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Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

Or maybe I should ask, what isn’t on my workdesk, because we are getting ready to go on vacation to Italy next week. So I raided my workdesk to test what needs to come with us for this trip.

My daughter and I have been testing it all out in our backyard, as we haven’t a clue what to bring with us.

Trying to keep it simple. So, that’s no acrylics for me. I guess I will be doodling and drawing this vacation.

And I really don’t do doodle very well, but I’ll give it a shot. It’ll be a lesson in patience for me, or a sign I should get up and go for a walk or a swim. Or perhaps just be.

Anyway, from next week I won’t be writing much on this here medium. All the more in my journals probably. So I won’t be participating in our weekly workdesk hop.

I also finished the last page with video for the Summer Of Color yesterday and posted it last night.
This afternoon my mother will come over and we will try and finish our travel kit. Before that I hope to visit some workdesks from all around the world, to check out what others have been up to last week.

So a nice and short post this week. Just like Julia, our hostess from the Stamping ground likes it.

Thank you for watching and I wish tou a wonderful week, or weeks…

55 thoughts on “WOYWW 215

  1. Really enjoyed the video. It was so interesting to see the process. I thought the way the little painting was built up was intriguing. You said you had difficulty with it, but I thought it was beautifully and skillfully done. I loved all the layers too. Have a great trip – I envy you visiting Italy – one of my favourite places! Will miss your WOYWW. Julie Ann x #45


  2. die amelie says:

    I will have to go through the same procedure in a month, when we will leave for our holidays and I already know it won't be easy to decide what to take with me and what to leave at home….

    Enjoy a wonderful holiday!!!!

    Claudia x


  3. Neet says:

    Take your journal and journal your days away – with your talent it should be something special you produce.
    Love the bag you have your pencils etc in.
    have a lovely holiday.

    Hugs, neet 14 xx


  4. Your doodles look good to us. We took a sketch book and the basics when we went away but you always wish you'd brought that something else.

    Happy holidays to you from the bears @#86


  5. MaggieC says:

    That video really showed your work and your processes so well. I think your doodle is brilliant. Thank you for your visit today. Have a great week and a fantastic holiday. You will find so any things to sketch in Italy, I am sure. xx Maggie #18


  6. SueH says:

    Italy, has to be one of my favourite country’s to visit, especially the lakes…….I’m so envious.
    It’s easy for me to decide what to take on holiday with me when I go because it’s always my stitching and a couple of good audio books so I can listen while I stitch.
    Have a great holiday.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 88


  7. Valerie-Jael says:

    Italy is so beautiful, you will have loads of inspiration there for sketching and doodling! Valerie


  8. Uniflame says:

    I have it too with doodles. I love the effect, but it takes ages and by then I have lost all concentration. I must learn that it doesn't have to be finished in 1 go and that long term projects are okay too! Uniflame – 63


  9. Lynda Norton says:

    Have a lovely vacation, really enjoyed your video, you do far better than I at tiny painting.

    Lynda #84


  10. I LOVE your colorful journal page and your lettering. I always travel with art supplies too, so I know they're a great tool to document your journey. Blessings!


  11. Krisha says:

    Your video was a delight to watch, thanks for sharing and for the earlier visit.
    Your doodle is fantastic. I always take my journals, pens, colored pencils, OMS, and Gelatos, plus a few paint brushed.
    Hope your vacation is a relaxing and creative one.
    Krisha #5


  12. Gita says:

    Have a fun, nice trip to Italy! I've never been but would love to go one day. I'm actually planning a trip to London this September! Your doodle page looks great – love the colors. I don't usually bring any crafty stuff with me on trips. I fill my days with “stuff”. But, I do bring something to put scraps and memorabilia in for scrabbooking. Brigita #25


  13. I wish a happy vacation to you and your family Monique…
    I can imagine how difficult this is… oh oh…

    that´s the reason why I don´t travel this year …. lol…

    I always took artist books with me on holidays and magazines … and I only took the inspiration from the sea or the nature and collected natural pieces…

    I think doodeling is a good idea.. there you have to make patience for this…very clever !
    The video is gorgeous too!
    Thank you Monique!
    Take care of you and come back with much inspiration and muse !!
    we will miss you!


  14. Have a great vacation. Just relax, and have fun. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #13


  15. Eliza says:

    Your doodling looks good to me, nothing wrong there but your journal work is outstanding, watched the video and it is incredible.

    Thanks for visiting
    Eliza 26


  16. Sandy Leigh says:

    Your doodling is so pretty! Have a great time. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6


  17. Hammers says:

    Hi Monique, thanks for swinging by my blog. You said you liked the Robot, I generally print out lots of digis, pack my promarkers and colour whilst I am away – then I have fun when I get back finding papers and embellishments that match the coloured digis. I find that my colouring is brighter on holiday. Have a fun time in Italy. Happy WOYWW Cx #36


  18. Shaz Brooks says:

    I hope you enjoy your vacation. All you can do is keep the travel kit simple- you will probably find very little time to use it, as there will be so much to see! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50


  19. Ria Gall says:

    I hope you have an amazing time away and that whatever you do you enjoy it.
    Your video was fantastic my daughter has just done a similar video thing so good having it done to music
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
    Ria #75


  20. trisha too says:

    Have a wonderful time on your journey, Monique–your doodling will surely be inspired by your surroundings, and that will make it all the more fun!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww!


  21. Tee says:

    I loved watching the process through video. Stunning work!
    Have a great vacation!


  22. Lisa-Jane says:

    Its so hard deciding what to take isn't it?! I took my Distress Inks so I could do watercolours without too much mess.


