Out and About

Wow, we're half way through January of 2014!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun, and so far I've been blessed with a busy but marvelous year.  With that in mind, my post is all about getting out and exploring the world, even though it may just be through cyberspace sometimes - LOL!

Styling - Art Journal
Pencil, Watercolor Pencils and Brush Markers
Piarom's Mix It Monthly - Odd Hats
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #106
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog - No White
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday
Jen's Artist Playroom #89
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Home is Where The Heart Is - Tag Art
Dies, Embossing Folders, Punches, Seweasy, Various Paper Prints, Embroidery Floss, & Ribbon
Tag Tuesday - Shelters/Homes
Order of the Opus Gluei #174 - Need a Lift?
Craftitude Challenge #56 - Anything Goes (Ribbons)
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #241
Word Art Wednesday #115
London - Tag Art
Dies, Scissors, Stamps, Embossing Folders, Embossing Powder, Washi Tape, Ink Pads, Paper Prints, Watercolors, Flocking Powder, Various Solid/Print Cardstock, Wooden Stick, Acrylic Paint, Rub-ons, Calligraphy Pen, Micron Pen, Label, Glues, Sequins, and Glass Beads
Tag Tuesday - Capital Cities
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It
Inspiration Avenue: Around the World
Try It On Tuesday: In With The New
Ornamental Cabbage/Kale Plant
iPhone 4S Photograph
Bella's 52 Photos Project #39 - {Wide Open Spaces}
Let The Sun Shine!
Alteration of Cabbage/Kale Using Pixelmator
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesdays - A is for Alteration
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday
Lorik's Mandarin Orange Monday #77
I hope you enjoyed my artistic journey out and about.  Thank you for all your thoughtful comments during my last post.  Blessings!


This is awesome, Arnoldo. Is the first one a self-portrait, or of someone else? It's amazing. Great art as always, and thanks so much for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday
Granmargaret said…
Lovely work. thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.
Lorraine A said…
Gorgeous tags Arnoldo :-) being British I especially love the London one :-)
fabulous artwork too, the 'Styling' is brilliant !! you are so very talented ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
Borqna said…
Congratulations Arnoldo!
I like your artwork, that you present today - the Styling, the both tags - great cottage and English guardsman!
Your pictures are also interesting - I haven't seen such a plant!
The sun is very original and beautiful!
Wish you health, creative inspiration and success!
Zoe said…
Wow! What a fabulous Journal page, very clever in deed, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx
fantastic projects Arnoldo! AMAZING!
Kate said…
Yes, this is a VERY different and ARTISTIC cabbage/kale photo. Kate, ABC Team
Unknown said…
Sew sweet a tag. All those little pieces make quite a fun picture. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
I pray that bountiful Blessings come your way,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
Kelly said…
I always enjoy your work. Tags captured me right away but then I'm a tag kind of girl ;-) Creative Blessings!
ALTERED states!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Paula (PEP) said…
I never quite know what I may find when I visit you - fancy seeing one of the famous Buckingham Palace Guards & I love the way he's perched on the word "London." Your kale photo is so interesting & I'm astonished what Pixelmator magic did to it - it looks like an exploding meteorite in that one.
Hope you have a good rest of January.
Paula (PEP)
Leslie: said…
Love the alteration but do like all of your art journal.

abcw team
Saints Rule! said…
What beautiful colors! Just love the vibrant tone! And the tags are amazing! Your projects always bring a smile to my face! Thank you so much for sharing your project with Word Art Wednesday!
Evil Edna said…
very cool, esp love that cabbage. thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE
Meggymay said…
A fantastic selection of projects. Thank you for sharing your London tag with us at TioT's. The Guardsman looks a real smart chap..
Your new projects are awesome! I especially like the drawing!
Heather Foust said…
You have been busy! All equally marvelous!
Giggles said…
Lots of marvelous artwork here my friend....I love love love the hat... the london tag and the digital piece!! Wonderful start to the year!

Hugs Giggles
Valerie-Jael said…
Llots of lovely work here! Valerie
Netty said…
Hi Arnoldo, long time no see. Terrific sketch and lovely tags. Enjoy the weekend, Happy PPF, Annette x

Mrs.B said…
Hi Arnoldo, This is a great tag.
Love the picture too
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x
Nancy B said…
I love that snazzy hat! I was wondering if that was a selfie too. The home tag is so pretty. I especially like the sewing on it.
The London tag is wonderful! And the kale photo is pretty just as is and then you made it really wow when you altered it!
Lorraine said…
lovely hat..happy ppf
EVA said…
What a fabulous sketch of that very stylish man!

Your photoshopped version of the flowering kale is incredible as well - fascinating it turned out that way.

