Thursday, January 20, 2011

WOYWW - 85

I know it's Thursday, but honestly, this is what my desk looked like yesterday. I haven't done anything in my Studio, so I figure that it's a genuine photo of my desk from Wednesday.



I am in love with these new acrylic paints. I have only used those bottle that you get in the craft section at Wally-World or Mikey's. You know the ones that cost just under a dollar, or less if you get them on sale. I will still use them, but they dry chalkey. KWIM? WELL, these paints dry smooth. No chalkey feel. And they are thicker, so they cover better. And they add a texture, if you want. I also treated myself to a new set of brushes. Not the expensive ones, but the $5 a set ones. Happy times.

The birdhouse is a recent purchase. I have two others too. But this one is here because it was a victim to my wood chewing pooch. I knew better than to leave it on a lower level in the Studio, but I didn't pick it up. And he got to it. You can't really see the damage. It's minimal. So I have to re-glue the poor thing.

The dinosaur card is a one that my daughter made a while back. Somehow it surfaced over the weekend. I'll probably use it to write her a little note in her backpack or lunch sack.

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14 comments:

MaggieC said...

I have never tried using acrylic paints, so I shall be interested in seeing how you use them. I have only just plucked up courage to use water colours again, having been put off painting when I was at school. Poor art teachers have a lot to be blamed for. I am enjoying them now and your painting is another bit of inspiration.

Electra said...

Those paints are wonderful-you're gonna love em. Thanks for showing us your Genuine desk.

Mrs A. said...

Having only managed a pathetic 22 desks last week and leave comments I thought I'd start at the back and work forwards so I would get to meet new people. The prices you pay in America are a lot less than in UK. I'd love to visit a Walmart and as for Michaels you would never get me outta there. I use acrylic paints for doing my dolls faces and am pleased with the results I get on calico.
Hugs Mrs A. #92

Suzilou said...

Nice close up of your desk, which looks very busy :)

Suzilou #135

Susan Allan said...

Thank you for the information about the paints. I quite like a chalky appearance, but it is not always required. The bird house is one you are going to decorate, I guess....looking forward to seeing it finished.
Sue xx 67

S said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk. I actually got a tube of that paint in a kit and wasn't going to bother using it. I thought the big container was overkill for a scrapper, but since you give it such a glowing report, I will have to try it. I have to say the box of colors is very appealing!

Marjo said...

I can't wait to see what you make with all your new stash...

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

Tyggereye said...

Great paints! I know about those old chalky cheap acrylic paints. Isn't it nice to have some good ones? :) Love the shots of your desk.

Rosemary said...

I would imagine that the aroma from a box of good acrylic paints is almost as heady as when you were a kid and opened up a new box of crayons! Even MORE crafty goodness and creativity to come forth, I can't wait to watch your journey!

I love that you share your work space with us, it's actually very inspiring and I know that you have a plan for everything there, because I know you well! Go forth and create, young woman!

okienurse said...

lots of color and fun things to play with! Thanks for sharing.

Nicky said...

Never really done painting so looking forward to seeing what your do with your new purchases ~ Nicky 24

Tertia said...

lots of great things on your desk.
Tertia 110

Tina Gilmore said...

Lots of nice interesting things on your desk, good luck with your new stash og goodies.

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