My Summer Plans

Summer is here, and I couldn't be happier!  I plan to take time to create, smell the roses, and be on the road.  The latter should allow me to recharge, so that I may undertake all the tasks the Lord sets for me during the Fall.

Time to Create
Mixed Media & Hand Lettering
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - June
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog - Back in Time
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #136
Rather it's drawing, painting, decorating, working on paper crafts, or any other artsy activity, this Summer I plan to work on something creative every single day.  Today, I worked on the tag above, in which I lettered my affirmation for the Summer.  It felt so good to play with colors, textures, and lines!  Next on my list is finishing a painting of Father Joseph and Jesus which I started last Summer.  It sounds like an appropriate piece to work on, considering Father's Day is this coming weekend!

Smell the Roses
Marker Doodled Rose
Tag Tuesday - Roses
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 14 Year 4
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #128
I also plan to spend more time with family, read, and exercise on a daily basis.  I got to visit with a lot of family during the weekend, as we celebrated my wife's birthday and my youngest daughter's high school graduation.  It was exhausting, but we had a lot of fun and made great memories too.  I also got to catch-up on a couple of books, walk, and take some laps in our swimming pool during the last couple of days.  I hope I can keep it up, since it was both relaxing and re-energizing!

Aggies Flying Victorious
Bella's 52 Photos Project - {Busy Street}
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - V is for Vehicle's Velocity & the Victorious Aggies
Jen's In the Studio
Finally, I plan to be on the road around the great state of Texas.  During July, my family and I will be driving to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Area to visit my mother.  We will also be driving to the airport to greet my oldest daughter, who will be flying in from Barcelona, Spain.  After that, we'll be driving to College Station, to move my youngest daughter, who will be joining her older sister at Texas A&M University.  It is bound to be bitter-sweet, since we're VERY proud of them, but we'll become empty nesters.

Well, that brings me to the end of my Summer plans.  I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment on my last post, as well as greet all my faithful followers.  Here's to a blessed Summer!


Valerie-Jael said…
Beautiful tag, love the colours. Have a great summer, Valerie
Good luck for all your plans!
Fab artwork Arnoldo!
happy summer to you!
A VERY full, fine summer you have planned!
Leovi said…
Maravillosas mariposas, que bonito diseño!
Zoe said…
Hi Arnoldo, I'm loving your version of the June 12 tags for 2014, I'm too a huge fan of his lordship TH lol! And I'm keeping on track with the tags, I made a promise at the beginning of the year to do every months, and so far so good.
Thank you so much for sharing your super version with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx
A busy summer. I understand that empty nester thing. Has it's good side as well as a down side. But you make do with however it shakes! And smile for them.
Bindu said…
Love the Rose Doodle. Nice plans for summer. I am going to be an empty nester too this year. I can understand the feeling of proud and sadness combined with the seperation anxiety.
peggy gatto said…
Great art start!!!
Congratulations on graduation!
Now , have fun!!
Unknown said…
The background on the tag is a perfect landing spot for those beautiful butterflies. This is so creative, especially the colors and layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
Carole Robb Bisson
Thought I would pop over to see you though there are no WOYWW numbers today because Julia is ill.
Love the tag and what great plans you have for the summer.
Happy crafting, Angela @Felix the Crafty Cat x
Absolutely stunning!
Jennifer said…
Just Beautiful! i love the vibrant colour in the butterflies and how it corresponds to the colour beneath. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
zandra said…
Makes the soul feel good to play! Just so, pretty.
Hugz, Z
Winnie said…
Love your summer tag! The fun use of color really says summertime. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Funny how everything happens at once. We had dance recitals, classes and my hubby's play this weekend. Great memories! Enjoy your creative time,and the summer break!!
bing said…
what lovely plans! hope you'll be able to complete them all.

