“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ....Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What's on Your Workdesk ~ WOYWW 156

They'll be great excitment out there today in the land of WOYWW! 
Why because it the 3rd Anniversary of the ATC Swops!
I don't wish to be a party pooper so I'll keep my post very short today. 
1. Because I'm not taking part in the great swopathon ~ only because I'm a newie to it all and I'm not sure what's involved, so I'll sit back and enjoy all the goings on...maybe I'll join in next year if I'm still blogging.
and....2. I'm suffering with this dreaded lurgy. 
Yep, I saw you physically move away from the screen and I don't blame you...its a humdinger!
So have fun everyone and enjoy the swops. 
I know they'll be some amazing ATC's out there because you're all such a talented bunch.
If you're new here or confused as to what on earth ATC's and WOYWW are about, then nip over to Julia
at her place and all will become clear....you'll have a great time and see some amazing things...but beware it can be addictive!

Oops... nearly forgot to show my desk...well it's not a desk this week, its the dining table actually. I sort of migrated over the weekend into the dining room ~ it was cosier and I didn't feel isolated out in the studio. That's the beauty of my artwork it's easy to set up anywhere with just a pad and my pens.
Oh and before I go....I'm nearly organised for my first 'giveaway' so I'll post details about it later so be sure to keep watching....;D



I'm really excited because I'm nearly ready to attach my Etsy shop on my sidebar now.
I'm just waiting for some good light for the photo shoot.
So there you are....work in progress as they say. Have fun desk hopping and swopping everyone, hopefully we'll meet up somewhere along the way ;D
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 p.s.If I haven't clicked on your 'follower' button for your blog please forgive me...it really isn't anything personal, its just that I really haven't had the chance to follow more just yet, but I hopefully will be able to soon.
If you've visited me previously and left a comment ~ thank you...you've made my heart smile.  ♥

86 comments:

  1. Your artwork is incredible!
    Artie #17

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Artie.
      I'm having such a great time ;D
      Enjoy WOYWW ~ have fun...

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  2. I really love your drawings!
    Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
    Tuire #21

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    1. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you too Tuire,
      Thanks for popping over and leaving you're comment. I hope to visit a few desks later.
      Enjoy ;D

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  3. Oh Neesie..what knock-out works here!I l;ove looking at your creations.Spectacular!
    Judy #51

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    1. Hi Judy, it makes me happy to hear you like my creations.
      I'm hoping they are going to be popular. I'm quite pleased with the outcome which is good, because I'm always very critical of my own work ;D
      Have fun ~ Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary. Enjoy the swops if you're involved. :D

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  4. You make my heart smile every time I visit you Neesie, your work is so beautiful. Best of luck setting up your Etsy shop and I hope you are feeling much better soon! Take care. Happy WOYWW Anniversary, Anne xx #38

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    1. Aww Anne, that's so kind of you.
      I really appreciate your comments and that you are so appreciative of my drawings.
      I just need the sun to come out tomorrow (as the song says) to be able to photograph them...then I'll be able to push the button on the Etsy shop...exciting (I think?) :D
      Have fun and Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you xox

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  5. Howdy and Happy 3rd WOYWW!

    Nice work!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

    Peace,
    LuLu
    http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/05/woyww-053012-starting-h-potter-art.html

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    1. Howdy to you too LuLu,
      Thanks for stopping by and I'll try to nip over to your place soon.
      Have fun and Happy 3rd WOYWW! ;D

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  6. Lovely stuff on your desk tis week
    Happy WOYWW Anniversary
    Love and light
    Frankie
    xx

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    1. Hi Frankie,
      Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you too...thanks for stopping by.
      Have fun and enjoy the swops if you're involved ;D

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  7. What a shame you're not joining in - one of your Zentangled atc's would be fab! Hope you get over your bug soon, and can carry on making beautiful art. Helen, 8

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    1. Hi Helen,
      I wasn't sure what was involved so I thought I'd just be a spectator this year, but it does look fun.
      If I'm still blogging this time next year I'll join in ;D
      Thanks for your kind comments.
      I've been drawing a little today so that made me feel so much better.
      Happy WOYWW Anniversary ~ enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I'm okay and managing to draw a little earlier today helped :D

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  9. HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary Neesie. Your desk looks very interesting with some beautifully inspired pieces. TFS Crafty Hugs..........Annie :)

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    1. Hi Annie,
      HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary to you too.
      Thanks for popping over to my place and leaving a lovely comment.
      I appreciate it. Have fun and enjoy! :D

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  10. Hi there, just popping in to wish you a happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary! Who would have thought it would grow to be such a weekly treat for us all to catch up and see so much inspiring creativity! Here's toasting the next year.....

