Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101

Well, happy WOYWW101 everyone! folks may be wondering no doubt – did I make the deadline with my text? And the answer is yes, praise God! Thanks to all who were praying for me.. The text was finished and picked up at lunchtime on the Friday before Mothers day on Sunday.

 
  
I was totally over it by the time I had finished, and the end was not with out its dramas. I had a big ink blot in totally the wrong spot to clean up and if it weren’t for answered prayer and my new “you-beaut!” eraser I would still be crying over spilt milk.


If you can get yourself one of these it will save a lot of angst when it comes to marks, even black ink you would think would never come out. It’s full title is a “ Pentel Clic Eraser Hyper Eraser “ and they are refillable, so that is really great. I bought it at my Sydney calligraphy store so you should be able to get them at any good art store.They are a cross between an ink and a pencil eraser - as white in colour but has a rough texture, and very fine so you can just erase a detailed small area.

 What I am doing now? as my dad says, I am running around like a blue tailed fly...trying to catch up the backlog. This week have five cards to make, three done and then other two yet to start. You can see the Aspire brayered work on my desk (and some Stampscapes - could not resist a play when i had my brayer out!!) and these are the start of two cards which I had on order.

The other three pictured are simple ones, all for my sister, one is baby card with Nellie Snellen Die, and then two others with Stamping Up papers as she likes simple designs. The clever ones of you will see a House Mouse one on my desk finished too as she also ordered one of these which I posted before a few weeks back now. It was sold so had to do another for her! Oops!

Also have started another small text which was ordered a while back - it is one I have done before so that is half the battle and have posted it before too. Have another large one on the agenda, a wedding present order  for July so really not time to sit and do nothing.

So if you want to enjoy a snoop at desks around the world please join in the fun and pop over to Julia’s blog, Julia's Stamping Ground! for the best blog hop around!


33 comments:

oneoff said...

Shaz, that text is so beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine how many hours of work have gone into it. And thanks for the tip on the eraser.

(In a moment of Australian nostalgia, I should add that I have a bottle of Bundaberg Lemon, Lime and Bitters on my desk. Gorgeous, and currently on offer in the supermarket, so I can indulge! Now all I need is avocado on toast for brekkie...)

Bx

Sarpreet said...

Shaz, the frame and the wording is stunning. that eraser saved you! gorgeous cards like the panels on the cards - stunning. and of course you can not go wrong with the cuttlebug. Thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW 101! Not long now until Happy WOYWW 104 - 2nd anniversary with the PIF. All the best until then #2

MaudMartha said...

Hi Shaz, Amazing work. You have been busy - love the 'simple' panelled cards you've made for your sister. Thanks for letting me look at your desk!
Teresa in UK x

jude said...

That text is absolutely beautiful and the detail is gorgeous.Absolutely love your cards too good luck with the remaining ones
Happy Creative wednesday
hugs judex 8

sandra de said...

Ohhh Shaz, it turned out so beautifully. thanks for sharing the progress pics and it has been an absolute delight watching it evolve. Love your cards.

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow the finished project was stunning - well done you! I usually end up with a splodge somewhere on my work so I might invest in one of those pens - does it erase distress ink too? not that that really matters as that can usually be blended in a bit and stamped over (see an expert in cock ups me!). Love the cards - particularly the sea scene one - is that brayered? Sunshine Girl No. 24

Bella said...

I always love coming to your desk. That Text came out beautifully. Well done. I remember blotches like that on artwork for Varsity at 2am in the morning after working on the project for 3 days solid , with no time to start again before you had to hand your work in at 8am! Hooray for that eraser. I became good friends with my scalpel blade!

Helen said...

Well done on finishing your text - it looks amazing, and I can't see anywhere you may have had a blot, so that eraser is a good tip, thanks!! Also love your cards. Hope you catch your tail soon.

Dragon said...

Phew!!! thank goodness you finished it, and very beautiful it is too... How awful to get a blot, but great to get rid so easily!! Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Neil said...

Busy and blessed by all indications! Your finished piece is beautiful. Your cards don't look too simple to me though! Have a fabulous day.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Shaz in Oz...your cards are always lovely, but really, the calligraphy is breathtaking....a total labour of love really because I'm guessing you don't charge a realistic hourly rate!! It's a rare beauty, you should be very proud of your skills.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well Shaz, I must say this was well worth the wait! This turned out absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented! This had to take hours and hours and hours. Love your cards too and your workspace is always nice to see!

sasa said...

Looks just amazing - a tribute to your artful talent and an enrichment of the scripture...really fabulous and such rich tones and great detail.
I would think the cards feel like a holiday...
Thanks for sharing today,

Sarah at 5

Elaine Harding said...

Oh my goodness - how beautiful! What patience you have! Everything looks amazing TFS Elaine#16

Doone said...

alternatively like me one can just incorporate the mistakes, I really appreciate the precision and beauty or perfectionist artisans, but I am firmly in the mess is beautiful too camp, it allows me to be the sloven I am!!!,

your calligraphy is truly impressive, gorgeous work.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a beauty! But oh how you must have felt dreadful about that ink blot! Good thing you had that eraser thing handy! I don't think that's available here in the Philippines- never heard of it before! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Pam said...

