Saturday, 1 August 2020

Welcome to August ...

Welcome to our August challenge.

Our inspiration this month comes to you from Adrian Feint with The Green Hen.

CRITERIA - Feature things that fly in some way

A little about Adrian Feint ...

Adrian Feint (1894-1971) studied at the Sydney Art School with Julian Ashton after having served in the AIF in France and Belgium in World War I, during which he was praised for gallantry. Director of the Grosvenor galleries from 1924 to 1928, he came to specialise in commercial art, illustration and bookplate design. An exhibition of his bookplates was held at the Library of Congress, Washington DC in 1930. At the end of the 1930s he gave up on illustration to concentrate on oil painting, in the techniques of which he was advised by Margaret Preston. Over the 1940s he gained a modest following for his flower pieces and landscapes, which include The Jetties - Palm Beach (1942), described by his biographer Roger Butler as a 'potent' work. Sydney Ure Smith published Adrian Feint Flower Paintings in 1948. Remarkably handsome, with a reputation for impeccable taste, Feint lived austerely in a flat in Elizabeth Bay until his death in Sydney at the beginning of the 1970s.

And now some inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen Brierley - (Australia)
I went with fairies and flutterbies, dressed with pink and glitter. I painted the chipboard butterflies on both sides and attached to clear acetate. The butterflies remain 'suspended' in the pocket and can be seen from both sides of the page.

Dale Tiernan -  (Australia)
Spring. I have used 2 birds, a butterfly and and dragonfly. Also have the colour scheme.

Sharon Bishop - (Australia)
'To fly is to Dream!' - I went with the colours in the inspirational photo and used kites as my flying item!

Karen Guy (Australia)
Fairies can fly... so can butterflies, bees and dragon flies!

Karen McLaughlin - (Australia)
My page with butterflies and a bird.

Annemarie Caister - (New Zealand)
My favourite - butterflies and fussy cutting!

Jane Howden - (Australia)

I went with a butterfly theme in patterned paper, stamping and chipboard embellishments.

Our main prize winner is 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)

Now over to you ......

This year we will no longer be using a "linky" tool. Please upload your entries directly to the monthly album in our Facebook public group (ARTastic challenges) by midnight on the last day of the month - please remember we are an Australian based challenge so do check your day and time. For anyone not on Facebook, simply email us your entry and if you have a blog, a link to that too so we can still pop past for a visit. You may combine your entry with 3 other challenges. You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation. International entries are very welcome.

Hope to see your amazing layouts in our Facebook gallery.