WOYWW 289

Hello and Happy Holidays.

This week finds me finishing things up on one hand, and getting ready to EXPLORE 2015. JOY was my word for 2014, and EXPLORE is for 2015.  If you are interested in the WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday) blog hop then check out Julia Dunnit and her Stamping Ground blog.

Finishing Up

SMASHING my weekend in Beverly Hills. We went to Into the Woods, and it was absolutely awesome. And on the way back to the airport discovered the Artist and Craftsman Supply store. The Farmer’s Market is wonderful for lunch, but the ACS is like being in a candy store.

SMASH Into The Woods

SMASH Into The Woods

Beverly Hills Weekend

Beverly Hills Weekend

Getting Ready for 2015

I am planning on some structure for my studio next year. I will be participating in a number of exciting online learning. Oh yes and I will be getting a new desk to reconfigure my space and make it more like a studio and less like an office.

2015 Journals

2015 Journals

DLP couch tote

DLP couch tote

My Favorite Thing This Week

Tearing paper. As you can see as the shapes change from left to right, I started out measuring, then I added fancy scissors, but the fun really began when I got right into it and just started tearing the paper. Oh what a feeling. And then I collaged over one of the pages in my SMASH practice book. Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy.

Tearing it up

Tearing it up

The shape of things to come

The shape of things to come

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Krisha
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 17:33:15

    Betsy may be ready for the new year, but I still have journals to make, and yours are so gorgeous. I will have to check out the list web sites you offered.
    Thanks for visiting me this week
    Krisha

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:01:39

      Krisha, thanks for the return visit. I appreciate it. So looking forward to 2015 and continuing this lovely look into everyone’s workspace. Happy Holidays.

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  2. Sandy Leigh
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 17:33:46

    You are very inspiring…from making your craft room less like an office to lining up your learning for 2015–such a great ideas. I love your “couch tote” too. I think we all need a tote for taking around the house. I have a Smash book I need to get back into…I’m so tempted to pick up yet another Smash book at Michaels. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #41

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:23:21

      Sandy:
      Recently Marshals and TJMaxx have had selected SMASH books for dirt cheap. So you might want to check them out.
      My husband is not as “creative” as I (his office always looks like he is away on vacation) so my “spillage” in the family room drives him crazy. Hoping this will be the solution for us both.
      Thanks so much for visiting with me today, and all the best in 2015.

      Pat

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  3. Diana Taylor
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 18:31:10

    You sound extremely organised and all ready to go for 2015 – the paper tearing is looking good so far, it’s a great idea! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #28

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  4. zksmith
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 18:36:06

    Hi Pat! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and leaving such a lovely comment! I’m so glad you’re doing LifeBook 2015! I’ll probably see you in the group! I’m totally excited myself! It will be so awesome! Loving your new journals and paper tearing! Have a great Christmas! Only two more weeks till LifeBook – YAY! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #24

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:02:56

      Hey sweetie, thanks for the return visit. I am really psyched about 2015. You probably won’t see me for a couple of weeks, but I will return with hot gun blazing.

      All the best for 2015.
      Pat

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  5. Lisca Meijer
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 19:02:35

    Hi Pat, thanks for visiting my blog earlier and leaving a sweet comment. Your smash book looks great. I at first didn’t know what a smash book was but it looks like what we used to call a scrapbook. Writing while on holiday and sticking in all the tickets and leaflets of where you went. Great fun.
    Have a good week,
    Lisca#18

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:04:37

      SMASHING is such fun, for us creative, non-artist types. I have a selection of journals for next year and am looking forward to sharing with this wonderful group of well wishers. All the best for 2015.

      Pat

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  6. Carol N
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 20:09:56

    Thanks for popping by today! I’m still visiting desks. Sounds like you have quite the plans for 2015! I’ve never been much of a journaler… Merry Christmas and Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #39

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:09:00

      I am still in major learning mode, given I just started down this creative path in January of this year. I love WOYWW and the ability to visit with so many interesting and fabulous souls. Thanks for the return visit. All the best for 2015

      Pat

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  7. butlersabroad
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 20:25:29

    2015 lol, I’m still trying to find 2014! Your weekend away sounds like it was a lot of fun and I like your plans for 2015. I don’t have many, but I did make a spreadsheet of all the socks I want to make with which yarn and in which month I can cast on!! I’m hopeless! Have a great Christmas.

