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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What's On Your Workdesk....WOYWW

 How can it possibly be Wednesday already? I've checked the calendar twice just to make sure and yep it is.
There doesn't appear to be a lot of change on my desk this week but I have been visiting whenever I could manage.

The little drawers beneath the windows have caused some comment on my previous posts, but I have to confess that they aren't really drawers ~ they are vents. I'm not sure what the original studio was used for when the house was extended but it needed ventilation. I'm not too bothered that they aren't drawers because there is an amazing amount of storage cupboards and drawers anyway.
Here's a photo to let you see the vents....

 Even though I'm in Australia these vents make the studio quite cold during the winter months, so now that I'm using the room I'll have to organise heating.
And so on to what I've been busy working on....more doodles (or zentangles)...


There appears to be a theme going on here....unless I was hungry whilst working?

I also decided to redraw the original leaf that I did at the line drawing workshop. 
It wasn't on particularly good quality paper with it being my first practice peice but now I'm happy : D

Here's the one I'm working on today.....

 
I've got some other ideas planned, but I need to allocate the time in order to complete them....ho hum...

So if you haven't a clue what I'm on about or visited What's on your workdesk Wednesday (or WOYWW for short) before, then nip across and visit Julia.
Take a peek at an incredible amount of interesting idea's, creativity and a whole great bunch of arty people! It's fun....
Thank you for your visit here today and I hope you come back soon. Next time I'll pop the kettle on....
Enjoy :D

76 comments:

  1. Vents! Who would have guessed. Love your zentangles. I will admire them from afar! Happy WOYWW from #3.

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    1. I have to tell you that the vents weren't what I expected when I first opened them. Thankfully there is enough storage space in the room.
      Thanks for stopping by and admiring ~ Have a wonderful WOYWW :D

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  2. It does make you curious as to why they would need the vents under a window like that, but quite a clever idea really. Could you fill the space with insulation for the winter months to make your studio a bit more welcoming when it is cold? (I am secretly laughing as I figure it can't actually get that cold in Oz... I get -30 degrees C here in Calgary... now that is cold)!! ;) Love the look of your new zentagles, very pretty! Annette #22

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    1. Hi Annette,
      Well the windows don't actually open so I suppose that was one way of sorting it.
      This house has double brick which keeps really cool during the summer months...well cool unless you have about four 40C days in a row...but it can be chilly and sometimes I go outside to get warm!
      Crazy isn't it? -30C sounds incredible. I begin to shut down if it drops below 16C. What a wuss. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great WOYWW :D

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  3. ...loVe your craft room and the fact you have a sink at your disposal too and air vent's to keep you cool, just brill...can't believe how stunning your 'doodles' are...such detail you are one talented lady...Mel :)

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    1. Hi Mel...I'm really getting to like the room now. It just seemed too empty and unfriendly until WOYWW came into my world! Now I've visited so many talented and creative people I realise how special it is.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.
      I really appreciate it.
      Have a great WOYWW ;D

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  4. Seriously you want to see about getting some of your art turned into rubber. Check out Animal Spirit Stamps (think it is www.earthartinternational.com)
    Love your room - I love all the white, especially with your glorious sunshine coming in. What a serene place to work you have.
    Thanks for sharing and don't forget I have candy - thanks for the snoop - Hugs, Neet #5

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    1. Hi Neet, I've never done anything connected with rubber before, but will check it out. Thanks for such encouraging comments.
      We've had 24 degree's here today with full sun...not bad for autumn is it? ;)
      Not sure what the candy is for/about, but I'll pop back to check it out.
      Have a great WOYWW :D

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  5. Hi Neesie, I'm waving to you from Adelaide.So far you are the closest WOYWW I know of!!Love you studio space.So airy, and separated form the house a bit.pretty garden view.

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    1. Hello Judy from Melbourne! Hehe I've not been to Adelaide yet ;)
      It's a pretty special space but it is in the house, next to the family room and kitchen. If I sit in the right chair I can see the tv too.
      The little sneeky view that you can see through the vents, is looking at the side door to the garage.
      Enjoy your WOYWW and thanks for popping by...I'll put the kettle on next time :D

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  6. wow what fabulous drawings!! Great craft space - have a lovely day, Helen #9

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    1. Hi Helen...Thanks for your lovely comment. Glad you popped by.
      Have a great WOYWW :D

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  7. Yikes - a sink to hand! I have to scamper into a bathroom to make my mess here :) As others have said, such a calm place to work - and I totally adore your doodles! Di xx

