Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WOYWW 121

Hello to the biggest snoop around the world, hosted by the Queen of Snoops, Julia at Stamping Ground. Every Wednesday we look at other artist's worktable, and I can tell you, it is a lot of fun and a source of inspiration.


This canvas has been sitting on my desk for two weeks now, pretty much in the same condition. Which translates to: I haven't worked on it. Not a bit. I haven't even thought about it. My mind was completely occupied with our garage sale that we had last Saturday, and I'm happy to say that it was a very successful one and we got rid of a lot of stuff. So all the work was worth it, but I neglected everything else, especially my blog and visiting other blogs and leaving comments. I don't even mention painting or doing anything creative. (But I sold a few of my handmade cards at the sale as well!!). After the garage sale I realized I hadn't taken any photo - that would have been a good one, a shot before and after. Oh well...

So I hope to get back into blogging and networking and painting and... I started this week with listing some of my handmade cards in my Etsy shop, so I did at least something. It's surprising how much I missed my blog and the blogging community. But - the sale is done, I will still list a few items on Craigslist, but that is done quickly. Hopefully someone buys them, otherwise they will go to my favorite charity. I so enjoy the space in our garage! By the way, the box of scrapbooking and craft supplies that I showed you last Wednesday is almost empty now - only a few items are left. That certainly was a big seller. To my utter surprise, the two boxes of GERMAN books were sold within the first ten minutes! And the guy who bought one box of vinyl records at my yard sale three or four years ago came back on Saturday and bought the second box! Returning customer!!

Alright, I've kept you long enough - now go and visit all the other artists and see what they are up to.

32 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

I hate it when a project seems to linger on my desk! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! Good luck with it! -Amanda

Bubbles said...

I love the canvas... why work on something that looks brilliant as it is :)

Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Bubbles
aka Sheleen at Patchwork Apples
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.com

jude said...

Glad the yard sale was a success and so pleased you sold some cards!Hope you get chance to finish the canvass as it is stunning.
Have good wedensday and happy Creative week
hugs judex 13

foxysue said...

Nice to keep in touch with what's going on in your corner, always appreciate your comments too. I'm a bit throng this week - it is my Yoga & Art retreat at the weekend, am a bit nervous, being my first!

Sue x

Doone said...

ebbs and flows,

Niall has a sign up (that I gave him) in his office saying 'how can I miss you if you won't go away?'

maybe the diplomat would say absence makes the heart grow fonder,

either way - I am glad you are back, for you are missed in your absence, and thanks for visiting as well as blogging,

Dx

Helen said...

well done on your successful garage sale! Hope you get to work on your canvas soon - although it's looking good so far.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad the garage sale was profitable - it's amazing what sells first. When I do craft fairs, you can never tell what is going to fly off the stall and what folk are going to ignore that day! xx

Cathy said...

I love that canvas, so bright and cheerful, cant wait to see it finished.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Ginnie said...

What a delight for you, Carola, to have that kind of success at your garage sale! I love it for you that the guy came back to buy the second box of vinyl records. That says a lot. :) Congratulations.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Eine richtige Idylle hast Du hier verewigt. Wir haben nach dem schwächelnden Sommer jetzt richtig schönes Altweiberwetter.
Liebe Grüße und noch eine schöne Woche,
Anja
PS
Die dunstigen Fotos am Wasser sind wunderschön.

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the canvas - its looking great so far, congratulations on all your sales - hope you have some pennies to spend on new stash now!

Fuchsia said...

Well done on your garage sale !

your desk looks very happy
have a lovely week xx

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Just popping by to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. My blog is taking a holiday til I get my life sorted out. :)

And congrats on your garage sale!

Neil said...

Hi there. Bit of a flying visit from me today i'm afraid but I did want to pop on in. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. Your canvas is so lovely bright and cheerful!

karen said...

Glad to hear your garage sale was a success! Your canvas looks great! What else will you be doing to it? I will have to come back and see as I am curious now!
And now that you have sold a lot of things, it is time to start getting more things right? I am having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter the giveaway!
xoxo Karen

Heather said...

Hello - I like this. colorful and cheerful. i like how you put the words in the windows....

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous canvas. Great news about the garage sale, think I need to do several of them LOL. Tracy x

JoZart said...

So glad all your efforts paid off and the sale went well. Will be in touch soon re our swap! Love your canvas it's so quirky!
JoZarty x

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Sounds as if you have been very busy...good to see you back. (-:

Shoshi said...

Well done with the garage sale, and I love your canvas! It's brilliant. I'm sure you'll soon get your nose back to the workdesk grindstone! I've had a busy week with a fantastic craft show on Friday, and I've also made some stuff with Friendly Plastic. Hop over to my blog and have a look!

Julia Dunnit said...

Keeping the customers happy is why they return!! A garage sale, well done - heaps of work and such a wonderful feeling when over. Enjoy your next desk time!

fairyrocks said...

A garage sale is always a good thing. You are lightening your load and making some lucky person very happy!!!

Jennibellie said...

Congrats on the garage sale success, I have even for several but I'm such a hoarder that I always keep whatever it is 'just in case' I want to alter it etc lol I'll probably never get there so well done to you, tfs Jenny

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ein wunderschöne Keilrahmen, der jetzt schon richtig Lust auf den nächsten Frühling/Sommer macht :) Momentan genieße ich den Herbst in seiner schönsten Pracht, es stimmt einfach alles... das Wetter und die leuchtenden Farben.

famfa said...

I absolutely love that canvas. What a beautiful piece of work. I hope you are proud of it even if you haven't worked on it for ages.

artangel said...

Ah I love your canvas Carola, it's lovely and bright and sunny! Not sure it needs anything more doing to it?

Well done on your sale success too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's good to read that you had a successful garage sale. I know what hard work they can be. I've stopped having them, and just box my stuff up for charity. Of course, I don't have much I can't use in my art.

Hope you get back on track with your painting now that the garage sale is over.

Chantal said...

I like the vividness today

"MOI" Freubel said...

It was so nice to read your comment Carola I had to return at your blog immediately to catch up with you !
I scrolled a moment through your earlier posts and enjoyd your fantastic photo's.
I am going to buy soon a new SLR and wonder maybe you have any tips for me?
(I'm planning to do a course about photography :-)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing your work space this week - love the canvas already, I enjoyed reading about your garage sale too. I hope you have a great weekend ahead. Elizabeth x #73

Shoshi said...

Hi Carola - me again! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. About my boxes - I'm in the process of painting them now - I've put some cheap primer on the brown ones and leaving the gold ones for now. I am going to give them various different treatments - some will have crackle effect, some of which will have flower paintings on them, and also I'm going to do some moulding paste texture on others, and add embellishments of various sorts, and some will be steampunk. We've got a church harvest exhibition/sale coming up next month and I want to put some in there, and others will be for Christmas presents. I'll be blogging about them in due course so keep an eye out!!

The Crafty Elf said...

Sounds like your garage sale was a success! Congratulations! What a lovely canvas and now that you have time you can get back to crafting! Thanks for letting me visit and have a wonderful week!