WOYWW 239 – Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to all, but especially my WOYWW mates.

Now the Christmas madness is more or less over (still the tree to take down – never fun) I am back to crafting a bit.  DS is loving my arty stuff so I am mid-way thru another canvas for him, documenting his obsessions.



The base began like this – shame I got overenthusiastic and more or less covered the cards – just a few hints peeking thru:



It still needs a few things but I may get some time with it today – but maybe not.  I used the gel crayons I mentioned yesterday – love how they work, so who knows?  Gelatos may be in my future yet! And oddly, some inkjet printer decal paper that I swear I bought 10 years ago and never touched.  It works fabulously well and I’ll talk about it when I show the final piece.

Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and crafty 2014! Looking forward to another year of WOYWW inspiration.

See you round at yours…..


37 thoughts on “WOYWW 239 – Happy New Year!

  1. A Happy New Year to you and yours Mary Anne. Love the finished canvas – it’s very eye-catching. And the statistics are very revealing, are they not? What they certainly prove is that you are definitely doing a lot right with your blog … you must be happy with what they reveal. Hope you have a wonderfully crafty 2014. Elizabeth x #79

  2. Really love the canvas. I have to agree with some of the other comments about being late and being able to see the finished product! Didn’t get the chance to post on WOYWW…I still could but…. So I thought I would drop by and say hello! Very creative desk and looking through the posts it looks like you have been very busy this year already! Happy New Years and I hope your holidays were all you wanted them to be. Looking forward to a busy and creative new year! Vickie aka Okienurse

  3. I’m here late enough that I’ve seen the finished project. I would say it’s more than “good” but I’m not a cool teenager! As to tangled yarn, I spent two hours last night trying to untangle a skein that is honestly the skein form hell, I have no idea what the manufacturer did to it but I can’t put it on the swift at all. I’m about half way through and feel like throwing it in the bin tbh!! So yes, some yarns are more tanglier than others!!!

    A bit late, but Happy New Year!
    Brenda 4

  4. Fantastic Paintings you’ve created and the blue one looks fabby 🙂
    Sorry but I have to do this …don’t faint !!! lol CHRISTMAS CARDS CHRISTMAS CARDS I will be making them … eventually lol
    hugs Nikki # 8

  5. Happy New Year and WOYWW! Your blue canvas looks amazing, hope I will see the new one finished too. I would love to get my paws on some Gelato’s and Pan Pastels come to that! Love trying new stuff.

    Cazzy x #41

  6. WOW! What an awesome project for DSs…thank you for sharing and wish you the best in 2014.
    Dawn #71

  7. Nr.1 today I see – like your “card ” project very much – I just made an actuall card but nothing has inspired me yet to make something else – I will have to start with birthday cards – lots of them coming up in January!
    Lots of hugs,

  8. Love the canvases you are doing for DH. My son-in-law wants me to make some for him. Happy New Year and thanks for the visit. Peg R #25

  9. Cannot wait to see the finished pice of art. Happy New Year – April #60

  10. Hi MaryAnne, love your canvas with the cards – I think they’re peeking through just the right amount and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Happy New Year to you :o) Annie #62

  11. Hey#1
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Love the card base. So hard not to get carried away!
    Thanks for the snoop around.
    Robyn 51

  12. Love the work in progress
    Monica 15

  13. happy new year 🙂 Love the canvas, and really like the idea of having the playing cards underneath! It looks good 🙂 Lx

  14. Happy New Year to you and yours….much peace, good health and enjoyment sent your way for a great 2014. Love the canvas’s you are doing. We have a new fad going around the US…a gal has a business, sets up home or business place parties to create on canvas. there are 20 to 30 invites. $30 to participate and she furnishes supplies. Has 1 theme that night and people are going wild attending. and she’s making a million !!! I can only use so many wall hangings but I guess it is a night out with friends.
    Enjoy the week #39

