Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hello lovely October ...

This month we are celebrating friendship in whichever form speaks to you.  Our inspiration comes to you from Gail McCormac with this delightful painting 3 friends at the beach.

CRITERIA - Celebrate friendship theme

You may now combine your entry with other challenges.

A little about Gail McCormac ...

Gail is a self taught artist working from her studio on the beautiful morning peninsula in Victoria along with her husband Tony, who makes furniture and accessories from new and reclaimed timber.  She loves working with a lot of different mediums and experimenting with a variety of textures and painting methods.  Gail has always had a passion for drawing, painting and creating.

This year we are putting the ART back into ARTastic and our main prize each month will reflect that - this month featuring amazing products from Kaisercraft.

And as always a lovely prize for our random draw winner ...
Donated by Angelika Ushakova

And now some beautiful inspiration from the first of our team ...

I was immediately inspired by the simple theme of the painting - friends looking out to sea and have used a photo of myself and a longtime friend taken several years ago. I have used soft shades and flowers too.

I was inspired by the flowery bath suites and summertime feeling. I celebrate the friendship between our youngest kids. Pics from our Swedish Midsummer celebration.


Here is a great photo of my son and four mates who now at 19 are all still good friends.

Here is my daughter and new friend she made while on a recent Contiki holiday.

I have used the new Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dreams papers and accents for this friend inspired layout.

A photo of my friend's son, with my daughter. Their friendship has grown up along with them. It's been so beautiful to see. I used the summer colours from the painting as part of my inspiration.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on October 31st, 2017.  We'd love to see your new paper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread?  Please no back-dated submissions.  

 Please note:- You may combine with other challenges.  Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic  ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge.  You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation.  International entries are very welcome. 

Please call past on the 8th for our announcement of the September winners and our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for October

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