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Wednesday 10 March 2021

What's on your workdesk #614


Just a short post to link to the Stamping Ground today.

Kevin and I are not at home- we are in a holiday place in Paynesville, near where our youngest son and family live. For the first  weekend, we were also joined by our oldest son, Tom, and Clare, and our daughter, Sophie. We are fortunate that Victoria has eased its restrictions such that we can travel within the State. And we can have larger gatherings.

But of course I had to bring some crafting stuff...

Here's my desk picture for WOYWW 614!

The dining room table... on my craft mat you can see my collection of small watercolours with water brushes - easy to travel with! I brought a few digital images to colour for various DTs. I also brought a selection of pens, markers and pencils!

Behind you can see a pile of journals. I thought I could do some penwork in these.

Following on from the mandala of last week courtesy of Tracy Scott's workshop, (this was paid by the way), I decided to start another one. 

I painted at home and have got as far as stamping here:

 Week 10 of Wanderlust still has the theme of Serendipity. I am trying to make something on the RHS of the small journal on the pile - but I may have to wait until we are home...

In the meantime we have been enjoying being with family and the local sights.
The first picture is of a pretty sky the first night...

We saw koalas on Raymond Island.

The next photo is from Kevin's drone, of the Mitchell River Silt jetties.

The seagulls are ever hopeful...

And of course there are pelicans!

Hoping you are all keeping well... 
Happy WOYWW !!



  1. Morning Susan, how wonderful that you are able to travel and meet family! I think the pandemic has been handled much better there than here! Loving the mandala from Tracy's workshop. Happy WOYWW Helen #3

  2. It certainly looks as if you are having a lovely time on holiday - thanks for the photos.
    I see Tracy has a workshop at Stampers Grove this weekend - tempting especially as I have the stamp already. Lovely Mandala from the workshop you did.
    HMugs, Neet 4 xx

  3. We're all going to be so jealous of your travelling! Great idea to take those fab watercolours - wht a neat idea. I just mentioned to Neet that I've been so inspired by seeing Tracy Scotts work around WOYWW that I looked her up to do one of her classes but I can't find a list of classes, just fabulous works on her blog etc. The mandalas are so wonderful and I think they'd be great for my daughter too. As always, stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #8

  4. Wonderful pics from your travels, so wonderful that you can meet up with fam, it’s a tribute to the go fast and go hard policy the Australian government took earlier on, I think. Loved the mandalas, talk about having the perfect stamps! I am admiring of your taking stuff to do whilst you’re away, I have stopped bothering now, I never do it. Instead I tote a piece of unfinished embroidery with me and I do manage some of that. It will have about 20 years worth of holidays in it by the time it’s finished!

  5. Lovely to see you were able to get out with family. Beautiful pics and always inspiring to see what is on your desk.
    Sandra de @20

  6. The seagulls checking out your chips made me smile! I could hear the ones from Finding Nemo going ‘Mine, mine’!! So jealous that you’re able to get away and meet the family, it’ll happen for us soon I hope. The mandalas are really lovely and I’m glad you took craft stuff away with you - I always do but then never seem to use it!
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

  7. Lovely to see your still sharing your crafty space, nice watercolours and the mandala is magnificent, so charming. Enjoy your precious family time Susan and hold on to those chips hee hee. Happy WoywW Tracey #15 x

  8. I was thinking "those are not pelicans" LOL but of course you meant the bottom picture! I'm very taken with the picture of the koala - I've never seen one in real life, not even at the zoo. Sounds like you're pretty much back to normality being able to travel and meet up with family. Good that you are able to do some crafty stuff away - I always have that intention but end up not doing anything! Love the mandalas! Enjoy the rest of your holiday! xx zsuzsa #24

  9. How wonderful that you have been able to travel within the state and meet with family Susan. Great idea for stash to take with you. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  10. How lovely that you have been able to travel and see family. The artwork on display is so lovely, and your travel stash is great! Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#18)

  11. Beautiful photos! I'm glad to hear you are able to travel a bit and see your family. So good of a feeling. May you continue to have a wonderful week! Dorlene #34

  12. Susan......I'm in love with that beautiful floral bush! Goodness its gorgeous!! We don't have anything like that where I live, so it's nice to see! Your mandalas are just terrific! You are better than I however because when I am on holiday, I'm super lazy and NOTHING gets done but sun!!! LOL The rest of your photos are gorgeous as well....love the bird shot...sneaky guys!! LOL Hope you have a super time with your family! Blessings Felicia #31

  13. Hi Susan, oh that is good news that you all have been able to get out and about. and that bloom holy cow, I have never ever seen anything like that. so cool :) ~Stacy #33

  14. Hi Susan, how lovely to be able to visit your family, and visit such beautiful places. Amazing mandala. Angela #21

  15. Lucky you to be able to get away for a while. I absolutely understand you taking the crafting stuff with you. I always did that when we go skiing as you never know when the weather might turn bad.....I can pray Lol!!!! Happy creative, belated WOYWW, Angela x19x

  16. Thanks for the visit. I am so happy that you have family time. It's gathers our mind to better times and is just a great feeling. Thanks for sharing your great photos. I love to travel and water areas are always a favorite. Love your watercoloring. Enjoy a great week.

  17. Gosh I was wondering where in the world you were as you were on "hols"! LOL. I don't do holidays anyway so I'm not missing much in lockdown. Did a double take at the chips - yummy, seagulls wouldn't stand a chance matey. Oh the koala is so cute - sigh. Glad you got to take and actually do some crafting whilst away. Hugs and thanks for the visit BJ#16

  18. I'm so glad you are now able to meet up with family, Susan. You Aussie photos are fabulous! I adore your completed mandala with its lovely colours - very striking against the black background too. Lots of lovely work going on on your desk.

    Thank you for your visit. I'm glad you like the crocheting together of my squares. I just wish the pretty pattern showed up better with the black yarn. Some juicers can be a pain to clean. Mine really isn't too bad - there are several parts, and it comes apart quite easily and only takes a few minutes to clean, and then I leave it to air-dry. We had carrot and apple juice for lunch today. Barbecued broccoli sounds amazing!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #12

  19. How nice to be able to get away and see family! We are hoping that can happen here in a few months. The photos are beautiful! I love your Mandala - are those stamps specifically for Mandala making? Looks like you brought enough stuff to keep you going for awhile! The watercolour collection looks neat! Thanks for your visit, have fun! Lindart #35

  20. ooh how fabulous, so pleased you can see your family and loving the travel watercolour kit too. Thanks for visiting my desk already

  21. Oh to be able to meet up properly with family!! Still we are getting there. Happy WOYWW, I am very slow at getting round this week - nearly there!! Beautiful photos as always. Stay well, stay safe, Cindy # 23


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