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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Portable Desk

OK, so I'm late again for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday.   But I had to show you what I've been up to.  Don't laugh, I've been trying to get a bit of creativeness in during my work day.  Since I work in an industrial area and only have a half hour break I spend the time in my car some days.  Usually doing crossword puzzles and listening to music.  I eat during my morning break so this half hour is mine. 
So this is me, behind the wheel doin my art.

I got my pretty little tea tray, and watercolor postcards along with the water soluble crayons, a pencil, brush and a little water and I'm ready to go.  I'm working on some postcards for iHanna's postcard swap.  I thought this would be a good project to play with the new crayons.  I think I need a little old papers and some glue also.  Hey, what can I say, where theres a will, theres a way.  I think this is going to work.  Yeah!

Also, I have a question for all you Stampers out there.  How do you ink a long skinny stamp that won't fit the stamp pad? 

Thanks for visiting.

Cynthia Eloise

12 comments:

S said...

That's dedication to the craft when you're willing to create in the car. Yay for you!

okienurse said...

I think it is an awesome idea and a good use of your 30 minutes. I storm chase with my husband each year and I always have a bag together of crafty stuff to take with. If you are sitting in a field waiting on a storm it is a good use of time. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

Jana said...

I LOVE your portable, mobile workdesk. Too cool. I'll bet you have some of the most relaxed lunch breaks in history. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I sometimes will take little projects to work on at lunch too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

LuLu said...

Howdy Cynthia Eloise,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. What art retreat did you attend? Did you take any classes?

You could try inking your long stamp with a brayer. Roll the brayer on your ink pad, then roll the brayer down your stamp...

Peace,
LuLu

iHanna said...

Yay, what a cool set up. I'm not laughing, just smiling big over here! SO glad you're joining the swap.

About the inking, I'm not a stamper but I have some stamps. All my ink pads are tiny, like 1x1 inch and I turn the stamp around and dab the ink pad on the stamp to cover the whole area, maybe that will work?

Sandy Huntress said...

Wow, I'm impressed at your determination to get some crafting in on your work break! Half an hour goes by so fast that I'm sure I'd be frustrated that I had to stop.

As far as inking a long skinny stamp, try flipping the stamp so the rubber is face up on your worktable and apply the ink pad to it.

The Crafty Elf said...

Good for you making the best of your time. If that's what you want to do then good for you. Looking good so far!

Barbara Shallue said...

I bet you always got an "A" in "Using Time Wisely"! Beautiful work!

MaggieC said...

I am not experienced at stamping, but from watching the "experts" on Create and Craft, I would put the stamp down on your desk (design side up) and tap it all over with your ink pad till it is covered. Most of the demonstrators take the ink to the stamp, not the other way round. Hope that helps.

I used to craft in the car. I took my mother to her Inner Wheel meeting once a month, and sat outside in the car, doing my cross stitch and listening to my music. Her friends all thought I was mad, but it was my time, just for me with no interruptions.

pammyjo said...

This is so something I would do. You go girl. I always crochet while eating lunch at work. :)

Judy Hartman said...

At first I was going to say 'What dedication!', but then, when I thought about it, I thought 'What passion!!!'. It's wonderful that you can squeeze this mimi retreat into your work day. I hope it brings great joy to you, a break from the hum-drum of work, a breath of fresh air in your soul. I'm not laughing, just admiring your passion for art!

Nicky said...

I craft in my car sometimes too when waiting to pick kids up from various places, I turn the stamp over and take the ink pad to the stamp and just dab it all over the stamp ~ running late this week but just getting in before it all starts again ~ Nicky 2

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