Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WOYWW 99

One more week and we'll have the 100th WOYWW - thanks to our wonderful Julia who every Wednesday motivates people to show their desk to the world and let each other find inspiration by visiting work desks around the globe.


Nothing much on my desk. I have started a new canvas for a girl, this one will be a dog lover - at least that's the plan. I never know where it will take me the further I get along with the work. I actually should work on tags since I'm teaching a tag-making class next week and it's still not completely designed. I have sort of lost my energy for these classes... I am so much enjoying teaching the German class at the moment that there doesn't seem to be much room left for the other classes. Perhaps it's also getting "old" and I'm looking for something new to teach. The problem is that I have to give in my class proposals extremely early, when I really don't know what I would love to teach six to nine month in the future. Or perhaps I'm just a bit burned out and simply need a break. I know that in the end I will enjoy teaching this class just as I did all the others.

Enjoy hopping around the world and visiting so many different desks. Until next Wednesday.

35 comments:

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing,

Hugs, Marjo #18 Have a great WOYWW

Cathy said...

Fab desk and love the work going on. I have some Modge Podge ... no idea what to do with it!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Keep that positive attitude. I know you sound like you are a bit tired of teaching tags, but I bet this one will be great, too. Keep the enthusiasm going, dear friend.

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, a canvas, go girl. I have considered this but never know what mediums to use. MOD PODGE? i guess that is for the canvas, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk.

Andria said...

organised yet creative :)
Andria #29

Helen said...

I love your desk today, I hope you get your class sorted.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Thanks for sharing your desk. It looks like you use it a lot!.

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #36
www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

okienurse said...

Interesting desk with lots of fun things to look at! I find classes to be a hassle recently especially when I want to do something a little more challenging and not a soul in the class wants to do it. Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #37

MvM-design said...

A lot is going on there!!
Thanks for sharing, Happy Wednesday!!
Hugs Marleen (#57)

Ciara said...

I'm sure the inspiration will come just in time! Lovely colourful desk, xx

Neet said...

Hope you find your mojo for that particular class. Am sure you will. Looking forward to seeing the new canvas - thanks for sharing your desk. Hugs, Neet #10

sasa said...

OOOOOh - this looks like mind kind of dek - just fab. Maybe time to start teaching your true passions - that's what I'm doing - scary stuff but very exciting!

Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

Sarah at 8.

Kathleen said...

Love the start to your canvas, I'm trying to imagine your creative journey to completion. I would love to see when finished.
Kathleen x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very creative desk you have there girl! Thanks so much for sharing!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Nice to see so much stuff on your desk, ready for use. I can see how it must be very difficult to be enthusiastic about teaching something you planned 6 months ago- it must hard to keep the momentum going. Shaz #76

RosC said...

Greetings dear Carola. Thank you coming along last week - our few days away were great. I forgot to put my post into Mr Linky so you were one of two to visit :-)

I taught in Adult Education for 20 years and do understand the lag between the inspiration and the delivery of these classes. Maybe something new will come with your new canvas. Do you know Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way? It's like a course in a book for finding one's way through flat spots. I've dipped into it over the years.
Best to you,
Ros.

Angie said...

Sounds as though you do need a break ...maybe you need to go somewhere beautiful so you can just capture it on film and worry about nothing else. Good luck with the canvas and the class

voodoo vixen said...

Love the music paper on the canvas on your desk and understand about the teaching classes, though I always enjoy the teaching it always means I have no time to do new stuff... just teaching bits I have already mastered! Annette #5

Christine E-E said...

you have such interesting "stuff" on your craft table.

SueH said...

How anyone can say what they will want to be crafting nine months down the line beats me, I can’t even decide what I want to do tomorrow.
Good luck with the canvas though, it sounds interesting.

Have fun and ……….Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Kay L. Davies said...

I love your desk.
I would never photograph mine.
I think you'll become energized by your students when the tag-making class starts, and you'll get the adrenalin you need.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sue said...

Hi hun
lovely creative desk, luv the music sheet canvas,happy WOYWW sue,x

Dragon said...

Your desk looks so creative and inviting... I am sure the classes will be fine when you get to them... I would love to do them for you instead!! have a good week
Frankie
xx

Molly said...

I've been flying under the radar these past few weeks, but I wanted you to know that I still look forward to your WOYWW posts. You inspire me with your creativity :)

And while you are tired of the tags classes - I would love to see a post about them. I am hoping to do lots of stamping/scrapbooking/mixed media this summer and I could use all the help I can get :)

Darcy said...

loving all the bits on your desk, is that a notebook? fabulous cover on it.

Sue from Oregon said...

Aww maybe you should teach your class speaking German LOL!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh am loving the start of the new canvas, it's a fascinating process. I don't htink you're burned out, it's the choosing the subjects so far ahead for sure - turn it on it's head a bit and use tags as mini canvasses to be framed rather than stuck on cards....all new dimensions, bet your lovely canvas layering techniques would make a great class - can't I see a character of yours on a tag already?

Clare said...

Ooo I just love your desk, everything about it! Just seeing this wants to make me start crafting! Thanks for sharing, love, Clare # 104

Kezzy said...

Oh i do hope you start feeling less burned out soon. As a beginner in stamping and mixed media i appreciate and respect those who teach me, and even though you maybe fed up id like to say a thank from all your students who i'm sure you inspire. Kezzy x

Minxy said...

You desk certainly looks poised and ready for action, happy playing :D
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY x

Marcie said...

So inspiring that you're always looking for something new - to teach..to create..to explore!

MaggieC said...

Planning so far ahead is always difficult when you know there will be lots of new things to play with by then. I am sure you will find the impetus to do it - all you need is one of your pupils to suddenly get inspired and you will get a real buzz.
Thank you so much for your visit to me and your encouraging comments.

Tertia said...

.Would love to see the finished canvas. I would hate to have to decide what I was going to teach 6 months in advance! My attention span is way too short. LOL
I am sure the class will be great. Enjoy. Happy belated WOYWW

Elizabeth said...

Lots of lovely interesting stuff on your desk and look forward to seeing the finished canvas. Deciding what to teach so far in advance seems a sure way to quell your creative spirit but I'm sure that you will enjoy the class - tags are great projects to work on. Hope your week has been a good one so far. Elizabeth x #108

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow....so interesting. Change is as good as a rest. You're so talented ....spread your wings and fly.