Sunday, November 23, 2014

T is for Thanksgiving 2014

Salutations!  To me, Thanksgiving is a day to watch the Macy's parade, set the Thanksgiving table-scape, share a meal with loved ones, watch the Texas' Aggies play (Gig-em!), and most importantly, praise the Lord for all the blessings that He's bestowed upon me.  This year, I am thankful for:

Thanksgiving Day Card
Various Card Stock, Punches, and Twine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thanksgiving
… my tender loving family and friends;

Change From The Heart
Mixed Media Tag
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - November
… the transformative changes occurring in my family;

"Solitud, fuente de vida y juventud"
(Solitude, fountain of life and youthfulness)
Inspired by Pablo Picasso
Mixed Media
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Art Journal Journey - Inspired by Masters
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #151
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #286
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 38 Year 4
…the tranquil evenings I spend in my art studio;

St. James Episcopal Church's Pumpkin Patch
iPhone Photo
Lorik's Mandarin Orange Monday #120
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Look Down
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #160
… the traditional settings that color the holidays;

A Double Rainbow Over My Home
iPhone Photo
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - T is for Thrilling
… and the thrilling moments that life brings.

May your week be filled with
love, joy, peace
and many other blessings!

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!