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Friday, 5 January 2018

Chief Chook and a Sprout Loving Bambi... PPF

Happy New Year Everyone.
I hope all your wishes come true in 2018.
I didn't realise that I was going to have a blog break, but that appears to have happened.
So my apologies for not making any announcement before my disappearance.
I hope you'll forgive me.
As I type here this morning, I can't help but feel grateful that I can touch type. 
It is so dark, as the heavy clouds burst and send copious amounts of rain down upon us, but that doesn't stop my happy mood. 
Yes it's January and some say the most depressing time of year, but 
I thought I'd tell you about my enrolment into an online art course. 
It starts on Monday and is a Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers from Make Art That Sells
I thought as I'm nipping into the Paint Party Friday link today, fellow PPF's might be interested in hearing or reading all about it. Lilla is fantastic and such an inspiration... so friendly and encouraging too. There are live video links and discussions every week and assignments every Monday, plus access to a special Facebook meeting place for all fellow classmates.

I seriously lost my mojo last year and just couldn't find it... but Lilla has a way of making you think anything is possible.
So with that in mind here's my first piece of artwork for 2018.
I hope to improve and fly with my art as the year progresses.
Obviously, this first one had to include a chook (chicken).
Just a fun piece to hopefully give me a kick start!

Now that I'm back to blogging, I'd also like to share my sprout loving visitors.
I personally don't mind having them eat all the sprouts from our veg plot, as I've never eaten them nor do I intend to. But I do fear that our new seedlings and plants this coming spring might be on their menu!
But seriously how cute are these Roe Deer?
 The numbers have expanded this year from the odd one or two to five.
 Is that a guilty face or what???
So there's plenty for my first post of the year.
I hope to keep the momentum going.
Wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon.

38 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! May 2018 be full of artistic and blogging mojo for you!

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    1. Thanks Debra, I hope the same for you too.
      Lovely to see you once again :D

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  2. well thats a handsome cook!! Aren't the deer lovely,, so soft and innocent looking,,I'm so happy to be connected again, best wishes to you my far away friend!!! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hehe...yes Laurie we are now the proud owner of four beautiful girls (chooks) and they are repaying our 5 star menu with their daily eggs.
      It's fantastic to connect with you again. 2018 has started off well. Happy painting my friend and once again I wish you a fantastic New Year!

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  3. Very cute art today and beautiful deer photos!

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    1. Thanks Christine... I really appreciate your kind words ;D

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  4. You're off to a wonderful start to your creative New year-I LOVE your Head Chook!! The deer are so sweet. The rain doesn't bother me either-it only gives me more time to create and not feel guilty about missing a day outdoors:) I'll be mostly indoors at least this month to stay warm and away from the snow and record COLD temps we've been having. Creating and dreaming of summer...
    happy New Year and happy PPF too!

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    1. That's exactly what I think Linda, if the weather isn't bright and dry I have lots that can keep me busy inside until the weather improves. Our weather has been chilly (minus for weeks off and on) but it's been bright. Today is very dark and damp so a definite day for art! Yes I think so!
      Happy New Year and I hope it's a fantastic creative one for you :D

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  5. What a super chicken in a kitchen. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.
    Wishing you happy and healthy year 2018 💕🌠

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    1. It's amazing Sirkkis, now that we have four chickens they take up so much of my thoughts! Even emerging into my art!
      Wish you the same 💕🌠

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  6. That's adorable! What a fun painting start to the year. Your course sounds really interesting too. I'm going to have a look! Love the deer too. They're adorable :)

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    1. Thanks SLScheibe, let me know if you enrol for any of the 'Make Art That Sells'. I started my first mini assignment yesterday and I'm having fun! Hopefully I'll be able to share with everyone soon.
      The deer have been back, but thankfully not in the veg plot.
      Have a great week :D

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    1. Hehe Thanks Clare. It was just a fun piece to kick start me into what I hope will be a creative year :D

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  8. I know of her class, wish I could afford it. I hope you get a lot out of it and become one of her success stories. You're already fabulous and extremely talented!

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    1. Well I took a deep breath and jumped straight in saying it was for my Christmas pressie Sandee. I'm so glad I did... yesterday was the first day and so much fun. It's great to know that you've heard of Lilla... hopefully in a positive way.
      Your comment had me blushing... thank you... it means the world to me. I wish you for a brilliant successful creative year ahead :D

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  9. That class sounds fantastic. Love, love, love your chicken that cooks. She needs to come to my house!

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    1. Not sure of her actual ability to cook Latane, but she'd be very willing to help especially if grapes are involved (a great favourite with my chooks)
      The class yesterday was brilliant with a live link up. I hope to have some work to show everyone soon.