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    1. HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary to you too Neil.
      It is amazing how this creative blog has inspired and encouraged so many artists to have a go and share their work.
      Have fun and enjoy! :D

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  11. Sending you hugs and hope you feel much better soon. Posted you your little something yesterday, it's only small, but sent with love and creativity! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 43

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    1. I posted you're little something yesterday too Zo...what fun! We'll have to have a race now to see who's postie is the fastest. :D
      I'll let you know asap when it arrives.
      I do hope you like mine...fingers crossed.
      HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary to you ~ enjoy!

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  12. I'm suffering a bit today as well - tummy but your art work has cheered me up and I can't wait to take part in your first give-away (fingers crossed) as your art is beautiful.
    Hope you are soon feeling better.

    Ann b
    #58

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    1. Oh dear Ann, I'm sorry to hear that, but then you said I cheered you up...whoohoo! I'm so glad because that's what the wonderful world of the blog is supposed to do :D
      I'm getting excited about the giveaway now...I should be organised by next week, but I'll have the offer open for a week before the Rafflecopter picks the winning entry, so keep watching. ;D

      HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary to you ~ enjoy!

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  13. Hope you get better really soon, mine has gone at last. Can't wait to see your Etsy shop. I just love all those beautiful cards, they are stunning. I'm starting to think that I won't make the Artist's Playroom either this week. Only have a little time left and not exactly full of energy right now.
    Hope you feel better.
    Von #22

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    1. Oh what a shame Von, I'm sorry to hear that.
      There's a lot of these yukky bugs about at the moment.
      Thank you for you're lovely comments...they touch my heart and make it smile.
      I'm loving drawing and don't want to do anything else, but unfortunately I have to.
      That's such a shame that you might not make the playroom because your painting looks amazing. Hopefully you'll feel full of energy tomorrow ;D
      HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary to you ~ enjoy!

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  14. Get well soon! Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
    We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
    Have a great week. x Jo

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    1. Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary to you Jo.
      Thanks for your well wishes.
      It is incredible how powerful the blogging world can be. I've really been amazed over numerous things concerning blogging these past few weeks.
      Thanks for popping over to my place...It's getting late here so I'll have to visit everyone tomorrow now.
      Have a great week ~ enjoy ;D

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  15. It is great that I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Elizabeth. Thank you so much.
      It is an amazing thing isn't it...I can't imagine life without a blog and blog friends now ;D
      Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you too.
      Enjoy the fun!

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  16. Your drawings are absolutely beautiful. What a blessing of a talent you have! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sheri - WOYWW #130

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes and lovely comments Sheri,
      I'm on the mend now I think and drawing a little this afternoon certainly helped.
      It's my pleasure to share my art, because everyone's reaction has been so kind and encouraging. :D
      Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you and thanks for stopping by ~ have fun!

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  17. Your art work is amazing ..very envious of your talent.Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday

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    1. Hi Angie,
      It's a really strange thing because I have no idea where the drawing is coming from...but I'm very thankful for it.
      Thanks to you too for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.
      I appreciate it.

      Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you.
      Enjoy the fun!

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  18. Trying to make all the rounds this week. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

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    1. Good Luck with that Peggy...I know for sure I couldn't do it all in one week even though I keep trying. I natter far too much!
      Have a great time desk hopping ~ enjoy ;D

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  19. I have my face covered as I read.... don't want your lurky-- no really you don't have to share!!! Love your desk and your fab art work...Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary.. I hope you feel better soon... Hugs May x x x x#4

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    1. I don't blame you May...I woke up to a rattling gurgling noise this morning and thought what on earth is that...only to discover it was my chest playing a tune.
      I'm not normally a selfish person but with this I'm trying to be...constantly washing my hands etc. So far the boys haven't caught it ;)
      Good Luck with all you're swaps...have a great time.
      Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you too! xox

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  20. Such beautiful work you do Nessie. Hope you are feelig better very soon. #134

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    1. Thanks for you're well wishes.
      I'm sure I'll be on the mend soon...it just means I have to stay in cosy and draw! Such a hardship ;D
      Have fun desk hopping. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary.