Stunning. Hugs Pam x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your calligraphy text is wonderful. I like the small flowers you put on it for the decoration. What a patiance. And your "simple" cards... they are all beautiful as well. I like the backgrounds on the left. Looking foreward to see what you'll make with these.
Bye, Franka

Shazsilverwolf said...

Shaz I love those 3 panel cards- I shall be filing that idea away for later use, lol. Your Calligraphy came out really well, I shall be looking for the eraser you mention- I have a couple of typewriter erasers I use at the moment, but I imagine they are going to become very difficult to find- typewriters being pretty much obsolete now!

Spyder said...

Fabulous artwork (as always) your finished piece is brilliant. Love your cards too, specilay the house mouse! Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) # 42

lisa said...

Oh my Goodness, how beautiful is your script. I can't begin to imagine how long it must have taken but it really is stunning. I love the shaded blue of the letters.
Your cards are gorgeous too, where do you get all your time to create so much. I love the panels, they are so effective.
Hugs Lisax #114

Chrissy said...

The finished product looks wonderful! Lovely cards as well!
Chrissy #71

Vika Dolya said...

That is really beautiful! I like the text and the way it have been done! The colours is exieting
It's amazing!
Thankyou for visiting my page and share with me your love!
Vika

karen said...

Oh wow Shaz! This has turned out sooooo beautiful! I just can't even imagine making something like that! You must have such patience! Do you get "in the zone" while you are working? You must do!! You are so talented and should be very proud of yourself!
Thanks for visiting me for WOYWW101!
xoxo Kaz (aka Karen)

Yvonne said...

Now this is so , so stunning. The colours are just beautiful and so are the words. Such a wonderful piece of ART work.
I think I would have cried too if I had done all that work and mad a blob.

Neet said...

Beautiful cards on display as usual - you do some gorgeous work Shaz.
Love the illuminated text, well worth all the time it took and the pen/eraser is a great find. Must look out for one over here.
Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet x

Sarah said...

Finished project is just amazing!!! Loving the cards too - the pink one is my favourite

hugs Sarah x x x x

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Shaz, so stunning. Can't imagine how many hours are in that piece of calligraphy, and I think I would have had a heart attack if there was a blob of something where it shouldn't have been! I'm hyperventilating just thinking about it, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

As we know blogger threw a hissy fit on Thurs 12th May and all this was lost, so here are the comments that were posted and lot from my email address copy...

Neet has left a new comment on your post "WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101":

Beautiful cards on display as usual - you do some gorgeous work Shaz.
Love the illuminated text, well worth all the time it took and the pen/eraser is a great find. Must look out for one over here.
Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet x

Yvonne has left a new comment on your post "WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101":

Now this is so , so stunning. The colours are just beautiful and so are the words. Such a wonderful piece of ART work.
I think I would have cried too if I had done all that work and mad a blob.

karen has left a new comment on your post "WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101":

Oh wow Shaz! This has turned out sooooo beautiful! I just can't even imagine making something like that! You must have such patience! Do you get "in the zone" while you are working? You must do!! You are so talented and should be very proud of yourself!
Thanks for visiting me for WOYWW101!
xoxo Kaz (aka Karen)

butlersabroad (http://butlersabroad.wordpress.com/) has left a new comment on your post "WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101":

Beautiful Shaz, so stunning. Can't imagine how many hours are in that piece of calligraphy, and I think I would have had a heart attack if there was a blob of something where it shouldn't have been! I'm hyperventilating just thinking about it, lol! Hugs Brenda

Sarah Wilkins has left a new comment on your post "WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 101":

Finished project is just amazing!!! Loving the cards too - the pink one is my favourite

hugs Sarah x x x x

Sam said...

Hia. I was trying to put a comment on her on Wednesday when Blogger packed in on me and then BT failed and we lost internet.
I wanted to say that I think your piece is absolutely STUNNING. Well done for finishing it in time and I hope you are proud of the finished text.
Chickens are coming tomorrow (sunday) and Hubby has done me proud in getting the coop ready for them.

Morti said...

Beautiful work as per usual Shaz! In answer to your question about what I'd want Calligraphy wise and when by - my Mother turns 80 on the 15th July, and she's a lay preacher. I'd only want something postcard sized, for ease of posting! However, I appreciate that you're busy so don't worry about. I think we'd be pushing it to get it here in time. My bad for not thinking of it sooner!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...to have such talent. I love your calligraphy. I took a year of it in highschool...so wish I had kept up on it...have forgotten it over the years. You work is so exciting to see!

Shaz said...

Hi Shaz in Oz... WOW, your project is abosolutely amazing, you are so talented. Also love your "Simple" cards, they are right up my street. Might have to CASE your idea if you dont mind.

Shaz UK xx

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