Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW 312-Happy 6th Birthday

Morning dear WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this Wednesday. What an exciting Wednesday it is too, being the 6th Anniversary of this wonderful place that is WOYWW. Thank you Julia for making it all possible. I have met some amazing friends on our weekly desk ramble.  ATC swap week too. Some of mine are already winging their way overseas already but the others will be sent out today. If anyone else wants to swap with me then please don't hesitate to get in touch at with your snail mail addy.

Well, the weather has been so glorious here in The Craft Garden this week that I have no indoor desk to show, instead there are two outdoor ones.

This one shows the most important things when I'm pottering outside, my gardening gloves, fab new ones that actually fit, are comfy and best still are so thick they should stop my hands getting dirty for a good few years. Love the colour too. cuppa in my favourite mug.

And my second desk....It's half term this week and my DD got a set of watercolour paints for her birthday recently, so we have been having a play together in the sunshine with the help of youtube!!!   I am a complete novice and often admire other attempts around the desks each week but by just taking baby steps I have completed my first picture. It's very simple but at least you can tell what it is, so I'm happy with it.

Well, that's me this week so if you you want to share what you've got on your desk then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


Annie said...

Oh what a wonderful six years it's been. We really are part of such a lovely bunch aren't we? Your ATCs from Jo and I will be posted today ;-)
I love the painting Lisa.
Have a great day.
Annie x # 36

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy 312 WOYWW Lisa! well doe non your first watercolour you are braver than I haven't even had a go.. love that you and your daughter tried it out together...and clouds are great on it .. as well as other bits of course!! :D
oh, and always great to get gloves for garden that fit.. wish had bought several pair of my current ones as they are wearing out.
hugs and happy 312, Shaz in oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yep, I, hugely grateful to WOYWW because it's unlikely that you and I would have met otherwise! Hopefully we'll meet up in t'flesh one day as well :-). I love your gardening glove optimism!! Mine never stop my hands from getting dirty...I'm a mud magnet!! Just as well I don't have beautifully manicure hands, eh??
I've got some spare ATCs if you'd like to swap? Let me know, no sweat if you've allocated all yours, I'll send you one anyway!! Lol you can't escape........
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, happy woyww anniversary.
You are the next name on the list to me today so I will be sending you my ATC...could you please send me your details to so I can get it in the post.
Have fun with the watercolours. Sending hugs, Angela x 37

Lisca Meijer said...

Has it been nice in Yorkshire? I've had nothing but rain ever since I came to the UK. Should have gone to Yorkshire.....
Well done you for doing that water colour! I have never tried. But I'd love to. Which YouTube tutorial did you look at? There are so many.
I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
Have a good week and CU Wednesday

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, your first attempt at watercolour is beautiful!I can see why you are happy with it. Personally, I'd be ecstatic! Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

sue jones said...

Love your flowers- I too have been trying to sort out my garden. My table is now in the skip as it rotted away- Delivery of new table tomorrow- I am sO excited as I LOVE sitting outside in the sun painting. I am not as brave as you and tend to just colour stuff in. Love half term and sun :)
Happy anniversary Soojay 37#

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful picture! Don'e sell yourself short. Beautiful work. Love outdoor desk so much better than indoor one. Sent off an email to you. Diane # 29

voodoo vixen said...

I am impressed, that watercolour is fabulous! Looks like you are getting nicer gardening weather than we are... its still cold here! :( Happy 6th WOYWW to you, what a lovely whirl around the world snooping this is! Annette #15

Sandy Leigh said...

I love seeing all the garden photos today! Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

MrsC.x said...

your watercolour is lovely!
Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
heres to many more
Charlie x #35

Jac Desordre said...

love the outdoor pics and your painting is awesome, Thanks for the snoop

Jac x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Color me impressed with that watercolor painting. I would be over the moon if it was made by me.

I love your desks today. The gloves look like they would keep blisters from forming, like I get when I work in the garden.

Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

Julia Dunnit said...

I wear gloves for everything. The older I get the more ridiculously precious I'm getting about my hands, cant bear them to be muddy and filthy, it's so drying! (What a diva!) Love that you and DD have made time to experiment together, what a great chunk of quality time. Water colouring always knocks me out and your picture is no exception at all!

Kathleen said...

Well I can't believe this post, not that many miles apart and I have no idea about the lovely weather you are talking about, still heating on, wild, dull and dismal. Must move to your area (know where but thought better not say)

Great pictures and a great watercolour.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Lisa!! Gotta love Julia for starting this madness ey!!
Your painting is gorgeous. Well done you and DD.
I had to tidy my desk up as there was several layers of stuff on there all mixied up!! Album and C stuff.

Jac Desordre said...

Hi again Lisa, I dont know how to email you without your email addie, im a bit thick like that lol, my email is alter.this AT yahoo DOT COM perhaps you can email me with yours and i can reply like that ? excited to get a piece of your work x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oooh! I love your first ever water color picture. You are a natural. I love that you are playing outside in the fresh air and sun. That's the place to be! Happy WOYWW! Judy #73

Helen said...

Enjoy the painting- it's looking good so far! Glad you've been able to get out into the garden during half term. Helen 7

Marit said...

I love your watercolour painting! I find it hard to work with watercolours myself too... I prefer acrylics but still try watercolours from time to time. Enjoy the garden, I wish you a lot of sunshine! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier. Happy woyww, happy 6th anniversary and a hug from Holland! Marit #43

sandra de said...

Hello Lisa, what a lovely spot you have in the garden and those blooms are gorgeous. Love the idea of you and DD starting to watercolour and what a fabulous result. Guess what I did exactly the same you tube lesson and have a similar picture. Welll done. So many wonderful things to learn on you tube. My ATC is on its way and a big thank you for your lovely comments and little email chats over the year. Have a lovely week.
sandra de

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous photos and painting! Thanks for visiting already. Take care Zo xx 47

Anonymous said...

The painting looks LOVELY, and sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and have a go before you know if you LIKE it, and if you are GOOD at it. It;s always worth having a bash. Looks like you do have a talent for it. I've tried - I don't :)

Happy belated 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

Sally H said...

Love your painting Lisa! Natural talent there!