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    1. Shh...don't tell anyone Di but I groom my dog in that sink too.
      I've not done any painting yet so she'll not come out multi-coloured just yet!
      Thanks for popping by. I love to chat to everyone although it can be quite a task. You're all keeping me motivated which is wonderful.
      Happy WOYWW :D

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  8. Neesie, I love what you create! You are an amazing artist. Truly. xxoo

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    1. Hi Marie, I actually saw your little flag waving from Chester on my globe..whoohoo ;)
      Thank you for your lovely comment. You've had some influence on me getting back to my art work, so thank you for that.
      I'm beginning to think I need colours now so who knows silk painting may be next?
      Have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy that weather I'm hearing about :D

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  9. Nessie secret vents we thought they were full of crafty stash!Your room is lovely and big light and airy to craft in.Your drawings are fantastic wish i could doodle like that!Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 67

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    1. Sorry to disappoint you Jude. When I look at some of the desks in WOYWW world I realise I've got so much to learn and so much to buy!
      Have a wonderful WOYWW and thanks for popping in. :D

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  10. Bet those vents are welcome to let in the cooling breeze when it's hot. Fab Zentangles, love them all and you'll be pleased to know I have bought an art journal and am planning of doing some of my own! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

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    1. Hi Zo, I'm sure you'll have a great time with Zentangles. I'm love them and really like the black and white but I'm feeling I need some colour soon.
      I may even get back to silk painting. I'm hoping like Dorothy...if I click my heels three times whilst saying that I might actually get to do some! ;D
      Have a great WOYWW and thanks for stopping by :D

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  11. Vents - who would have guessed? Fab drawings, wish I could do these but any fruit I drew would look nothing like these.
    Ann B
    #74

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    1. Hi Ann, thanks for visiting my space. They are great except in winter!
      I think I've done enough fruit now I'm going to move onto plants next.
      Have a great WOYWW :D

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  12. Those vents are a fantastic idea, I'm up in Brisbane and they would be perfect here. Love your zentangles, I've just started playing with them but they really kill my eyes.
    Have a great week.
    Von #49

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    1. Hi Vonny,
      I should have warned you they do pull your eyes...but I do love doing them. I just make sure that the light is good before I start.
      I've been to Broadbeach a few times when I lived in Brunei. We stayed six weeks once and had a great time.
      Enjoy WOYWW and thanks for visiting :D

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  13. Your doogles are fantastic, even better that last week! Odd vents, never seen anytin like that, but I don't get out much! Thanks for my snoop, blogger is being a pain this morning, but I hope to beat it!
    Have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
    ((Lyn)) #19 now!

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    1. Hello Lyn,
      I'm glad you like them and hopefully I'll continue to improve. That's the plan anyway.
      Blogger has a way of keeping us on our toes doesn't it? I'm sure you will win by the sound of your determination ;)
      I'm thinking I need some colour soon ~ not quite sure what yet, but it could be an exciting week.
      Have a wonderful WOYWW :D

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  14. Hi Neesie, happy to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog - nice to meet another Victorian resident. It's a tall order to visit everyone on Wednesdays so I tend to visit the folk that I know plus every fifth person. That gives me a variety. Thanks for your lovely comments. I do think your zentangles are wonderful - very elegant and pleasing in the detail.
    Look forward to more visits.
    Ros.

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    1. Hi Ros, that sounds like a good idea. I was trying to visit everyone but there are so many and I wouldn't be able to have any time to create. My top priority at the moment is to keep drawing and then maybe I'll get back to painting and crafting? Who knows now there's so much inspiration in WOYWW.

      Thanks for popping by...have a great WOYWW. :D

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  15. Hey, I love your tangles! I think you may have just given me an idea for my final project for drawing class!!

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    1. Brilliant Rae, I'm happy I've been able to help.
      I receive so much inspiration visiting everyone's space its good to know I've done my bit ;D
      Thanks for your comment. Have a great WOYWW.

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  16. oh my you have so much room to create! I love it! Having a large table/desk is one of my dreams for my room. and the zentangles are really cool! Thanks for letting me look around, it's been fun. Have a great day! Cheers! Linda

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    1. Thanks for popping over and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit Linda.
      I know I'm really lucky having so much space and that was one of the reasons why I felt I had to get busy in there. :D

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  17. Your art is fabulous as always Nessie, I just love your room, the vents are a great idea, as long as no buggies can get in!!!! have a fabby week, Hugs May x x x No14

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    1. Thanks May, you always say the nicest things. All except the buggies or as I call them 'beasties'. As you have probably guessed I'm not too keen on them. But thankfully the vents have mesh to keep them all from coming to visit. ;D
      Enjoy your WOYWW :D