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  21. Hi Neesie, it's always a pleasure visiting your desk, wherever it is. Your artwork is always beautiful. Thanks, too, to you for visiting and leaving your very welcome comments - it's much appreciated. Happy WOYWW and enjoy what's left of the day. Elizabeth x #96

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    1. That's very kind of you to say Elizabeth, I really appreciate it.
      I really love to write my blog but it would be a lonely place without all the readers out there ;D
      Thanks for popping over to my place...
      Have fun desk hopping and happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you.

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  22. Your tangled cards and work looks amazing, good luck with your online sales.
    Happy WOYWW Anniversary fellow desk hopper x
    Minxy #3

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    1. Hi Minxy,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comments ~ I'm loving my creative time at the moment. It's really running away with me but I'm hanging on...I have no idea where we're heading...
      Have fun with the desk hopping ~ enjoy ;D
      Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you too.

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  23. What a talented lady you are, those drawings are fabulous. Look forward to seeing your etsy shop too. Enjoy your day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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    1. Hello Rita,
      Aww thank you for your lovely comments. I'm hoping to get the Etsy shop out by next week...fingers crossed...but we'll see ;D
      Thanks for all your encouragement.
      Don't forget to keep watching for my 'giveaway' again hopefully next week.
      Have fun with WOYWW 3rd Anniversary ~ enjoy!

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  24. Well, everyone has already said it, your work is AMAZING :) the best of luck in Etsy land!
    I haven't been here for the last few posts, your little poochy is so darn cute!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Great to have you pop in and thanks for the compliments. I really appreciate it. Everyone has been so kind and encouraging which is wonderful.
      I'll not bother to let Mufftypup know you think that she's cute because she's enough of a diva already! ;D
      Happy WOYWW ~ enjoy your week.

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  25. I too am observing this swap. Excited to see all the beautiful and creative cards! #125

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    1. Hi Darla,
      I didn't really know what was involved so thought I'd just watch all the excitment.
      I hadn't a clue what an ATC was until a few weeks ago.
      Thanks for popping in to my place.
      Have a great WOYWW week :D

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  26. Beautiful work Nessie you have such a productive space. Hope you feel better soon. Happy 3rd anniversary, hugs Erika. #101

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    1. Hi Erika,
      Sometimes I get a little scared that I can't keep up with the creative flow...I've still got so many designs in my head.
      It must be the 12 years that I didn't pick up a pencil that are now all clambering to get out!
      Happy 3rd WOYWW anniversary to you too.
      Have fun :D

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  27. You have added more lovely cards to your stash! I'm sure your shop will be a big hit. I get what you are saying about more cozy being in the dining room instead of locked up in a studio. I've often wondered if I had my own room if I'd miss being in the thick of things. I rather like being in the living room where great things happen (you know as great as the cats can muster with an occasional pass through from the hubby).

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    1. Ahhh ha! you noticed!
      Yep there's a few tucked in there and lots more waiting to get out.
      I just need more time to be able to do them...you know how it is?
      If only we didn't need to eat, sleep etc.
      With my work it's so easy to relocate wherever suits me...either in the studio, lounge, kitchen island or dining table. I tend to be like a sunflower turning to wherever the best light is.
      With the tangles it's essential ;D
      Thanks so much for popping over to my place. I hope to desk hop later today although I've a few appointments today (grr no drawing then) so it maybe tomorrow before I'm ready to hop!
      Happy WOYWW anniversary...have fun!

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  28. I love black and white and you do it wonderfully! Happy 3rd year WOYWW!

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    1. Thanks ~ I still would like to get to try some more colour at a later stage but I do love black and white.
      I'm the same with photographs too.
      Thanks for stopping by and Happy 3rd anniversary to you too.
      Have fun ;D

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  29. Your art work is beautiful! If you ever wanted to get into trading ATCs..I'm Ethereal_sheep over at ATCsforALL.com :) I'd love to trade with you. Happy WOYWW!

