Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday 114

Complete change this week as I plan to do a bit of colouring today and have got my desk ready.  A friend is coming round before 10:00 and we will have a relaxing morning - probably spend more time chatting than crafting - just hope I get a couple of cards out of it as I have no stocks left and am seriously behind with my birthday cards etc.
Here's this morning's desk for you.
CD storage tcase with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers and some pre-stamped images from Lili of the Valley, Del Arte (if I remember the name correctly) and Housemouse and a sheet of Indigo Blu stamps that I bought from Port Sunlight in May.  I love the main image, by illustrator Anne Anderson, as I recognised the style straight away.  I have an old book (well I say it's mine but my sister says it is hers - what do they say about possession and the law ha ha)  called 'The Golden Wonder Book'. 
It is very well used but has pride of place on my bookcase - and was tatty when we got it as my Uncle was a binman (refuse collector for those of you who are not as old as me) and someone was throwing it out so he brought it for me/my sister (use as appropriate).  We had lots of things that people were throwing out, including a lawnmower.
The book has fairy stories (Grimm, Hans Anderson etc), book extracts (What Katy Did, Treasure Island), and poems and is full of the most beautiful Anne Anderson illustrations, black and white line drawings on every page and some stunning full colour plates

You can see why I had to have the stamps, just wish someone else would produce more of them.
So this is my entry for Julia's WOYWW 114, I'm off to finish my breakfast now - porridge if your interested.

12 comments:

sasa said...

I just love books like this and think the artwork is just so precious. I have made scans of some of mine, print them out and use a transfer technique to apply them to mixed media canvases/surfaces......works until the stamps are born...
I also have a Dutch pretties parcel giveaway on my blog today if you fancy some colour!
Thanks for sharing your WOYWW desk today,
Sarah at 3

okienurse said...

beautiful old book. I loved the ones that the pictures looked hand colored. I am old enough to remember that. The ones today are so cheaply made they just don't have the charisma the old ones do. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh love your desk and what a fabulous book too. I bought a couple of cheap books from a charity shop to cut up and use but it so hurts as I love books and it feels a shame to cut them up - bet you never cut that one up! thanks for sharing and enjoy your crafty morning.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Fantastic illustrations in that old book - very evocative. I have some old World of Wonder children's encyclopedia that used to enthrall me as a kid!! xx

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! I love illustrations like that , so very evocative. Arthur Rackham has to be my favourite!

ScrappnBee said...

Peanutbutter on toast here for breakfast! Love the plate from your book! I can totally see how it has inspired you to stamp and color images! Love it! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW- Amanda

JoZart said...

Great desk today Ann, with lots of desirables. I've got a book similar to that one and love browsing through it. Great illustrations.
Love joZarty x
always use the full title on here as there are lots called Jo !

Angie said...

What a wonderful book ...I also love the images on your desk, awaiting colour.

butlersabroad said...

That's an amazing book, definitely a keeper, lol! Hope you got some colouring done yesterday.

Hugs
Brenda 73

Yogi said...

thanks for the glimpse. that looks like a wonderful book. lots of inspiration in it. Have a great day.

Neet said...

I love those old illustrations in books. I have one or two books that I will never part with because I like to leaf through them now and again looking at the pictures.
Hope your ankle is feeling better each day. Hugs, Neet x

Elizabeth said...

A really interesting post and I enjoyed reading it. Your desk it a real treat to look at ... all those stamps ... hadn't seen Indigo Blu before, very nice. Love the story of how you acquired the book - my sister and I both claim the doll's house our father made for Christmas one year - and the illustrations are beautiful. Elizabeth x #60