Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What's on your workdesk? Wednesday - WOYWW #192

Well, first and foremost - I missed last week. Will explain in a second. If you don't have any idea what WOYWW is, then check out Julia's weekly starter post at:


Just a fun way for a bunch of us to nose around other peoples spaces and get creative ideas.

Second - Here is the current state of my desk. Just a hodge podge of piles really. (Because I am currently working on my favorite toy, the easel. Pic below)



Where I have been working this week, is here:

  

It is the start of a canvas for a friend. Basically just modeling paste thru a stencil, gesso, and crackle paint right now. I have no real plans of what I am doing next, so keep watching as it evolves. The stencil I used is Boy Genius from artistcellar.com.

The reason I missed last week, is because approximately 6 hours before Julia posted her starter email, I was putting my beautiful kitty to sleep. His name was Spencer, and I was honored to be his Mommy for 21 years, 9 months, and 29 days. (No that is not a typo. I was His mom for over half my life.) It was horrible and heartbreaking, even if it was something we knew was going to be happening soon. In the end, he decided the time. So sad!!



Some of you may notice that I finally finished the daisy canvas. It now says "Bloom" - "Where flowers bloom, so does hope". After I spray it with fixative/sealer, and take some better pictures, I will be listing it on my etsy store. If you are interested, please watch the store at:







For those who are interested in my final coaster pictures.
Those will be featured on Artistcellar.com on February 9, 2013.

Thanks for joining me at my desk this Wednesday.
Remember - "Create every day, and enjoy!""
Lori


45 comments:

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Lori, I am so sorry that you have lost your beloved furry friend. We keep them alive by keeping them in our hearts.
I love your new canvas, it looks really full of promise. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #74

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Lori, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Spencer and hope that happy memories ease your pain.
What a great looking canvas, will look forward to seeing the finished creation. Love your daisy canvas too - great quote... thanks for sharing..Gill x #50

Redanne said...

So sorry to hear about Spencer. Our beautiful cats lived to 21 and 23 years and had charmed lives, but they are so missed. Your finished canvas is beautiful Lori and I love that stencil on the second one, it is going to look gorgeous. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

Helen said...

Sorry about Spencer.... but what a good life. Your canvas is beautiful. thanks for stopping by my blog.Helen.,14

Ria Gall said...

so sorry to hear about your poor baby, time heals but we never forget.
Love your finished flower canvas it really is stunning. I am looking forward to seeing this new canvas grow.
Happy WOYWW
Ria #75

Eliza said...

Oh you have made me cry how horrible and tragic, I am sure he was so happy to have you for a mom for all those years, loving him. A piece of you will always be with him.

Love the canvas you should keep it as the last piece you were working on with your little man.

Is that a can of spray on Gesso I see? never seen it before.

Hugs Eliza

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh man - I could hang that canvas just as it is and be happy! It is so simply stunning white on white. But I do like the Bloom piece too and that is quite bright. So maybe I just like your style :)

Happy WOYWW

MA (3)

PS sympathy for your loss too. And sorry you had to make that decision, even if you know in your heart it was the right one. It's never easy.

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about Spencer - our animal friends really do become our babies. He had a long life and obviously a very loving home.

Great canvas work and look forward to seeing the latest one evolve further.

Claire said...

so sorry for losing your beloved pussy cat - he looks so like our molly cat - but what a blessing to have shared your life with him for so long :)
and i just love the beginnings of your new canvas - i hope you'll share more progress shots...
and thank you for stopping by already and leaving a lovely comment :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week!
no. 5

Tamika said...

What a pretty canvas you created! I think its OK to miss a week or too it's a lot of desk hopping going on! Tamika #125

Jackie said...

I was all full of praise for the snow flake canvas then you hit me with spencer!!! I am so sorry my daughter has three lovely cats and I know if she lost one she would be totally heartbroken so my best wishes go to you
Jackie11
Thanks for visiting my desk

Almo said...

Hi Lori, so sorry to hear you have lost your oussycat. Your flower canvas has turned out beautiful and I like the stencil you have used on your current project. Happy WOYWW. Hugs Mo x

Carol Yates said...

Oh Lori, so sorry to hear about Spencer, but he will live on in your heart and all your happy memories. Your new canvas is magical, I could just take it as it is.
Carol.x #56 (i think)

MaggieC said...

We never do forget our furry companions, no matter how long or short their lives. His picture shows how beautiful he was. He is now waiting for you by the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. The Love aperture stamp is a Clarity stamp, and there is a small set of remountable miniatures stamps that are designed to work with it. Hope you have a better week. xx Maggie #20

Create With Joy said...

Beautiful project - happy WOYWW to you!

Create With Joy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Spencer's passing. Such a tremendous loss.

Nan G said...

Oh can't wait to see how the easel canvas turns out cuz I love the daisy!! Yes loosing a fur baby that's been you so long is rough. My UBZ (kitty) was with me for just over 22 yrs. with love and proper diet cats are better and longer companions than a dog. Thanks for popping by earlier. Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Keren Howell said...

Oh Lori, so sad to hear about the loss of your furbaby. There are no words I can say...thinking of you. XXX Keren

Kyla said...

Sorry to hear your news.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my desk
Kyla

sandee said...

oh Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Spencer (((((big warm hugs)))))...I love that stencil, it looks like those dandelions things that we use to blow in the wind! Looking forward to seeing it finished! Thank you for taking the time to visit my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

toni said...

So sorry to hear about your little cat, I remember when I lost my little cat Winnie, I'd had her for a very long time she was really lovely.

