Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Woyww and Monkey says thanks SOOOO much, Julia!

Hi there everyone - yep know things have been quiet blogging wise and visting wise most of all but really it is full on rather than quiet - lovely time with little ones - would love to show you pickies but not allowed! Sorry.
I can show you my desk thoguh and its new acquisition.. here he is full cheek of the deer little monkey he snaffled the yummy scrummy badge as soon as it arrived post haste ll the way from UK sent so kindly by Julia's generous hand.. thanks so much Julia and I do love it awf'lly ... great design, a clever sis you have Julia! Thank you - "you're a great mate" as we Aussies would say - so here is my desk .. and monkey...
And as you can see am doing some scribbling too with my pencils this time, I was in haste so decided to colour blend rather than paint - doing another pressie for someone but they dont read blogs, so it is okay to share..and going to link over to Little Birdie blessings as it is Bible verse am doing - a favourite actually from Hebrews 12:2
"Looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith".
Yes when he cried: "It is finished" on the cross He had truly begun the great work as our Sin Bearer, completed by His resurrection. This is ours, this forgiveness when we come to Him by faith alone.

 Please dont forget to hop over to Julia's super blog to join in the worldwide exploration of WOYWW(what is on your workdesk Wednesday)..and want apologise in advance, as my visiting to blogs is still going to be limited till June approx., but will do my very best. As said before there will be scheduled posts for Cardmaking Online, though see here and on this blog too, post below!
 Here is a peek of what we are enjoying over here and you can just see old man Banksia flower in the foreground and the lovely beach at North wall.
Thanks so much everyone for stopping over for a peek and chat so hope you have some too, may God less your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in oz.x
PS sorry to everyone who has been here but now going to add my scribble :D results - did enjoy colouring and yes, I do treasure my rainbow Swiss Caran d'ache pencils (bought on eBay from Spain work that one out but were very cheap from there for us in Oz). A real investment they are so good to work with.
Without any frther ado here tis - taken in my courtyard garden the best place for pickies esp. as put in glass first - not the smartest way to go.

31 comments:

Victoria said...

Monkey looks so happy!! Your calligraphy never ceases to amaze me... it might only be "scribbling" to you, but it looks stunning to me! Fabulous photo of the beach too - our unseasonal sunshine here in the UK broke at the weekend and it's blowing a gale outside and there's snow on the hillside. Have a lovely day!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I was pleased to see your name on the list and even more pleased to read that you're business is fun busy! I love how you talk about scribbling with colour pencils, oh I wish I could scribble like you! Wonderful view of North Wall, that Pacific Highway is studded with such beautiful empty beaches!

Helen said...

Good to see you found time to join in - always love seeing your photos! Helen 18

Doone said...

that rainbow of pen colours is to die for,

and if I bump into Monkey of course we will have matching badges now - yay,

I envy you your beach...

Dx @ 80

Bridget Larsen said...

Glad to see you are back on WOYWW, Monkey looks awesome and proud as punch to wear that badge.
Love, love, love your calligraphy work
Bridget #84

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh to scribble like you! This is going to be lovely! Thanks for sharing the lovely picture of the beach. It makes me want to put my toes in!

BetteK said...

That is beautiful work Shaz ... I LoVe the colouring! Love Debbie #99 xXx

jude said...

Oh im loving the monkey glad tyo see he's part of the WOYWW team..lol
That piccy ai gorgeous i could just do with a seim in the sea!
Love the pencil drawings too !
Have fab wednesday and creative week .hugs and Happy Easter Jude x 16

Spyder said...

Oh monkey does look pleased with his badge!! Now I'll be able to recognise him when he's out shopping! (I'll wear mine too!) Have a lovely Easter, thanks for my snoop! HaPpY wOyWw!

((Lyn)) @# 22

May said...

Love your colouring Shaz.. and little monkey looks happy to be the keeper of the badge.. Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x No 11

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis a gorgeous beach indeed Shaz...& Monkey looks swell with his new adornment, just fabby and a beautiful rainbow has landed on your desk too...have a loVely Easter...Mel :)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohhh gorgeous view!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely rainbow colours there!! I was one of those kids who kept her crayons in colour order - the only time in my life I've been OCD about something!!
And just when the UK is heading back into winter, that's a bit unfair showing us your beautiful beach, lolol!!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

famfa said...

Suits him, I wonder if any other woyww'ers will recognise him? Lovely colouring. Famfa#23

Bella said...

Hello fellow desk hopper...thanks for your visit. I see your monkey proud as anything showing off your badge...I am now No73 was 67 this morning...this number thing is confusing...

CraftygasheadZo said...

Now that's some decent scribbling! Mine's not like that, beautiful. Monkey looks very pleased and your beach shots was needed to warm, brrrggghhhh freezing here today! Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

Twiglet said...

Hehe - those litttle badges have gone global then!! Such a cold snowy day here - I have been happily sewing and watching the snowflakes fall.

fairy thoughts said...

badges all over the globe now.. I have just seen Monkey's almost identical twin on hettie's blog #54he's weraing a badge too.enjoy your 'scribbling ', it looks lovely
janet #56

Sam said...

There seems to be a lot of Monkey business going on between us! LOL! My bigger one like yours sits on the parcel shelf in my car. The one on my desk was at a car boot sale with non sticky sticky things on so I carefully took them off whilst he was occupied with a Monkey Nut!! So he didn't feel it!
That view is awesome! One day you will take me to see all these - one day!!

Miriam said...

your calligraphy is fabulous!

#107

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, great to catch up on your news and read that you are having fun with visits. Monkey looks really pleased with himself sitting on your fab desk. Love the photo of the beach - looks idyllic. Hope you have a lovely Easter. Elizabeth x #147

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Loved the way you displayed your badge. SO cute!! Happy Easter and happy WOYWW from # 6.

Di said...

Aw, monkey looks so happy there. How do I split one badge between two monkeys here - do they take it in turns, is it the first of them to hop out of bed who grabs the badge for the day or what!!??

Have a Happy Easter Shaz, and do please send us some of your sunshine!

Di xx

RosC said...

G'day Shaz.
Lovely shot of the beach. There are gorgeous beaches and fine rivers east of the Great Divide.
Your pencil blending looks lovely. Great work.
Ros #105

Karen said...

Monkey looks really fab wearing his special badge and what a gorgeous beach, its stunning? Great work as always, its beautiful :)

I am sorry I am a bit late this week!! Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely Easter, Luv Karen xx #173

MaggieC said...

A beautiful piece of work, as usual, Shaz. I am always in awe at the beauty of your calligraphy work. Please, can you send some of your sun over to us, it is so cold today. Have a great Easter. xx Maggie #9

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a beautiful verse, yes indeed.... the author & finisher of our faith. You have portrayed God's word in such a beautiful way with your calligraphy. May God bless you for using your talents for His glory. Today's link is working now, would love to have you add this to this week's Scripture Thursday. Thanks so much for linking to me. ~ Abby

Neet said...

Lovely calligraphy as always Shaz and a beautiful picture of the ocean to brighten my dull (weather) day here. Great to see Monkey and sporting the WOYWW badge too - hope he likes it.
Sorry I am late - life got in the way one thing after another - have a lovely Easter.
Hugs, Neet xx

Anne-marie said...

Your monkey is fab love the bage he is wearing. Beautiful pic of the beach
Anne-marie no 95

SophieNewton said...

Sorry I'm a bit late this week! Fabulous artwork, happy easter x
Sophie no.71

BumbleVee said...

ooooh, a whole tin of lovely coloured pencils.... a rainbow....

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