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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WOYWW 148 - A little bit of this & that

Good morning everybody!

Am a bit later than normal, but I've only just got up.  I'm loving the Easter Holidays, no real routine to follow so me and my boy can just chill. Fab!

Right my desk -



Just as the title says - a little bit of this & that - there's my new journal which I'm creating Zentangles in along with the pens I'm using to do this, my Altered Book project (I'm not following any tutorial specifically, I'm just playing and seeing what happens, random, very much like me!) and my box, that I'm altering, is sat there drying off ready for the next bit..... whatever that may be as I don't know yet!  Seeing it like this I realise I do like using blue!

OK, for once, I know.......... I can hardly believe it either, I'm being super brief (trying to earn brownie points off Julia!) so head over to Julia's (The Stamping Ground) to see what all of this desk showing off is about!

Take care and enjoy snooping!
Zo xx

64 comments:

Doone said...

very intricate zen tangles Zoe, and I like your holey book

Dx @ 80

Diane said...

It looks like a really interesting project, Zo! Have fun with it!
Diane x

craftymonki said...

Ooh! Love, love LOVE the start of your book! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Happy Wednesday.

Zoe #93

Suzanne said...

I am REALLY loving that/those(?) zentangles!
Suzanne #100

Tuire said...

The hole/niche in your books is great! Love your zentangles, too.
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #42

Angie said...

Very clever book design. Love it!

Jacqueline said...

I am just playing with ink and colour and techniques for my altered book as well...but love what you have done with the 'niche' for yours. I will do mine once I 've finished the rest of my book. Not really sure what i am going to do yet.

Would have loved to have seen Vincent's work in the flesh !! I think he has a very textured look to his work!

Thanks for dropping by. I'm going to do the second part of y journey round the blows later tonight.... lol

Jackie xx

Polly Polkadot said...

I like the look of the altered book ... #79

Helen said...

The zentangles look fantastic, and so does the niche in your book! I really want to do a ragged one like this after I saw Gabrielle's.... better find another book!!
Helen, 18

butlersabroad said...

My knitting seems to be in a blue phase too. Love your random book, it's great to be different. Enjoy the rest of the week with your son.

Hugs
Brenda 13

butlersabroad said...

Meant to say the zentangles are amazing too!

B x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That zentangle is so finely detailed - it looks like some really intricate Indian artwork!! I love it :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

famfa said...

Love your zentangle, have only just discovered them and love them, but yours is fab.

May said...

Love your AB looking fab... your zentangles are just amazing work, Happy Easter Hugs May x x x x No11

SuziesImaginarium said...

Holy smokes, those are some intricate zentangles...I'm finding this technique very interesting and there are so many paper crafters using it....I need to look away now before a new hobby begins...Happy WOYWW #31

Deb's Pen Pot said...

You're a Gashead and it leaks into your crafting colours! I'm going to be the opposite tomorrow and look for red papers etc as I don't have any, and that's my fave colour! Altered book is looking fab, even at such an early stage - I clicked on the pic to make it bigger, and do I spy those Papermania dressform/typewriter papers you told me about inside the 'niche'?! Lovely x Not sure how I feel about the stack of torn-out pages beside...but I'm taking deep breaths and reminding myself it's a library-ok'd book/project! See you in the morning, Debs xxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very intriguing projects on your desk!!
I had never heard of zentangles, but I think my son would love them!!!
Enjoy your holiday!!
Mary Jo #120 :)

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting my desk. Indeed you love blue and your niche looks intriguing. BJ #58

Helen said...

Hi Zo I want to try all the things that are on your desk today!! I look forward to seeing them complete. Zentangle looks fab. I bet that whiled away a few hours! Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping by my desk Helen 29

sandee said...

Oh my goodness Zoe, I just love the niche you created for your AB, that is mezmerizing to say the least. I had to get a close up shot of it to get a better peek, I love how it looks like a pond, or a geode...it's fascinating! And those zentangles are really coming along, you must still be enjoying making them! #44 and waving hi from the spring laden hills of North Carolina :)

Twiglet said...

Pretty card on your post below! Such a cold snowy day here - I have been happily sewing and watching the snowflakes fall.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...you've been positively crafty this week with 3 projects on the go...loVe the way the book is coming along, it all looks so exciting...wishing you a loVely Easter...Mel :)

Hels Sheridan said...

ooooh, those Zentagles look amazing... I clicked the pic to see them bigger, fabulous!! Have a good Easter x

Lizzybobs said...

loving your Zentangles thanks for sharing - happy crafting - love Liz #45

Diana Taylor said...

I love the book - look forward to seeing the finished article. The Zentangles are great too. Have a happy and creative Easter.

Laura said...

Wow! Intricate doodles. Beautiful.
Laura #102

Rita said...

Love your AB Zoe. As long as your enjoying your crafty bits ,thats all that matters. Enjoy Easter with your son. Hugs Rita xx

fairy thoughts said...

your niche looks great, I love the way you have inked the edges and made them random shapes. thanks for showing the zendangles, I have been trying to remember the name of them for ages and not seen them, they look interesting.
happy WOYWW anfd have a great easter
janet #56

trisha too said...

Random can make it even better, sometimes just seeing where it takes you . . .

Happy Easter to you,
:)trisha
#38

okienurse said...

OMG! Zoe you have so much going on on your desk today. I love them all but my eye keeps going back to the zentangles book!. I had to look close up and you are a patient person to do all that delicate work. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #60

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Zo, im here and it's still Wednesday, so I guess the shorter posts are helping a bit!! Like all the blue you've got going on, and the torn niche, very clever.