Your canvas is looking gorgeous, so delicate I look forward to seeing what develops though its looking pretty good as it is x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Poor old puss cat...and you too.... :( I do sympathise, having lost cats of my own as well....

I still love the bright flower canvas...it's lovely!
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

fairy thoughts said...

Oh Lori so sorry to hear about Spencer. he must have been a very happy cat to have lived so long. The canvas came out really well.
I have e mailled you my address if you dont get it let me know and Iwill try again
janet #39

Jill said...

Ooh Lori, thanks for your comment on my blog.

Your desk looks sooo interesting. Happy WOW day! Jill x

Neet said...

Lori, your work is beautiful. I love the canvas you are working on and the daisy is beautiful. But ... I have a lump in my throat and my eyes are prickign with tears as I think about the uknselfish act you had to perform. I know how hard ;it is to make the decision. My little cat was 19 and like you, she was a part of the family, as was the one that followed her (a stray that I only got to keep for 18 months - he had CRF) and my little dog who was the first to leave me.
Sending love
Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

jill said...

I like using gesso through stencils Lori & i can see you do also. I hope you friend likes the canvas when you've finished. Happy woyww Jill #16

butlersabroad said...

Aww Lori, such a hard thing to do, saying goodbye to a best friend like that, but 21 years and counting, that's amazing! Love your flowers canvas and your new one looks like snowflakes so far to me!

Hugs
Brenda 115

Bridget Larsen said...

Sorry about your loss. Its never easy to lose a loved one especially animals as they are like children.
The camera names should be the same all the world over goodluck when you get it, you will have fun.
I also have a Nikon, someone commented one day that its like being ambidextrous working with a Nikon and a Canon lol
Bridget #2

Carole Z said...

So very sorry to hear about your beloved Spencer, but all those 21 years of memories will be surely cherished x your canvas looks beautiful Carole Zxx

okienurse said...

sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby! It is devastating and I about gob smacked a woman who literally told me to get over it it was just a damn cat! I had lost 3 in 16 months (all males) the youngest was 17 and had been with us the whole time. She was a friend but no more! I now have two girlies and I love them to pieces. Your projects are awesome. Love those snowflakes?, flowers?, what ever on the easel. Look forward to what to make of it. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my desk this week. Love getting those comments! Vickie #32

voodoo vixen said...

Oh Lori, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved furbaby, Spencer, and yes, that is a lot of years and makes them like family. He looked a lovely cat. Glad you finished your daisy canvas, the bloom looks perfect to me. Your new canvas looks like fun, at first I thought you were doing the drawing with glue and then painting over it but then you mentioned a stencil. Annette 18

Diana Evans said...

lovely daisy!!! wonderful work Lori!!!

April Story said...

I'm so sorry that you lost your little furball. I know exactly how you feel - I lost 2 furballs last summer - they were 14 and 15 and once one passed - the other wasn't long behind. So sad, but the memories are worth it. I just love your daisy and the sentiment along with it. I look forward to seeing your friend's canvas along the creative path.
April #133

Christina Wernstrum said...

First I am sorry about the loss of your fur baby. That is truly heart wrenching. On the lighter side I love your painting. I can not paint to save my life, Heck I am not sure you can even call my scrapbooks scrapbooking LOL. Thanks for stopping by for my first WOYWW~
Christina 26

Maureen Hayes said...

Lori,

My heart breaks for you over the loss of your beloved Spencer. I have two kitties right now, and have always had cats. It never gets easier to lose one, they are such a part of our families and our lives. I will pray for you as you grieve the loss of your baby, and I hope that in time you will have only happy memories of your time together,

Much love,
Maureen

BJ said...

Oh I like that stencil, must check out the link you left. Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ #9

Ann B said...

Sorry to hear that you have lost your little friend, as a pet owner, dog in my case, I can empathise with your grief.
Glad you showed your finished canvas, love the daisy, so simple and beautiful.thanks for visiting yesterday, been out all day at a craft show - more spending.
Ann B
39

SaraJ said...

So sorry for your kitten...sounds like he had a lovely life with a caring mom tho, and what more can you ask (well, besides that they live forever or at least as long as we do....). I'm loving your convas..those designs are beautiful. Will look forward to seeing the next steps. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week....
sara j #22

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry about little Spencer - its so sad and you will miss him terribly after all those years, bless him. Your canvas will be cool - I adore that stencil! Your finished Bloom canvas is gorgeous too Take care xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Condolensces, Lori, on the loss of your beloved Spencer! How blessed and fabulous that you enjoyed having him in your life for over half your life! Thanks for coming by the Playhouse already! Well done on your canvas!!Darnell #47

Queen Lightwell said...

Oh Lori, that just breaks my heart about your baby. I lost a dear dog a few years ago and I had only had him a year and a half but still it was devastating. I can only imagine how hard this has been on you, I'm so very sorry. I hope you are getting to do some crafting or something that will distract you and help ease the pain some. Thank you for making it by my blog and leaving me a comment already. Your canvas, just started, is looking very promising and your completed canvas is beautiful! :) Deeyll #42

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lori, so sorry for your loss. Love your beautiful daisy on canvas. Thank you for sharing... ^_^

Minxy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm so late this week.
Sorry for the loss of your fur baby, he looked like a beautiful boy x
I love you canvases, the long ones are really unusual x
Hugz Minxy #29

Samantha Elliott said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Spencer. His photo is lovely and he was certainly loved!
Your canvas is gorgeous too!
xx

Gaby said...

So sad to hear about Spencer.
Love your canvas! Thanks for stopping at my blog and comment. Sorry for my late visit.
Hugs from Vienna, Gaby #30