Adri Munhoz, one of my first blogging friends, featured her first sketch in her new challenge blog and invited me to participate. As you may have figured, art is a way of life for me, so I was eager to take the challenge. The flowers and colors in the sketch reminded me of this week's Crazy Amigo Challenge - Tree, so I decided to combine them. Since tree's are part of our Lord's creation, I just had to tie it into Word Art Wednesday as well. I love it when creative ideas flow smoothly.
|© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
Once again, I decided to make an entry in my art journal. It's a great place for me to save ideas for paintings and/or scan them later to incorporate into card designs. I used various scraps of collaged and hand painted papers that I had done in the past for the 3 background blocks. The green one with the skeletal leaf stands for our green earth and trees; the yellow one with the hawk feather stands for air and animal life; and the blue one cut into waves stands for water. I used a strip of cork adhesive backed paper in place of the ribbon tie. The eye of God in the hand shape cutout is the one I drew in my iPhone's SpinArt app. You may recall a smaller print of it in my Father post last weekend. Finally, I hand lettered "In His hand," with a gold Sharpie opaque paint marker and Copic inking pens.
For the life of every living thing is
in His hand,
and the breath of every human being.
I guess since I'm taking a family trip to Big Bend National Park, here in Texas, nature is in my mind. Regardless, I thank God for his gift of creativity. I'd love to hear what you think and/or have you follow my blog. My readers words are always reassuring and a blessing. May my words and work bring blessings to you.