Laura said...

Your projects look intriguing and your zentangles are very cool. (I like blue a lot, too.) Happy WOYWW from Laura #118

Laura said...

Your altered book project looks intriguing and your zentangles are amazing. Hope you are having a happy WOYWW. ~ Laura #118

[Trying again, hoping you won't get double comments from me. Blogspot doesn't seem to like it when I post with my Typepad credentials.]

Debs Willis said...

Looking forward to packing up for Easter, ,will be nice to spend some crafty time!

Looks like you'e got the zentangle bug!

Happy woyww

Debs #160

My name is Cindy said...

wow wow wow just love the way you've done the niche in your altered book. And that huge page of zentangles is amazing!! (Actually given me an idea of something I can take to do when I'm on jury service later this year - won't need much in the way of materials!!). Thanks for stopping by to see me - Happy Easter! Cindy #67 (PS just you don't love holidays and not having to get up for school!!)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Isn't that funny how sometimes you get a different view of your own stuff and get a sense of it you didn't notice before-like with your use of blues. You have lots of different projects going on to keep you out of trouble (or maybe in trouble) and I like what I see on all of them. Those zentangles sure are addicting.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great AB and your zentangles are so captivating! Have a great week and Happy Easter! #141

Miriam said...

Lovely zetangle.

#107

Elizabeth said...

I think you earned your Brownie points this week - you kept it short but sweet. And you are so busy too - all those projects on the go at once - like the niche in your altered book and your box looks promising too. I don't have the patience for zentangle but yours is great. Happy Easter and have a wonderful holiday. Elizabeth x #147

Sam said...

That journal page looks great Zoe. Have a good Easter Holiday. Don't worry, the Tidy thing won't last with my desk!!

Di said...

Love those zentangles - seeing a few around and they fascinating! Yours is/are so intricate - good for stress relief? If so, I could try in between making wedding invites :) Thanks for calling by today! Di xxf

Tracy said...

Nice tangles and I look forward to seeing more of that book! Have a Happy Easter and WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #28

Shoshi said...

Wow Zo, that book is amazing! It's so three-dimensional, and I just love the way you've inked the edges. It's so intriguing!! Also your zentangle is nothing short of stunning. I've never done such a big one!! Fabulous! Your whole desk looks amazing - I love the box with the pieces of text on it - are these the cut-outs from the altered book?

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Glad you like my plankton! I've downloaded a whole lot of images of diatoms which are exquisite and just crying out for zentangling...

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW. Those zentangles make my hand ache and cramp. Good for you, since you seem to love them. Happy Easter and happy WOYWW from # 6.

Judy said...

Zoe, your Zentangles are so delicate, so intricate!!How beautiful.Bet you felt good doing them.

Cards by Alison said...

Zoe this is brilliant love the Zentangles. Alison xxxx

Artyjen said...

Loving the look of your fab book ;) Have a happy Easter
xoxo Sioux

Hardwick Creations said...

I haven't mastered Zentangles yet. Your desk looks great!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
#35

Karen said...

Love the desk Zoe, lots of interesting projects going on. I especially love the blue AB that you are doing :)

I am sorry I am a bit late this week!! Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely Easter, Luv Karen xx #173

Anne-marie said...

looks very interesting look forward to seeing the end result Happy Easter
Anne-marie no 95

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice busy desk there - love both the altered book and the zentagles. Glad you are both enjoying the holidays and having a crafty time! Mine both break up today so we will have two weeks of crafting time - whoo hoo! Thanks for visiting me and have a great Easter - Sunshine Girl.

Neesie said...

Wow Zo, your zentangles are so involved not like mine.
I can imagine how your eyes were feeling after a session of doing them.
Have a great Easter break...enjoy! :D
Neesie # 32

April said...

Very detailed zentangles! like the look of that box in progress and your altered book is looking great! x April#87

Terrie said...

Loving the variety of projects you've got going on! Your desk is one of the few that I've seen Zentangles on & that looks like a big project. And what a cool idea for the niche in your AB - can't wait to see more. Thanks for the visit - Terrie#59

MaggieC said...

Your Zentangling is so intricate, and I don't think I have ever seen such a large project. It is so therapeutic. Have a good Easter. xx Maggie #9

mommyle said...

The altered book is fantastic! I LOVE the torn edges of it all! And Zentangles??? What the heck is that? Where did you find the inspiration for it???

mommyle said...

OOOPs!!!! I forgot to also say that I just plain and simply love your desk!!!

Neet said...

That niche looks awfully nice Zoe and I just love your zentangle book. What a fab page you are building up.
Sorry I am so late, things got in the way. Thanks for sharing, stopping by me and putting your number (so appreciated.) Happy Easter to you both - Hugs, Neet #10 xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh wow your book and zentangle are amazing. Nice to be able to play with no deadline breathing down your neck. Enjoy your weekend.

Shazsilverwolf said...

The book looks good- I just can't bring myself to 'damage' a book yet!,lol. Maybe one day....Happy WOYWW, Shaz #96

Kate said...

The book looks interesting cant wait to see it when its finished.
Kate x

SophieNewton said...

Sorry I'm a bit late this week! Fabulous altered book, happy easter x
Sophie no.71

Liz Black said...

Loving what you're doing! I've just discovered this whole 'zentangle' thing and curious to give it a go, yours are amazing! Sorry for visiting so late. I'm just getting to grips with the fabulous world of WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Liz (no 106)

Bridget Larsen said...

Thats an awesome zentangle you got going there.
Bridget #84