Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Animal Wednesday - YE's Octopus

I have been in one of those moods lately.  Can't put a finger on it but I have been artfully busy even though I haven't been posting much.  I took this down time to straighten my work area.  As you can see it was quite cluttered.  I felt I needed a fresh start to the new year.  I wanted to get a small shelf in place to relieve my work area.  I need all of this stuff within grabbing distance. 

I think this little shelf is going to do the job.  I feel like I am all tidy and it is easier to work.

I also cleared most of the "stuff" off of my bulletin board.  I just can't wait to have new inspiration up.
While clearing the desk I discovered some of the beautiful winter/christmasy cards that will fit the bill.

The above group I have already posted about here.  The card below was sent by Lynn. Her sewing is always such a inspiration to me.

The little characters below came from Yoon See.  She is such a talent.  Always such a young fresh look at the world, striving to be positive and most creative.  Looking at her world with lights in her eyes.

Could these litle creatures be considered Animals? They appear to be octopus to me.  I want to wish you all a Happy Animal Wednesday.


steviewren said...

Clean workspace and fresh inspiration is always an encouragement to me to get to work. My desk needs cleaning desperately. It is a mess. Your shelf is a great idea.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Yes its always inspiring to get your work area cleaned up and change the scenery. Looks like you're good to go now. I need to do that to mine now too. Lots of goodies to inspire you I see.

marianne said...

Such sweet and true words about Yoon see!
Sjimmie has taken the critters and they are still in one piece!
Lovely cards and work space Lisa!
Mine is always a mess and cluttered....
Hope to see a lot of creativity from you this year!
I loved my pages and the butterfly you made for the ABC challenge was just gorgeous!!!
What a promissing start!


Cheryl said...

Lisa....your desk does look so neat and tidy. My desk is a mess at the moment......you have inspired me to tidy it soon......

SandyCarlson said...

They are most definitely animals.

Your workspace looks super. Good for you. You inspire me to get down to the brass tacks of my space, too.

Teri said...

Gee, everything looks so nice and neat that I think I should do the same thing. Only problem is, one project and I am back to square one.

Those little animas are so cute!!!


Julie said...

Love your clean area, and new shelf! You look like me with all the pens, pencils and paint brushes. Hee.

yoon see said...

Wow! You are so neat and organised Lisa, I must learn from you:)
Lisa, you got so many great gifts.
I am happy these gem gifts always cheer you up and gives your inspiration!
Take care, Happy Cactus Monday, Happy Blooming Tuesday and not forgetting Happy Animal Wednesday!

PAK ART said...

I always feel refreshed when I get my artspace cleared up a bit. I tend to be messy and I don't mind a bit of mess, but when there's no room to set the paper down it's too much!

Mim said...

I love messing up my art space and love cleaning it up also. so therapeutic
yes....those are animals and HAW to you

Cathie said...

Your workspace looks inviting.
A great way to spark creative juice - an organized workspace.
Oh by the way - is it octopus, octopi, or octopussssses? I like - octopussssses! I like your octopussses.

Quiet Paths said...

I enjoyed getting a peek at your work space. Neat before and after results! It must be in the air as I have been trying to do the same. You are making more progress than I am.