Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Workdesk in 2 Moods

This has been one of those weeks.  The graphics card was fading fast on my last computer so last Thursday I purchased a new desktop.  Took me 2 days to get all the upgrades and programs installed.  Not bad!  I've not done that before, the son or my computer guy has done the majority of that work. But I'm up and running and even got my Print Shop Deluxe 2 to install! That's an old program!  So from there I ended up reorganizing my desk.  Yep. And I'm going to show it to you courtesy of Julia at the Stamping Ground and her weekly What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! This is week 425 and I've been joining in since about week 185 (just a guess). For more info on how to join in just head over to her place and click on the How To Link for WOYWW page button just under her banner.

Ok, the first picture, my very tidy desk, was taken Monday as I stood and admired the change.  Most of the change is due to selling my Copic markers and rack.  Yeah, I did. After not using them for over 6 months and opting for the products from the company I'm with, it was time.  The 2nd picture is my desk busy with my Gel Press.  I'm most definitely a novice but hope to get better with time.

You can see my Gel Press with a rectangle in it.  This A2 card sized marking is on a piece of acetate that is placed under my Press so I have a focal point when playing.  Above the press are some pieces drying.

These are the nicer pieces I made.  Some turned out ugly but I can salvage pieces.  I took a class from Sally Lynn McDonald with Gel Press and follow Gel Press Junkies on FB.  Fascinating stuff!

Today my car is in the shop getting a new Rack & Pinion, the steering mechanism, along with new belts, spark plugs & wires, and maybe hoses (if needed).  We're heading to California in a week to see our kids and granddaughters whom we haven't seen in almost 2 1/2 years.  I won't be joining in on WOYWW the first 2 Wednesdays of August.  But I'll be back!

Please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the desks that are linked.  I'll be playing with some of my pieces above and scheduling posts for while I'm gone.



Lynsey said...

Hi Carol,

I don't know if I'm in awe or shock at you selling your copics! I couldn't do it. I love mine too much. Great photos, your desk looks a busy one! Thanks for sharing. Lyns xx #20

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, love the idea with the Gel plate! Brilliant way to work. I also heard advice a while ago, not to buy all the round/small plates about, when you could create the same thing by cutting a circle mask for your plate- indeed could cut any manner of shapes with dies. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done on selling your Copics, that's a great way to clear out your stash! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and that the car behaves itself :-)
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Dorlene Durham said...

What a great idea to put the guide under your gel press. I must steal that idea. I love playing with mine. Enjoy your visit to CA. Dorlene #32

Jan said...

Great space and thanks for sharing xx Jan (36)

Sarah Brennan said...

I love my Gel press too. I was lucky to get some fabulous tips at the retreat last weekend so mine will be coming out tomorrow and getting some use. Hope your trip goes well and that the car isn't too expensive! Sarah #23

Helen said...

well done on selling your copics, and getting the new computer sorted! Helen #1

Plush Possum Studio said...

I do hope that you will never regret having sold your Copics. I have none in that brand, but I hear they are really nice to use. Perhaps your focus has shifted direction more toward gel printing?
Safe travels with joy at either end and plenty of fun time with the kids and grandkids!
Happy WOYWW!
Rose #35

Hazel said...

Great work with the gel plate. Thanks for sharing - Hazel, #25 x

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Carol, I'm excited for you - a road trip to see the lovelies after 2.5'll be wonderful! Such a great idea with the acetate for the gelli focus...something I will definitely be copying. YOu're doing some really nice stuff with it. I also really admire your decision to sell the Copics...I barely use mine and so I think your big old collection is much better re-homed. And oh my..just look at your desk!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love your paper samples with the gell plate. I hope you have a brilliant time away.Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela x19x