Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WOYWW

Its What's on your Workdesk Wednesday, so pop over to Julia's blog ( http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday.html) to have a peek at what everybody else is busy with. You might be lucky and see a desk even messier than mine, even though I doubt that is possible.
At least I know one thing for sure today. I am not going to get this wrong, because its my desk and I know exactly who made the mess! I admit, it was all me and nobody else. You will see remnants of at least 4 different crafts lying around. There's the jewellery I made as Christmas presents, the giftcard holder for DD's birthday on the 28th of Dec, some knitting and of course the remnants of a last minute card for DH's best friend who's birthday is today.

In the background is a framed piece of art that somebody asked about. So here it is, the whole picture. It is a piece that my daughter did as part of her portfolio for her final year at school It actually has a long story attached to it and if you would like to hear the story one day, I will tell you. I decided to frame it with all her scrolls that she recieved in High school. We only included one of each for every sport and cultural activity, but she actually had 3 or 4 for each activity. Her blazer was covered in scrolls. Normally we don't actually make a big fuss of rewards in our family, because I try to teach my children that they should do things because they love it, and not because they will get rewarded for doing them, but because I want to be reminded of the story behind this drawing, I decided to frame it. It serves as a constant reminder of my child's resiliance, loyalty to team members and her ability to bounce back when many would just give up.
I will show you some of the results from the mess on my table tomorrow, because I have to run now, DH is shouting for some attention.
Have a great evening.

39 comments:

  1. How wonderful to hear of the justifiable pride you have in your family!
    Your desk looks a busy place to me, great stuff!
    Happy New Year!
    Chrissie #3

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  2. I hope you shouted back at DH! Especially if he was shouting for his dinner or something!!!

    Loving the green papers on your desk and it looks like you have plenty of other goodies to nosey at. Aren't we curious creatures?!!

    Ciara
    xx

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  3. Busy desk. That is a great piece of work your daughter did.
    Linbyx #109

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  4. Great post and I love the framed image and partial story. Someday you can tell us the whole thing! Oh and snap about the doing thing for joy instead of reward thing. That's what we did with our kids too. Saved us a lot on paying them an allowance ;) Somehow they've managed to turn out pretty well, in spite of their lame - o parents. Happy New Year!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your story of the framed picture. Looks like you are certainly busy. Happy WOYWW! #7

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  6. Would love to hear the art story when your ready to share. Love the desk, definitely a green theme happening....Sandra #66

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  7. That desk proves that you are seriously creative and love to do crafts;-D

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  8. WOW..that is a busy desk :)
    i love your pattern paper on your table..the dotted and the checkers one! :) so envy..
    thanks for visiting my blog :)
    that is a sweet of you :)
    have a great day :)

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  9. I'm impressed, just for this week my desk isnt as messy as yours... i just love to see other people who dont put things away before they start another, makes me feel less alone LOL
    Would love to hear the rest of your story, its obviously something that means alot to you xx

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  10. Lots of fab going on on your desk. You seem a very busy crafter.
    Thank you for your caring comments on my blog today.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  11. Fabby desk - plenty going on there! I love your daughter's artwork too, full of motion.

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  12. Lots of fun crafting going on at your desk.

    Marilyn

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  13. I simply love messy desks, they just show your creativity.

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  14. Yep, please share the story, sounds like you're justified in being proud of your family. Love the artwork, hope your daughter still has time for things like that in her life. Great desk too, lots going on.

    Hugs
    Brenda 83

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  15. Your daughter's art is gorgeous! Your space looks busy and wonderful!

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  16. Looks like you been real busy, my kids go back to school on Monday give me a ring if you up for a play date on Tuesday.
    smiles
    Paola

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  17. I love a busy desk and yours certainly is! Love that artwork too your daughter is so talented - thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a lovely piece of work from your daughter. Well done! Thanks for visiting me. Kathleen x

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  19. thanks for your comment on my blog - journal wrecking is rebelliously liberating! lol
    love the picture, it's fantastic and your desk is great.

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  20. Oooh your desk looks great!!! Loads of creativity has been taking place, that's evident! I like your basket container, very handy.

    Your daughter's artwork looks stunning and I think it's great that you've framed it and included her scrolls - a fantastic keepsake!

    Thanks for already visiting my workdesk today.

    Sherry (82)

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  21. I'd feel so at home at your desk. I love how large it is! My only issue with my own desk is that sometimes I avoid it because it needs a good sweep but once I force myself to the table my joy of sorting sets in and I get thru it. Strange, huh? Enjoy your day! And thx for visiting me!
    #78

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  22. At last - and real, used, arty desk. Just how it should be - not messy, but creative - how I just love it

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  23. Lots of things on the go :)
    The picture is lovely it deserved to be framed
    xoxo Sioux

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  24. Sounds like you have been busy & your desk looks just as it should do with all that productivity! Your daughters art work is wonderful & I would love to hear the story! My photo of the partial eclipse was cropped but not photoshopped, I'm afraid I am not clever enough to know how to use it! Have a good week! Tracey x

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  25. Tertia - such a lovely busy desk. And that picture is fab! Thanks for your comment on my "organised" desk :) For the finished project see my OLW35 card. Deborah x

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  26. What a lovely idea to frame your daughter’s piece of work and a fab way to show everyone her achievements. You must be so proud of her, and rightly so.

    Your desk is looking decidedly busy with lots going on there.

    Happy New Year
    Sue
    x

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  27. Fabulously creative desk going on there! The artwork from your daughter is great and I too would like to hear the story sometime :)
    Thanks for visiting my desk!
    xoxo Karen

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  28. thanks for sharing, such a brilliant desk to snoop around.

    Would definately like to hear the story behind the drawing.

    thanks for popping over earlier
    caroline #53

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  29. I love how you've framed your daughter's work.

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  30. 4 different crafts - my you are versatile! Thanks for the peek.

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  31. Hi Tertia,
    Bit late doing my rounds this week. Got a lot on so to speak. Your desk is full of scrumy goodness. A girl after my own heart. I will be back later for a good leisurely snoop.
    Hugs Mrs A. #87.

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  32. Hi Tertia,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. By the way, one of the boxes I had to re-label today said it contained CD's. They outgrew that box 3 years ago so it has been full of other stuff since then. No wonder I cannot find anything. Happy New Year

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  33. would love to hear that story sometime
    nice to meet you
    Debz
    xx

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  34. Hi Tertia,
    Since looking at WOYWW desks, I've decided that mess ain't Mess but rather it's detail. I can see the remnants of three projects and the very powerful drawing, and the detail is so interesting. Thanks.
    RosC

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  35. Sorry I'm late returning your visit, I think I may give you a run for your money on desk untidiness? I Love your daughters piece of art, i so hope she carried on painting and drawing?

    Dx

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  36. You seem a bit like me....I want to do every type of art, knitting, painting and jewellery making and more besides. I think to myself, there is not time to do everything or not enough space to do it in!!
    Busy mind, busy desk!
    Sue xx 50

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  37. Love it, lots to see, the messier the better. Signs of creative productivity...lol Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #23

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  38. You are one talented lady with so many different crafts going on all at once. Peeking at your desk, looks very creative. Share your story. #95

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