Thursday, 26 April 2012

Messy Workshop Blog Hop Party- In celebration of disarray

Messy Workshop

Welcome to my "Messy Workshop" blog posting. I hope no one will be too traumatised by the following evidence of mess, sloth , untidiness, procrastination , laziness  and general chaos. I blame my artistic  temperament.. That and the fact I dislike tidying - I can't find ANYTHING if I  clean up. And that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
 So along with approx 50 others we are celebrating our messy working spaces - we are CELEBRATING and embracing that   mess from which creativity blossoms.
 Neat freaks -look away now......
My name is Linzi and I am a hoarder. There -I said it out loud. My spoil heap is the ever increasing pile of my latest favourite things that grows on what was formerly my kitchen table. The table does make guest appearances -at Christmas and birthday parties- luckily my daughters birthday is near Christmas so for the rest of the year it's free reign. Some things are just too pretty to  consign to boxes and cupboards, and I like to be surrounded by my "stuff" , it inspires me.

As a creative I think I suffer from "butterfly brain " , am easily distracted- look a bird
OOH A Goldfinch..

 But mostly I am  messy because I spend my time doing other stuff. Cleaning up is such a waste of time - you do it and then it needs doing AGAIN?! How pointless is that.
The wonderful spoil heap extends to most areas of my home, I have a kitchen spoil heap , a bedroom heap , a landing heap and  things that are actually put away - an entire ex -airing cupboard full.

No surface is safe....

When I attempt to tidy -with brand new storage-it sits sadly next to the items- waiting for me to  organise. I fear if I put them away I might not remember where they are!

This is where I do the majority of my work
 Though it can quickly degenerate  to 
 when work is in progress.

 I have been known to stack bead mats on top of each other  when there are several projects on the go at once .
I DO think that being surrounded by pretty things does help my creativity and imagination. No really , that's not an excuse... :D

 I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my world! 

Please come visit  me at MagPie In The Sky on Facebook - I have some fantastic makes in the pipeline!

Coming soon... Dragonfly II:Water

And also The Garden

Now  please go and check out the other blog hop participants - Happy Hopping  :)
 Be sure to leave  a comment to say you "hopped"

Messy Workshop Blog Hop Links

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques

Robin Delargy, LooLoo's Box

Kim at CianciBlue

Jennifer Jazwick-Smith, Hudathots

Mary Shannon Hicks

Tracy Swartz

Jacqueline Marchant

Lynnea Perry Bennett

Terry Matusyk

Laurel Steven

Dr. Brassy Steamington

Pamela Takeshige

Kris Lanae Binsfeld

Outre Art

Linzi Alford- You ARE  HERE !

Deb Davis

Tamara Jones

Harry Wood

Gerry Nickerson

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Georgene Lockwood

Charisa Sloper

Jennifer Justman


Mary Deis

Cheri Reed

Sondra Kolner

Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

Lori Anderson

Sandra McGriff

Shelly Joyce

Joan Williams

Kashmira Patel

Deb Beechy

Ginger Bishop

Kelli Jacobson

Natalie McKenna

Andrew Thornton

Mary Govaars

Kate Mulligan

Lisa Lodge

Tami Luchini

Monique Lula

Lee Koopman

Jayne Capps 

Susan Lloyd

Cynthia Wainscott

Stephanie Amanti

Alicia Marinache

Sam Hamp

Lennis Carrier

Monday, 9 April 2012


Spring in the woods


So Spring has finally sprung here  . With a whole week of "faux summer" too -with temps way up above what we usually get. Shame that was last week though and now we are back to standard Bank Holiday weather. That's cold and rainy to anyone outside the UK !
 Thought I would post some lovely spring photos as an excuse to write a blog post -as  anyone who follows will know-I am not the most regular of  bloggers.  Slight understatement there. But this is about to change as it is my intention to write  bore you all  MUCH more often. I will blog about  my jewellery , the weather ( I AM British after all!) and anything else that takes my fancy . I did think I may chart the flora and fauna throughout the year too - I hope you will  join me on the journey? 
Willow catkin