Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WOYWW: My end of the year presentation

A while ago I came across a creative meme that is called What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. It is all about showing what is going on on your workdesk and is hosted by Julia from Stamping Ground. I really like participating, because it is an easy way to show you what I have been working on, and it is fun to visit some other participants :)

Last time I told you it was one week until my school presentation. I follow an art education and each year we close the year by a day of presentations. This year I had chosen to show my series of pictures and I made a free form painting around the word that marked my progress this year. From the latter I have some WIP pictures from beginning till end.

First I made a base from magazine clippings, glued on canvas. For the top layer I choose some words that would suit the painting.

Then I taped on some cardboard letters. The word showing equals mindfulness. I sprayed some colored ink on the paper. Next time I would need to tape the letters on better, but I am not sure how yet. It needs to come off later ;)

Then in added some more coloring using different techniques with colored ink. Next time I need to be more careful with drops near the letters.

Here I removed the cardboard letters and outlined them. I added some images and doodles as well.

And finally I added a transparent layer of glue to seal everything. In the past year I spend my time mainly working on techniques. So for the last painting I wanted to let that all go, and work freeform. But still, it is impossible to let it all go. I never worked with colored ink like this before, and again I did spend some time on techniques, but not as much.

Sometimes I just need to play and let the ADHD part in me take over. I realise this painting is crowded, but if you watch closer, you see all the details that are purposely placed in the painting. I am quite happy with it :)

This was my table at school. We all had to decorate a table like this to showcase some of our work. I love to arrange tables like these :)

And my certificate for completing the 2nd year!
Now I have summer vacation. I still have creative plans of course. I am not going to do nothing in the next 3 months, that would be a waste. But, first I need to clean my workspace ;) I already started on it, but it seems like a multiple week project ;)


  1. Wow, brave with the sprays I get it everywhere!
    Thank you for visiting
    Karen #49

  2. Very well done on your art work for your presentation, it is a real statement piece with lots of different elements to it.
    I hope you have a very creative summer with lots to show us.
    Thank you for your nice comments on my postcards. Here's a link to another blog of mine that you might like. Feel free to add your work to the flickr page there.

    lynn 67

    1. Thanks Lynn! I am following that blog now with bloglovin :) Will browse some more later :)

  3. Lovely work - I love seeing the development of a piece in stages - I always forget to photograph my stuff during the making! That's a great display, and well done for getting your certificate. Thanks for visiting my desk, hope you have a great week.

  4. Wat een prachtig, kleurrijk en 'vol leven' canvas en inderdaad met aandacht gemaakt. Leuk, dat je ons het proces laat zien. Geniet van je vakantie en 'happy woyww', Marit #85

  5. Well done on getting your certificate & i hope you enjoy your summer vacation. Happy woyww Jill #28

  6. Hello and well done with your presentation it is great. Also congratulations on receiving your certificate. Have a wonderful Summer break. Thankyou for coming along to say hello to me. Anne x #75

  7. congratulations you have put a lot of hard work in to this year and it shows, your table looks fantastic. Try and get some you time now and create things for the hell of it.
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

  8. well done on the painting, good to see the whole process.Enjoy your holiday, A real crafter is always busy. If you aren't actually working , you are thinking about it.
    good luck
    janet #35

  9. I love this, so bright and cheerful. The colours are terrific. I would have been the same colour as your work if I had been doing it (he he). Your table setup is superb and congratulations on getting your certificate. Enjoy your holiday.
    Von #21

  10. I love what you've done with masking the letters. Well done for getting through your 2nd year, now enjoy the holiday! Hugs. Pam#26

  11. I love anything bright.
    Congratulation on receiving your certificate.

  12. Awesome piece of work, I love it! Congrats on completeing your second year, it's easy to see how much you love what you do. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36xxx

  13. So cool! Thanks for sharing your process. Congrats on completing year two! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8