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Friday, 8 September 2017

Autumnal Folio Focus...PPF

I don't think I've ever been so late in entering the PPF party, but I've been in the classroom all day.
Well not exactly in a real classroom, but painting at my kitchen table.
I enrolled into an online class called #FolioFocus and it's week one.
Has anyone enrolled or heard of it before?
I'd love to hear if you have.
The lessons are to help build a stronger portfolio and this week was all about botanicals.
How could I refuse with it being botanical or fall behind on the first week. 
So using my new paints I jumped right in.
To say I've learnt so much today that my head hurts is an understatement.
I decided to embrace autumn as it's arrived. 
I wanted to hang on to summer, but alas I failed. 
I hope you like this and I'm actually quite pleased...which is incredible not only that I've managed to actually share a finished piece of work this week, but also that I like it!  

I'm linking up with the Paint Party Friday gang.
Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting once again.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for your visit today.
It's always great to see you.

28 comments:

  1. Luv your Autumn art Denise
    Happy PPF

    much 😍 love

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    1. Aww thanks Gillena, I had fun creating it and also learnt so much.
      Happy PPF to you too

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  2. Your space is so clean and organized. I love your autumn theme.

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    1. I have to have some kind of order before I can start creating Nicole, otherwise it plays with my head. I'm happy to hear that you like the design. Have a great weekend.

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  3. That's really lovely! I'm ready for fall weather, but I have so much fall art I'd like to do that I haven't started yet...

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I think autumn is a special time especially for artists. All those fantastic beautiful colours.
      Have fun creating :D

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  4. oooh this is so beautiful Neesie!! It would make such lovely patterned paper to use on a card. Happy PPF!

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    1. Well that's so lovely to hear Linda...thank you so much because that's the idea of this course. I'm pushing myself and hopefully I can keep up and complete all the assignments to time and to a good level. Time will tell :/
      Happy PPF to you too.

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  5. It's a beautiful fall piece Neesie.

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    1. Thank you so much Christine...I appreciate it.
      Have a great weekend :D

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  6. I think it's so autumnal and would make a great pillow if you made fabric out of it. Good on you for taking a new class. It's on my list to do something like that soon too. Hugs to you my friend.

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    1. Well it was my daughters idea that we do the course together. It'll certainly push me not only in time restraints, subject matter but also technically! My head hurt after finishing this piece because there was so much to take into account from the brief.
      I'm hoping that I can keep up and produce some reasonable work at the end of the 10 weeks! Wish me luck :D

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    1. Thanks Clare...have a great weekend :D

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  8. Love your shading on this fall piece. We're in the midst of high summer activity (hurricanes) here. If I'm not blown away see ya next week. Hugs

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    1. I've been thinking about you and all of my friends who are in the path of the hurricanes...it's great to have you pop over. Take care and stay safe. Sending hugs to you too.

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  9. beautiful autumn picture!!!
    Happy weekend
    Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke, I hope you have a happy weekend too :D

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  10. Perfect theme. Enjoy your class!
    Fall is my favorite time of year...well, truthfully, from the first chilly nights all the way till New Years I am usually in a great mood. ;)

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    1. Thanks Rita I have having fun but it's really stretching me and making me think about what I'm painting, how and why...but I'm learning so many things along the way.
      I like the change in seasons as long as I'm prepared. I hate and that should read HATE being cold!

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  11. very nice :D great fall colours and oddly enough it was a nice late summer day here

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    1. I think I've lost summer Jennifer. I tried to hang on to it but it seems to have just slipped away!
      The forecast has mentioned the 'F' word which is quite shocking...Frost that is by the way just in case you're misled!

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  12. Oh yes, I like this very, very, very much! It spreads so much joy. Thank you as well for sharing the online classe link. I didn't hear of foliofocus before but the website looks great! Have a lovely Sunday!

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    1. I was pleased to finish week one of my assignments but I've struggled through week two Stefanie. I think I'm learning so much from the course which is good and it's certainly stretching my creative mind!
      Have a lovely Sunday too :D

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  13. That's great to do the course, there is something about having a deadline to work to isn't there. Fantastic work Neesie - you'll be running that course yourself soon!
    Wren x

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    1. Yes it's called 'PANIC' Wren. I'm not good with deadlines but I'm trying very hard to stick to them. Week 2 has been a real challenge. I have so much to learn that I don't think I'll get best in show never mind run the class!

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