Happy Veterans' Day!

O Judge of all nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.  Grant that we may not rest unit all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.  This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer - Page 839

Although the artwork in this post was not inspired by my family, friends and other Americans that served in the military, I do enjoy the freedom to express myself artistically due to their sacrifices.  Therefore, I dedicate my post to them on this Veterans' Day Weekend.  Thank you!

"The respect for the rights of others is peace."
By Mexican President Benito Juarez
Ornamental Pen & Watercolor Design
Art Journal Page
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 35 Year 3
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Diana's 10-Minute Warm Up
Denise and Rodger's ABC Wednesday - R is for "Respect"
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #106
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Card
Tim Holtz Die and Hand Cut Pieces
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Patchwork
Order of the Opus Gluei: Challenge #169 Thank You
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #63
Lorik's Mandarin Orange #67
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #232
Mike's Greeting Card
Origami Fold & Hand Lettering
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep It Clean & Simple
Manon's Paper Saturdays

Try It On Tuesday - Colour Explosion
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Collage Tag
Tag Tuesday - Proverbs
Inspiration Avenue - Grandmother's Attic
Three Muses Challenge: Grunge/Print Background
Lantana Fruit
Digital Photography
Bella's 52 Photos Project: Gallery 29 {Round}
Jen's In The Studio
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #97
God Bless America!

Comments

Lynn Cohen said…
Always good to see what you've been up to!
So many beautiful creations to look at! I initially was checking out your patchwork project for our SSS challenge (gorgeous, as usual!) and then I was drawn in to all of your other stunning work as well. I adore your Veteran's Day tribute piece and love the swirling imagery of the text. Truly unique, as great art always is! Thank you for another inspiring read.
Giggles said…
Beautiful thoughts and gratitude for those great protectors! Thanks for sharing your lovely artwork!

Hugs Giggles
Ritu Dua said…
Such lovely images ! I am always attracted towards the variety you present :) Thanks for visiting me and all the appreciation !!
Paula (PEP) said…
I love coming to visit for your posts are always very unique. I was thrilled to see you quoting from The Book of Common Prayer - just beautiful & so eloguently expressive. Your Collage Tag is the one that make me chuckle - so true & the number of times I've asked Him to have some of His angels sit on the bonnet of a car……… I love those button wheels & the gems (or sequins??) you used for the headlights.
Take care
Paula (PEP)
maria said…
I will never get tired of your beautiful creations. Glad you decided to share them on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday.
Linda said…
beautiful dedication post and projects-love that origami fold! have a great week!
Lisa Carroll said…
Your projects are WONDERFUL, as always, Arnoldo! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Lou Anne Hazel said…
Beautiful work as always! I love the idea of putting special buttons on one of the tags for the Grandma's Attic challenge.
Leovi said…
Me ha encantado la tarjeta de felicitaciĆ³n a Mike!
Ozstuff said…
I love scrolling through your blog because there is always a treasure trove of goodies. The pieces you created for the Three Muses are creative and colourful and beautifully designed. Love all the other artworks too, of course!
wonderful post and projects Arnoldo!
blessings!
Jez said…
Such variety and each one beautifully imagined and composed piece of art. My absolute favourite is the Veteran's Day card for Remembrance Day. I love the way the word Peace flows into the image of the dove in the soft peaceful colours.
Cute car with its buttons and cheerful passengers looking out of the windows, confident of the presence of their guardian angel. I wonder why the car is called 'Delaware'?
Clever unusual fold on Mike's card which makes me think of a kite, so perhaps he is an 'outdoor man'.
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog - always appreciated.
Victoria said…
Wow..these are all fantastic! Love the tribute to veteran's day..very touching!Love the nature shot at the end..how magical and beautiful! Mike's card is awesome, vibrant and full of life! and my fave is the pumpkin gourd one..stunning! Wishing you a wonderful week Arnoldo!
Victoria, pencil and wing
Deann said…
A lovely dedication and excellent work...I hope you are feeling better.
Winnie said…
Always such a variety! I have never heard that quote before, and it was perfect for your piece! I am loving your tag and the great use of the jalopy with that true sentiment! What a lovely photo too! Never heard of that plant, but is is lovely.
Bee and Dee said…
Love you origami folding, brilliant colours. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee
Leintje* said…
Super cool, I love the tag with the quote never fly faster than your guardian angel can fly (it's the quote on my boyfriend motor bike..) beautiful art work, always a pleasure to visit and get inspired!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*
Valerie-Jael said…
Love all your creations. Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Saludos! Valerie
Meggymay said…
A fantastic selection of projects, all so unique and detailed. Thank you for joining us again at TioT's with your Colour Explosion card.
Yvonne
lorik said…
Once again a truly lovely collection...and as always... "straight from the heart". I love your Thanksgiving card...very decorative and gentle. Thank you again for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)
Manon Visser said…
That little car made me smile! Have a wonderful day Arnaldo. Blessings. Manon
Jackie said…
Love that pumpkin card it's fab!
A lovely collection of projects as always
Jackie15
Thank you for visiting already
Reader Wil said…
Thank you for your beautiful post and kind comment to mine! Every day we must remember those who died during the wars. War is hell. There are no winners, only losers.
Wil, ABCW Team
Lacey Lynne said…
Great post. I'd love for you to email me to showcase you one day for my "Men Craft Too" Section.
The Craft Donkey
#91
http://craftdonkey.blogspot.com/2013/11/whats-on-my-workspace-hmmm.html
We should try to show respect for various faiths.
ROG, ABC Wednesday
Andrea said…
amazing artwork and so varied thanks for an interesting post.. lots to see and inspire us.thanks for visiting and your kind words Andrea#35
Like your first card and I truly believe the quote of the Mexican president!
Laura Lunsford said…
What beautiful artwork, I love the way the Paz flows into the bird! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday and I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a blessed week! Laura
You have so many awesome projects posted here, Arnoldo. You're quite the busy (and talented) crafter and I'm always SO blessed and SO grateful that you share your talents with us. I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
Anita Houston said…
Great post! I love the pumpkin and all the patterns it has, and that tag with the car and one of my favorite sayings is special!
Mrs.B said…
Fabulous selection of projects and a wonderful origami folded card, love the bright colours you've used.
Thanks for sharing your art with us again at TioT.
Avril
Indrani said…
Lovely tribute!
One must not forget!
FABBY'S LIVING said…
Wonderful saying and so very true by a genious past president of your country, Benito Juarez. The pumpkin is awesome and the origamy is fabulous dear Arnoldo. You amaze me with your never ending talent, projects and creations. I appreciate your visits my sweet friend, you always make my day!
Hugs,
FABBY
amarnaik.com said…
a great tribute to veterans. beautiful card
Sirkka said…
You have many beautiful things here to see:) Good to remember veterans.
Jen Price said…
Beautiful Lantana fruit!
JoyCorcoran said…
Beautiful work as always. Nice to see the personalities of each piece.
Alexa said…
Great origami style card! Thank you for joining in the fun at TioT this fortnight. x
Rosemary said…
As always, food for the eyes and the heart. I love the sentiment you shared for Veterans' Day, it is beautiful. Your thank you is so good - I love the mix of the die and handcut pieces and the colors are so rich and warm.

Thank you for creating such wonderful art and sharing it with us at Opus Gluei. I have probably said it so much you are tired of reading it but it is a JOY when your name comes up in the links because I know I'm in for a treat. Take care and have a great weekend!