Thursday, 1 March 2018

Hello March ...

Our March inspiration comes to you from Luka Va with - Lamos nelaime.

CRITERIA - Animals in any way you like

A little about Luka Va

I’ve been drawing since childhood. You know, almost every child likes to draw but one day they just stop. Probably like many illustrators, I just didn’t lose it. Later I studied design and thought that I can make logos or chairs and other things. A few members of my family were architects and designers. I thought – that’s what grown up people do. But soon I had to realize that illustrating is a much bigger joy. Especially drawing quirky animals. When I moved to Australia, I found that it’s pretty popular and ‘normal’ profession, not just a hobby.  I keep searching for my style and use different techniques but even when I try to make to something serious, it comes out still a little bit funny and naive. I don’t have the word for my style, but a lot of people call it quirky.

And now some inspiration from our team ...


Kat Gray - Australia
I thought this artwork was a lot of fun so I made a set of birthday cards incorporating lots of cute animals and bright colours.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
I've scrapped a photo of our beautiful Chocolate Labrador, Milo. The painting inspired me to use layers behind my photo.

Judy Willey - Australia
I have chosen the beige, browns and blue for my layout of the family pet.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
This is my daughter's puppy. How cute is he?

Tanya Heritage - Australia

Tone Jensen - Norway
This is my little monkey.....the title is: apekatt = monkey. I was inspired by the funny and slightly crazy picture. I think the monkeys are fun and they climb everywhere, like my son

Jane Howden - Australia
Inspired by the kraft background and colours used in the artwork.

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.

This month we have a wonderful sponsor supplying our main prize.


" Hi I am Jodi, Owner/Designer at Corbett Creations Wood Veneers.  My laser cutting business is currently based in Canberra and has been something I have been working on for a little while now.  It came about because I would be constantly frustrated that I couldn't find the perfect title or embellishment to finish off layouts, projects or gifts.  I would then spend far too long trying to create the perfect embellishment and would sometimes rope my husband in to help me with all this cool tools in the man shed!  He has a love for wood also and together we purchased our laser.  I love being able to design and cut the perfect piece for someone to finish telling their story - the perfect title, the hard to find themed embellishment, a custom piece for the home or a meaningful gift, really makes me feel so happy because I know that their search is over and they have the perfect piece that they desired.  I love to create in wood, chipboard, cardstock, paper and acrylic with so many different mediums I can create so many embellishments and titles - the possibilities are endless.

Good luck with your entries in the  challenge, I look forward to seeing everyone's entries"

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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