Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Just a quick tour Wednesday tour around my desk today! Lots going on. (WOYWW is an acronym for "What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday" - it's a fun no-rules meeting of creative minds and spaces, and you can find the details HERE.)

 First off, there's a cute tutorial over on Splitcoast today - Brenda's showing how she makes these cute little zinnia-ish flowers using a scalloped circle die. I made mine into a pencil topper.

Moving to the right a little... I'm working on getting things together to begin a new homeschool year. I've moved our registration to CA, so there are some structural things and paperwork to figure out. So hard to wrap my brain around it all this time around... but here we go!

I've been painting these cutie 4" canvas panels, so there are a couple of them on my desk still... I joined a Retro Toys small canvas swap on Facebook- I did the nesting doll but still had the tricycle idea in my head....

 Still not sure which one I'll swap. I'm trying to build up courage to paint with the intention of selling pieces... actually I'm not sure if it's a matter of courage or attachment... :)

Hanging on my Ott Lite are these terra cotta pendants that I've added to my store - these can hold a drop of essential oils as a wearable diffuser. They're lightweight, adjustable length, and more suited to teens and guys than the other lockets I'm selling.

Here's a look at my space - relatively clean, actually!
 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dini! That was a surprise when I got here, wasn't expecting it to be you. Has to be attachment, they are wonderful art pieces, so you can't possibly be afraid of selling. Love the wearable diffusers, definitely a great gift for teens. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  2. :) well this was a fun surprise to find this morning Dina, love the bloom and the Pendants :) (I have not shot my desk yet) ~Stacy

  3. Your work space always inspires me!! TFS...oh and I LOVE that tricycle painting!

  4. Your canvas's are GORGEOUS!! I do LOVE all your work and visit whenever you post ( not a stalker ;)) Those pendants sound lovely - My son refuses to bath as often as I would like him to - might be an idea to get him to wear one to stop people passing out !! ha ha . Have a great week. Soojay 23

  5. Love the pencil topper. I need to make some of those. :-)
    April #40

  6. Such lovely works of art.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #24

  7. Hi Dina, your posts come to email so was surprise to see desky share, I think bicycle wins hand down, and suspect it's attachment that stops you selling. Happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x 29

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. The little canvasses are gorgeous! I would find it hard to part with them :)
    RosA # 38

  9. What lovely things you make! I love those pendants and the fact you can drop essential oil on them and then wear them. Great idea.
    Have a great week,
    Sorry I'm late in commenting,

  10. I'd swap your workspace for mine any day! Your creations are fantastic, varied and desirable.