Work Desk View From The Land Of Blah

There hasn’t been much art going on the last couple of weeks. Partly due to the weather making it too hot to work in the attic and partly due to me feeling a bit (well lets be honest here) a lot, blah. So there isn’t much “work” on my desk this Wednesday. More a clutter of things that I’ve done in the moments when I wasn’t floored by rampantly energy draining thinking.

And, yes, that is a roll of toilet paper. Somewhat symbolic perhaps.

Messy Desk

The desk like my mind needs a good clean up!

The toilet roll is for making embellishments using rubber stamps and water. Simple but effective and easy to do when energy is low.

The orange box is an old game box I experimented on to see if I could get away with painting directly onto a shiny surface. Didn’t work. The paint peeled off. Tried it with gesso which was slightly better but not 100% successful. So I lightly sanded the parts that weren’t holding the paint. I took the colours from the original ones on the box and have ended up with a nice item for storage.

I have been ripping the vintage curtain into binding like fabric strips, the plan being to sell them in my shop at some point. Another simple and low energy thing that I was able to do whilst watching videos.

The vintage game Kan-U-Go is on the desk because I added that to my shop. Although it turns out I got the dimensions of the photo wrong so I’ll need to redo that once the weather picks up again. (Yesterday and today it’s raining and overcast which means I get to work in the attic. Hoorah!)

This is the bit where it would be nice to add a deeply insightful conclusion to my post but sadly, in the Land of Blah, they’re in short supply. Feel free to supply your own though. In the comments would be good.

Wishing you all a wonder filled week . . .


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17 comments to “Work Desk View From The Land Of Blah”

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  1. Carole - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I’ve been there… in the land of blah…. and then found my way back to playing with paper. I loved paper dolls as a child. Be well Carole

    • Gillian - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for comment Carole. I’ve been playing today as well. Just picking up whatever was at hand and sticking it on a canvas that I started yonks ago. Not sure where it’s going but happy with it so far.

  2. Lynda - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I feel that blah pain. Trying hard not to let it show, but I hate the damn heat and its really getting me down, I cant get in my work room either when its so hot. Rain today, fantastic but the forecast tomorrow is looking dreadful for us, high temps and high humidity, all I want to do is go lay upstairs under the fan as I cant do anything else. So yes, I can join you in the world of blah!

    Lynda #59

    • Gillian - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

      Hi Linda. Thanks for the comment. Went to your blog but wasn’t able to leave a message as you don’t have a name/URL option. Hope you made the most of the cooler conditions today and your husband is better soon. x

  3. Suzanne - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Yepp, blah, that’s right. This phenomenon seems to infect people internationally at the moment :-/ 🙂 So no very insightful and sophisticated comment from me 🙂 Your desk looks busy and it’s gppd this way 🙂 Suzanne

  4. Julia - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Ah, tqke heart, and look forward..the land of blah is not a place to stop..keep stepping forward and you’ll cross the border soon. too hot in our attic too…DD uses it as a sort of lounge and i cant bring myself to even check on its cleanliness! hey, like the orange outcome of the box.

    • Gillian - 01 Aug, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for commenting. “The land of blah is not a place to stop”. So true. I think I might put that one in my next ‘Vote For A Quote‘ poll.

  5. Gabriele - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Hehe, it makes me smile to see that toilet paper roll, because I also use it a lot for cleaning and drying.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and living a kind comment.
    Gabriele 37

  6. Carol N - 31 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I can totally relate with the blah feeling but this week I’ve been way too busy. I’ve seen a toilet paper roll on another desk today, too! What a hoot! Hope you get revived one of these days! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #106

  7. Neet - 01 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Love paper casting – can we see some next week pleased?
    Hugs, Neet 19 xx

    • Gillian - 01 Aug, 2013 Reply

      Since you asked so nicely I’ll do some more playing with it and hopefully have something to post next Wednesday. I didn’t realise it has a name – paper casting. I’m resisting the temptation to do an internet trawl to find out more about it. Maybe later 🙂

  8. Lisa-Jane Johnson - 01 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Yes we’re a bit blah here too. Changeable weather and some sort of virus possibly incoming and it is zapping my creative energy. Lets hope for a better week. 🙂 #30

  9. Danie May - 02 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Sorry to hear you are feeling a bit blah……as someone has already said it seems to be going round at the moment. You certainly however seem to have kept yourself busy which hopefully keeps the blah feeling a little at bay. Wishing you a better week ahead and lots more creative activity. Danie #25 (a bit late in visiting this week)

  10. Roberta - 05 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Hello. Well Im Roberta aka Bert #122. And Im new and very slow at this. I seem to get lost in all the goodies in every one sites.. just wanted to say thank you for sharing and letting me peak. Have a lovely day. Bert lol I have that same printer 🙂

    • Gillian - 05 Aug, 2013 Reply

      Hello Bert. Thanks for visiting. Slow is good. I love having comments trickling in over the week. Much more fun than having them all arrive on a Wednesday! 🙂

  11. Deeyll - 07 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Running so late this week but wanted to thank you for visiting my desk already and leaving me a comment…I bet you would use a melt pot, though. It just melts UTEE and other stuff I guess so you can use it in altering stuff or creating stuff. Let’s see if it does that at my house, or just collects dust! lol 🙂 Hope you enjoyed WOYWW! Deeyll

    Oh, when we get blahs around here we go shopping for new supplies! lol 🙂
    Obviously, right?! lol 🙂

    • Gillian - 07 Aug, 2013 Reply

      Ha, ha, ha. Yep. The shopping for new supplies strategy works. Look forward to hearing about your melting pot. I really don’t need one of those. Now wanting one is a whole different ball game!

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