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  10. Love the Head Chook! Aahhh, nibbles now might be appreciated when it’s the veggies you want to grow...hmm. Good luck with your painting class. Hope it revives the mojo. Which I too have lost, not to mention my iPad died and I had to run out and get a new one. So much for those new glasses and being able to se to paint. :(
    Hope your holidays were fab! Happy New Year to you and family! Here’s to a 2018 filled with paints! (for both of us) Hugs from me and the Girls on this very chilly day in FL(there was snow just 80miles north of me! 😱)

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    1. Hi Nan, mojo well and truly woken up yesterday in the first mini assignment. It's so difficult to keep motivated and inspired when the equipment around you doesn't want to co-operate. Maybe just use a pencil and pen and draw anything around you. I'm finding just doing the act of drawing helps.
      I had a lovely Christmas and New Year thanks. I hope you and the girls did too. I saw that some parts of Floria had snow. We've had a few days here and there, but now I'm thinking about spring...which could be a long was off...but thinking about it might make it come sooner!
      I wish you a fantastic creative 2018 💕🌠

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  11. Thanks Denise for the link. Your first piece of art for 2018 is just adorable. Your photos are wonderful too. The best in 2018 to you.

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    1. I just needed to draw something and I suppose it's not unexpected that chickens come to mind now that we have four of our own!
      I'm glad you liked seeing the photos and thanks for visiting...its always great to see you.
      Wishing you everything you would wish yourself for 2018.

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  12. Oh so glad to see you back! Love the cooking chicken--LOL! And those are the prettiest little deer. Sounds like the perfect class for you!! Look forward to all your posts this coming year. :)

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    1. Aww bless you Rita, it's good to be back although I didn't realise I was going away!
      I thought the chicken chef might cause a giggle and those deer photos are so cute. They have been back but thankfully not in the veg plot.
      I joined in with my first mini assignment yesterday and had great fun plus there was a live video link! Hopefully I'll be able to share some of my work soon.
      In the meantime I hope 2018 will be a brilliant year with all you wishes coming true for you and your family!
      Hi Nan, mojo well and truly woken up yesterday in the first mini assignment. It's so difficult to keep motivated and inspired when the equipment around you doesn't want to co-operate. Maybe just use a pencil and pen and draw anything around you. I'm finding just doing the act of drawing helps.
      I had a lovely Christmas and New Year thanks. I hope you and the girls did too. I saw that some parts of Floria had snow. We've had a few days here and there, but now I'm thinking about spring...which could be a long was off...but thinking about it might make it come sooner!
      I wish you a fantastic creative 2018 💕🌠

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  13. loved the chicken and the deer so nice

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    1. Thanks Leekrek, I had fun creating the chicken chef and watching those cute deer.

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  14. What a cute chicken chef! I love the pocket with all the chef tools! I have good feelings about your 2018 mojo! Good luck with your new class!

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    1. It was such a fun piece of art Cindy that I thought to add the utensils plus egg menu added another giggle.
      Your good feelings seems to have been right because I feel quite motivated now thanks to my new class. I'm off right now to draw once again! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. I appreciate it :D

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  15. So what inspired the Chook Cook? Very cute and sort of out of the blue. ... and if she is a good cook, good to have around :) Love the deer and you can count on them being there for your spring garden. You will have to figure out ways to save your plants or they will all disappear ... speaking from experience :) Happy New Year, Neesie ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. I suppose having four new chickens this year has them on my mind Andrea. It's the first time we've ever had chickens and very often cause for amusement.
      As for the deer... they've been around but thankfully have stayed out of the plot. We'll have to fence off it they become a problem. They are just too cute and special to have visit to get angry although my hubby will NOT be amused!
      Happy New Year to you too. I hope 2018 brings all your wishes to fruition :D

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  16. That's a great chicken! And the class sounds like fun - I look forward to seeing what you create!

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    1. I had a crazy amount of fun Kristin considering it was a Monday in January. The mini assignment really appealed to me and the live link brilliant. It's a great like minded artistic community which is encouraging and inspiring too.
      Just what I need to kick my mojo into action!
      Happy New Year and let's hope it's a brilliant creative one 💕🌠

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  17. the deer are cute :) but yeah unless you fence the rest off they will more than likely eat everything :/

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    1. They've been back but thankfully not in the veggie plot Jennifer. We'll monitor it through to spring and see how we go. Once we put the new plants in we may need to fence it off. Another project for my hubby! :D

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  18. Happy New Year Wishes ...

    Love your cute chicken chef.
    Good luck with your new class.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan... all the best to you too. May all your wishes come true in 2018! :D

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  19. Oh I love your pretty kitchen hen so much! You did a great job :)

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  20. Love your Chock and see it as a series! Seems those chocks have inspired you! I felt the same as you last year... I think it might have just been one of those years!! Glad to hear you all fired up again!! This is such a fun piece!!

    Peace Giggles

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