WOYWW 687 – time creeps ever onward!


Happy Desk Hop Day! The next two weeks are incredibly manic. Literally something every day. Despite that, I have a few projects on the go.

My desks each have one of them. My main desk is the tidiest and most restrained.

I signed up for a short class called Print & Paint. The teacher describes it like so:

In this class, we’re going to take a step away from the digital and into the analog world of images to incorporate magazine images to create pops of color and visual texture in a way that can be tricky to create from scratch. I’ll show you how to approach a page as a study of sorts to conjure up sweet vignettes of color and form from magazine images that are totally transformed from their original state.

What you see are some of the images I ripped from magazines and even a few books. Honestly I don’t have many mags, I just don’t read them and am never in a place where I can just grab a handful – also, have you seen how much they cost?? Crikey. A lot to spend just to rip them to pieces. This class is very unlike any I have done and it was fun. We’ll see how the final piece turns out – if I make one. So rubbish at the follow thru, me.

My OTHER desk is full of the gel prints and some experimental collages made on the small pieces I was playing with and both scrap and collage fodder from my keeper. A lot of work to be done there, but I am trying to find time to do at least one a day. Nothing special, just a kind of limbering up exercise.

This is more what you are used to seeing, I bet. You can see my version of a Fodder Keeper there and it is working out really well! The addition of the badge holders from yesterday really increases the storage and I love that I used up something that has been cluttering up my space FOREVER. I’ll add a photo to save you paging back, but do pop back to Monday and Tuesday if you want to see the ins & outs of that.

So that’s me. Darling Daughter’s social worker and the cleaner due this morning so it may be some time before I get to hop over to yours. But I will be there, eventually!

Happy WOYWW!!

8 thoughts on “WOYWW 687 – time creeps ever onward!

  1. Hi Mary Anne, Well I did it, jumped in with both feet and bought Fodder School 1 and 2! Just starting out at the beginning and I too watched all the videos before starting out. It’s like reading the recipe before you start cooking. It’s nice to know what’s coming up, and to be prepared. So I will be starting my Fodder Keeper soon, just going to do the watercolours first. It’s great to know someone who is also doing this! I will go back and look at your Fodder Keeper posts! Have a great week, Lindart #17

  2. If you ever hear me say ‘the next two weeks are manic – something every day’ you will know I have taken leave of my senses or I am in a very bad mood. Actually smiling right now as my lunchtime appt got cancelled so hopefully I can achieve something today – like get round the WOYWW desks! My visitor yesterday totally screwed my day. Howe do you fit so much in? Have a great week, love n hugs Cindyxx

  3. Your fodder keeper is great. I have been keeping an eye out for magazines in the charity shops, but unlucky so far. I don’t even know anyone who has magazines of that type. Happy WOYWW. Angela #13

  4. Sounds like an interesting class Mary Anne. Look forward to seeing hte finished project. Good use of a storage binder there too. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #15

  5. can’t wait to see the results of the class it sounds really interesting. I know what you mean though about the price of magazines. My mum has a newspaper once a week that has a magazine though so I sometimes pinch that when she’s finished. I’m sure there must be people who would be happy to let you have them when they’ve finished reading them. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x11x

  6. That class sounds really interesting, hope you enjoy it! You’re right about the price of magazines, I wouldn’t pay that these days, instead my hubby and I have a subscription to Readly, £7.99 a month and all the mags you could ever want! Hooray for using up stash you already had as well, doubly pleasing!!
    Hugs LLJ 8 xx

  7. I know what you mean about being busy, I feel I have no time to do all that I need to do at the moment. Result? Sleepless night and early start to WOYWW. Muggy night didn’t help either.
    Once when I wanted a load of Vogue type magazines (price sky high!!!) I went on ebay and did a search and got three big boxes of them. Some had images ripped out but I got a lot of use from them and passed them on as well. Cost me £1 and a friend picked them up for me as they were in her location not mine. Bargain. Give it a whirl.
    Hugs, Neet 1 xx

  8. give a busy woman a job….. look forward to seeing the outcome of the class, am sure you will get it cracked! it sounds good fun. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

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