I think I just purchased the same or close to easel tonight. Lovely photos of your two days away. Kim #52

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Love your canvas - great idea, just to play about. I do that digitally, and then I can just not save it if I don't like it! Thanks for sharing the piccies of your trip to Stratford. I grew up near Chipping Norton and we visited Stratford quite often. Must take hubby there for his first visit - so much to see. Ali x #48

Helen said...

Love the photos from the wedding and Stratford!! Never been, it looks gorgeous. Hope you are ok again now. Looks like you had a good play in your craft space! Helen 8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love Stratford..you got some great pics there! You looked really lovely in your outfit and the bride and groom looked so happy too. Good times, eh?
Hugs, LLJ 63 xx

Karen said...

What a gorgeous creation on your workdesk! Thanks for sharing your break with us too, love those wonky buildings! Happy WOYWW. ♥ Karen ♥ 98 x

Neet said...

Loving your canvas!
The photos from Stratford are gorgeous and I so enjoyed seeing them, plus the happy couples.
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - now take care, rest and do what you want this week.
Hugs, Neet xx 32

mutaban said...

I love Stratford - it is ages ago, since my last visit there. Sigh...
Thank for visiting me. You are right, art has it´s own language, only people don´t.
Cheers
Gabriele 49

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Claire, lovely wedding pics and I'm intrigued with your canvas - it does look like a lot of fun. Thanks for your visit MMx #33

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
your canvas is looking really good would like to see that finished.
Oh wow your photo's of your two days away are wonderful, we are so lucky in the UK as we have so beautiful places to visit
Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #85

Julie Ann Lee said...

Stratford is so lovely and such a romantic place for a wedding! We holidayed there back in May and I found it absolutely inspirational for projects. Did you see that little gift shop at one of the houses with locally made gifts - so beautiful! I love your canvas with a travel theme! Have a happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #35

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Claire your table easel looks like a great idea I think they have them in Lidl at the moment I might get one,
your canvas looks great as does your weekend away amazing to think how old all those buildings are but they still look fab
janet #31

Danie May said...

That's what I love about Wednesdays as we don't just get a sneak at desk's around the world, but also the world in general. I love the beautiful photos you have shared of your weekend away and your journal page looks fabulous. I am a big fan of randomness. Have a great week. Danie #17

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Looking good. I wonder how it will develop? And the photos are lovely. Lovely day for it, and with the British summers as unpredictable as they are, a stroke of luck there.

Happy (better late than never) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (27)

Kelly said...

Good morning, Claire. Yes, I see the travel theme emerging as well. Must be due to your recent trip. What a lovely place to visit.
Creative Blessings! ~Kelly #131

Birdie said...

What a lovely place to wed! And you look very glamourously Claire!

Nikki said...

Great Desk and WOW is that house wonky I thought the picture was off but that is one funky house hope the floors are somewhat straight :) hugs Nikki 22 thanks for the visit

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed seeing the photos of the wedding, the wonky house, the Avon river with its barges, and Shakespeare's birthplace. Even more fun than a desk this week. Happy slightly belated WOYWW from #10.

Shel said...

Great shots! Makes me want to be there - it looks so beautiful.