    Hugs
    Brenda 38

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  8. Chris Porter
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 21:59:03

    Hi – Joy was my word for 2014, too, but the emphasis for me was to ‘choose’ it, which hasn’t always been easy but has helped me grow/change/persevere. I wonder what ‘explore’ will come to mean, for you?! Your smash book is a wonderful keepsake from your great trip, and the other art work looks great, too. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8

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  9. PTaviss
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:10:42

    JOY served me well during this year of transition from working for a living, to being creative for a life. Thanks for the return visit and the kind words. All the best for 2015.

    Pat

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  10. annieclaxton
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 22:24:42

    Sounds like you have plans for a very exciting and creative 2015. I think “explore” will be a great inspirational word for next year :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #27

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:24:59

      Hey Annie, thanks for the visit and the kind words. My organizing side of the brain has been in charge for a very long time. I can now colour outside the lines. It took months to do that. All the best in 2015

      Pat

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  11. Annie (Nann 4)
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:03:16

    Hi, Pat. Thanks for your visit. I love that you choose a word for the year. I’ll have to give that some thought. Last year was very stressful for us, so a calming word might be good. 🙂 I like your smash book. “Into the Woods” sounds intriguing. Have a merry Christmas.:)

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    • PTaviss
      Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:27:59

      Annie
      Hey there, thanks for the return visit. Into the Woods (staring Meryl Streep and others) will be opening in theaters on Christmas day. It is a Stephen Sondheim musical that explores the (supposedly) happily ever after for favorite fairy tales.

      All the best in 2015
      Pat

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  12. art-a-tag
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:03:45

    Hi Pat, thanks for visiting earlier, it takes some time to get around.
    I see you made your plans for 2015 already, I will attend the documented life project 2015 also. It will be fun I am sure. I am not sure yet what else I am going to attend. Your smash book looks like a lot of fun, can be a nice memory too.
    Happy holidays
    Gabriele 19

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  13. PTaviss
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 23:29:28

    Gabriele
    Love what you put up on your blog. Yes indeed DLP 2015, I’m ready for you.
    Thanks for the visit.

    All the best in 2015
    Pat

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  14. LLJ
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 00:01:15

    Explore is a good word…full of possibilities and different interpretations. You made me think what my word could be…Try maybe, or Brave. We’ll see 🙂
    Meanwhile, I think it’s great that you got into tearing paper, far more liberating than fussy cutting!
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

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  15. Shoshi
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 00:41:30

    It sounds as if you’ve got lots planned, Pat. Love the paper tearing, and reordering your studio is always an exciting project! For several years in our old house I struggled to make both office and studio work in one room, with no success at all and it was very frustrating. In the new house I have a fabulous purpose built studio with a subdivision for the office and it’s perfect!!! Thanks for your lovely understanding comment – if you weren’t so far away across the Pond, I’d invite you for a fuzzy friends’ cup of tea any day!! A lot of this year has been a real struggle and I’m really exhausted, and definitely hoping for better things next year.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #52

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  16. Angela
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 00:43:39

    Hi Pat, looks like you are going to be busy, hope we get to see the new space when it’s finished.
    Happy crafting and thanks for the visit, Angela x 31

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  17. forrestwife
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 03:11:37

    I enjoy going on a tear! good luck with more structure in 2015
    thanks for visiting
    robyn 7

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  18. Sandy
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 04:06:36

    I love how organized you are and how you are planning for the new year. Many blessings on you & your endeavors.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. 🙂

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #30

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  19. Sue
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:28:35

    Looks like you will be organised in 2015.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

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  20. Anita Mistry
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:13:16

    You’re going to be very busy in 2015 with all the classes. I have signed up for one online course for now. Thanks for your visit yesterday Anita #51

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  21. Laura (@Bookworm)
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 16:02:00

    Hi, Pat, happy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting me. It sounds like you have a really creative and busy 2015 ahead of you! ~ Laura #54

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  22. hickeydorums
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 18:36:54

    I like the idea of a journal with souvenirs I hope I can get a chance to go to the Farmers Market this time as I love The Grove too – especially now you have mentioned The Artist and Craftsman Store.
    Hugs, Neet 22 xx

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  23. Ali H
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 21:51:54

    Thanks for visiting. Brilliant to hear that you have so many great plans for journaling in the New Year. You have inspired me to think what I want to do ! Ali #17

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  24. Shaz in Oz.x
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 03:32:34

    Love your work… well done on plans for next year .. one step at a time 😀
    Happy WOYWW, and every blessing of the CHRISTmas season, Shaz in Oz.x #4

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  25. RosA
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:05:08

    Hi Pat, Wow, you sound very organised for next year 🙂 I will probably just stumble from one idea to the next 🙂 Although I do want to do some Encaustic painting 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment. Much appreciated.

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