  23. sara j says:

    Hi Monique…I loved the comment about “being”. My yoga instructor always leaves us with that thought: more being, less doing. Which I have to say is a lovely thought and it does come back to me during the week, but there never seems to be enough time for me to be doing all the things I want to. (sorry for the whine). Have a fabulous vacation…enjoy Italy and doodling…i'm not very good either, but I do find the more I practice the better I get and then little by little it works it's way into other stuffs!!
    Sara j


  24. Ali H says:

    Have a super holiday with your creative travel kit !! Thanks for stopping by Ali x


  25. it is difficult to travel light with crafting isn't it. have you tried zentangling…. posh doodling but a bit more organised, it can be very relaxing and great for holidays… have a good one


  26. Danie May says:

    Always a hard one decided what art supplies to take when travelling. Love the look of your journal page and I hope you enjoy your trip to Italy! Happy WOYWW! Danie #34


  27. Daniella says:

    Wow! What an interesting video!! Your painting looks good to me! Your doodling on the piece above looks awesome!! Have a wonderful trip!!


  28. Bernice says:

    Have a lovely trip – hope you have room for all your crafty stuff and get lots of time to relax and use it.
    Bernice #7


  29. Denise says:

    I really enjoyed Your video.I do love watching others make art.Have a safe and lovely vacation.I am now Your new follower 🙂 Thank You for visiting Me, come back any time and stay as long as You like 😉 Denise


  30. Annie says:

    I'm only just getting round to doing a bit of blog hopping to check out what my friends have been up to this week….a 6am to 9pm day with my gorgeous grandchildren yesterday sort of got in the way of blogging….but I'm not complaining cos it was a wonderful day. 🙂
    Have a wonderful holiday in Italy next week.
    Hope you have a great week.
    A x #55


  31. Do enjoy Italy and whatever creating you get done will probably be just the right amount, yes? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a sweet comment!
    Deeyll #50


  32. JansArtyJunk says:

    Have a wonderful holiday…and enjoy being creative in Italy 🙂


  33. Its funny how we go on holidays and we cant go without our craft. I am the same and have to take something with me.
    Have a great holiday
    Bridget #71


  34. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks for dropping by and apologies for the late visit.

    Everybody doodles well, they just don't realise it, yours are bright and colourful and very detailed. I have a tendency to get lost in mine, I do zentangles/zendoodles to relax sometimes.

    Have a wonderful time in Italy.

    Take care

    Happy belated WOYWW

    Jackie #62


  35. Lovely doodles (I like that they are colourful) and I have to watch the video so I'll bookmark it for later. I'm already so late with WOYWW I really must crack on!

    Happy (late) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (35)


  36. Jay reid says:

    love the doodle, thats gorjuss, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65


  37. Debbie Rock says:

    Thank goodness for Julia's WOYWW'ing or I might never have got to see your wonderful work! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. Happy Crafting to you! Love from Debbie (#66) xXx


  38. I'm sure that whatever you take you will always wish you had taken one more thing with you! I usually prepare a small journal then add doodles and bits from my trip using a small glue stick. Those that don't get used are tucked into my video case or on one of the pockets in the journal. We are going to Italy in the Autumn and my kit will have to be smaller so maybe I will stick to doodling too! Enjoy your trip and I'll look forward to reading about it when you get back. Chrisx 120


  39. butterfly says:

    It's a tough call trying to decide on travelling stash… but how cool your doodling already looks. And I'm sure you'll develop lots of new creative doodling ideas when that's your focus. Have a great trip!
    Alison x


  40. Jean says:

    Oh how wonderful that you get to go to Italy! Have a great trip and report when you get back. 🙂
    Jean 9


  41. Hettie says:

    Oooo lucky you to have a trip to Italy. Only been once for a long weekend to Rome but would love to go back at some point.
    Love your doodling. Not sure why you don't think you do it well!! Looks well good to me!


  42. Well Monique the weather should be warm for hols that is for sure so maybe swims will be in order enjoy doodling! thanks so much for popping over Happy WOYWW 😀 Shaz in Oz.x #30


  43. voodoo vixen says:

    I think your journal doddle page is fab so go with that if space is limited and treat it a bit like a smash book and add the things you find while on holiday. Hope you have a wonderful time! Annette #8


  44. BJ says:

    Good idea to “test” what you'll need and love the doodled page – super. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#56


  45. Faye says:

    First off, I really envy you your trip to Italy. I hope the weather will be great for you. I'd just take sketch pads and pencils, maybe colored ones, because there is just so much to see and do there. A good camera can take photos of things to paint later. Your doodle here is beautiful.


  46. Jackie says:

    Thank you for visiting me already
    It's a bit of a late return, I am sorry
    I hope you enjoy your holiday in Italy
    Love the page with your doodles especially the white dots
    Jackie 39


  47. Nikki says:

    I'd be torn on what to bring markers watercolors pencils oh my so many choices to pick from
    thanks for the visit and I've been drinking so much from this heat wave that I could be a fish it finally broke and I hope it stays this way 🙂 hugs Nikki 32


  48. Karen Ives says:

    I always struggle with holiday supplies. Have a great time.
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #57


  49. Glad I saw your SOC entry earlier. I hope you have a lovely vacation, too. I never know what to take, either. It's either too little, or too much.

    Thanks for always stopping by for a visit. I'm not sure how late LATE is, but I'm here to wish you a beLATEd WOYWW from #2.


  50. Pia Rom says:

    Love your colorful doodles 🙂 I am on a lil trip right now and have trouble getting all the comment answers done…haven´t paint only some lil sketches…next month we go on a biiig vacation to italy too….hope you have muuuuuch fun in this wonderful loved land 🙂 ♥ Conny


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