Wednesday, 6 June 2018

What's On Your Workdesk - Week 470

Hello Everyone,

Some of you may have noticed that I've not been around for quite a long time. Three months ago my beloved brother became very ill with terminal cancer. Sadly, he died on 2 May. And I have not been able to do anything creative, let alone blog, since. I simply filled the void by sorting, reorganising and cleaning my craft room - not to mention the rest of the house and garden. Today, though, I'm feeling the need to be creative again - but I think I have forgotten how so it will be baby steps until I get into the swing of things! In the meantime, here's a photo of my very tidy desk.
Besides the ubiquitous cuppa there's my planner and a box of scrappy goodness all ready for me to get started. I'm using the planner for scrap therapy - in the manner of Suse Fish. So much more doable than filling out each and every little square on each day and it is indeed therapeutic. The contents of the box are supplies for continuing with Shimelle's class, Clear The Desk ... abandoned after the first part so now I'm going to attempt the second part ... I'm hoping it's just the thing to get me going again. That booklet lying on top of the box is a copy of sketches from Creative Scrappers. I downloaded and printed it out at the weekend - again with the hope that it's just the encouragement I need. We shall see!

That's me for this week. Short and sweet - just the way Julia likes it.

Take care everyone.


SumBunneh said...

Hi x
So sorry to read about your loss.. it's never easy to lose someone you truly love. I'm glad you had a productive outlet for your grief.. and I hope your baby steps lead you back into your crafting.

Take care x
Sumbunneh hugs x
Erika #7

Annie said...

It’s sooooo good to see you back with us my friend. You have been missed lots each Wednesday. I really hope you find crafting helps you recover from your sadness....and of course a couple of visitors will do their best to help too.
See you soon,
Annie x #15

Hazel said...

I know what a difficult time this is for you, Elizabeth, as you have recently shared with me. Sending you hugs and prayers and hoping that you will be able to get into some crafting that will encourage you. Hazel WOYWW #22 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's lovely to see you on the desks again Elizabeth but we understand why you couldn't craft. A little foray sounds just the ticket right now,
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Loss of a loved one is not easy, but I believe that art heals. I hope you find solace in the sorting and organizing, and can soon feel like crafting again. That beautiful planner is a great example. I am impressed with it and the spreads you shared. I'm loving all the little embellishments I see in that box, too. It's good to see you again, and I LOVE that mug! Happy WOYWW from #2.

Helen said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear this, what a truly awful disease this is. Hope you find your crafting mojo soon. Sending hugs and love. Helen #3

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Elizabeth, so sorry to hear that you have lost your brother. Hugs and best wishes and may creating encourage you and help lift your spirits a little. Sarah #4

Twiglet said...

So good to see you back here Elizabeth - I hope my little sis brings a big hug from me next week! xxx Jo

Megan J said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry to hear your sad news, I'm sure your brother will live on in the memories of all those who loved him. A very clear desk and great plans to regain your crafty mojo. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Di said...

How sad to hear about your brother Elizabeth. Hard times indeed.

Sending love and hugs

Di xx