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  18. I love your zentangles, absolutely love them. I think your way of leaving a white space is very clever and just makes the drawing better. If it was all patterned, your eyes would dance. The white leaves a relaxing space. You need to get them printed as cards, they are that good!
    Hugs, LLJ #74 xx

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    1. Hi LLJ,
      I agree that leaving the white space adds to the drawing...the trouble is deciding what to leave white and how much.
      My eyes certainly dance if I draw these for too long...of could that be the G&T's???
      Thanks for stopping by and saying such nice things about my space and drawings. I'm now beginning to think about making cards.
      Have a great week :D

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  19. Love the zentangles, I've come across these for the first time today.
    Suzanne #90

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    1. Hello Suzanne, well I've only know about them for a few weeks. I love black and white so I was immediately drawn to them. No pun intended ;)
      Thank you for your comment ~ I appreciate your time.
      Have a great WOYWW

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  20. Fabulous studio, and your zentangles are great, Neesie!

    :)trisha
    #41

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    1. Thanks Trisha, glad you stopped by :D
      Happy WOYWW!

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  21. Hi Nessie - those zentangles are stunning - clever you! x Jo

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    1. Hi Twiglet. I really enjoy doing them.
      Thanks for visiting ;)

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  22. OK, I'm going to bring this conversation right back down to earth: how can folks get so worked-up about a couple of air-vents??? And as for converting one's work to rubber... what can I say?
    I am just jealous that you have a work-room. In our house it's called the Dining-room, which occasionally gets used for its originally-intended purpose, but more often gets used for craft work or gardening tasks!

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    1. Morning Mark,
      Hmm...lower the tone I see ;D
      I was actually going to make a similar remark about the rubber but then realised that the ladies at WOYWWW don't really know me yet and it might be inappropriate! I did giggle though.
      As to the vents...we get worked up about our desks and workspaces and I don't wish to blow my own trumpet here, but it appears I'm the only one with vents!
      I've got a few other surprises to show them but not just yet...watch this space.
      Have a great week and thanks for making me smile :D

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  23. Hi Neesie,

    I love your zentangles (doodles). Your craft room looks great. I love the huge windows (and those vents are very interesting).

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #48

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    1. Hi Kay, thanks for stopping by...
      I'm not sure how long I'll carry on with these zentangles? I love black and white but I'm feeling I need a little colour in the studio soon.
      Happy WOYWW to you too :D

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  24. You have a great space ...and loads of storage, lucky you. That is amazing Zentangling ...I really need to do some but it only works when I dont push it ...mine was never as artistic as yours.xx 17

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    1. Hi Angie, well I didn't push for 12 years so I'm thrilled I'm back. I don't know where it when but I sure am glad its back!
      I think having the right environment has helped enormously.
      Have fun with WOYWW :D

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  25. I think those vents are a great architectural idea - and practical, too. And this week's drawings just leave me speechless, as always!

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    1. Wow Darnell...speechless! Thank you so much. In fact I'm thrilled with the reaction from everyone in WOYWW who have seen my work.
      All this encouragement certainly keeps me motivated.
      Happy WOYWW and thanks again for stopping by :D

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  26. What beautiful work, it must take you ages to do one of those. I can remember doing something like that when I was at school 30 odd years ago but they were nowhere near as complex as yours.

    Happy Crafting!

    Sue
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    1. Hi Sue,
      Well yes they do take a little time which is difficult to juggle already. I now feel that my blogging is being pushed aside.
      I need to keep the balance. The housework seems to be going onto the back burner...but shh...don't tell anyone ;D
      Happy WOYWW :D

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  27. What a wonderful space to create in, maybe they did soldering or clay baking that requires the ventilation.

    I now want a sink in my office, so envious I am. How nice to have one on hand like that,to wash brushes easily.

    Eliza

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    1. Hello Eliza, I am intregued about the room and its previous use.
      The original owners haven't moved too far away so if I ever get a chance to ask I will. I'll be sure to let all the WOYWW gang know.
      It is a really brilliant room and I know I'm lucky to have it.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  28. Your drawings are incredible, I agree with the comment above, they should be turned into rubber. Love your work space. Amy #128

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    1. I have to confess that mystifies me Amy...having my drawings made into rubber. I'm not sure what that entails presumably into stamps?
      Thanks for stopping by ~ I really appreciate it.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  29. loving the size of your desk and your drawings
    have a great week :)
    happy woyww

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    1. Thanks Kay, there's plenty of room to fill!
      Happy WOYWW to you too. :D

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  30. I love your studio Neesie! I must admit to not having noticed the little drawer/vents under your windows, but they look good anyway!

