Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOYWW 188--The View from Above

 When a creative soul has an out-of-body experience, do they float over their work table? I think so! It's a happy place, right?

See happy places like mine from around the globe at Mrs. Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground blog. Join us!

My happy place is busy with my art journal, as usual, sewing stash/busy box piled high, and a pile of photos and frames. After we put away Christmas decorations, I had to rearrange all my framed photos in the great room, and this led to a lot more framing of new photos, and reframing! The fun continues, because I realize I have so many that should be printed out, and so I am sending them to Walgreens for some instant art!

I've also been making homemade lanyards--I'll be posting about that tomorrow--and as I've had time off to clean and tidy, I find things I forgot I had, and it's like getting a present! I found this very cool set of knitting patterns--I'm so excited! (that's the beauty of memory loss AND cleaning)

So, as the sun graciously joins me, and I find a mug of coffee, I'm feeling very art journaly. (Is that a word?)

Have a wonderful day, beauties, and how I wish we all lived on the same street and could just go to one of Julia and Jan's crops! Wouldn't we all have fun!

Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch in your happy place.


  1. Art journally sounds like a good phrase to me and you poised ready for action. I love it.

  2. Have a very journally day!! The knitting book looks fab - hope you show us what you knit!! x Jo

  3. Sandy I like the out of body shot of your desk. As usual, your photography warms my heart with all that goodness going on. Perhaps,this will be the year I start an art journal. Are you using clothes pins to store twine ? I am always looking for new ideas.

    Come check out my desk when you are free.

  4. I love the shot from above! I feel like I could reach right in and grab some of your stash!! (but I promise not to!) Happy WOYWW Helen, #7

  5. Indeed, it would be fun if we all lived on the same street and could go to crops...... love the shot of your desk, it is so much easier to see all the lovely things on it. Have fun with your art journal. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

  6. I love Smash books, so it's fab to see yours. Your pic though made me giddy, I hope you're tall and not standing on a chair!!!Take care. Zo xx 43

  7. Love the out of body experience. Agree completely.

    I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Lori #81

  8. What wonderful sunshine shining onto your desk. No wonder you are feeling arty today.
    Have fun with all your new photos.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #59

  9. luv the view from above. I also wish I lived closer to someone with the same interests. darlene #117

  10. I love the excitement of rediscovering stash that I'd totally forgotten about. You're right, it so like buying it all over again, lol! You will have to show us what you make from th knitting book.
    I wish that we could just pop in as well! There are ways and ways of getting you to the crop, mostly involving Skype! We are going to get ourselves organised and work something out. I don't se why you and other folk scattered around the world can't join in. If you haven't got Skype already, perhaps you'd like to consider it before then :)
    But if you fancied a trip over, you'd always be very very very welcome :)
    Hugs from LLJ 38 xxx

  11. Hi
    This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.

  12. What a lovely desk this week, ah yes, forgotten stash. So much fun to re-find it!!! LOL
    Krisha #110

  13. Oh yours definitely looks like a very happy place to be Sandy. The journal looks very interesting/inspiring and it is so nice to see the sun again, even if through someone else's photos! Was beginning to forget what that looks like! Thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny #35

  14. Love the arial shot today, your desk looks like a bright and cheery welcome to the day! Glad to see your art journal out and getting played with! One day late but aiming to comment on EVERYONE this WOYWW, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  15. Oh, I LOVE cleaning and finding things I've forgotten I had. It is better than Christmas. It looks very warm and cozy on your desk today. I could get lost there today.

  16. I have two Smash journals...and all those blank pages freak me out. So no, haven't done a thing with them yet!! Maybe I need to feel "journaly" first?? Love your above the desk view - very creative!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #60

  17. Great fun space! Love your mat ;). Happy WOYWW! Apryl # 9

  18. The sun streaming in the window highlights that happy work space. Keep on crafting. :-) April #136

  19. Hullo there Sandy, you have been so very busy... saw the lanyards very imaginative but not sure why you need them?? am I weird?
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #6