Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Art Smorgasbord - No Solid Theme

Greetings!  I like having a thematic thread that connects all my pieces, but was not able to achieve a solid one this week.  However, I believe they are at least somewhat meaningful pieces and they are Earth friendly.

Celebration of Love
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Purple Heart
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
These first two pieces were inspired by Christ, love and a painting technique I learned from Kristina Werner.  I used the Rays & Retro Circles folders by Tim Holtz to emboss my cardstock backgrounds.  For my "Celebration of Love" postcard, I drew the stylized Christ King on an old Church bulletin using a black micron pen, a red Faber-Castell marker, and diamond Stickles.  I used a set of Magnetic Poetry word stamps to print my text tiles on the back of a Starbucks cup warmer.  I mounted my design on a piece of 6x4" black cardsctock and added a strip of Smash washi tape to the border.  I am submitting this piece to Sunday Postcard Art - Tape it!Collage Obsession: Let's Make Mail Art!, and Orange You Glad It's Friday.  For the card, I used a leather purple Heart, which I embellished with a scrap of red Sizzix paper, an EK Success Fastenater, an old button, and strands of fiber.  I am submitting this piece to Simon Says Stamp and Show - Challenge Color, Artists in Blogland, and Mandarin Orange Monday #39.


Proverbs 12:10
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Philemon 1:4
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
These next two pieces were inspired by my girls, my 3 dogs, and two different Bible Verses.  I took the photograph during Easter, when my youngest daughter was having a "conversation" with the dogs.  I thought it was precious the way they were all three sitting up listening to her.  It reminded me of what is taught in  Proverbs 12:10, "The righteous care for the needs of their animals."  I am submitting this piece to Artist's Play Room #54 - Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes52 Photos Project Gallery 1 {Conversation}Word Art Wednesday, Inspiration Avenue - Talk to the Animals, and Inspire Me Monday #69.  For my art journal page, I quoted Philemon 1:4, "I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers," because my girls and dogs are part of my daily prayers.  I did the hand lettering and cartoon scene using a micron pen, Faber-Castell markers, and Prismacolor pencils.  I am submitting it to What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 203Paint Party Friday - Week 7 Year 3, and Sunday Sketches.

Sail Away
© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
Last, but not least, I worked on this masculine card inspired by my blogging friend Adri Munhoz's sketch at Blog Dos Desafios #13.  (By the way, I don't know Portuguese, but between my knowledge of Spanish and occasionally Google translator I figure it out.  LOL!)  I used a McGill stamp punch and a paper cutter, as well as tan paper, a K&Company fish print, and a Clearsnap blue ink pad, to create the background.  I used a Tim Holtz Picture Wheel die, a K&Company print, a Martha Stewart compass stamp, a brad, and a K&Company seahorse to create my focal point.  I really like the way the my background pattern shows through the little windows!  I hand cut and lettered my banner.  As a finishing touch, I added a real seashell and a reef knot I made with some satin cording.  I am also submitting this card to Take a Word Challenge - SeaSimon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes, Illustration Friday, and Paper Saturdays.

I hope you found my post meaningful and appreciated my Earth friendly touches.  You are cordially invited to follow my blog and/or leave a comment.  The latter is truly motivational to me.  I always make it a point to leave a comment on the blogs of those that leave a comment for me… as well as comments to bloggers that don't reciprocate.  Blessings!

67 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

They are all lovely! Definitely a spiritual theme runs through your work! Like the influence by your daughters too.

VonnyK said...

I always love looking at your art and have missed it while my computer has been playing up. It's still not fixed but is working, just. I love your purple heart card with all the swirls, just fab and lovely to see your daughter happily talking to the dog. We have a lot of pets too and I'm sure they understand everything we say to them :)
Have a great week.
Von #28

bockel24 said...

I like the colour combination in your SPA piece - thanks for playing!

Melanie said...

I like your art work. And the sketch you made is so beautyfull. ( and sweet with the dogs.)
Liefs, Melanie

Borqna said...

Hello dear Arnoldo!
Your Art Smorgasbord is gorgeous!
That your cards are very pleasing to the eye and the soul. Many thank you for sharing your talent with us!
I love the picture with your lovely daughter. A sketch of your daughters and dogs is magnificent.
Wish you much joy, health and inspiration!
Good luck!

Paula (PEP) said...

Phil 1:$ & Pr 12:10 are both favourites of mine - the photo of your daughter talking to the dogs is wonderful & I particularly like your art journal page that ensued.
Have a super week.
Paula (PEP)

sharon said...

Wonderful work as always, I really love the art journal page inspired by your pets and girls. The masculine card is cool too. Blessings

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Olá Arnoldo!!!Bom dia!!!
Obrigada por participar do Blog dos Desafios.
Belíssimo cartão masculino, amo o tema que escolheu.
Fique com Deus.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Arnoldo,
Such talent God has blessed you with. There is a specific annointing on your work. Those sweet young ladies, smiling with thier pets at hand surrounded with God's Word.....priceless!
We all appreciate seeing what you have created and posted with us at here Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Jez said...

I enjoyed your post as always, and all your pieces of artwork. So varied and so well done. I think my favourites are the sketch of your daughters and the Sail Away.

michellegd.com said...

sweet photo of your daughter and the dogs ;)

Lin said...

Arnoldo, I love the card you made for our challenge - what a wonderful supply list from so many different companies! Blue is my favorite color, but you blew this card out out of the water (pun intended :)) Love that you added a real seashell too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!!

Jackie said...

I like all of your work
The photo of your daughter with the dogs is really lovely as is your journal page
Thank you for sharing your work
Jackie 15

Cat Beringer said...

Really love that photo, there's a real story in that shot!

Patrice said...

Love that first angel card, Arnoldo!

Deborah said...

love your "Sail Away"!

Pia Rom said...

Welch eine wunderbare Zusammenstellung! Mein Favorit ist Celebration of Love wegen all den schönen Texturen und der Helligkeit und Liebe, die es ausstrahlt ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Dan said...

Great pieces, I love the rich colours you've applied to your embossed backgrounds. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Winnie said...

Such great pieces Arnoldo! That is a great shot of your daughter with the dogs, it is so funny how they are all watching her like she is the teacher and them the students.. Your depiction in the book is darling, and perfect sentiment for it. Your fun lettering is a great addition. Your sail away card jumped out at me as it reminded me of my late hubby and his love of all things nautical. The addition of the rope knot, sea horse and compass is great. What a fun way to use that die! Have a great weekend!! Looking forward to next week's journey through your art!

Anita Houston said...

Oh those glorious rays of sun...perfectly colored and the then the heart on Christ...I LOVE this!!! It caught my eye and it was hard to look else where. I loved the purple heart too...reminds me of those lost at war, sadly. The dangly bits are fun and colorful and provide interest...it makes the whole card pop! Love the way you recycle or should I say upcycle! Thank you for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

maria said...

Both cards are lovely!

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice work this week, love the photo of your daughter and the doggies! Valerie

Lorraine said...

looks fab happy ppf

Leovi said...

Maravillosas composiciones. Me encanta la foto en B/N con la adiestradora de perros. Saludos.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

looks great Ronaldo !
happy PPF!
xxx
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

Dianne said...

So many inspiring pieces...really adore the Celebration of Love piece, but they are all lovely! happy PPF!

Gloria in CA said...

Very nice work Arnoldo. All your pieces are soulful. Thank you.

Linda said...

Love your earth day touches Arnoldo and how you carried the theme of love in each project. Beautiful. Happy PPF!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art almost always has a deeper meaning, and brings joy from a pure place when you really look at it with your heart. I enjoy your style of art so much, and you bless me with it more than you can know. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with us again this week, Arnoldo. May God bless your days and keep you in the safety of His wings.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

It's marvelous to see your dogs with your daughter....what a delight and they are all so cute and your daughter so pretty. Love that circles embossing it really brings out the piece. Happy PPF

Anne Manda said...

Wonderful pieces, really love the first colorful, cheerful pieces that combine many elements in a fun way! The photo with dogs -it is so cute and precious! The drawing with two girls is fresh and pretty! Sail Away is very stylish! Very well done! :)

Kim said...

Love them all but the Purple Heart journal is definitely my fav! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend! HPPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Another prolific week!
Love the black and white pic with the doggies! :)
I love all the blooms, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary

Lmkazmierczak said...

Amazed at your process...hope you ck out my blog: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/04/woman-at-well.html

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Arnoldo,
I love your first on, the angel and I love your Journal page and I love them all :) Spiritual art is a Special Kind of art, I think and I can see the meaning behind it.
Happy PPF
Erika

Adri Munhoz said...

Arnoldo, amazing job: I loved all of them. And particularly your masculine card: you made a wonderful job with my sketch, thank you! and thank you for be with us at Blog dos Desafios, God bless you and your beautiful family

Tracey Fletcher King said...

your work is so wonderfully consistent... every visit finds the same thoughtful and considered works that are beautfiully realised... love the one of your daughter chatting with the dogs... very familiar as it reminds me of Phantom and Mushu...
have a great creative week
t xx

JoyCorcoran said...

Sometimes it's nice just to wander and not have a destination :) Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work -- love the Purple Heart most.

Faye said...

A great array of beautiful paintings, Arnoldo. I can't choose a favorite but I do love the Christ the King one and also the girls with the dogs. Beautiful.

Jessica Sporn said...

What a wonderful week of art a creativity. Love them all, but the first one is my favorite. Happy Friday and thank you for your kind words on my blog!

Annabelle said...

Beautiful spiritual artwork all around Arnoldo.
So love the picture of your daughter with the three sweet hearts...precious!
My favourite of the art work is of course the one with the girls and pups. Thanks for sharing.

Giggles said...

Very nice art work and I love your daughter with the dogs....so sweet!! There can never be enough love spread through the world! Purple heart is awesome too!

Hugs Giggles

Lizbethem said...

I always enjoy your blog posts. The nautical card you made is just right! God bless you.

Tiffany said...

Lovely work, as always! Bravo!

Bella said...

I see beautiful art - but that photo! What a great take on the conversation prompt. Thanks, Arnold, for continuing on with us @ 52 Photos Project. Your work is always inspiring.

Victoria said...

Wow Arnoldo..another wonderful post full of treasures..beauty, love, faith and inspiration! I LOVE the photo of your daughter and the dogs..how magical and special and very touching! Love all of your art..they all touch my heart! The seahorse is fabulous..purple heart is powerful and the first one also very beautiful!I love all of your creations!
Wishing you a wonderful wkd!
Happy PPF and PS!
Victoria

Manon Visser said...

When I saw the photo of your daughter I had to think of my own daughter she has a way with animals that really makes my heart melt. I love what you did with it in your journal. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to your toilet roll art!
Manon

Barb Cady said...

A beautiful assortment, all linked by love. The masculine cards are brilliant and I love the photo of your daughter doing a Dr.Doolittle impression! X

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo trabalho...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

lessandragr said...

Thank you for a great post! It's too hard to pick a favorite because they are all so inspiring! I'm definitely partial to multimedia though so will single out your first two creations of the angel and purple heart and your Sail Away.

ASHISH BARDHAN said...

Amazing Sketching. I would like to this in my Diary.
Anyways, Here's my artwork for this week.
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/the-fighter/
!! Happy Sundays !!

Lynn McG-E said...

I love the shot of your dogs conversing with your daughter. So precious.

A Creative Harbor said...

Wow! So versatile and talented work ~ lovely ^_^

Christine said...

Lovely assortment! Happy SS.

Lou Anne said...

Arnoldo, I love that you shared your daughter talking with the dogs. (And the dogs talking back of course!) Thanks for participating in the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week. Your work is always a pleasure to see.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful collection of art works.
Hugs Anja

Arte em Papel said...

Lindo trabalho!
Obrigada pela participação no Blog dos Desafios.
beijos

Julia said...

Your art is so wonderful and inspiring.
Hugs,
Julia

Ritu Dua said...

Wow...such beautiful pieces !...I especially love the one inspired by your girls and dogs :)

poppylocke said...

Lovely pieces, all of them! I'm especially taken with the last sail away one - it's put together beautifully, and you reminded me of picture wheels which I'd had as a kid and had completely forgotten about!
Fantastic photograph of your daughter with the dogs too :)

Anna-Karin said...

Another gorgeous post. Love the embossing folder colouring! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

SAMARA said...

Hi Arnoldo: Your art is so incredibly diverse. The art you dedicate to your girls is very beautiful. I love the back to back sharing...geez...isn't this just what we girls do! The earth day DOES show throughout. I really love the first piece and can truly see the Christ Principle at work in it and the mixed media wonder you have incorporated. It is truly and authentically wonderful how you combine the best art companies stash etc. with the oldest books on earth! {heart} samara navi

Gemiel said...

Another wonderful smorgasbord!!! I absolutely love the photo of your daughter and your dogs. It looks like something out of a storybook. Blessings!

Liza said...

Love your work!

Liz (yacb)

Gotham Girl said...

The PERFECT capture for conversations! Love it!

Adri Munhoz said...

Hi Arnoldo, have you seen this?
http://sodesafios.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/sorteio-desafio-13.html#comment-form
Hugs

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Parabéns Arnoldo, TOP 3 no Blog dos Desafios. Amamos sua participação.
Fique com Deus.