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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, 27 July 2016

WOYWW 373 - oops I've missed a few!

Hello desk dashers & all my followers.

Well I have to say sorry - I've been a rubbish blogger these last few weeks. But I'm back today to join in with WOYWW over at The Stamping Ground - lovely to see Julia well on her way to recovery and getting stronger every day.

So my desk is colouring related - I've been receiving the monthly colouring lessons from Kit and Clowder but have just been saving them. But decided I need to start actually doing.

 So the right side has all the pens out I need for my lesson. If you are eagled eyed you may spot some new purchases up in my spice rack!! (Can't spot them - distress crayons & whipped Spackle!)
 Window side shows my on going progress. I will share it when finished! This is how I learn all of my colouring techniques. I put the practice in and take lessons. I watch the class video first then use the step-by-step instructions to guide me though. I do like to tweak things as I do have confidence in my colouring so sometimes do my own thing!

Thought I'd also share these pics. As you all know Keagan is living his dream working in horse racing. His supervisor took these photos the other day. 
 In action cantering.
 Love this photo. Shows the stunning scenary where Keagan is and such a fab pic of Keagan.
 More cantering.
More cantering and scenary!

To see my boy doing what he's always dreamed of makes me so proud. 
Hope you enjoyed seeing these as much as I do.

Take care Zo xx


Kathyk said...

Lovely desk shared with us today along with fab pix of Keagan "living the dream" - YAY! to him too



Annie said...

It's good to see you joining in the fun and enjoying your creative time too. It's so lovely to see just how much your son is enjoying his new life....who wouldn't in such lovely surroundings?
Annie x #10

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Whipped Spackle, eh? Now there's a name to conjure with! Lovely pics of your boy living the dream. Have a great week Zoe x

Fiona #11

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely colouring! I never sat on the back of a horse, only fantasized about it as a child. Your son is lucky to live his dreams! Thanks for visiting earlier. zsuzsa #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, it is wonderful to see Keagan doing what he loves. What more can anyone really ask for? To get up every day, knowing you will love every moment is a great gift. Lovely to see your colouring again, I have bought a set of the Distress Crayons, the Neutrals, but not actually used them yet. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #24 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely colouring going on and sooooo many colouring pens - wow, you must have every shade made! I've just treated myself to the new Distress Crayons and am really looking forward to them arriving and trying them out. You've got me on the Whipped Spackle! My sister lived in America for years and spackle is what she calls Polyfiller but I've never heard of it as a craft product - something I shall definitely be googling in a minute!!
Lovely pics of your son living his dream - what a lucky young man, and also lucky to have a supportive mum who I'm sure helped him achieve it!
Thanks for the visit earlier, I hope you have a lovely colour-filled week,
Diana #20

Twiglet said...

Lovely photos of Keagan - it really does lift your spirits to think of them being where they want to be in life doesn't it! Well done Keagan!

Vicky Fisher said...

wowza, that's a lot of colouring pens. Happy WOYWW Vicky #15

Peg Robinson said...

Morning, I hear you, blogging has taken a back seat for me too. Lovely pics. It is fun watching our children grow. Thanks for the visit. Peg #8

Peg Robinson said...

Not sure if this will work. Tried several times. Just a note of hi, love the pics and thanks. Peg R 8

Sue said...

Hi Zo, I am drooling over all your lovely pens.

Glad your son is doing well and enjoying it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #9

Felicia Aaron said...

Zoe, love your crafty space and ALLL THOSE YUMMY MARKERS! You have every right to be a proud mama! Having a dream is one thing, actually seizing it is another! That has to have come from you, so bravo to you as a mom! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful rest of the day and week! :) Blessings, Felicia #37

Helen said...

Love the photos of Keagan, glad he is doing so well (and remembering to come home to visit mum!!) Helen #1

StampinCarol said...

So cool that Keagan is living his dream! I so miss my horse, long gone now for 20 years. And that's a LOT of markers! WOW! Have fun with your coloring! Thanks for the visit and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #30

Anne said...

Hi. I'd missed quite a few weeks as well! Love the array of colours from your markers. I was just wondering how your son was and then as I scrolled down there he was, beautiful photos. Thanks for popping by. Anne x #16

Angela Radford said...

Keagan is very lucky, there is nothing better than to have the chance to do a job that you really love. Your collection of pens is amazing. Thank you so much for the lovely comment over at mine and wishing you a happy woyww, Angela x 14

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Have you used the Distress Crayons yet? I am tempted by those. Thanks for the tip about the Fresco paints. I actually had a leaflet about them with my latest delivery today. Going to order a few to try. Ali x #26

lilian said...

lovely pictures thank you for sharing them, great desk also

Lilian B#18

Shoshi said...

Oooh look at all those gorgeous colours!! What a lot of pens you've got, and they look like a piece of art in themselves. I am fascinated to read about Keagan, and have just gone back through your blog and read some more about his exploits training to be a jockey. He looks just great on a horse, and you must be soooo proud of him! I think it's wonderful when someone knows from an early age what they want to do, and they pursue this dream until they achieve it.

Thank you for your visit and your fun comment - if I didn't put all my little bits and pieces in bowls I'd lose half of them! I have in the past, and eventually found a small but vital bit in the rubbish bin lol!! Putting things in bowls does keep them organised and safe.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #21

April Story said...

Very nice coloring. I live in Kentucky and am very familiar with horse racing. Maybe I will see your son in the Kentucky Derby one day. :-)
April #29

dmgarafalo said...

coloring is the best! enjoy. & yeah for Keagan - not many of us get to live our dream. hugs donna #40

sue jones said...

I have pen storage envy!! Thanks for your visit yesterday xx Have a great week. soojay

LisaDV said...

Fabulous marker storage and collection! I love to take classes on everything, although sometimes find it hard to find the time to practice. So I applaud you for actually setting the time aside to practice. Blessings, LisaDV #35

lisa said...

Hi Zoe. Lovely to see you back and glad to hear you've been out enjoying the sunshine.
I had to smile at your new colouring purchases, we can't resist can we!!!
Gorgeous photos of Keegan. You must be so proud.
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Hugs Lisax #22

Kyla said...

Ooh seeing your colouring develop has been great....always blown away by it.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sorry I'm so late in replying, have been away for a couple of days. Seeing Keagan looking so well and happy is just fantastic! I'm so pleased that he is living his dream :-). How interesting that you're doing a colouring course, I'd have thought your colouring is amazing enough already!!
HUgs, LLJ 3 xx

Neet said...

Lovely to see a proud mum - and rightly so.
Would not have thought you needed lessons in colouring - I love how you colour your figures already.
Hugs, and thanks for the visit to mine earlier
Neet 5 xx