J is for Journey

An artist's journey can lead to a jolt of energy that erupts into the creation of amazing pieces of art within you.  This eruption is a juxtaposition of everything you know, love and care for.  It's not always easy, but when the time and mood are right, it happens.

Jessica's Wedding Shower
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die, Rulers Embossing Folder, Distress Inks, Copic Multiliners, Lace, & More
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challege - B is for… Bride to Be
Freshly Made Sketches - FMS 177 (A sketch by Karen)
Try It On Tuesday: Pearls For Girls
Sometimes the jolt is like a game of Jeopardy, where you have to take a risk and use everything you know, believe and care for to stay on the game.  It's a creative, problem solving experience with much at stake.  However, if you risk it all and get it right, you can easily be the joyous champion.

Bendita - Blessed
Mixed Media Collage
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Things That Fly
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #175
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #134
Kate's Express Your Creativity - Week 12
The journey can sometimes lead you into a jam, or what's worst, lead you to a judgmental entity that doesn't understand or acknowledge your artistry.  This junction in the journey makes you feel like an old jalopy.  The best thing to do in these instances, is to lick your jabs and move on.

Spring Shower Discoveries
Mixed Media Tag
Although an artist's journey can run into dangerous jungles, these can also be very rejuvenating.  Hence I keep the Lord's words in Psalm 46:10 close to my heart, "Be still, and know that I am God."  May your artistic journey be a blessing!

Comments

Valerie-Jael said…
Lots of beautiful creations again. Thanks for joining us at TIOT again! Have a good week, Valerie
sirkkis said…
Elegant and beautiful artwork. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.
Beautiful pieces are this all! WOW!
Thank you for joining
TRY IT ON TUESDAY!
Fabulous artwork! Thank you for joining us at TIOT!
Anita Houston said…
Your tag ROCKS...love Umbrella Man, and all the color underneath is perfect!!!
Jen Mitchell said…
These are so beautiful. So much color and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Reader Wil said…
Thank you the beautiful creations sharing with us. The colours are so cheerful. Have a blessed week.
Wil, ABCW.
Lmkazmierczak said…
Loved your jousting of J words...lovely creations as well♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/jagged-ice/
Great use of the letter J!
Trubes said…
Interesting use of the letter J Arnoldo and your artwork, as usual, is sublime.
Thank you for sharing,

Best wishes,

Di,
ABCW team.
Robyn Oliver said…
What a fabulous post Arnoldo, so true and love your art pieces too. Cheers RobynO#24
Lisca Meijer said…
I love your artwork Arnold. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a great week,
Lisca#33
PS I'm thinking of Shoshi today who's operation has been postponed yet again! I can't imagine how she must be feeling and I'm sure you'll join me in prayers for her and her husband.
Marit said…
Some beautiful projects/art on your desk Arnoldo! Keep on moving, taking one step after another, and keep on rockin' the artworld! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #45
you never REALLY know where the journey will take you!
ROG, ABC Wednesday
Shoshi said…
Arnoldo, Ps. 46 is one of my absolute favourites! I love how you have depicted the letter "J" and your art work, as always, is stunning. Thank you for your very kind words and your continuing prayers, and the reminder from another lovely Psalm! I am feeling a lot better about the postponement now, but am looking forward to hearing when it will be because not having a date makes planning so difficult. I'd never thought of Sophie, my tortie, being bipolar! Maybe she was! She was definitely off her head, that's for sure - but I loved her to bits!

God bless you.
Shoshi
Angela Radford said…
Hi Arnoldo, hope you are having a good week. Love you Tim tag for March. I am hoping to finish mine when I get home again.
Happy crafting, Angela x 28
VonnyK said…
You have such a beautiful way with words Arnoldo. You post is inspiring and the art is beautiful. I love the first card.
Have a wonderful week,
Von #34
Winnie said…
Such a beautiful post! Your seamstress card is so lovely, I love the way you used the tape measure embossing folder as the background to the lovely dress. The psalm you listed is one I was sent by a friend when I lost my husband as it helped him when he lost his sister. I recite that to myself when I feel I need calm and to bring myself to remember what is important etc.
Teresa Kline said…
hello! super unique cards, luv all the color and details! I am so thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*
Su-sieee! Mac said…
I recently started drawing and I'm always nervous when I start. Eventually the nerves are forgotten as I let go and let whatever flow. I'm often surprised where my journey took me. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Faye said…
Arnoldo, the colors in Blessed and Rain Showers are just super. I love the results that your creativity took you to.
Stanley Hattman said…
Always a treat for the senses--- especially the middle image. Cheers, Stan
Artatag said…
Lovely post, Arnoldo! I adore your wonderful pieces of art, great colours!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Gabriele 23
Erica Sta said…
Very fine captures for OYGIF... Most I like the cards.
sheila 77 said…
I'm glad you ended the description of this dangerous artistic journey with the calm words from the Psalm, thanks for that!
Have a wonderful weekend and following week.
Linda Kunsman said…
really beautiful creations Arnoldo along with an equally beautiful Psalm. I can't tell you how often I say to myself-be still and know that I am.
GlorV1 said…
Love your results. Wonderful colors and the perfect words to go with it. Nice job. Happy Spring to you.
Giggles said…
Love that scripture along with Let go and let god!!

It's a wonderful roller coaster ride but when you hit those perfect hills it's a joyful blast and worth every scary moment! There is nothing more emotionally rewarding then when your creativity comes together perfectly to your satisfaction. It's true bliss!!

Enjoy the creative adventure my friend!

Hugs Giggles
Kate Robertson said…
Love all the art you posted. Love the tags. Thanks for linking.

Kate
Some beautiful pieces this week. I especially liked the Bendita mixed media piece. Have a wonderful weekend.
I love the sewing card, and adding the tulle to the dress is absolutely PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us, Arnoldo. Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
Ariel said…
Lovely artwork.Thank you for sharing the verse.
Ayala Art said…
Great art and such true words....
Thanks for the Psalm.
Lizzie said…
Hi Ronaldo, I came over from Julia's blog, but I can't seem to find your WOYWW post...
Still, you've been making some fun and lovely art, so I'm glad to be here anyway. Maybe you will have a Worktable shot for us next Wednesday!

Love the bright colours of your tags with all the layered, collage effects.

Lizzie #71
Lizzie said…
Oop, sorry! I spelled your name completely wrong, Arnoldo! I'm sorry!
Your wedding shower piece is gorgeous! Beautiful art. Definitely have to hold on when inspiration strikes!
Irene Rafael said…
Thank you for your words of wisdom and for showing your beautiful creations this week. Your blog is always so welcoming.
Jo Ann said…
This is very nice and loving the simple vintage feel. I am grateful that you joined us in our Challenge and we have a new one starting today. Please link with us again at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you an inspirational verse as spoken by Jesus to them that believe from John 14:21 and it says, "Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them." A blessed week to you always.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com