WOYWWers, bear with me, the desk shot is coming….
I mentioned last week that I was sorting out. I am very pleased with how it ended up. I was able to group things in “zones, so all my stamps and card-y sort of things are in one area, all my arty-farty painty and inky bits in another, and all my scrappy papery things in a third. All my books and mags and DVDs an manuals are on two new bookshelves OUTSIDE of my room, freeing up LOADS of space. A third bookshelf has replaced the very thin one I had on top of a small table – you see, I just KNEW (confirmed by using an actual tape measure – I’m not STUPID!) that the thin bookshelf would fit in what used to be the most useless and frankly messiest spot in the whole room, a catchall for rubbish and haphazard piles of forever-toppling things. Where might that be, you ask?
I will share one other organizational doohicky with you before I get to my desk – They are there on top of the drawer units. I have a LOAD of those little trays, with the locking lids – can’t for the life of me recall the make, but they come in little tote-bags that hold maybe six. I hated keeping them in the totes so had, for a long time, just stacked them up. I found some brochure holders in the garage, I think originally I had stickers in them, and lo’ they fit the boxes perfectly. As the boxes are a bit organized (like all gold things, brads, eyelets, those prong-backed things, etc in one, all silver in another etc.) the display shows enough of them that I can see immediately which one to pull out.
My desk, finally:
Another thing I unearthed is the Photo jojo book.
I had shoved a bookmark in the page marking how to make a fish-eye lens with an old pair of glasses. Now, I am not sure I am actually using the right prescription – these just happened to be kicking around and one lens was missing. I think they were DDs from 8 years or more ago. Anyway I am hoping to get to the £ store to get a pair of super-strength reading glasses as they recommend for cheap and try again, because the effect with these was pretty mild – to the point that I see no reason to add the photo, it’s so imperceptible. But I flipped them the OTHER way around and got this sort of concave image. You can see the curving on the lines of the cutting mat.
I have another project on my desk, but it’s giving me a bit of agita, as my Italian Grandpop used to say. Maybe by tomorrow I’ll have it sorted. Unless I get too caught up in YOUR desk, I lose track of time…..