Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WOYWW - 104

Happy Wednesday! Here's my desk this week - it's getting messier and messier as the weeks go. I may need to take a break at the end of the week to clean up a bit. *smile*

So, this week I'm working on some paintings that my friend commissioned from me. This picture is of the beginnings of a trio of 12 X 12 canvases that will say Joy, Love, and Faith. I'm using the colors that she requested: red, black and beige (and a little ivory). She also commissioned a larger painting for another wall that I don't have a picture of yet.  But I will, I promise!

I was so honored that she asked me to do these for her! And although these aren't normally colors I paint with (at least lately), I've loved the challenge of using them. It really expands the bounds of creativity when we step outside our comfortable little boxes!

Anyway, these will keep me busy most of the week. I'll post the final results (along with the bigger piece) next Wednesday! To see more workdesks, please visit Julia's blog at Stamping Ground. I've had SO much fun the last couple of weeks visiting new blogs and peaking at peoples spaces!

Peace, Love, and Chocolate


  1. I love circles, Joyce, so these pieces are looking great to me! I like the colors, too. I agree that working with color palettes that are unusual for us can be pretty inspiring. Do you often do commissioned pieces, or is this one of your first opportunities? Happy WOYWW!

  2. Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday. It's so lovely to be linked up with so many creative friends. Happy crafting.
    A x

  3. Cool post, great to see so much variation in peoples work through WOYWW, heres to many more

  4. Andria, this is the second time I've been asked to do something like this. I love it! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  5. that is great work in progess - love the colour and the circles!

  6. Happy 104th WOYWW! Lovely to "meet" you in the blogland and what a fab work space! lol ;))

    Joanna x

  7. commissions are a mixed blessing - as you say - makes you work to someone else thoughts, which requires a whole different level of discipline,

    so much harder than doing ones own Art and hoping someone loves it enough to buy...

    looking forward to watching these progress,

    happy 104,


  8. The pictures are looking great already will have to pop back to see the finished ones ~ Happy WOYWW Anniversary

  9. Your work is going to be greatly appreciated I am sure... enjoy the different colours!!!

  10. I’m making a really big effort to get around everyone seeing as it’s a special week. Mind you it’s taking forever and I have a bit of a numb bum now so It’ll be back to my random visits next week I think. I just don’t know how some people manage it every week.

    I think it’s good to be pushed outside your comfort zone sometimes, even if only for a short while.
    The pictures are going to look stunning when they’re finished and I’m sure your friend is going to be thrilled.

    Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
    Happy Crafting!

  11. Cant wait to see the final result....things look very promising fantastic to be commisioned to these

  12. I love circles too!!!

    Happy 104th week to you, its so lovely to 'meet' you by way of WOYWW Hope to see you for many more Wednesdays

    Happy Days

    Nicks xx

  13. love where this piece is going. Joy joy joy!

  14. great looking WIP! Sorry I am so late getting around but it was a busy week. Happy WOYWW #104 and the 2nd anniversary of blog snooping! Thanks for sharing Vickie #55

  15. Oh good for you - I know what you mean about outside the box and all, but those colours would be hard for will let us see when you're done, huh?!

  16. Will love seeing your finished creations. Afraid to work in paints myself. Admire creative people and their courage to step it up. #100