Hello friends! ¡Hola amigos! Summer is here, and it's a wondrous feeling! I have several important tasks to take care of this summer, such as home repairs to be made, a professional licensing test to take, and work on a school district strategic planning committee. However, I will also have time to travel to visit family, time to visit museums, time to interact with nature, time to read, and time to work in my art studio. It's such a marvelously freeing and inspiring feeling to have some control over my daily schedule. Anyway, the following are a few of the art projects I've been working on since my last post with a short description of my inspiration.
|Flowers of Peace|
Strathmore Toned Tan Artist Tile; Mechanical Pencil, Sakura Micron Pens; Uni Ball Air Pen; Royal Talen's Opaque Watercolors; and Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
Moo-Mania *** Masculine
Creating and Sharing Mixed Media Art
Julia's (& Jan's) What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #367
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 15 Year 6
Kim's Show Your Face
This tile was inspired by a quote by Tichh Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist Monk & Peace Activist, "In the garden of my heart the flowers of peace bloom beautifully."
|Beach Garden Wedding Card|
Brother Scan'N Cut; We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch; Paper Flowers; Glass Beads; Distressing Ink Pad; Kraft Card Base; Various Cardstock; Jute Cord; Various Types of Adhesive; and a UniBall Air Pen.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Garden
This greeting card was inspired by a fellow teacher and friend of mine who loves flamingos and is having a beach garden wedding in just a couple of weeks.
iPhone 6S Shot Edited on iPhoto
Our Beautiful World: OBW 151~Texture
Karen's Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Week #234-235
I took a field trip with my students to a Christian camp, and was intrigued by the Scriptural reference on the outhouse. It refers to Halakha, Jewish law, on the proper way to relieve oneself.
|Father's Day Card|
Tim Holtz (TH) Travel Ways, Warehouse District, and Odds and 100th Collection Stamps; TH Distress Inks; TH Gadget Gears, Mini Gears, and Mini Tickets Dies; Glossy Accents; Adirondack Gold Dabber; Various Brads; Various Adhesives; Manila Tag; Kraft Card Base; Silver Metallic Cardstock; Uni Ball Air Pen; and Scrap Ribbon.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Father's Day
The Male Room Challenge #37 - Father's Day
Ramona' Inspire Me Monday - Week 232
This card is for my Father-in-law, whom I love dearly. Although he is not known for working on his cars, he is an engineer. Therefore, I thought the gears were appropriate.
|In Memory of Muhammed Ali|
Art Journal and Mechanical Pencil
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Try It On Tuesday: It's All About Him
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - Letter W
This sketch, which is a work in progress, was inspired by the late Muhammed Ali. Although I've never been into boxing, I always admired his personal strength and determination.
As you can see through my work, this Summer has been a wondrous journey thus far. I hope yours is as wondrous as well. Thank you for following my blog and taking the time to leave a gracious comment. Godspeed! ¡Vayan con Dios!