Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

Wednesday already, wow time sure does fly. Yet another What’s On Your Workdesk wednesday over at Julia’s stamping ground, you can check out desks from all over the world. If you’re not familiar with this, you can go to her blog and she’ll explain it all to you.

There’s not much to see on my desk today, just a little chillin’ with my day journal, after posting my last video (here) for the summer of color.

My little black book with quotes on the left and one of my art journals on the right. Right on top of a really messy and in need of replacement drop sheet.

My day journal is just a little file folder mini junk journal and I slam all sorts of things into it. Things I encounter, things I want to keep, photographs, ephemera, random thoughts as well as daily journalling. When it’s full I’ll just make a new one and continue the chaos.

Here are a few close up shots of my messy mind.

A photo from Paris next to a label from anti musquito socks I bought for my son. I thought that was hilarious.

Some sticky notes on an acrylic sheet from packaging next to some random ephemera.

A sticker from Australia I got from my sister-in-law next to the label from the little australian koala stamp she brought me, which says “made in Korea”… Which, of course, cracked me up.

My two bears, flanking a gorilla statue.

And a photo from one of my cats. She passed away several years ago, but I just found this picture this week. So I stuck it in here.

Nothing special, just some random things. Specifically designed to declutter my mind.

Thank you for watching and I hope you have a wonderful week.

26 thoughts on “WOYWW 214

  1. Uniflame says:

    I love the look of your smashbook, you really just paste everything into it ๐Ÿ™‚ Really nice! I like what I see here, so I think I am going to follow you ๐Ÿ™‚ Seeing you are also a fellow Dutchie ๐Ÿ™‚ – Uniflame 85


  2. ike says:

    That book is a great idea – I have never thought of that ๐Ÿ˜€ Will you be using some of the stuff out of it to make journal pages etc. or does it all stay inside ?? ๐Ÿ˜€ (just being REALLY nosy now hahaha LoL)

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #93


  3. Krisha says:

    LOVE your video!! That is a great smash book, guess it is time for me to finally start one….LOL I have tons of “stuff” gathered for one!!
    Krisha #5


  4. Karen says:

    Your journals look so artistic, very clever work! Happy WOYWW! Karen 70 x


  5. Hi Monique, great random stuff! Fun to have a peep in your journals, SMASH style is working well for you – MUST get in to mine – especially now I have funky stickers! Thanks for your visit, have a great week. MMx #59


  6. Shaz Brooks says:

    Hi Monique, a couple of tips for getting all the bits out of intricate dies-first, cut out some shapes using waxed paper, it stops the bits sticking. Also you can rub over the die with a wax candle, or soap. Also, you know the sticky lint rollers for removing hair from clothes? They work great to pull all the bits out.Love the day journal idea. thats really cool. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #51 xx


  7. Annie says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for calling by at mine but you have left a comment on my last week's post. Mr Linky has played up and linked to the wrong week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ If you want to try again I have put an extra link in to take you to the right post. Sorry about that.
    A x #61


  8. oh what a fab smashbook Monique… I would never be patient enough to do such a fab journal!

    Looks AMAZING!


  9. JoZart says:

    Love your books and that's the way I keep mine. Just adding to them as I go along and it's amazing what gets into them. It's great to look back on them. thanks for visiting and if you collect quotes why not look at the ones submitted in last week's and this week's comments on my blog!
    Jo x


  10. I love the random collection of things in your journal – what a great idea! You are such an inspiration. I have some bits and pieces which I should keep for future use in this way. I have been working on my wallet today so I can blog about it soon. The things you create have really started me on the road to creating books – after the wallet I intend to make my first hand-made art journal! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier. Julie Ann #55


  11. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Monique, I like your day journal and the random collection of stuff kept therein – at least you will always know where to look for that elusive piece of ephemera you just need for a project ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for popping by mine earlier – you caught me napping! Have a great week. Elizabeth x #57


  12. Valerie-Jael says:

    Your desk looks very interesting, lots of goodies there, and I love the idea of anti.mosquito socks! Valerie


  13. trisha too says:

    A little chillin' with your art journal sounds like a fabulous way to spend some time, Monique!

    Thank you for visiting me this WOYWW, I appreciate your comment!

    delighted to be #26 this week, instead of my usual 200–something!


  14. StampinCarol says:

    What a fascinating journal! Quite a few interesting items! Thanks for sharing, thanks for visiting, and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #101


  15. Ali H says:

    Great smash book – have let mine lapse & must get back to it ! Ali x #49


  16. Nikki says:

    What a great day journal you've made so much to see inside and it shows just how creative you are ๐Ÿ™‚
    and I'm hopin that I'll get my desk out of storage to enjoy WOYWW from my desk !! hugs Nikki #16


  17. The day journal is a great idea to get all those thoughts out there. We may try that. Thanks for visiting us already today.


  18. Thats it – I'm going to make a junk journal – thank you so much for showing yours, a total inspiration! Yes, started to tidy and then started to play, thanks for visiting, Chris96


  19. voodoo vixen says:

    What you have described as a day journal is a smash book to me, and I think they are the most fun, you get to keep all the stuff that attracts or appeals to you but wouldn't work in any other form of mini book! Annette #7


  20. Fandhmum says:

    Thanks for sharing your journal, it's wonderful,
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x


  21. sandra de says:

    Thanks for visiting my desk and I have to say your little journal of randomness is amazing. There are so many wonderful things that we come across that are too good to throw away. You have found the perfect spot.
    Sandra de


  22. Marit says:

    Geweldig, hoe jij je hoofd 'decluttered'… dat levert prachtige beelden op!!! Fijne 'woyww' op donderdag.. gelukkig is het niet meer zo hรฉรฉl warm. Ik ben tenminste van plan de middag in mijn 'studio' (onder het dak') door te brengen nu het weer kan. Ik wens jou ook een hele fijne dag/week! Marit #91


  23. love the journal! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #112


  24. artatag says:

    Great smashbook! Very interesting!
    Happy WOYWW
    Gabriele 58


  25. That's one seriously bulging day journal, very eclectic too! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Brenda 3


  26. Karen Ives says:

    I think I need to get me a day journal!
    Thank you for visiting
    Karen #63


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