    Katie (38)

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    1. Hi Katie,
      What a lovely compliment. Thank you so much. I'm not really sure I know what's involved in ATC trading...I think I'm getting it but once I get to hop over to see all the excitment later today I'm sure I'll have a better idea.
      I'll visit you asap but I've got to dash about today.
      Happy 3rd WOYWW ~ have fun! ;D

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  30. Neesie,

    You ink illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! I look forward to seeing your Etsy shop! Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!

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    1. Hello Robin,
      Thanks for hopping over to my desk. I really appreciate your kind comments.
      Fingers crossed that the Etsy shop opens next week ;D
      Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary to you too ~ have fun!

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  31. ps. followed your blog and your Pinterest.

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    1. That's fantastic Robin...I'm flattered.
      This does mean that when I do my 'giveaway' you'll already be half way there to enter.
      I should be organised for next week hopefull, so watch this space as they say!

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  32. Love your artwork. I really am going to have to have one of them. Hope you feel better soon. #117

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    1. Aww...bless you Joynana,
      Who knows you may just get lucky with my 'giveaway' if you enter? ;D
      I'm hoping to launch the 12 designs during next week...I've just taken a few photos of them as the light is good today.
      The sun is shining so I'm feeling a lot better thank you.
      Have fun with the WOYWW anniversary!

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  33. How exciting for you! I can't wait to see you store! Well done!! XXX

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    1. Hi there,
      Indeed...but initially it'll just be the 12 designs I have to test the mark. Depending on how that goes I'll add more ie originals, framed designs, and a few secrets that I don't want to divulge just yet. So yes, very exciting ;D
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope your week is going well and you're ready for a fun packed weekend!

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  34. Hi Neesie. Your finished Etsy products look fabulous. I'm watching for the link to the Etsy store and your amazing zentangle beauties.

    Thanks for your lovely comment. I don't know much about ATCs except that they began in Switzerland as little works of art the size of footy cards. They are supposed to be exchanged and never sold. I've never felt an urge to make them, wouldn't have counted myself as an artist, and didn't know who I'd swap with.

    Of late, I've felt more pleased with my work so maybe it's worth putting "out there".

    Warm regards,
    Ros. #102.

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    1. Thanks Ros you're very kind,
      I'm hoping to finalise the Etsy sometime next week. I took a photograph of them today because the sun was out and the light was so much better.
      I'll also be having my first 'giveaway' so make sure you enter...
      the prize will be six of my tangle design cards. The winner will be able to choose their favourites 6 designs out of the 12.
      I've organised a widget to randomly pick the winner too. I'm really looking forward to it, but it's been lots of work.

      Thanks for the historical info on the ATC's. I had no idea. I'm not sure if I would do them either but with being a relatively newie to WOYWW I thought I'd just watch for this year. Maybe if I'm still blogging next year I might become involved.
      I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling pleased with your work. That's great to hear. I think we are always so critical of our own work and it takes a lot to put ourselves out there.
      Have fun and Happy WOYWW anniversary to you :D

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  35. Hi Neesie! Sorry I am soooo late!!
    I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous work in your shop!!
    Happy WOYWW!
    xxDaniella #133

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    1. Ahh thanks Daniella,
      Don't worry about being late I know you've had a lot on your plate but I'm happy that you're here now.
      Everyone is being so supportive about the shop which is lovely.
      I'm just trying to work out prices now and it's difficult...how much people would be willing to pay for them.
      Enjoy the anniversary and swaps....
      Happy WOYWW ;D

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  36. Love your artwork and I am pretty sure that your Etsy shop will be a hit.
    Happy very special WOYWW.

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    1. Hi Tertia,
      Just getting to the final stages before the launch ~ mainly the prices. It's something I'm not familiar with. It's also getting the right balance as to what people might pay.
      Thanks for popping over to my place. I really love to have you visit.
      Happy 3rd WOYWW anniversary to you too ~ enjoy! ;D

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  37. Your dooddles look fantastic!, I chickened out of the ATC swap...( I want to spell it as swop too, it's such a silly word!!) but have since made a few... (a couple or two followers told me off in a nice way!)Have a great week!
    Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
    Playing catch up coz there's never enough time!
    ((Lyn)) #92 ...very late this week!

