Wednesday, 28 July 2010

WOYWW

This is the mess left on my desk today. It's the aftermath of trying to finish a class sample that a started a while ago. I really needed to get it finished today as soon I will be working on Artsycrafts stuff and my own classes needed to be done and dusted before starting on AC. It was one of those days when things didn't run as smoothly as I would have liked. I was interrupted by a phone call by someone trying to sell me advertising space. Normally, I am very polite and say "no thank you" in my nicest telephone voice until they get the message. Well, this wasn't working on Mr Nasty, I have never encountered a more obnoxious and rude man EVER! He was really intimidating and shouted down the phone at me......leaving me incensed but even worse than that, put a halt on the creative juices......he has a lot to answer for!!



Anyway, I finally got it finished....or so I thought!
Close up of the end that I was really happy with.


Close up of the not so happy side. It's the heart that kept bugging me....I really didn't like it.


So here's version 2 of the heart.......I like it a whole lot more now!


Now I need to tidy up the mess, so I'll be around to see your desk tonight. If you would like to join in the fun of WOYWW, click here to pop over to Julia's blog to join in the snooping.

45 comments:

Helen said...

I love this - before and after! My home phone is broken at the moment, so no-one can ring me, rude or polite people alike!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just stunning! It would look great hanging at my house!

Linda Elbourne said...

That is gorgeous ... really gorgeous ... did I say gorgeous coz that is what I meant!!!
Desk does look a tad untidy ... but in a very productive and creative way so that is OK then :0)

TinaB said...

OMG!!!! I need to come live with you so you can teach me lol! xx

Aisling said...

Wow, beautiful piece of art you've made!

Netty said...

Lin, this is fabulous. Annette x

Heather x said...

I never answer 0800, 08000, international or unknown numbers I leave it for the answer machine to deal with :0)
Love the piece of art you have made :0)
*hugs* Heather x

mustavcoffee said...

OOh what a nasty man!
Still your work is fabulous I love this creation:) xx

Tracy Evans said...

I used to so hate those phone calls when I had the shop, and they never got the message and always called back ten more times. Well whoever it was did not spoil your creativity as your artwork is absolutely fantastic. The attention to detail is superb. Tracy Evans x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

That's absolutely gorgeous, love love love it :-) Love the blue paper stuff on your desk - handmade paper?
Anne xx

Elaine said...

Absolutely love that metal piece - all the detail and subtle colours. Gorgeous.

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi Lin, that piece is stunning! I think the rude man might of helped you focus - shame he had to be so horrid though! Take care, Rach xxx

Sue said...

Hi
lovely creative desk, wow what a stunning creation, just beautiful. oh i hate sales peeps on the fone, im never polite! lol, have great day, sue,x

kath said...

wow creative genius at work and why do we have to put up with these aggressive numpties..can't just take no for an answer.....get yourself a whistle and blow hard down the phone....that'll sort him out...hugs kath xxx

Emy said...

What an amazing piece - Love your desk. It's shows a truly creative session has just happened!

Darcy said...

wow this is just gorgeous!!

You should have told him to hang on while you got your details together, and then just left him hanging.

Cath said...

I love this it is gorgeous, I am going to have to have a go with metal. And I just used to put the phone down on cold callers, I felt bad the first few times but it was the only way.

Cathx

Nancy said...

I love your piece it is so divine and love your creative space.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Doone said...

Darcy is right - if i get to be at home I answer the phone and sometimes it is to sales people - say just nothing at ALL,
if you put the phone down onto the table you can hear when they hang up - waste their time not yours,

your sample is very beautiful and heart v2 looks great.

ScrappySuzanne said...

WAY to go.....a messy desk! Everywhere I have been today has been tidy! I was begining to feel very inferior lol!
Your piece is (in one word) STUNNING ...(even the bit you are not happy with)...

Carmen said...

I never answer the landline if I don't recognise the callers number for that very reason. I got so fed up of rude, rude, rude cold callers. How they think they will sell stuff that way I don't know.

