Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Not much!

I've been immersed in homework mostly, but I do have a new room just for my studying and art (if I ever get around to doing art again!).

I'm really enjoying all of this space and it's a pleasant place to spread out and study. The little old sofa sleeper works more as a desk than a couch, but it's very convenient for the present needs. My old art desk with some of my supplies is in the corner ready when I find some time. I would love to find a large poster with a beautiful nature scene to hang above the couch. Something soothing to contemplate as a break from nursing study. Any ideas where these types of posters can be found?

One of the biggest projects was moving the bookcase and all of my books from the room next door! We had to move everything out of the room so we could turn the bookcase on its side so it would fit through the door. Of course, my books were set in stacks all over the floors of BOTH rooms, so there was a lot of shifting of stacks to get this accomplished. It just wouldn't have been "my" room without the bookcase. My hubby is creating his own space in the other bedroom. We're having fun!

I'm squeezing my beloved slant-top desk between my desk and bookcase. It rolls easily so I can use it to spread out my schoolbooks if I need to.

I leave you with a lovely sunrise that I found residing in my camera. If you'd like to see more workdesks, go to Julia's Stamping Ground and follow the links to snoop around!

Shalom, all, and have a great week!


  1. Beautiful sunrise, glad it escaped the camera's confines. Give it time, your artsy parts will kick in and you will be back at it.
    Krisha #40

  2. Oh, I KNEW you were a'studying! You'll eek out time to delve into art again. So will I. Doodle in your textbooks! I should send you pictures of my doodled notes. When I went back to school, I drew lovely notes and now I love to look at them.
    Your new area is wonderful. I have a few loads of books to move still. Hmmmmm.
    Sending BIG love your way, sweet friend!

  3. Well have a successful study week, and hope you find time to create soon! Trace x 46

  4. Wow Lisa, I think you answered your own question. You should take that stunning picture of the sunrise you posted, and have it blown up to go on your wall for contemplation! It's gorgeous!!

    If that's not your cup of tea, you could always try Wal Mart or even Goodwill. You might hit it lucky and find something great there!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Amy E. #1

  5. Thanks for stopping by. Great new space and love the slanting desk. How about taking your own picture and getting it printed as a poster, going by your sunset I think you'll get the perfect picture and it will be all the more special that way.

  6. Good luck with your studies - you have a lovely space in which to do them. Happy Wednesday.
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 88)

  7. great looking workspace and study area. Love the sunrise. I am always so glad to find little life snippets like that. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

  8. Moved out of the bathroom, huh? I bet it's nice to spread out more! I agree with the others - that sunrise is beautiful! Get it printed! :-)

  9. Astounding sunrise - thank you for sharing it. Good to see you're starting to get the measure of how to make the best use of your space. I think Amy's idea is brilliant - get that sunrise printed up... could it be more inspiring?!
    Alison x

  10. Good luck with your studying! I think you should print one of your pictures out really big! Or maybe a couple of medium size photos :)

    Katie 34

  11. I love that slant top desk. It's a perfect work surface, and now I want one. I think you should print one of your own nature photos. I am planning to do 4 large canvases of one photo. Each canvas is one quadrant of the original photo. I've just yet to do so. Good luck on your studying.
    LisaDV #164

  12. I would get that sunrise printed onto canvas..That would inspire me to study!
    Good luck on your nursing studying!

  13. ahhh... a room of one's own... it's what we all crave...
    i have a similar evening sky shot - it's that time of year!
    enjoy your new space :)
    happy WOYWW!
    no. 52

  14. Thanks for stopping by my site. Beautiful sunrise. I can never get enough of pretty ones caught on film. The clouds look amazing. Perhaps a nice one to go in your new space.

    Very nice multi function room. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for stopping by my site. Beautiful sunrise. I can never get enough of pretty ones caught on film. The clouds look amazing. Perhaps a nice one to go in your new space.

    Very nice multi function room. Thanks for sharing.


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