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    1. Hi Lyn,
      Thanks so much for your comment.
      I wasn't sure about the ATC Swop/Swap or whatever....what exactly was involved so I thought I'd just watch
      this one...;D
      Maybe if I'm still blogging next year and WOYWW is still happening I'll give it a go.
      Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy :D

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  38. Wow, that is a striking bunch of cards! I just want to sit down and study each one...

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    1. Thank you Minniemie, that really does mean such a lot to me...words from a master!
      I'll be posting all of the designs next week, so you will be able to have a good look at them. Just don't look too closely ;D
      Thanks for popping over to my place. I really appreciate it.
      Have a wonderful weekend ~ Have fun :D

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  39. I so love your zentangling it is awesome, sometimes I think I should give it ago, but I don't have time to do what I have now, so why add another to the list of can't do. Where about in Melbourne are you?

    Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
    Eliza #140
    http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Hi Eliza,
      I know exactly what you mean...sometimes I'm so busy trying to fit everything in, that I meet myself coming backwards!
      Take this week for instance...I've hardly managed to visit any desks so far, so I'm going to try and fit in a few today.
      I've also got so many designs still waiting to be let loose onto paper...and then there's the...blah....blah....blah....!
      I must get on as I've a busy week ahead too with the 'giveaway' and Etsy shop launch plus lots more drawing.
      Have a great weekend, whatever you get up to ~ enjoy! ;D

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  40. Hi Neesie, Well I keep looking at your beautiful Zentangles, and this week I have spotted another different one. I think it is a turtle but it is partially hidden so...? Love your post with Muffin, he is so cute I bet he can get away with anything lol. Also luvin the gorgeous pic of the yellow rose and the "Ode to can" verse. Iv'e said it before but I do love your blog, it is always a feast for the eyes.
    Take care, and have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Lottie x #164

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    1. Hi Lottie,
      What can I say...I'm virtually speechless reading your compliments (and let me tell you that doesn't happen very often).
      You're so kind and really it's getting feedback from readers like you that make it all worthwhile.

      I wondered if anyone would notice the new design and congratulations you're the first to mention it. It is indeed a turtle and he's looking great so far. I didn't want to put him in the spotlight until he's finished, so hid him slightly. ;D
      No prize for spotting him but next week will be my 'giveaway' so who knows if you're lucky you could actually own some of the 'tangles!
      I hope your weekend's going well and you're having lots of fun.
      I'm seeing and hearing all about the jubilee jamboree activities...Enjoy! :D

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  41. Awww, Neesie! Shame you 've got the Lurgy and I hope you're feeling better by now. Sorry to be so late getting round this week - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way!

    A shame you're not joining in the swap - some of your Zentangles on ATCs would be fab, and the whole idea of them is to showcase something particularly "you".

    Happy WOYWW!

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating the Jubilee. We have had it all televised here and it has looked amazing. Even people who say they are not Royalist are enjoying watching all of the celebrations. It has been really well done and with the world watching quite a spectacular sight. It can only be good for the UK and coming Olympics.
      I was tempted to join in with the swaps but I wasn't exactly sure what was involved ie are the ATC's a specific card that you personalise or do you make them? Maybe I'll be ready for next years swap if I'm still blogging then ;D
      Thanks for popping over to my place and although I think I'm on the mend I've ran out of time for visiting everyone's desk.
      I'll have to try and make up for it next week :D

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  42. Oh my goodness, your artwork is *gorgeous*!!

    Hope your lurgy has cleared up by now - happy WOYWW anniversary!

    Ali #86

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    1. Hi Ali,
      Thanks for you're well wishes and compliments to my art work.
      I'm feeling like I'm on the road to recovery now thank goodness but unfortunately have ran out of time for visiting everyone.
      I'll have to make up for it next week.
      I hope you enjoyed the WOYWW anniversary ;D
      Thanks for popping over to my place ~ I appreciate it.

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  43. I have a spare ATC (no swap back needed) if you'd like one!
    (Lyn)

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    1. Hi Lyn,
      That sounds wonderful ~ I'll send my address through in a seperate email but then you will have to send me your address!
      That's the way it works ;D

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