I loved the bofore on your project but seeing what you did to the heart I do love it even more afterwards. Wow! Gorgeous.

AmyK said...

Very, very cool. Awesome work. Isn't it comforting that creativity doesn't necessarily require a tidy desk?

Minxy said...

oh i'm just so sad i don't live closer to enjoy all your fab workshops, your artwork as always is mag-nif-ic x

Deezines Art said...

wow - i'm totally blown away by your art - absolutely stunning - jacqueline xx

craftimamma said...

Know what you mean about the obnoxious phone callers. Why on earth does no one get the message until we get nasty back these days?

You still managed to produce a masterpiece for us to look at though and this one is totally stunning!

As for the untidy desk? Hmmm,'Nuff said!!!

Lesley Xx

joey said...

WOW Lin your artwork is just amazing!!! I am blown away! Joey.x

Twig said...

Hi Lin, another fabulous piece! This is a class i would just love to do!! See i`ll be queuing up at the crack of dawn some day!! I`ve spoken to BT today so know all about rude people!!

jude said...

OMG..... that is absolutely stunning love every thing about it.Next time you get phone call like that just say sorry wont be minute post man at door be back leave him hanging his call he soon get the message works for me loads time,and word must get round as dont have so many call centers calling .give it a go!
hugs judex

Jennie said...

Great creative desk, and as for the phone calls...I could give you a diatribe.. but often they don't take no for an answer!
Have a creative day :))

Alix said...

arrrgh how rude...i hope you gave as good as you got!!

your project is absolutely divine...and i totally agree with you that the second heart works better!! ;0)

may your studio be phonecall free today!

Claireliz said...

Oh that is gorgeous, really gorgeous. Love your craft space too:)
C
xx

Spyder said...

this is brilliant, I wouldn't know where to start, so you'll just HAVE to should us all (please) Have a great woyww!!
((Lyn))

Wipso said...

Thats a busy desk this week and your creations are really lovely.
A x

angeleef said...

Those phone men are so bugging! If I want something, I will get to the store myself!!
On to your artwork... that is one amazing piece of art that every owner will be proud to have hanging on their wall!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

steph martin said...

this piece of art is gorgeous - great work Lin

Val said...

Just gorgeous in every possible way !!!

Hugs
Valxx

Linda Cain said...

Stunning...and the heart really makes it come to life with the change.

Great job!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...that is totally stunning and a great messy desk.

xx

Angie said...

WOW ..that is gorgeous ...and the change made it even better ...I think I'm with TinaB ...I so wish I was close to someone who could teach me ...or maybe a metal work bible ...have you written one yet ???? xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooooh, this is LUSH...and I agree that whilst heart #1 was gorgeous... heart #2 is even gorgeouser....(is that a word LOL) Can't wait to see what new designs you have been dreaming up to inspire us all ...sorry I am late visiting... made it at last LOL

Julia Dunnit said...

Being late to visit your WOYWW post gave me the chane to browse more slowly - love the art journal class pics - what a creative bunch o' gals. Best part of your desk is the Starburst - keeps your concentration oiled - specially when nasty reps ring..man, I hate aggresive salesmen.
Couldn't see what on earth could be wrong with the heart, but have to admit to liking the second one more...that's your skill see.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh this piece is so spectacular!! Messy area or not you have done a beautiful job, think the phone call put some extra creative energy in there.

Rosie said...

I'm absolutely blown away by this - I love working in metal but it makes my fingers hurt. What a beautiful piece and what a MESSY desk, it's making me come over funny .....

Chrissie said...

WOw, what a fabulous project... it looks so rich. I love it!
Clever you.
Sorry I'm so late visiting,but it seems to be taking me ages this time!
Chrissie

Anonymous said...

I love this so much!!!!!!!!!!!
I neeeeed to do this and have one hanging on my wall. Wish i was so creative . bizzydee x