Monday, September 14, 2015

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This is the Life @ ARTastic

Well I have had 3 days of a health 'reprieve' - no idea why, but it has been brilliant. My red blood cell count is down, and usually I am huffing around, but gee it is amazing...whatever it is - thank you!

So I have scrapped...

Here is the September challenge from ARTastic 

 A little about William Knox

William Dunn Knox was born in Adelaide in 1880.
He studied at the National Gallery of Victoria where he won a coveted prize for drawing. In 1918 he became a member of the Victorian Artists Society and later a member of the society’s council. In 1919 he became a member of the Australian Artists’ Association with whom he held his first solo exhibition.and as a businessman became the. manager of the Eagle and Globe Steel Co.  Knox Plein Aire painting followed the tradition of the Heidelberg painters. Most of his paintings started as sketches or colour notes done on location and were later finished in his Heidelberg studio. In the 1929 catalogue forward to his exhibition Streeton wrote ‘there is something alluring and almost lyrical about many of Mr Knox’s small paintings'.  
Knox became a founding member of the Australian Academy of Art, formed in 1937, an anti-modernist group chaired by the then attorney general, Robert Menzies.  His works are represented in the National Art Gallery, Canberra, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory, Art Museum Armidale, Bendigo Art Gallery, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery
William Knox died in Melbourne in 1945.
I was very impressed with this painting & have been waiting to feel well enough to do it justice and scrap it. Plus having a great photo - thanks Jade.
Here is my page. 
I have used the sandy colours, the sea, the birdies -  all set at the beach last Saturday.
Here is my Pete & Jade's Pete, paddling in the water at Evans Head in northern NSW ( I call it Heavens)...I took one look at this photo & loved it.
Added the colours of the sand, plus embellies from Amy Tan & Basic Grey.
And a couple of closeups

Thank you for a great challenge Jane & the DT's I loved working on this.

Hugs xx



  1. Totally delightful layout Debi and a big YAY to feeling better and being able to scrap - may there be many, many more such days!! Thank you for being inspired by our artwork on ARTastic and playing along with us.

  2. Your page looks amazing, Debi. Love how you have used the colours. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  3. I am so glad you are feeling well enough to scrap! Big YAAAY! for that;) And my gosh, you've [as always] done a fabulous job of the inspiration picture...... my fave bit is that amazing banner! I'm in serious looove...might get 'lifted' if that's ok...anyways, as always, lovely to have you playing with us at ARTastic this month:):)

  4. So glad you are feeling better and many more days like this I hope. A beautiful layout, I love all the little embellishments you have used and your banner. Thank you so much for sharing with us at ARTastic

  5. Beautiful page and a GREAT take of the challenge!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic!! Hugs Anna :)

  6. It's so nice to slow down for a bit and catch your breath and then to finish it off with some scrapbooking :-). I love, love your bunting. Awesome. And I had to smile at your journalling on your tag. Beautiful page. Thank you for sharing with us at ARTastic.

  7. Wonderful to see you well enough for a spot of scrapping, and such a gorgeous layout. Evans Head is such a beautiful part of the world, and you've done it justice. Love your work Debi :)

  8. Glad you're feeling better. This is a delightful page. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic.


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