WOYWW 137

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

It's time for another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (in fact, it's almost past time for it, again!).  So lets see all the busy/messy/tidy/lovely workdesks all over the world at Julia's place.

I tidied my desk up today as I had to take some "proper" work home and needed space for it so my desk is actually tidy at the moment - 2012 looks like it could be the year of the tidy desk!  (It probably won't last for long!)
I was glad to get home today as I'm a little poorly :(  I'd gotd a sduffed node and a sore head and generady feelind a bid icky :'(

My post from last week seemed to appeal to those of you with an obsession for markers (like me!)  My (non-crafty) friends and family think I'm mad that I think so much of my markers but I know you all share those feelings.
So, I thought I'd show my markers again! :)  That always cheers me up!

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Ahhh, that's better!

I was asked by a fellow Northern Irelander where I got my markers as they are not freely available here.  I have to admit that my extremely generous mummy and daddy got most of them for me for various birthday/Christmas presents.  I have added a few to my collection myself and I had to buy them over the internet.  And you're right, they are so expensive, but so worth it!

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Oops, a bit over-exposed there...
I also have to thank my lovely aunt who brought my copic stands over to me from America.  They're also hard to get here and 3 times more expensive than they are in the states!  So I got my 3 from America for the price of 1 here.

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Not forgetting my beloved pro-markers.  I've had these bad boys from before I got my copics and although I lost them to my brother for a while, I managed to claim them back and they're back in use again.  I coloured stickers with each marker before sticking it to the flat lid of each pen to easily show their colours, then I put an elastic band around each colour group - that leaves it so handy to pick which ones I want to use.

And last but not least..

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I've got some Tria markers and Flex markers stored in tins behind the other markers.

Maybe next week my desk will be back to it's usual mess.

For now though, I think I'll have a lemsip and go to my nice warm bed.  Sniff sniff

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments
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12 comments:

jude said...

Wow a crafter after my own heart love copics and your stand is fab.Im afraid not promarker person i got my copics first and far better than promarkers ive tried.
I hat to think how many copics i have must admit havent bought any for months ,now into T/Holtz stains so theats a collection.Gosh we crafter never stop collecting..lol
Happy woyww judex 14

Kemma said...

Such fun! What a great idea to color stickers on the top. I only have a couple copics and a few Letraset markers, just getting my feet wet so far. This WOYWW is such fun! Thanks for sharing
Kemma
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buggalcrafts said...

wow! i have never heard of those markers. if they don't come from crayola i probally haven't used them!!!! love the rainbow!

buggalcrafts said...

wow! i have never heard of those markers. if they don't come from crayola i probally haven't used them!!!! love the rainbow!

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, most impressed with the marker collection! Am slowly building up my Promarkers - around 20 or so left to get but have got all the (current!) Flexmarkers.

Never really got into Copics tho, altho when I see the results people get with them I'm tempted. I'm held back by knowing that hubby would hit the roof and that I also have Prisma pencils and think that is probably enough!

Hope the Lemsips work and the cold leaves you soon.

Sarah

May said...

Wow, Love the markers, I just have promarkers, tooooo expensive to buy copics, But love the idea of using a band to keep the colours of the promarkers together, clever girl,Thanks for that tip x x Hugs May x x x x

Anne said...

Wow Sheena what a gorgeous WOYWW - a lovely splash of colour! I love my markers as well. I have been a naughty girl and just completed my collection of pro markers- ready to start a new collection hee hee - what shall I choose? Hope you are feeling better today. Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love how passionate we all are about different areas of craft....I can't remember the last time I used a marker - but I love to see that great swathe of colour on your desk, and read of your enjoyment in your collection.

Lou said...

OHHH love your copic stand, i haven't seen one like that before, what a lovely family you have. I love my copics and also have pro-markers, i don't let anyone use the copics but my daughter was allowed to use the pro-markers while she was doing her Art GCSE. Have a good weekend Lou x#94

Lou said...

Forgot to say Hope your feeling better now x

Katie said...

I do love that marker storage! Its funny how non crafters don't get it. Like when I resorted all of my small brads/buttons/etc into color coordinated bins. My boyfriend thought I was crazy, since it took hours. He just didn't get how satisfying it is to see all the colors lined up, or why I need so many buttons, but I like them!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

Chrizette said...

Oh wow! I am going totally green over here! What a collection of markers!! We have the same problem here in South Africa. Promakers (which I use) are much, MUCH more expensive here and it is just cheaper to buy them online.
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