All lovely pieces.
Faye said…
Great variety in your posts this week, Arnoldo. I like your sketch. Your tag is awesome. Very nice.
GlorV1 said…
Lots of fun projects Arnoldo. Looks like much fun. You've been busy. Great job on all.
Unknown said…
love all your new creations!!! well done!!! Happy PPF!!!
Christine said…
nice assortment this week Arnold! The kale is beautiful.
Linda Kunsman said…
wonderful creations as always Arnoldo. I must say I just LOVE your "Stylish" sketch!!
sharon said…
Love all of them, I especially love the first drawing. have a great week.
DVArtist said…
oh yeahhhh stylin. All of your art is amazing.
peggy gatto said…
you seem to do it all!!!
Love the hat!
What a COOL drawing, and gorgeous vibrant color on that photo! Love the London tag...the nutcracker soldier is wonderful!
Maria Medeiros said…
Forgive me my friend for I didn't come by last time. I see you keep creating wonderful and various styles of art. Very lovely! I really like the mood of your Art Journal Styling. Home is where the Heart is Tag is so lovely!!! The london tag is wonderful! I hope one day to visit london. My favorite show is filmed there. :D Coronation Street! :D Your photo and digital work are magical! Have a lovely weekend!!! Happy Creating!
Redlane Geraine said…
The Home Is Where the Heart Is tag looks great. And I love what you did with the photo of the cabbage. I'm checking out pixelmator.
Jez said…
All beautiful art pieces, but I particularly admire the graphic qualities of the portrait with the hat, at the beginning.
I was reading your comment on Giggles' post, and just from 'meeting' you through blogs can add to your list of your four qualities 'generous' 'kind' and 'caring'. So glad to have met you.
Meihsia Liu said…
Hi, Arnoldo, I love all your beautiful art works especially the fabulous drawing on the art journal and the wonderful London tag. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)
Ritu Dua said…
Each piece, each stroke,each shade and every thought that prevails in your artwork is a story in itself :)
Helen said…
They are great and I admire anyone who tackles drawing/painting a face.
Happy SS
stefanie stark said…
Arnoldo, I totally fell in love with your "Home-is-where-the-heart-is" tag art! Really I love it so much! Also your sketch is beautiful and the London tag art too. And the other artwork. A great imagination!
Debbie said…
i love your art today, especially the man in the hat! It's always fun to see your art, with all it's variety.
Fun hat and cute tags! I'm having a great time exploring the world of Sunday Sketches today. :D
Lmkazmierczak said…
Catching up from OYGIF....Your art is imbued with a certain flair that really catches my eye. Thanks♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/vegas-windows/
Electra said…
I love your work this week, Arnoldo. That England tag is delightful and of course, your house is perfect for our challenge. The embroidery floss is such a wonderful addition! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei, we are always so happy to see you and your work!
PiaRom said…
Ohh Arnoldo how could I miss this!! So incredible your painting with the cool yellow hat!! Totally love the motion whats in it!! Great one!! and I have to say I love the photo of the cabbage! Those colors are gorgeous and I love cabbage anyways!! So happy you take part at Mix It Monthly this month ♥ Conny
Anonymous said…
love the first drawing!
Annemor said…
Great work, but to be honest, the sun got my eye.
Have a nice day.

Leovi said…
Maravillosas composiciones, en especial me gusta Let The Sun Shine!
Unknown said…
Fantastic series of images you did. WOW... Great and inspiring !

My contribution:
Jane said…
Such fun and imaginative art! I love Let the Sun Shine! That came out with such pizazz and sunny warmth!
Excelentes trabalhos....
Ellie Knol said…
Your creations looks fabulous!

Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT
xxx Ellie xxx
Amazing projects my friend, coming from you it doesn't surprise me, you are such a talented artist and with inmense creativity human being. I am very happy to have met you and may you always be very blessed.
Alice said…
hey, arnoldo. i love that London tag! wonderful collage work :)
Barb Cady said…
Great tags Arnoldo, I'm loving the photo of the ornamental cabbage and your interpretation of it. Lovely work. X
Winnie said…
Such a fun little journey with you this morning! Your painting is just lovely! Love the tags as well. Lots of details on each of them, especially the London one. love the lettering on that too! Your photos of the kale are so pretty. We are expecting 14 inches of snow tonight, so I can't see anything in my garden currently, and love the color of your plant!
manomij said…
Happy Paper Saturday Arnoldo and happy exploration on the web. I think it is as good as the real thing. Manon
Melissa Bove said…
Amazing art Arnoldo!! Everything I come here I am treated to such fabulous talent!! Love it!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Bonnie Irvine said…
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog because there is inspiration galore. Love the portrait in your art journal...he is stylin'! Your two tags are very cool...lots of detail and layers to explore. Thanks for Joining our Anything Goes/Ribbons and Pearls challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.
Rosemary said…
No surprise, I love EVERYTHING you've made and shared here. Such a rich variety, I love that home tag - it is so cozy and colorful - just like HOME should be and will be a lift to anyone who views it. I like the curve of the fence, it adds a special little touch that draws the viewer in to look deeper and then pick up the other elements.

My other favorite of this post, and it is hard to select, is the altered photo of the cabbage/kale into a vibrant sun, I LOVE THAT!

Thank you for sharing with us at Opus Gluei, I sound like a broken record but your art is so wonderful, so heartfelt, it brings joy to come over and take a look!
JKW said…
I love the Tag Art, but the Styling journal guy is truly something else. I haven't seen art like yours. Extremely creative. Thanks for the visit. Blessings, Janet PPF
flossbite said…
Great stuff! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.