Friday 1 June 2018

Welcome to June ...

I cannot believe we are now in the 6th month of this year - gosh time is just flashing past.

Our June inspiration is by Elioth Gruner and is called Milking Time.


A little about Elioth Gruner...

Elioth Gruner was born in New Zealand in 1882 and arrived in Australia with his parents when he was still a baby. He began art lessons at the age of 12 and rose to become one of the most popular landscape artists of his day.  He was awarded the Wynne Prize for landscape no fewer than seven times between 1916 and 1937, including for some of his Murrumbidgee paintings.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the colours and vegetation to make a simple pocket page about a trip to some beautiful gardens.

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the earthy tones and touch of blue.

Karen Brierley - Australia
The theme ~ IN THE COUNTRY ~ is one of my favourite scrapping subjects. I spend a lot of time on country drives and I always take too many photographs. My challenge was making a choice! I took my inspiration from the country scene and the livestock.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
 I loved the long grass in the painting, we didn't see many cows but we did pedal up and over many hills on our biking holiday in New Zealand.

Tone Jensen - Norway
Every year deer visit the garden behind our house. In 2007 there were so many of them!

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
This photo was taken in Ireland last year.

Jane Howden - Australia
Inspired by the little cabin in the painting and the colour combination.

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 Prize

Second Prize
(drawn if more than 8 entries)

Donated by Jane Howden
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. No blog? No problem!  You can also add your entry to our gallery on our Facebook page.

Please call past on the 15th for our announcement of the May winners. 


  1. Thank you for the fun challenge and the beautiful inspirations from the DT x

  2. Wonderful and inspiring challenge. Tfs and for the great examples.

  3. Love the Country theme! Fabulous work by everyone...just wonderful. Thank you for this fun challenge!
    <3 J

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