Thursday, 1 February 2018

Welcome February ...

Our February inspiration is something a little different - this lovely ceramic piece by Jill Foster called Fringe Faces


A little about Jill Foster ...

I was a beach kid of the 60s and my drawing has been influenced by the bright lively colours and “fun” lifestyle. Thrown functional clay pieces become my canvas, clay and brush my tools of trade. From a trip to France I observed the “cool style” of the French women and developed the “funky lady” decorated ware. Much overseas travel and a lasting interest in Japanese culture and brush painting filter into my very Australian themes. I design, make, photograph and teach in today’s Arts Industry.

Currently I sell from my “Burra North Studio”, “Artworx” in Goolwa, “Urban Cow Studio” in Adelaide, “Venturas Vision” Auburn, and “Studio Potters”, Klemzig. Recent commissions for “Southern Ocean Lodge” Kangaroo island, Burra Hotel and Pike’s Winery demand unique designs, and one-off pieces for exhibition work throughout each year are the challenges I most enjoy. I am stimulated by the creative challenge and hope people enjoy using my pots.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I took inspiration from the girls, they looked like they are having a great time hanging out with each other. This photo is from a girls weekend away where we have lots of fun and laughs.

Tone Jensen - Norway
 I scrap chronologically and I have no photos with girls at this time. So this time I choose to make an Art Journal page. I was inspired by the colors and the three flowers represent the three ladies.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the girls and the celebratory theme to scrap some photos from my birthday a few years ago. I added a circle garland to match the beads that the girls are wearing. I also took inspiration from the name of the artwork and included lots of fringe tape, in blue to match the background.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
A photo of my youngest when she was smaller. I went with the bright colours and 'fun' side of the inspiration.

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the blue speckled background of the plate for my background and the many colours of the women's clothing for the embellishments. The title happy reflects the mood of the artwork and my granddaughters, together for the holidays.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
My inspiration has come from the girls having fun. This is my daughter and niece exploring London together.

Jane Howden - Australia
I found my inspiration in the blue, mint and yellow colours used on the ceramic plate.

Our main prize winner this year will be selected by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience or your country of residence. If there are more than 8 entries in the month a second prize (donated each month by one of our team) will be drawn.

Main February Prize

Second February Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so please check your day and time. You may combine your entry with other challenges. Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as providing a link back to us at ARTastic. 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 15th for our announcement of February winners. 

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