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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, 28 May 2014

The Big WOYWW anniversary! Number 260

Woohoo Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary everyone, special thanks has to go to our Queen of all desk and all-round lovely lady, Julia, for coming up with this and for bringing us all together!

I joined in this wonderful weekly desk dash just over three years ago. I've missed weeks here and there, but through taking part I have met some fabulous friends. Many who I have now met and consider friends in real life as well as online. I have attended all three of WOYWW crops - living about an hour and a half away (cos of traffic not distance) it is easy for me to get there. I admire all of the efforts made by the lovely people who travel from all parts to attend!

Anyway here's my desk today -
Right side - lots of pens that need putting away.

Window side - Boxes. I want to make some paper storage so I've been collecting the various boxes ready to cover. You can spot my swap ATC's in the corner. One for Sam (Hettie crafts) as I ran out on Saturday and the other for today's swap person!

Smash books and boxes.

Mess! Thought I'd show you all I can make a mess when I put my mind to it!!

Saturday was fantastic - seeing friends I've already made and meeting those who I hadn't. I finally met Nicky (Minxy) we've known each other online for ages but this was the first time we'd met. It was fab to meet all of the new folk who came along and of course see everyone else who I'd met along the way!

I didn't take many photos on Saturday as was too busy chatting and eating cake. I did do some colouring and also did a little colouring tutorial for those interested. 

I saved this picture that was taken of me doing some colouring. Can't remember who took it but it was probably LLJ or her talented hubby who took lots of wonderful photos on the day.

I did take this fab pic of Julia, Queen of all desks. Julia was mid welcoming speech!

There are many photos around so I suggest you have a peek at those who took proper photos. For me, it was lovely to meet some of my online friends that I had not met before. And of course, see my friends I have already met through WOYWW. Pop over and join in and have fun!

Take care Zo xx


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

One of the things I kept reading was what an AWESOME colorist you are. And your ATCs showed it, too. Yep, I saw a bunch of them this morning. Have a super 5th Anniversary from #22.

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Looking forward to seeing how the boxes come out.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Nan G said...

Sure puts my grade school coloring in the yours. and to give a mini coloring class how fab! love the atc you made. speaking of atc, you're my PiF. wonder what that stands for? :) oh well, it means i get to send an atc to you! please email your address and i'll get it right out to you. i'm at froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com
hugs and happy woyww5! nan g #77

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It was lovely to see you again Zoe. Your colouring is inspirational. Wishing a you a very Happy 5th Anniversary xx

Fiona #18

MaggieC said...

Sorry if this is getting boring to hear, Zo, but until I actually saw your work close to, I had not appreciated just how good you are. Your shading is awesome. I will treasure that little piece of your work. It was good to meet so many blog friends in person, wasn't it? I am looking forward to next year now. xx Maggie #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was sure lovely to see you - but I feel I missed out as I didn't have time to chat.... I have to rectify that and will def organise a meet up in July or August!
Gorgeous colouring - it waqs amazing to see you in action at the Crop. You are a master at it!
Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

Regina Hamilton said...

Sounds like you all had a great time at the crop. I wish I had that many markers. #16

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, lovely seeing you again on Saturday, but where did the time go? Flew past so quickly. There was a lot of cake eating going on, I agree!But I think we coped with it very well, rofl. By the way, there is a lovely pic of us on Pear shaped Chris's blog.Happy 5th, Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #72 xx

Amy E said...

Tons of pens and Smash Books...a woman after my own heart!! Ha ha! Thanks for sharing about the crop last Saturday. I would have LOVED to have been there. Maybe one of these days when I'm rich and famous, I can just hop on a jet, and be there in 12 hours!

Happy WOYWW-aversary!
Amy E. #22

Caro said...

I love all your pens and by all accounts you are amazing with them! Thanks for sharing and joining in the anniversary fun! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, girl, you sure can make a mess when you set your mind to it!! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for sharing the fun photos from the Crop. I'll have to plan a trip over there so that I can attend, too. It looks ever so much fun!

I've heard everyone was delighted to have you give a tutorial on your brilliant coloring!

