When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday 30 March 2016

WOYWW 356 - What? Again?! Really?!

I think I've lost a few days. I haven't finished visiting desks from last week and yet, here we are again!

WOYWW is a wonderful world of desks and friends - real life ones as well as friends we talk to online. For me, WOYWW has been a constant. No matter how I am it is always there. And so are the friends. A simple word. A virtual hug. Always there for me.

Pop over to WOYWW headquarters to see what and why we do this

I've not been so good. February and March have blurred into one. I'm resting and coping, but still. I've done very little crafting though have found colouring to be a great therapy. It's helped me cope with the pain. Giving me a focus.

Anyway desk -

 As said I've been colouring. Using my Prisma pencils I've finished these pages. The colouring books are Wild Savannah and the Secret Garden. I've bought quite a few of these posh colouring books!!
The other thing to be found on my desk is Baxter. Once again he grabbed the opportunity to chill out and watch the world go by. Well the desk is empty he seemed to say to me!
I have managed to go to footy a few times. Thank goodness for my wheelchair and my mum who pushes me around so I can meet up with friends in the bar before the game. Mum's not bothered about the football, but she comes so that I can still go now that Keagan has moved away. A pre-match selfie!

Anyway you all take care. Zo xx

Wednesday 23 March 2016

WOYWW 355 - What have I missed?

Hello desk dashers. I feel like I've not posted for an age. Well it has been a few weeks. I've been rubbish in health and at posting!

So I was determined to join in with everyone sharing desks over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

My desk is rather colourful. I've not done a lot of crafting but wanted to colour. I bought another new colouring book and decided to colour just for me. I'm using my Prismas. I've been scared to use them. Practicing with my SN pencils instead. But. Oh. My! Prismas are renown for being one fo the best and that they are.

 I confess I took the desk shots yesterday before I started colouring. But took this as I coloured.

Can you spot the bit I've missed?!
Each colour is done with 3 pencils - dark, medium & light. To create the tones. These pencils blend so well. I'm a bold colour girl. But then you know that don't you?! 
I don't start with a plan or anything I just choose my first colour and go. 
This is what it looks like now. I've had to move it off my desk to allow Baxter to sit up there for a bit!!

Take care Zo xx

Wednesday 2 March 2016

WOYWW 352 - I'm okay I promise!

Well hello to you all, sorry I've been missing these last few weeks. It's been manic here. 

I'm back to join up with Julia & WOYWW pop over join in and share your desk. 

So you know Keagan came home from Newmarket having graduated the British Racing School, well I've even more exciting news. 
He got his work placement for his Traineeship sorted and I'm delighted to say he is now literally living his dream working in horse racing. 
He's working for race horse trainer - Jeremy Scott - a fabulous yard based in The Exmoor Naional Park, near Brompton Regis overlooking the Wimbleball Lake. Stunning views. It's about 55 miles from here so Keagan's had to move to live in situ. Hence the manic here statement. He had an interview on the Thursday, accepted the job on the Fri and moved there the following Wednesday! With me washing and packing like you wouldn't believe to get him ready.
He's close enough for us to visit and for him to come home on weekends off. Sadly there's no phone reception there, but we've sorted out how to make calls etc using Messenger apps. Thank goodness for the internet! 

I admit I've not been so good since all that dramatic madness of moving! I've stepped away from everything and rested. I've even missed 2 Bristol Rovers home games. Yep. That bad.

Right anyway I'm waffling, but I wanted to bring you up to speed!
So my desk - well I got this idea of some notecards to sell on my Creative Together site. I had these stamps free with a magazine, can't remember which one, but as a dog lover I had to have them!
 So the right side has leftovers from previous makes - pens & papers. My box of pens I use in my planner and the Belvita box is there ready to undo to use as a template for a box to put notecards in!
 Window side is a WIP - space to work, cards I've made and then the stamps, ink and block plus the bits I've printed off to use.
I've moved my planner and Book Art WIP to the window to give me more room. 

There sorry it's a long one, but there's been lots to catch you up with.
Take care Zo xx