  15. We love your canvas so far, and the finished one for your husband was fab.

  16. You’re 1st on the 1st!! Happy New Year…may 2014 be full of love, laughter and crafty mayhem 🙂
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

  17. Mary Anne I have not popped the dangle picture full screen on my blog yet as they are not finished still playing and colouring in. There is an owl one there that is done and it has lots of dangles on there so hope you like that one.. They are such fun and very addictive.. So glad you like them and they will be finished soon well when I can stop adding to it..
    Thanks for visiting
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy 🙂

  18. Congrats on being first!!!! Not used Gelatos before so am interested to see how you get on with them.
    Happy New Year

  19. Love the canvas – you are very talented. Happy New Year. Anne x #36

  20. This is simply amazing! You are so talented! Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!
    Glenda #33

  21. Happy New Year Mary Anne. Tree still to come down here too. Your canvas looks very interesting, look forward to the decal paper bit, I’m sure I have some of that somewhere. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

  22. Not having room for a tree means not having to decide when to take it down…
    Your canvas looks great and I look forward to seeing the finished results. Have the happiest and healthiest of new years and I hope to see you again in 2014. xx Helen 17

  23. Loving your canvas, your son is very lucky.
    Happy New Year
    Karin #30

  24. I don’t really mind taking down the tree now we have an unreal one! a neighbour, in the next street ( hasten to add…ok that sound snobby) was fed up, so I heard that it was always her who put up the tree and took it down even though she had four young sons and a lazy hubby…. and decided NOT to take it now… ‘I put it up, you lot can take it down…. ‘ she said, in June she pulled the dead tree into the centre of their living room… ‘you can see it’ said my friend, ‘it’s true’ the tree is still there, dead with all it’s decs still attached…’ so I had to go see… and it was!! well, it matched the other things thrown in the garden….so didn’t look too out of place! I think she gave in by the end of July! Gives a whole new meaning to Christmas in July! Happy New Year to you, lets hope it’s the craftiess one ever!
    Happy 1st WOYWW of 2014!
    ((Lyn)) #25

  25. The canvas looks great. I loved the last one too. What a very lucky family you have.

    Happy New Year
    Love Rachel #24

  26. Happy New Year, Mary Anne. You have been having fun!! Great stuff – golly, imagine having time to do craft things this past week. My family have only just left here, so I’m still in the “exhausted but happy, why not do a jigsaw to relax” state!!!
    Margaret #12

  27. Happy New Year to you too MaryAnne. Great start on the canvas.

  28. A very happy WOYWW and New Year to you and your family! Love the canvas, the colours are fabulous!
    Tertia #22

  29. Sorry Maryanne, my old blog address is there. Now I’ve fixed it up.

  30. Haha, no such thing as over enthusiastic in my book!!.I am always adding what seems to be too much, but is ok when I step back a bit. Love the canvas. What a treat for son to play in your room!! Children who have access to art materials are very lucky.
    Judy #17

  31. Happy new year Mary Ann
    Would just like to say I visited your desk almost every week last year as it’s always so informative!
    Love the use of the pizza box!
    Jackie 13

  32. I love your over-enthusiasm, Mary Anne! And that your DS loves your work! That’s cool! Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell #8

  33. Woops, I am at No11!

  34. It is always nice when your work is appreciated by a loved one. I don’t think your have covered the cards too much, they are still very obvious. Happy New Year!

  35. Happy New Year to you and your family, yet again you are straight into the Gelli Stuff and what an amazing canvas, loved the last one and I am sure this one will be a masterpiece too.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 10

  36. hi there Maryanne looked at this on my mobile but was not able to comment perhaps because wordpress.
    .. love the first pickie; every blessing for 2014 Shaz in Oz.x #2

  37. Really impressive canvas. It took me minute to see the cards, but I finally recognized them.

    Best wishes for a healthy, artistic, and joyous New Year and Happy WOYWW from #5.

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