What Comes Next?

Work Desk Wednesday


Since the show a week or so ago I’ve been in a bit of a dither as to what to do next.

I have a number of ideas.

Then I remembered it’s Wednesday and there’s a Linky List I’ve been meaning to sign up to that happens on Wednesdays. It’s called “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday?(Click the link if you’d like more details.) So I’ve used that to inspire me to write this post and I’m hoping the writing will move me on to the next thing.

As you can see, my work table is actually empty of any work. I’ve made a couple of birthday cards since the show and added a bit of paint to some unfinished paintings and generally faffed around picking things up and putting them down. Oh yes, and I’ve spent rather a lot of time on Pinterest. Purely for research reasons of course!

I’ve also finally got my online shop up and running and tested it with my lovely friend Sue who bought 3 of my mini inspirational words paintings. Wow. When I stop and think about that, that’s pretty amazing!

It also paves the way for me to experiment with some other things I’d like to try:

  • Putting together some ephemera packs with the found objects and papers I’ve been collecting
  • Upcycling the boards of  the second hand games I’ve been buying, into note book covers or something similar
  • Doing something interesting with the cards that have come from the games
  • Altering some old books into diaries or journals

I would also like to spend some time experimenting with my Gelli plate and using other stuff that’s sitting around, not to mention learning how to make videos and getting better with my Silhouette Cameo.

So many yummy choices. What to do? What to do?

There’s nothing for it but to slow right down and do the next thing

and then the next

and the next.

It reminds me of when my daughter was little. When she got overexcited I used to sit her on my lap and hold her there squirming and wriggling until finally she relaxed and then we moved on to the next thing.

A bit like I feel now. Just sitting and writing . . . and on to the next thing . . . No need to think further than that . . .






9 comments to “What Comes Next?”

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  1. SueC - 01 May, 2013 Reply

    Ephemera you say?! LOVE miscellaneous ephemera. Have fun with your next projects! I’m off to visit your shop. lol! Happy Wednesday!

    • Gillian - 01 May, 2013 Reply

      Wow Sue. That was fast! Thanks for the nudge in the area of getting some ephemera sorted. Likes like ephemera comes next then! 🙂

  2. Debbie - 01 May, 2013 Reply

    Just returning your visit! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my WOYWW desk and doodling projects! Love painting but haven’t done much lately, think I’ll have a look around while I am here! Looks like you are ready for that next thing!! Happy creating!

  3. Karen - 01 May, 2013 Reply

    Why does our brain work quicker than my hands ever can?!?!?!? Seems like we crafters all suffer with this! Never mind, we just take it one day at a time. Happy WOYWW! Karen 133 x

  4. Ria Gall - 01 May, 2013 Reply

    It looks like you have a lot of things planned and I am sending you all those extra hours you are going to need to do them. I hope you have written everything down in a book so you can clear it from your head or you will get no sleep
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week and I hope you get plenty of crafting time
    Ria #113

  5. Karen K - 01 May, 2013 Reply

    What a lovely lot of paints and equipment on your desk, we all seem to be running at 100 miles an hour lately, so much to do and no time to do it in. Happy WOYWW

    Karen 131

  6. Spyder - 02 May, 2013 Reply

    Lots of brushes all waiting to go mad in some lovely paint!! Have a great crafty week
    HapPy WoYwW!?!

    ((Lyn)) #142

  7. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo) - 02 May, 2013 Reply

    I think we all go through stages and having so many ideas but not getting anywhere, or at least I do! Good plan to jot it down on here cos then people can remind you!! Thanks for popping by & saying Hi, am a bit late visiting! Take care Zo xx 75

  8. Liz Black - 03 May, 2013 Reply

    Ha ha! That sounds just like me! Too many ideas/things to do and never enough time! I shall have to adopt your mantra …. Thanks for sharing and a belated Happy Woyww Liz@55

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