Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WOYWW #180 -- Suddenly, I'm a Painter!

Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday lovelies! It really does make Wednesday one of my favorite days of the week now! I love seeing your workspaces, and hearing from you too.

Show us your workdesk and link up here at Julia's blog party.

When you've made yourself a special place in the world to go create things, it really can become magical to the point that you sat down, believing yourself to be a sewist and a cross-stitcher, and you arose realizing that you're also a painter, and an art journalist!

Saturday was my birthday, and it was a perfect, sunny, 70-degree day here in the Ozarks. I did my favorite things: went out shopping with my family, ate at Olive Garden, and hung out in the afternoon at Barnes & Noble. Later, watched the sunset, and was still too full for dinner!
My lobster cannaloni at Olive Garden--yum!!

This is a little Instagram picture I took of my lunch that day!

One of the things I bought was a pretty little watercolor palatte--they let me double coupon it at Michaels that day, so I got a super great price--a little over two dollars. And the watercolors flow beautifully.

So, the next day, and the day after that, I painted. I painted and painted. So fun. It started out to be for my art journal, but then, I just kept going! Fun!

My desk in the morning darkness.

New acrylic paints
And the butterfly scarf continues!
Eat, WRITE a novel this month, Dream, Stitch.

Here's my progress in NanoWrimo as of Tuesday.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful birthday, and I love what you're already creating as a painter! And wow, you're going to finish your novel early... happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  2. oh I love your paint pallet!!! looks amazing!!! and your latest work is gorgeous!!!! Happy WOYWW!!!

  3. oooohhh, what a lovely palette of colors! great progress too! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

  4. oohooo I could do with that 'novel check-a-upper!' My stories go on and on, but! this week I did (at last)upload one to a ebook type site so people can at least read the first chapter and tell me how rubbish I am! But its fun. LOVe new paint boxes never like to mess them up, but when you do the paint is soooo delish!! Have great week, thanks for my snoop!! Happy wOyWw
    ((Lyn)) hugs! #21

  5. So many new goodies, glad that you had a good birthday, lunch looks delish. Good luck with the writing. #22

  6. A belated birthday wishes to you, Sandy! It sounds as if you had a lovely one, and painting IS fun, isn't it??

    #41-ish this week

  7. how wonderful for you to realize that you are a painter! belated happy birthday, mat you have lots more fun painting! happy WOYWW!
    thank you for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  8. Hope you will show us your journal pages on


    Lynn //57

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  10. Happy late Birthday! Sounds like you had a really good day and that is an awesome box of paints. Beautiful color! I really like your art journal page. I think creative people are creative in a lot of mediums so it just figures that you should paint. I will be passing through the ozarks on the 29 Nov on my way to Louisiana. I will give a big wave and a shout as I go! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #63

  11. Happy Birthday to you,
    Squashed tomatoes and stew,
    Cake and Jelly in your bellyyyyyyyyyyyy.....
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    Does this that you're now 1 year older than me....for a short while...?? *grin*

    Love those beautiful colours of the paints - am I odd knowing that I could live with that photo on my walls? I love it.

    So glad you're enjoying the writing too, you're doing well with the word count!

    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

  12. What a lovely way to spend your birthday!! Enjoy those bargain paints! Helen, 3

  13. Happy belated birthday. Those colours look so yummy, I think I would also just keep going.
    Sounds like you had a great time on your birthday.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #40

  14. Am so impressed by your enterprise! The paints look gorgeous in their palette don't they, no wonder you needed them! And I love the words in your journal...and then am terrified by your NanoWrimo..does that help? it would kill my 'flow' stone dead I think! Happy happy returns, so glad you had a day of doing stuff you really like to do.

  15. Hope you had the happiest of birthdays. I know that if I could spend my birthday in Michael's I'd be a very happy bunny, Unfortunately, we don't have Michael's here! All the best people are born in November, don't you think?(!)

    Happy WOYWW
    Jakix #86

  16. Happy belated birthday Sandy, I love Olive Garden, might be going there at the weekend with friends! You were lucky being allowed to double coupon at Michael's, they've never let me do that, lol! Love that first photo with all the paints set out, so much promise in those little blocks of colour. And yes, I've got Martha punches on my desk this week.

    Brenda 1

  17. Belated Happy birthday Sandy. Our family loved eating at the olive garden near Times Square when we were on our hols! I am sure you are going to have lots more fun with your paints though I am sure you may have been tempted just to look at their prettiness!!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

  18. Happy Birthday!! Your lobster tea looked delicious! I love the pic of the paints - I bet you had a fab time playing with those. x Jo

  19. Happy belated! You'll soon be a Jane of all trades like me....#100

  20. Happy birthday, sounds like a perfect day, we love a family trip to the Olive Garden too, will have to try that lobster dish next time! love your paints too, a brand new palette is so irresistible!

  21. I love the water color palette,they look so pretty! And what a deal you got from Michaels too! Awesome! Drinking egg nog and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  22. Love the paints and scarf...that is two things that really interest me so was wonderful to see! x Laura #116

  23. happy belated birthday! gorgeous paint pallette! love your little painting. happy woyww! nan 103

  24. Belated happy birthday wishes - sounds like you had an great day. Those paints look good, the food looks good, the knitting looks good, and your desk looks good too. That nano writer thing is scary - methinks,I'd dry up completely :) Have a great weekend, hopefully with plenty of writing time factored in, Elizabeth x #43

  25. A belated happy birthday to you, Sandy Leigh! Sorry I'm so late getting round this week, but I figured I should at least drop in and say Hi before another WOYWW popped up...

    Thanks for stopping by...