Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Please join me in linking with Julia's "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday"  found HERE 
for a peek at workdesks around the world.

I thought of everyone when I got to a point that I had so much stuff spread out on my desk (s) that I had myself cornered into a 6" x 6" or less space  frantically working on "The Sketchbook Project"...Complete pandemonium!...Did not take the time to photograph unfortunately...Was on a mission to stay focused and meet that extended deadline, which, I somehow managed.  I really didn't feel I was done and could've spent more time obsessing and doodling and gluing, etc...but had to draw the line somewhere. 

So thought I'd share some pics I took before I mailed her off yesterday...
Here's another pic of the cover, which I was actually pretty pleased with:
It was a moleskin sketchbook, which I've never worked with before.  I gessoed the cover and layered lots of paper, mostly New York atlas pages; stamped images on tissue and added  florals from the vast collection of napkins I've hoarded...accumulated.

Then, I added lumieres, lace, some crystals and glitter sealing all with a matte medium.

I had to figure out a closure and came up with this jewelry piece that I glued on and attached some sari ribbon on the back cover  and voila...a button closure (sorta)...

If you'd like to view more artwork and browse participating artists for the Sketchbook Project, go HERE

If you were a participant, let me know...would love to view your work!

Happy WOYWW'ing to all:)  


  1. There a compelling stare. Happy WOYWW!

  2. Love the cover of your moleskin sketchbook, its fab :)
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #65

  3. A beautiful piece of art.I am not sure what lumieres are, but I gather they are something shimmery. Have fun.
    Sue xx 67

  4. Thanks for visiting my answer to your cuttlebug was just out of shot! Wouldn't be without one.

  5. Lovely project.. .It's always hard to know when to stop something and harder still if you have to stop before you feel ready. It still ooks good to me..
    JoZarty x

  6. What great texture, is that some lace i spy, nice touch.
    Thanks for visiting me today
    Happy WOYWW
    Minxy #1

  7. Ooh, she's pretty!

    Brenda 100

  8. Wow, some amazing creativity going on here! TSF Sue #102

  9. That is very pretty, and whoever receives it should be very happy.

  10. Everything you do is so stunning. I love the closure too. How fun!

  11. Creative project. Love the colors.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

  12. A stunning project - she's so pretty!

    XOXO Lola:)

  13. i love the layers and the way you made the closure. did you not find it hard to send it off? i think i would! happy WOYWW!

  14. Very nice. I enjoy working outside my normal and occasionally it turns out well. Thanks for sharing.

  15. That cover looks awesome! Would love to see the whole thing.
    Tertia 110

  16. Stunning cover on your book ~ Nicky 24

  17. thanks for stopping by the blog....I will try to do a How to for the fabric..

    best wishes