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, 4 May 2016

WOYWW 361 - something new.

Hello desk dashers - I'm joining in with Julia at The Stamping Ground for our usual weekly desk share.

I'm presently setting up my new phone so my desk is now covered in phone stuff. Transfering from old to new phone is so easy now. I had to put them back to back then connect lead from 1 to other. It's now installing and doing everything itself having copied from old phone. Exciting. Can't wait to play.

Earlier I took these photos of my desk - 
 Right hand desk is a mess. You can see my storage block Julia made me with all my tools & bits bobs I use all the time. Then there's the trays of pencils in front of my copics. My Euro 2016 sticker album is there also.
My window desk is bathed in sunlight. The WIP book folding project is to the left then there's the huge piece of white card that I use to put projects on to take pics.

The finished project is a little picture hanging for my friend as she's just had a baby boy. I really challenged myself with this. As you all know I'm a copic marker girl but I thought I'd be brave and attempt to colour with my Prismas on kraft card. Must say I'm very very happy with myself. Here's the finished project - 

A close up - am so pleased with the skin. I've never managed to blend as well as I have here. I deliberately didn't blend the blue babygrow as I wanted it to look like material.

Have a fabulous week. It's warm here so I shall have my rest sat outside reading in the sunshine later.

Oh many of you who see me on other social media will know I had a fall on the stairs on Saturday. I'm ok but it was the kick up the backside I needed to make that phone call to see about a stairlift. I'm on the waiting list for an OT consult. I've already had an OT consult couple of years ago and had my bathroom changed to a wetroom and other equipment installed. So they already have my file and information. Fingers crossed it won't be too long. 
I always said I would make the call once I started feeling unsafe on the stairs and I wouldn't wait until I really hurt myself to do it.

Take care Zo xx


Annie said...

What a beautiful wall hanging Zo. I'm sure it will be treasured.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x #9

Kathyk said...

FAB desk, LOVELY colouring


No 19

Liz said...

Your colouring never ceases to amaze me, Zoe! Just fabulous.

Hope you've recovered from your fall. Hopefully you can get a stairlift installed quickly.

Guess I'll be able to give you a wave on Saturday? Can't imagine anything would stop you being at the Mem. UTG!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Zoe. Firstly - that picture of the baby is simply stunning. Well done! your friend will be so thrilled with it. Your colouring is beautiful. So glad you are hoping to go for a stairlift - the council fitted one here for my hubby. It is brilliant. I don't actually use it to take the laundry upstairs - which has been suggested!!!! But John couldn't manage without it. He also has a wet room - again, a council conversion from our downstairs bathroom - the fitters did a fantastic job.
Take care of yourself dear friend. God bless.
Margaret #5

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely Riley, you did an amazing job. I'm glad that you're being sensible about the stair's the old 'it's just a tool' thing again. Hope OT don't make you wait too long. Be very careful in the interim.

Helen said...

oh my goodness, that is so cute - great colouring!! hope you hear soon about the stair lift, it can only help you! Helen #1

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Dear! Do Take care until you get sorted! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Chrisxx 34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, that's awesome colouring!! I love how you've shaded the face so brilliantly. I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't even know how to transfer my info from one phone to another, so clever you 😃😃
Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx

Neet said...

Hope you really are ok after your fall and that you get your stairlift. I am full of envy re the wet room, something I would love to have and am overjoyed when my hotel en suite has one - such joy!
As for the baby picture - well what can I say, it is simply beautiful. Obviously you have an eye for such things be it colouring with Copics or Pencil. Brill!
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

LisaDV said...

Your colored pencil is fabulous.
LisaDV #36

Sharon said...

That's such a pretty piece. I bet your friend will love it. Wonderful colouring.

Sharon K #39

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Your blending on the picture is brilliant. I'm always envious of anyone that can do that as it's not easy. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

ToadilyDiane said...

WOW awesome job!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #30

Susanne said...

Your creation is just so precious - well done. Susanen #29

sandra de said...

That is a beautiful job of colouring.... have you thought of venturing into watercolours. I think you would be brilliant.
sandra de @14

Nikki said...

Zo that picture is so pretty you did an amazing job on colouring him in and like how the material was left rough. Feel better soon and falling down stairs is so painful Ouch. Hugs Nikki 7 said...

Zoe gorgeous card love the image. So glad you did not hurt yourself too badly on the stairs and yes about time you made that call my dear friend. Hubby upgraded my kitchen for me this time last year so I could use the oven it had got to the point I could not use the oven as I was unable to bend but it is now at eye level. Thank god we have a bungalow so no stairs. Take care. Love Alison xx

Sue said...

Hi Zo, WOW!!! That is beautiful. Your friend will be thrilled.

Sorry you had a fall and I hope the OT get back to you soon. Round here you have to wait about 6-8 weeks, even if they have previously been to you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #12