Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's on My Work Desk Wednesday

Despite being busy with life I am making time for my Art is the calm in my hectic days. I love the way I feel when holding a paint brush and getting messy.

Today I wanted to share what I use to create all my work on...

This has become my very favorite piece of art. Initially it was just to catch the paint drips...but over the past few months it has become so much more. It's the place I jot down what's inside my head that I may want to use in my art one day, song lyrics from the songs I listen to while creating and a place to try out a stamp or stencil to see if I like it.

I cherish this piece of paper and plan on keeping it in my memory drawer forever.

Perhaps my favorite thing about this messy piece of art is something I found written there a few months ago. While I was working on a page this caught my eye....

A hand-written note from my daughter's best friend Maddie...

Such a sweet thing to find!!

Em and Maddie last Spring

A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.

::: William Dobell :::

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  1. That is definitely something to hang onto and to treasure. I love all the doodles, notes and splatters of neat!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my last blog post! :)

  2. Oh Leslie, that’s just fabulous!

    I often jot things down too but end up throwing the small scraps of paper away by mistake, never to be seen again. I bet you often come across things you had forgotten about on your piece and how lovely to find the beautiful surprise message from Maddie.

    Happy Crafting!

  3. gorgeous work, lovely pic, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31

  4. This is a great idea...I usually throw out my scraps but it is an artistic way of capturing random thoughts and real life...neat!

  5. I love my scribble papers but haven't been saving them. I need to start! That was awesome what Maddie wrote! Obviously you made an impression! Thanks for sharing! Vickie aka okienurse #35

  6. What a wonderful environment and a lovely note too!!!

  7. That is so cute! She bet she doesn't even realise the power of that little scribble. #103

  8. Oh! I love this! And the note from your daughter's friend is sweet!

  9. Love it!!!!

    I emailed you yesterday... did you get it or did I end up in spam...? LOL

  10. Oh, Les ... I LOVE this!!! So much!!! What a perfect piece of art you have, right under you nose, catching all the creative parts of you that fall from other masterpieces. I love it. And the note from Em's friend - priceless. Warms my heart so!

  11. Lovely - the creation of heirloom art with absolutely no effort or forethought. Priceless!


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