Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's On My Workdesk Wednesday

I am linking up with Julia over at Stamping Ground today for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday even though I'm going to cheat and not share my desk. It is honestly buried and I've been creating my sitting on my bed while Superman occupies the couch. (For those of you who are new to my blog I live in a 300 square foot studio apartment in NYC - space is limited.)

I have decided that I need to learn to use my watercolors and markers a little better. You know learn to blend and to combine. I find art journaling and doodling relaxing after a long day at my day job. So, I decided to take another of Joanne Sharpe's classes this time Color Love 101 (eventually I am going to have to go back and take Letter Love 101.)

Our first task was basically to take inventory of all the colors that we had in our arsenal.

Now remember, I'm a photographer, so to create color swatches of all the colors I have would never have even been on my radar. So far I have done my Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Derwent Inktense Pencils and my Prang Watercolors.

By the way, Joanne's classes are very affordable and you have unlimited access so 6 months from now if I want to go back and watch a video I can. So awesome.

Now to see just what I am going to create with all of these fun colors. Stay tuned an check back next week.

Thanks for stopping by - now hop over to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, and visit a few other desks.


  1. What a lovely combination of colours to play with! It's nice to relax and just 'zone out'. No matter how small the space, you can always craft. I use a tray on my bed and it still works for me. Have fun. Karen 146 x

  2. Hi Lori,

    What a great idea - to make color samples of all the colors you have. I kind of did something like that when painting my clothes pins. On a piece of paper I put the colors that I enjoyed using together in a row. Very fun! I also need to learn how to use my watercolor pencils. Have fun in the class!!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #124

  3. Love to try new techniques and tools!#99

  4. I love Joanna! I'm still finishing her Letter Love course (I know, I know) or I'd be signing up for all of her others. I've been putting of getting Inkense pencils for a while but they're just so pretty...look at how nicely they blended.... Enjoy the course!

  5. Nice coloured pencils stash! Enjoy the class. :)

  6. OOh great idea to take a class, and erm, you possibly have some of the nicest colours ever on hand to play you'll love the techniques and ideas that the class throws at you.

  7. You are right sometimes it is good to go back and start again, this way you can improve and you pick up different things each time. Lovely selection of colors, thanks for sharing.

    Have a great crafting week
    Eliza #65

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  8. That's a great idea -- the swatches in your art journal. I should really do that sometime. Hope you enjoy your journaling. Happy WOYWW (on Monday!) from Laura #108

  9. It's never really occurred to me to create colour swatches either. Something else to add to the growing list of must-dos! Thanks for sharing...

    Morti #49


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