Wednesday, 11 July 2018

WOYWW #475 - packing for Art Journal Summer School!

Hello Fellow Deskers and Bloglanders!

It's Wednesday, time to link up for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's Stamping Ground and see what everyone's been up to in their creative spaces all over the world.

Mine's a bit different this week. I've signed up for an online course called Art Journal Summer School - the idea is to pack a limited amount of art supplies into a small bag to take on holidays with you, and then over the course of six weeks, there will be lessons with different teachers to inspire you to work in your art journal every day.

I'm not actually going anywhere this summer, but I loved the idea of being able to work outside in this gorgeous weather we're having in the UK right now, with an easily portable art kit. So here's mine, all ready to go, on a table under a shady tree in our garden ...


To the right you can see hubby's crossword and orange squash - he will be glad when I join him outside instead of going off to my craft room all the time! I made the actual journal myself, using covers from an old children's book and a stack of heavy watercolour paper, all joined together using my Bind-It-All so it will lie nice and flat to work in ...


I love that cover!! I added a few pages from the original book to the inside ...


And just about squeezed everything on the supply list and a FEW tiny extras into my craft tote ...


It makes me itch to get started whenever I look at it - now I just need to make a little bit of time every day ...

I'll be at work when this posts itself,  but I'll be back later to see what other Deskers have been creating this week. See you at Julia's :o)

Love Annie xxx

14 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a wonderful idea, Annie! It's like an art retreat but in the comfort of your own home/garden! I'll be watching out for your posts over the next 6 weeks to get inspired! I can't do WOYWW this week, but I will be back next week! xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, that book obviously comes from a more innocent age - I have to say I sniggered in a very unladylike manner when I saw it!! Love that you've used it for the journal though, which I hope you enjoy completing - the course and prompts sound really interesting!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Ooh what a good idea Annie. I look forward to seeing what you do with your journal! Have a great week. Sarah #14

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. What a fun idea - and maybe you can be thinking of little specials to do some days, so you will feel like you have been away when you look back to your filled journal. LOVE that front cover and the inside page you showed. I still have some books like that!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Ellie said...

That's such a great journal Annie. I'm excited to see you start the 'course ' too hahah.
Ellie #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, what a great idea that course is! Your tote bag looks really packed solid with goodies. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Caro said...

What a fantastic idea! I rarely manage to work in my journal so I will be really looking forward to seeing what you do with yours over the course. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#18)

Helen said...

what a great idea! hope you get loads done and the course is good fun. Helen #1

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Annie, love the journal cover, and what a great idea, especially since you get to spend time in the garden with your hubby! Looking forward to seeing how you get on. Have a lovely week Heather x #12

Hazel said...

Love the idea of the portable artwork kit ... and so suitable for hot days in the garden (no need to go away). Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW 17 x

Julia Dunnit said...

Great idea, and just knowing that you dont have to jump up fifty times to fetch stuff will be a real help in getting stuff done. Love the journal - I’m with you, I select ring bound for everything where there is a choice, I like to work flat!

Dorlene Durham said...

Love your journal. What a great idea. I love your summer challenge and it'll be great to enjoy the outdoors. Wonderful! Dorlene #34

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I adore outdoor crafting. All those lovely goodies were just waiting for your creative hands Annie. What a clever book you have created, I've often wondered about the bind it all but never taken the plunge, love how you added pages from the original book too, can not wait to see what adventures await inside it.
Happy Crafting & thanks for sharing WOYWW Tracey #2

Lizzy Hill said...

What a brilliant idea! I love it...I hope it's a good course and you get something from it:) And enjoy that summer sun!!!