What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #529

my desk…

Hello my crafty friends! It’s me! I am sitting out on my deck on this lovely morning typing this post. I borrowed my son’s phone yesterday to take a picture of my desk. His phone takes the most amazing pictures. I still won’t cave and buy a new phone.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

So let’s take a look at my desk. I found this amazing coloring book on the bargain table at Barnes and Noble. For any of you that are new to my site, I love nature and all that it entails. I grow a flower and vegetable garden on my property and am a lover of birds.

The beautiful cover.

I had taken my boys to the bookstore over the weekend to fight the heatwave we were experiencing and came across this lovely coloring book that simply had to come home with me. It includes 39 birds of paradise from the New Guinea region. The cover has gold foil accents with the most amazing images. I could not walk away from it.

A coloring page inside the book.

I was even more excited when I opened up the book because on the left side there is a small image of the bird and below it is listed the name of the bird and a little bit of information about them. In the back they list the birds and have a color photographs of all of the birds. The book is produced by The CornellLab of Onithology, who is the world leader in the study of conservation birds.

They also included a link to watch the birds that they filmed on YouTube. Grab a cup of tea and a snack and prepare to be amazed. I can’t believe how magnificent the male birds feathers are. My husband and I watched this and some more videos on these amazing creatures.

Birds-of-Paradise Project Introduction
The pages are also perforated so they can be easily removed.

One thing I notice about me, is that I get hyped up when I see a coloring book and then when I get it home, I usually set it aside for a while before I begin coloring in it. But this one, I really wanted to dive in. So yesterday, I spent a short time doing just that. I have some amazing glitter gel pens that I have really been eager to use in my coloring books. So I held my breath and went for it. Because many of the birds in this book have iridescent feathers so I thought I would try to incorporate my gel pens in the coloring. I am not sure how much I like it but will know when I finish. I am using my Prismacolors as my main source.

One thing I notice about me, is that I get hyped up when I see a coloring book and then when I get it home, I usually set it aside for a while before I begin coloring in it. But this one, I really wanted to dive in. So yesterday, I spent a short time doing just that. I have some amazing glitter gel pens that I have really been eager to use in my coloring books. So I held my breath and went for it. Because many of the birds in this book have iridescent feathers so I thought I would try to incorporate my gel pens in the coloring. I am not sure how much I like it but will know when I finish. I am using my Prismacolors as my main source.

I used the color picker to help me find the colors.

I am going to try and sneak up there today and continue coloring. I would like to get back to regular coloring sessions but with the construction still going on at our home, and all of my other things I need to do, it gets pushed aside. Well I think I will stop this chatter and go snoop on some desks! Have a crafty day!

Belinda

Comments

  1. Caro Staton says

    Love the colouring book! Have a wonderful week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#17)

  2. Glenda F Brooks says

    I love your coloring project! Beautiful bold colors for sure!
    Glenda #16

  3. hope you enjoy your colouring book! it does look fabulous. Helen #1

  4. That looks like a gorgeous colouring book amd imagine you are going to love using it. Wishing you a happy creative week, Angela x13x

  5. Brilliant find indeed Belinda. Hope you manage to fit in more colouring despite the construction work. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #10

  6. HI Belinda, that does indeed look an amazing book, so packed with information as well as pages to colour. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

  7. Beautiful pictures for colouring. Have fun.
    sandra de @20

  8. Shaz in Oz. X says

    Oh Belinda they are amazing part of Gods creation, when folk see such beautiful birds with such intricate details and beautiful feathers and habits how they think it’s simply an accident, every intricate design has a designer.
    I watched the video and loved it. Thank you!
    And thanks for your wonderful visit too really appreciated.
    I’m getting new phone but not sure how good camera is praying it’s oil one I’d like is too expensive. Current one has brilliant camera but is overheating and shutting down. Loved that you used prismas with gel pens I like to mix media like that. Happy colouring!
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #24

    {Wonderful Words of Life – Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}

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