Margik said…
Este tag es impresionante, tiene unos colores fabulosos y un gran diseño.
Kokopelli said…
Aaaahhh, summer! And I love those big red hibiscus flowers. Sadly here we can only have the potted ones. It gets too cold in winter. Happy PPF!
Victoria said…
Such gorgeous works and images...I love-love the butterfly magic and the word..very meditational for me..beautiful!! Enjoy your time away and wishing that your empty nest will be filled with lots of creativity, new adventures and joy ahead!
Marji said…
Sounds like wonderful summer plans full of family and playful art. Beautiful tags.
GlorV1 said…
Enjoy the summer with your family Arnoldo! You deserve it. Fabulous tags, love the butterfly who to me when they visit in my garden are the souls of loved ones gone. Have a wonderful weekend.
Your tags are so pretty. Have a wonderful summer :-)
Linda Kunsman said…
those vibrant butterflies on your tag are gorgeous!! I love the sweet rose tag too. It sounds like you are going to have a perfect summer filled with a nice balance of things. Happy summer!
Laila said…
Let me start by saying, you're going to have a busy summer. Your affirmation tag is beautiful, but most I like your ideas of using your art in every day life. That tiny little rose is just adorable, again I admire your ideas of how to use your art. Very inspiring.
Thanks for sharing.
Neesie said…
Beautiful art as usual Arnoldo,
By the sound of it you are going to be busy this summer.
Good luck with all that you plan...I'll look forward to seeing your creations.
Blessings ;)
Both tags look lovely, and especially enjoy the butterflies! Have a lovely summer!
Christine said…
beautiful mixed media tag! Here's to summer, it goes by so fast!
Your tag is fantastic! LOVE the butterflies and color! Really gorgeous! Great mini tags too!
bellefrogworks said…
Your posts and your artwork are always full of your heart - a big change in life becoming empty nesters - Your tag is just lovely - full of things to look at and touch. I hope your summer is full of rest and fun and reconnecting.
DVArtist said…
Your art is lovely as ever. Is that ok for a man's art. I think is. You have such a talent. You have a busy summer coming up. Glad you will have time with your mom and daughters
Have a happy weekend
Donna B. said…
Love your tag! Those butterflies are beautiful and I really like how you did the background. Sounds like you had a busy weekend your summer is going to be fairly full. I want to create everyday too. I love having summer off!!
Giggles said…
Beautiful tags and lots of adjustments coming in the fall! I hope you stick to your creative plan and enjoy your summer to the fullest! Everyone knows teaching is one the thee most important professions so you need to rejuvenate for the future! What better way to feed your soul , than with family, creativity and god!!

Have a great holiday!

Hugs Giggles
VonnyK said…
You always inspire me Arnoldo. You are so positive and happy and very busy by the sounds of it. I'm sure it will be very sad for you to see your last daughter leave home but such a proud time too and at least the two sisters will be together. Your tag is beautiful, have a wonderful summer. I am rugging up from the cold as it's winter here now.
denthe said…
Sounds like you're making some great plans for summer. It's always good to be creative every day, sadly though we often don't take enough time for it or life gets in the way. Your tag is looking beautiful and summer-y ....
sheila 77 said…
Hello Arnoldo, I haven't been here for a while and that's my loss. Your plans for the summer sound fantastic with lots of time for yourself and family and art-making, a great idea.
I really love your butterfly tag, so cheerful and colourful and artistic and with a good word, "Create".
Thanks for your very nice comment on my blog and "see" you again soon.
Ariel said…
Your tag is so beautiful. Hope you have a lovely summer.
Have a great weekend
Unknown said…
Love the colours you've used, not over the top but just enough to stand out. Safe driving! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)
Jez said…
Lovely tag in beautiful colours, and what a good idea to plan all the things you want to connect with during the vacation. I love the idea for Paper Saturdays with your little rose tag. Have a good summer - and add in some 'just lounging around time' as well!
Thank you as always for your kind thoughts while I am not so well.
Lisabella Russo said…
I love your tags, they are gorgeous! Such delicate beauties. It sounds like you have quite a summer planned. It sounds wonderful!
Abela said…
Happy summer to you, pretty pink label. saludos
Kim said…
Gorgeous tags. I love the butterflies. I also love the idea of doing something creative every day. I think it really does recharge you. Happy relaxing this summer :)
Unknown said…
That sounds like a nic summer plan. Have a wonderful summer and safe drives. Your tags are lovely, love the colours.
Enjoy your Sunday
carol l mckenna said…
Happy Father's Day and love the design and colors of your creations for SS ~ enjoy the summer ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
Michellem said…
Your create tag is beautiful - I hope you summer turns out as wonderful as it sounds! Happy creating!
manomij said…
Happy belated Paper Saturdays. I am sorry I am a bit late.
Jen Price said…
Have SO much fun traveling and have a great time in my city, Dallas!
Hetty said…
Beautiful variation on the June tag!