Sunday, November 9, 2014

R Is For Romero's Art

Salutations!  Although I find time in my art studio to be rejuvenating, due to my various responsibilities, I've only been able to rejoice in writing posts about it on a bi-weekly basis.  Fortunately I had a little time today, so I respectfully present to you a relatively short post with…

Texas A&M Family Weekend
iPhone Photos, Digital Art, Smash Products
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You
Try It On Tuesday - Colours of Autumn
Moo-Mania - Favourite Colors
Art to celebrate memories of my loving family relationships;

Masculine Yankee's Fan Birthday Card
Origami, Paper Print Collage, Circle Punch, Baker's Twine, and Markers
Freshly Made Sketches #161
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ornaments
Karen's Word Art Wednesday - #158
Art inspired in recognition of a dear friend's birthday;

Minotaur Collage - Art Journal Page
Pens, Tissue Print, Gelli Print, Die and Label
Art Journal Journey - Inspired by the Masters
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Denise, Roger and Leslie's ABC Wednesday - R is for Romero's Art
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #284
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 36 Year 4
And art inspired by the remarkable Pablo Ruiz y Picasso.

Hope you enjoyed my artwork as much as I enjoyed creating it!  In closing, I leave you with a verse from the Book of Revelation 3:20, "Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me."  Thank you for your visit and please leave a comment.  I find comments from my guests to be very reassuring.  Have a restful week!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

P is for Perspective

The word perspective refers to the technique of representing objects in a piece of art as they may appear to the eye to give the illusion of depth; a picture in perspective; or a point of view.  

To Shakespeare's Hamlet
Mixed Media Tag
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - October
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Treats
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday
As an artist, I focus a lot on the first two definitions when I work on my drawings, painting, photography, and other creative endeavors I like to delve into.

To a Car Aficionado
Tim Hotz Die, Micron Pen, & Assorted Papers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Craft
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #156
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #282
However, the last definition is one I hold dearly as well, since I always like to look at every issue from different perspectives before I make a decision.

Del Rio National Bank Original Lobby
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #147
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - P is for Perspective
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Point the Camera Up & Shoot
The latter is especially important to me when I'm dealing with my personal relationship with God, my family, my students, my professional work, and my finances.  In my mind, I'm following Jesus' advice in John 7:24, when he said, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement."  If I look at issues from different perspectives before making a decision, I'm less likely to make an erroneous judgement.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your gracious comments during my last post.  Your support is very motivational to me.  Blessings!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

N is for New Beginnings

In a world that seems to be growing in fear of terror, plague, and violence, we need to have hope for new beginnings.  Whatever our race, ethnic background, social/economic group is, regardless of personal believes, we need to unite in a mindset of love, grace, and peace for each other.  We need to take our resources and put them where are mouths are.  The new beginnings may not be everything we want them to be, but we need to accept them and move on.  United in spirit we will triumph, but will continue to fail miserably if we continue to divide.

Isaiah 40:8
Church Flowers Shot with iPhone & Edited on Pixelmator
Lorik's Mandarin Orange Monday #114
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #145
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Gallery 24 {Orange}
We may never agree about God, but as long as we are accepting of each other, we will find a common ground.

Birthday Card & Envelope Set for Abby
Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System, Martha Stewart Embellishments,  K&Company Note Set, Pressed Petals Cardstock Prints, & Zig Calligraphy Marker
Freshly Made Sketches #157
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Falling in Love With…
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #154
In the words of Seneca, the Roman philosopher, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

Robo-Chief School Team Logo 2014
Sharpie Micron Pens
Dion's Friday Sketches
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - N is for New Beginnings
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 32 Year 4
Therefore, I invite everyone to make an effort, no matter how small or large, for new beginnings in our world.  As per the Biblical verse found in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Blessings!