Thanks for coming to visit me earlier, Zo! Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary! Hugs, Darnell

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Messy Desk Day!! Whoa - welcome to my world!!! I have never seen you with a messy desk so congratulations. Looking forward to receiving my ATC. Love happy mail.
Didn't Saturday go by so quick! I didnt even get to see your tute!

KatzElbows said...

I wish I could have come to the crop again this year. It would have been great to see you again. I love that your idea of mess is pretty much my idea of fairly tidy. It takes all sorts and WOYWW is constant proof of that.

Happy WOYWW,
Rachel #49

pearshapedcrafting said...

It really was great to meet you on Saturday - I thought we would have loads of time to chat but the day whizzed by so quickly! I have never seen such amazing colouring! I also wanted to say Thankyou for following me and totally forgot -I'm on your list now so I won't miss anything!! Huge hugs, Chrisx 61

Helen said...

We've met many times now, Zoe and it's always a pleasure. Glad to see you can sometimes craft messy! I'll have to get you working with paint one time.... Helen 7

Anne said...

It certainly sounds as though you all had a brilliant time. Have admired your colouring skills in the past on your blog. Happy 5th Anniversary. Anne x #36

My name is Cindy said...

Loving all the photos and that one is a really nice one of you. Sadly I never got it together to take any, I think my camera phone was too embarrassed to come out with all those fancy cameras around!! It was a great day, but over too quickly. Hope your swollen ankles are getting better. Hope you had a great anniversary, Cindy #5

~Rasz~ said...

What a wonderful time to share with your blogging friends in person. It sounds like you had a great time! I am not playing WOYWW today although I am out visiting some of my favorite bloggers anyway! So glad I stopped by and I will be back next week to join in on all the fun! Big hugs, Rasz!

Anonymous said...

ARRGGH! I've been trying for an HOUR to get to your blog! I just had to comment how much I love your colouring in on the ATC - and am still in total shock that you feel you should take a class rather than teach one! But I'll look forward to seeing how your work develops. Lovely to see you even if we didn't get a ton of time to chat.

Got totally ambushed yesterday so late to the party. I hope this shows up...

Happy 5 year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2) said...

Wonderful pictures of the crop! Wish I could attend one of those; but it's a world away from me. Have a great day!
Glenda #75

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, Belated happy WOYWW. I keep reading how awesome the workshop was and cake gets more than a little mention too! That's a great shot of our Head Desker in mid flow :) Reassured to discover you can make a mess too ... makes me feel better about the guddle I'm sitting in now! Have a great week. Elizabeth x #97

Chrysalis said...

Glad you had such a good time, Zoe. Julia looks like an air stewardess there, giving the pre-flight talk! I always love looking at your desk - such a lot of lovely things to play with. I'm off to find out what a 'smash book' is now!! Have a lovely week, Chris # 15

Angela Radford said...

Bit late posting this week, hope you are having a great WOYWW anniversary week.
So pleased you had such a good time at the crop.
Happy crafting, Angela x 40

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zoe
I rwally missed not going on Saturday maybe next year. So much going on but mostly Iove the picture of the reverend julia dunnit preaching a sermon to you all lol
Now get those pens put away:-))
Janet ...13 and still
Playing catch up

Minxy said...

OMG Zoe does mess... oh the shock and horror lol
Thanks for all your colouring pointers at the crop along with the mix pallet thingy xo
Happy Belated 5th WoYwW Anniversary xo I'm still trying to catch up!
Hugs Minxy #4

Morti said...

Hi Zo! Happy 5th WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I'm so slow in getting around but better late than never eh? Can you ping your address off to me via FB please? We have some ATCs to post! Thanks

Paula Gale said...

Hello sweetie

Lovely of you to drop by my blog last week and leave a comment. I only visited the 1st cpl people then never went round any more desks as I was feeling ill... i've explained on this weeks post why.

Looks/sounds like you had a wonderful day on Saturday - good on you for getting there. I wanted to, but didn't think I could manage the round trip on my own - despite now being up for the actual visit. Anyway, defo next time.

Just want to add how fabulous your colouring is - you rock at it... seriously!!!

Take care my love - and if your desk is messy - then mines the local dump... (mind you - it's not far off lol)...

Big hugs
Paula x x x