    Your sketches are absolutely fabulous - yet again :)

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week
    WoYwW # 3

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    1. My pleasure Sherry,
      I think it must be a mammoth task to be able to visit everyone within the week. I can honestly say I don't think I'll ever make it. Hopefully I'll manage to meet everyone over time.
      Thanks for your lovely comment.
      Happy WOYWW :D

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  31. Awesome Zentangles, you are so good at these, keep meaning to try but haven't managed to summon up the courage...the blank paper puts me off!! And I love you "dual-aspect" (as the estate agents would call it) craft room, stunning light x
    Sophie no.183

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    1. Thanks Sophie, I know what you mean about the blank paper because that's what happened with my silk painting. I think its because I've only got limited amounts of silk supplies, so I'm nervous of getting it wrong and wasting what I do have.
      I need to source some more then hopefully that would work.
      The zentangles are very relaxing but a nightmare for your eyes.
      I'm also loving the black and white but feel a little colour is needed soon.
      Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend :D

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  32. Wow...your space is amazing and your zentangles are stunning!! #28

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    1. Hi Charlene, thanks for popping by.
      I know I'm lucky with the space and want to make sure I use it well.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  33. They may now be draws but they sure look cool when closed.
    Great Z'tangles
    Sorry i'm late, you know how it is!!
    Minxy #10

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    1. Hi Minxy,
      I don't have them open usually even in the summer months. The house is double brick so it keeps cool enough. They'll certainly be closed soon with winter approaching.
      Hey...don't apologise for being late, I'm finding it really hard work to try to visit everyone. I'm struggling with blogging and crafting fitting around the globe trotting! Then there's everyday life!!! ;D
      Have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. Wow Neesie, your zentangling is stunning - at first glance I thought it was ink art - you don't see stuff this good in art galleries. You should seriously think about getting this a) framed and b) sold or make enough to have a small exhibition.

    What a lovely space you have for your crafting - almost self contained with its own sink - I am in the conservatory which is straight off the kitchen, only we've taken the french doors off which are supposed to be inbetween so that it becomes almost all one space.

    Oh, just before I go - I wanted to say just how cute your little Shih Tzu is - I have one, but he's a bit of a giant. He's 'Buddy' and just over a year old (27th feb) - I rescued him from being badly treated. He's such a character and entertaining.

    Thank you for sharing your workspace - and happy WOYWW 147
    hugs

    Paula x x x (#51)

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    1. Hi Paula,
      What lovely comments, which make my heart sing!
      I'm so thrilled to be drawing again, so to have reactions like yours is really encouraging. So thank you for that.
      My mojo is very tempermental and I'm nervous that it might disappear again...but hearing your reaction will certainly help to keep it motivated :D
      Your workspace sounds ideal. I don't like to shut myself off when drawing, so your idea of using the conservatory connected to the kitchen sounds great. I bet the light is too.
      I'll nip across and have a peek ;)
      I'm still trying to visit everyone which is a mammoth task as you know.
      I think 'Buddy' sounds great and is a lucky boy to had you rescue him. Muffin thinks she's badly treated if her chicken doesn't arrive in her dish on time!
      Have a great weekend and once again thanks for stopping by. I'm so excited I want to get drawing NOW! :D

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  35. I love your workspace, great natural lighting! Amazing drawings!!!

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    1. Hi Becky,
      Thanks for stopping by. I'm hopefully going to get really busy in there this coming week. :D

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  36. Great workspace! lovely and light. The drawings are really good, I am terrible at drawing so I just stick to my card making :o) x

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    1. Hi April,
      I have to admit I've never made a card before...shocking I know. But it's wonderful to see all the talent and inspiration through WOYWW, so who knows I may have a go one day!
      Thanks for visiting :D

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  37. You have such a nice large work table. I like your drawings. You call them doodles, but you've got proper proportions, textures, etc. Thanks for showing your work! :) (Thanks for visiting my blog.)

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    1. Hi Laura, to be honest when I first started doing these I hadn't a clue what to call them. Doodles seemed to keep it all very low key...I don't want to frighten my mojo into disappearing again ;D
      Thanks for visiting...have a good week.

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  38. Hi Neesie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks for such wonderful comments. I'm so happy to hear that you like visiting and will be back often. I enjoy creating for my blog and can't imagine life without blogging now.
      I'll certainly pop by your place as soon as I get a free moment.
      I'm just away for the weekend.
      Whatever you get up to this weekend....have fun :D

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