Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Z is for Zeal + WOYWW

Made it! Z is for Zeal - the end of the A to Z of Me challenge. 

Zeal is defined as having great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective. So what am I zealous about? Well, I love seeing people released into their gifting. People who are working in their 'sweet spot' just have something so appealing about them. You can listen to them talk about something that may not be at all in your area of interest, but they hold your interest anyway because of their passion.

I also love to see people released into their creativity. I remember one lady who came to a bookbinding evening that I was running. She told me that she didn't really know why she was there as she was not at all creative and everything she'd ever taken home from school her mother had put straight into the bin. At the end of the evening she went home with a finished hardbound book. Her face was shining. 

And that's the end of the challenge! It's been fun.

Now, what else is on my work-desk?

Let's see - here are the latest fabrics for shirts, a dress, a skirt, and some trousers. Also a pile of books I am looking through at the moment.

These are papers I'm making into a book for a friend.

This is my other desk at the end of the day. You can see the book block now sewn towards the right of the picture. On the left is a partially done journal page for the 'Colour This Quote' challenge on Artists in Blogland. 

I shall be linking this with WOYWW. Why not pop over and see what everyone else is up to?


  1. Hi Tracy, thank you for the lovely and very informative comment you left on my market blog. I'll have to look into the e-book you told me about. I was looking over my Shabby French Market blog and seeing that I’m not checking it often enough.
    I am delighted to have you as a follower on this blog, but would love to invite you over to my main blog Crafty Home Cottage at:
    I have been having so much fun this year trying new projects and creating new art. Please come join my journey . . . I check this blog every day and read every comment :)
    Have a marvelous day . . . God bless you.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. What lovely Journal pages you have created! At least I'm not alone with so many desks I feel much better! Marnie#148

  3. So true what you say about seeing someone accomplish something they didn't think they could - gives you a warm feeling to know you were a part of it. April #151

  4. GREAT journal pages you created!! I love the A-Z me book idea.
    Krisha #32

  5. A Great word 'Zeal' beautifully creative work with this x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #84

  6. A-Z now that is dedication to a project. Congratulations on a spectacular finish.

  7. Glad to see that you make books too. Everyone has creativity, don't they if they know where to find it and you helped someone....wonderful.

  8. Oooh! Superb art page! Lovely colours and teh watercolour effects...sublime! Super are one busy lady! TFS!

  9. Hi Tracy - I saw your question about OWH on my blog. OWH is a charitable organization that provides hand made cards to our troops that are away from home. That way they can stay in touch with their loved ones and do it with cards that are made by hand. :-) It is a win win - I get to make cards and someone who wants to send their loved one a note gets to use it. April #151

  10. Hi Tracy. Thanks for the visit to my place.
    Definitely have to have more than one desk!!! Love the zeal page! Interesting pile of fabrics too.
    Late visiting this week so hope it's being a good (crafty) one for you!

  11. Love the journal page and making books all sounds very interesting. Tracy #72


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