Saturday, 23 April 2016

ARTastic - April Challenge

This month's challenge at ARTastic Challenge Blog is to use typography on your project, and the inspirational artwork is a piece called "We will Remember" by Josh Miels.

It's an absolutely beautiful portrait, stark and poignant. It's totally appropriate for this time of the year where we from Down Under are coming up to ANZAC Day. 

Just like last year, this ANZAC Day we will leave home at 4.30am and head into the city for the Dawn Service at the Shine of Remembrance in Melbourne where we will meet up with other family members. After the service we will have breakfast together at a nearby deli where we will, once again, laugh and enjoy each other's company ..... and give thanks that we are lucky enough to be able to do that.

I have done quite a few scrapbook pages over the years of family members who fought in various wars but, this time, I decided to scrap some photos from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. We went there a few years ago and it was so eerie looking at the names of my family members on the Wall of Remembrance. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful, and the museum is fascinating. Anyway, this is what created.

The first photo in the layout is the Wall of Remembrance. The second photo is a sculpture in the gardens of Simpson and his donkey carrying a wounded soldier. Simpson was one of Australia's most famous soldiers, a stretcher bearer who served briefly in the nation's first major campaign. The sculptor, Peter Corlett, wanted the figures to be accessible and he hoped that the donkey's nose would be rubbed smooth by the many people touching it. I guess he got his wish because the donkey's nose is now very shiny.  

I really enjoyed doing this challenge. I started off thinking and talking about one piece of art and finished up talking about a totally different artwork but, to me, they have something in common; they both represent humanity.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. 

Lest We Forget.

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